We support the Visual and Performing Arts in Butts County


The Jackson-Butts County Council for the Arts is a small group of fun folks who go out of their way to support the arts and the artists of Butts County.  We organize two art shows each year; The Fine Arts Festival, and Butts County Creates.  We also support music events, and offer scholarships.The next time you visit the halls of the Butts County Administration building, or City Hall, you can view artwork from our permanent collection.  We'd love for you to join us, become a member today!

Photography provided by Sherri Ellington - Jackson Progress Argus



What: 23rd Annual Fine Arts Festival 
When: May 11, 2019 (Saturday of Mother’s Day weekend); Open to the Public 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: Corner of Dempsey Avenue and Third Street in Jackson, next to the Veteran’s Memorial Park
How: Participate in 2019 Patron Art Dollars (PAD). Pre- purchase PADs in increments of $25 beginning with a minimum of $100 and use at the festival.
Why: Fine artists are attracted to the festival because they understand that individuals in the community have committed to purchasing art. Festival opens exclusively for PAD participants at 9 a.m. so that you can purchase the best that the artists have created. 
Participate: Return the form below with your check for the amount of Patron Art Dollars that you want to pre-purchase. On May 11th your PADs will be ready for you at the Council tent at 9 a.m.
You will give the artists the PADs for your purchases. If you are due change, the artists will give you that in cash. You may spend more than the amount of PADs that you’ve pre-purchased by showing the artists your 2019 PAD envelope and paying the artists directly. PADs must be picked up by 2 pm on the day of the festival or will be considered a donation to the Arts Council. 
Check out the artists with links on www.JacksonArtsCouncil.com(Festivals and Events) and by following “The Jackson-Butts County Council for the Arts” on Facebook.
If you have any questions, please contact us. Thank you for supporting art in the community. We look forward to seeing you on May 11, 2019.
Committee: Janie R. Carmichael 770-715-9352, janie.carmichael1946@gmail.com and Norma Cline


Our next meeting will be Thursday, April 11, at the Daughtry Foundation Building at 221 E. College St at 6PM.

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