Kiwanis Club of Carrollton Art & Music Showcase
The Kiwanis Club of Carrollton is proud to announce their annual art and music showcase for aspiring young artists. In both art and music five monetary awards are presented and finalist are also entered into the state Art & Music Showcase held in Albany, Ga in April. This event is free and open to the public and students are encouraged to contact their teachers or Marcella Kuykendall at 770-838-1083 or to learn how to enter the competition.

ART: All artwork, including forms, are due by February 1, 2019. Make sure to bring entries to the Art Center. No late entries accepted.

MUSIC: Music applications are due by February 1, 2019. For Information about the Music Competition, please contact Neil Weathington at 770-328-3168; or email .

Date: Sunday, February 10, 2019
Time: 6pm

1940s Norman Rockwell Cocktail Preview Party & Concert with American’s Sweethearts
Dive into an incredible era of energy and transition with this special preview of the Norman Rockwell exhibit. Sip cocktails with friends while eating passed hors d’oeuvres, view the anticipated exhibit featuring Rockwell’s illustrations during the 1940s, learn from UWG art professor Perry Kirk as he helps to frame Rockwell’s body of work in the context of early 20th Century graphic art, while introducing some of the Rockwell’s fellow commercial artists and their impact on American culture at the time. Then enter the Danny Mabry Theatre and listen to the swinging sounds of female close harmony group – America’s Sweethearts bringing great vintage songs (many from the Andrews Sisters) with fresh new vocals that will charm audiences of all ages. Come in your favorite forties attire and let’s “boogie woogie” the night away together.
Date: February 21, 2019
Times: 6:30pm (Cocktail Party), 7:30pm (Concert)
Cost: $35.00 per person; $60.00 (couple)
Note: Not recommended for anyone under 21 years of age.

2019 High School Creative Writing Contest
This annual competition organized by the Carrollton Writers Guild and the Art Center features literary artists in high school that write both poetry and short stories.   Winners are selected in both categories and are recognized at a celebration luncheon.   High School students in the 9th through 12th grade can enter the competition.

Author applications are available at local schools and at the Art Center. Deadline date for entries is Friday, January 18, 2019. Writers will be notified by phone on February 8, 2019. (put this in italics)
Celebration Luncheon:  Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Times: 12pm
Location: Carrollton Center for the Arts
For more info: Contact Tim Chapman at 770-838-1083 or
Contest is funded by the Fulford Foundation, Carrollton Civic Woman’s Club & Jill Duncan, State Farm Insurance.

Fourth Annual Art Take Over
This community event is a collaboration between Carrollton Mainstreet, Carrollton Center for the Arts, and the University of West Georgia Art Department. Over 25 private businesses will be paired with over 25 skilled artists from our community. Participants stroll the downtown area to experience art at these locations consuming entertainment, food and drink and lots of great fellowship. Special drawings will be made at the end of evening for participants that receive signatures from ten local artists and businesses.
Date: March 28, 2019
Times: 5pm – 8pm
Location: Downtown Carrollton
Cost: Free and open to the public

Local Voices: An Evening of Poetry
The Carrollton Writer’s Guild celebrates every year an evening of poetry.   This wonderful event is for all members of the Carrollton Writer’s Guild and their guests. Membership is $25.00 to become a member of the Carrollton Writers Guild. This membership covers a variety of programs that help to promote the literary arts in our community.  Wine and hor d’oeuvres will be served at the event.
Date: April 5, 2019
Times: 6pm – 8pm
Cost:  FREE and open to the public.