Farmers Market Mural Contest!
The Church St Farmers Market Board and Live Healthy Douglas in cooperation with Cultural Arts Council Douglasville / Douglas County is excited to announce its new art initiative — a mural contest to provide local artists with an opportunity to enhance downtown Douglasville with an eye-catching, inspiring art display. Contact info@KeepDouglasvilleBeautiful.org for more information and RFP.
Youth Art Month is nationally celebrated, and every year the Cultural Arts Council of Douglasville/ Douglas County joins in the celebration by inviting our local schools to participate in making artwork to exhibit. The subject matter and art forms are open to artistic liberty as youth kindergarten-12th grade bring to our walls their most inspired pieces from the year and their explorations.
This year, no opening reception will take place. Instead, the CAC will offer private tours, will prepare a virtual experience for the families and artists, and will provide goodie bags to visitors of the youth exhibit.
Susan Knight Smith, Sally Storey Jones, Coe Steinwart, Laura Smith…four great artists come together to celebrate the “Early Days” in the memorable line-up of work displayed May 10-June 24. The exhibit will reflect the agelessness of a world around us, as artists explore times past and quaint moments that help us to take a step back, worthy of pause.
Come pause with us at the gallery to view the timeless exhibit and celebrate the opening reception on Thursday, May 13, 5-7 pm. The evening will be hosted by Douglasville’s own “Farmer’s Table” who will serve up an old fashioned favorite – ice cream and cobbler.
This spring, the hydrangeas are loaded with buds and the Penny McHenry Hydrangea Garden Tour should be spectacular, showcasing many varieties of hydrangeas, including the Penny Mac and Mini Penny, named for Penny McHenry. There are several of Douglasville | Douglas County’s most beautiful gardens participating in the Hydrangea Garden Tour, some of which have been featured in national magazines. Visitors will enjoy seeing a number of outdoor retreats, architectural features and more.
Limited number of tickets available. Tickets may be purchased online at dcmuseum.org beginning May 18, or at Douglas County Museum of History and Art during regular operating hours* beginning Tuesday, May 18, 2021. Please bring your ticket with you as you tour the gardens. Garden locations will be listed on your ticket and hostesses will greet you at the gardens beginning at 9:00 am on Saturday, June 5, 2021.
Unfortunately, this tour is not wheelchair or stroller accessible. Please wear comfortable and sturdy shoes. Current Georgia Covid-19 precautions will be required, including social distancing.
The Douglasville Police Department will be holding a Summer Festival instead of a Spring Festival this year. It will take place on June 5, 2021 from 10 am until 4 pm at the Douglasville Public Safety Complex located at 2083 Fairburn Road. Come out and meet your public safety officials while the kids enjoy a summer egg hunt, touch-a-truck, a K-9 demo, vendors, food and fun. This event is free and open to the public. We will be social distancing, have hand sanitizer stations throughout the festival, and ask that you bring a mask for close interaction. The entire event will be outside.
Contact: Stephanie McClarty 678-293-1797 or Sgt. Dean at 678-293-1621. You can also email us at email@example.com
Tuesday, August 3, 2021, 5:00pm – 8:00pm: National Night Out
Join the Douglasville Police Department and the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office as we come together with our community to make it a safer and more caring place to live. Take the opportunity to ask questions and get to know your neighbors and local law enforcement. We will have hot dogs, hamburgers, kids activities, giveaway items, touch a truck, music, and more! Join your local law enforcement for a night of food, fun, and partnership!
We invite everyone to come out and celebrate with us! The Douglasville Police Department, in partnership with Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, is sponsoring a Jamboree at our “House of Hope” located at 8304 Hollis Street, Douglasville, GA, on Saturday, August 28, 2021, from 1pm – 6pm. The Jamboree will include information from several surrounding city & county resources, balloon animals, kids activities, food, music, and more. There will be something to do for everyone.
Please adhere to social distancing guidelines and bring masks. Parking available at Simpson’s Mortuary adjacent to the event.