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The Knight Arts program is now seeking grant opportunities in Macon that can create transformational and sustainable change through artistic excellence and collective cultural experiences. If you’re interested in learning more about working with Knight in the arts, please contact Program Director Beverly Blake.

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In an age when we have more access than ever before to new movies from the privacy of our homes, it’s becoming increasingly popular to also gather communally and watch films in public outdoor spaces. This month, the Macon Film Festival, a Knight Arts grantee, has teamed up with the Hay House, also a Knight […]

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It’s been almost 80 years since Macon hosted its first soap box derby. These multipurpose races involve design, science and sportsmanship, and they’ve been held in the city on an on-again, off-again basis throughout the decades. In 2009, the Magnolia Soap Box Derby was started in conjunction with the College Hill Alliance, a Knight Arts […]

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The Macon Arts Alliance’s annual Fired Works benefit is much more than a display of potters making and selling their works for a great cause. So many cultures around the world use various styles of kilns to create fired works that can range from bricks to fine porcelain. This annual nine-day lineup of activities for […]

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One of the most eclectic places in downtown Macon happens to be a Knight Arts grantee called Fresh Produce Records. Everything outside of the norm definitely happens at this business venue. You may be strolling down Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard and witness an old school bus being transformed into a party bus in the […]

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Each year, The 11th Hour, a local newspaper that covers Middle Georgia, produces a Readers Choice Awards ceremony to recognize key players who make up the community, dining and entertainment scenes. This year’s award concert and presentation will take place on April 11th. One of the categories generating the most buzz and anticipation is the competition for […]

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This is the time of year where the whole town is painted pink in Macon. From March 19 to April 4, at least 50 events occur in the name of Cherry Blossom time. Through the years, the organizers have altered the programming to include an array of productions. The increase of art engagement and economic […]

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  There’s plenty of beautiful architecture and landscapes in Macon. From the layout to the structures and the horticulture, the scenery around this town is so tranquil. The Spring Stroll of Macon Houses & Gardens affair is a creative way to show off the grandeur of Macon. The display of the flora and design is […]

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Nearly two decades into the 20th century, James Weldon Johnson began to create a collection of seven poems called God’s Trombones: Seven Negro Sermons in Verse, which have been artistically expressed by many individual and groups of artists. Johnson was inspired to write these pieces of literary works from listening to African American pastors recite […]

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A sometimes forgotten piece of American history is that many states in our nation, including Georgia, were formed from the labor and minds of servants sent here to work in penal colonies. Some of these individuals became key players in building what is now known as the United States of America. Without advocating crime, we […]

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During the last quarter of last year, the Macon Action Plan’s committee made a call for residents of Macon’s community to participate in online and in-person surveys for their ideas on development in Macon’s urban core. Many people shared their visions of how they would like to see our Downtown and surrounding areas revitalized. One […]

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