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Averitt Center Weekly Newsletter

Cotton Rose School of Dance at the Averitt Center Presents:

Alice in Wonderland


Cotton Rose School of Dance at the Averitt Center for the Arts will be performing Alice in Wonderland on June 4 at 7 p.m. in the Emma Kelly Theater. The first half of the show will be filled with Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Modern, and Lyrical dances in an Alice in Wonderland theme. After a 10-15 min intermission, the second half of the show is the Alice in Wonderland Ballet, which is sponsored by Jim & Betsy Nichols. Tickets are $10.

Get Ready for our June Paint-N-Party!


No experience necessary! Just come and have fun with friends and your favorite drink! (21+ to drink) The price includes 16 x 20 canvas and art supplies that you will use to create your very own masterpiece. Don’t wait, sign up today! Our instructor will guide you through the steps to paint your version of the painting of the month. This month: Sunset-N-Palmtree silhouette

Call 912-212-2787 to register. ​

Instructor:  Erika Busbee  |  Cost: $35 per session (workshop held on the 2nd Friday of each month)

Date: June 10 from 6-8:30 p.m.

Paint-n-Party is held at the Roxie Remley Center for Fine Arts (31 East Vine Street). Sponsored by BoroTakeout featuring different foods each month!

Register Now for Week 2 of 2022 Summer Camps


May 30 was the opening date for our annual array of Averitt Center Summer Art Camps! During the nine weeks of summer, there are 50+ week-long camps for children ranging from three-year-old dancers to 18-year-old artists. There are even workshops and classes for adults. 

Some of the summer offerings are: Dinosaur Camp, Art Smart Camp, Painting for Gamers Camp, Camp 9 ¾, Upcycle Camp, Musical Theater Review Camp, All About Color Camp, All About Fabric Art Camp, Mermaids and Pirates Camp, Travel Through Time Art Camp, and many more. For a complete list and descriptions of the camps, click here. Each camp has a maximum number of participants. Please do not wait to sign up!

We've started off week 1 (May 30th-June 3rd) already, but it's not too late to register for week 2 (June 6th-10th) and beyond! To register, call Tony Phillips at 912-259-9228 or the Main Desk at 912-212-2787. 

Tuition is $125 for half-day camps ($100 for members) and $175 for full-day camps ($150 for members). But, if you register your child or children 10 days or more before camps start, there is a $25 Early Bird Discount per camp.

Remember: Send in your Entries for SRAA Juried Exhibition



We are now accepting entries for the 2022 SRAA Juried Exhibition. This year, we have a theme: Light and Color. Using this theme, artists are encouraged to explore how light and color influence and transform their art. All Statesboro Regional Art Association members and non-members who reside in Georgia are welcome to enter their artwork into the jury. A $10 entry fee is required for members and a $20 entry fee for non-members. Artists may enter up to three works (no work will be exhibited which has been shown at the Averitt Center Main Gallery in the last two years). Works must not exceed 48" or 100 lbs and should not be so fragile that public display is potentially harmful to the work or the viewer. And no accepted entry may be withdrawn or sold outside of the show prior to the closing of the exhibition. The deadline to enter your artwork is June 24th. 

Little ArtistsProgram helps developmental skills




The Averitt Center for the Arts introduced a new program for pre-school-aged children last year and will continue it for the 2022-2023 school year.

In our Little Artists program, children discover the world around them through playing, singing, exploring, and creating. Held in the Averitt Center's Main Building at 33 East Main Street, this fun-filled program will encourage a child's natural sense of wonder and curiosity while promoting self-expression and social development. 

The curriculum is designed around learning through play, creating using the arts, helping to develop social skills, and sharpening the important foundational abilities needed for school readiness. The Little Artists program follows the Bulloch County Schools' calendar but is open to children in the surrounding counties of Screven, Jenkins, Emanuel, Candler, Evans, Bryan, and Effingham.

Beginning on August 1, the program will be held Mondays-Fridays from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and is for potty-trained children in the 3-5-year-old age range.

Tuition is $250 per month ($225 for members). The program will be under the instruction of Michelle Nesmith. 

For more information or to register, contact Nesmith at 912-531-2312 or Tony Phillips at 912-259-9228.

Become a Member of the Averitt



Investing in the arts has long been recognized as a key to community revitalization, attracting both patrons and businesses to communities with thriving artistic and cultural centers. In short, an investment in the arts is an investment in the continued economic growth of our community. The Averitt Center for the Arts is a non-profit 501 (c)3 organization and receives financial support from a variety of sources. But the most important contributions are from individual donors like you. All memberships last for a full calendar year from the date of purchase. Each higher level of membership includes benefits from the previous level.

Aficionado - $75 ($7.50 a month) • Listing in Event Playbill • Voucher for Free Concessions

Muse - $125 ($12.50 a month) • $5 off all performance tickets • $25 Discount on Averitt Center Summer Camps • 2 Vouchers for Free Concessions • Discount on Averitt Center Classes

Thespian - $250 ($25 a month) • 2 Free Tickets • 10% discount with Friends of the Arts companies (Sugar Magnolia Bakery, Jaxe + Grace, Tandoor & Tap, Hair Studio 101)

• $100 off with any purchase of $699 or more at L.A. Waters Furniture • 15% discount on purchases (excluding sale items) at R.J. Pope​

Premier-Danseuse - $500 ($50 a month) • 4 Free Tickets • 10% Discount on Purchase of Gallery ArtWork​

Artisan - $1000 ($100 a month) • Two Season-Ticket Packages • Private concert at the place of business

Philanthropist - $1500 ($150 a month) • Two Season-TIcket Packages • Private Paint-N-Party

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