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In the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic that swept the globe like a wildfire in the pine thickets of southeast Georgia and the “self-quarantine” and “shelter in place” directives that helped flatten the curve, one of the things which seemed to be keeping people from losing their sanity was the Arts.

            While there were no live performances in front of eager patrons during this unprecedented time, virtual shows became the rage on all forms of social media. This electronic medium became the home to a vast array of artistic talent. This just demonstrated how vitally important the Fine Arts are to society.


            Now that the grip of the COVID-19 virus has lessened and it’s safer for people venture out of their homes and experience life again, we invite you to visit the Averitt Center for the Arts…within social distancing protocols, of course. We hope you will come out to experience live events and please be patient with our staff as we implement the new safety directives that we now have to abide by for who knows how long. These include individual temperature checks with a digital thermometer, six-feet social distancing, required masks (an Averitt requirement). All of these protocols are for your safety and the safety of the Averitt Center staff. Our simplified summer camp guidelines will double for our guidelines for our art education classes.


In Governor Brian Kemp’s June 11 Executive Order, please refer to pages 26-28 (Summer Camp guidelines) and 32-34 (Tier I Live Performance Venue guidelines).


            From music, theater and dance performances which will grace our stages, to works of art that will hang on the walls of our galleries to art education classes and workshops, the Averitt Center for the Arts is pleased to welcome you into our facilities.


Rahn Hutcheson, Executive Director

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