Thomasville Center for the Arts serves as the creative hub for the arts in Thomasville, we bring together over 85,000 youth and adults to experience the arts across the community. In the fall of 2020, the Center’s historic building will open our new season with an enhanced exhibitions program featuring the works of seasoned and emerging contemporary artists, alongside educational traveling exhibits, and our notable collection of sporting and wildlife art. More than 30,000 visitors will enjoy performances in our newly renovated 480-seat theater presented by our long-time resident arts partners: Thomasville Entertainment Foundation, South Georgia Ballet, South Georgia Youth Orchestra, and Camerata South Opera.
In addition to exhibitions and performances we, along with our partners, present after-school visual, dance, music, drama, and design thinking classes to over 300 students daily. Anchoring our youth programming is a multi-disciplinary fine arts program for 350 students from our neighboring Scott Elementary School during the school day.
Along with programming in our facilities, we present experiences in The UnVacant Lot public art space, two large-scale arts festivals, city-wide public art projects, city arts and culture planning, and publish THOM magazine, which profiles the people and ideas shaping the creative life of our community.
The Center of Arts is lead by Executive Director and fellow Rotarian Michele Arwood. Under her leadership the Center for the Arts is having a true impact in the community and reaching the community.