ART in the OPEN

Featured image: Toni Ardizzone, Artist | Black Bear

Thomasville Center for the Arts takes art in the open in order to empower artists and transform our community – it is installed or staged in public spaces, and drives economic development.  Art in the Open brings our community tribes together, elevates their talent and generates a sense of excitement in our downtown.

Art in the Open is presented in three ways. During Fall Wildlife Arts Festival (WAF) – a community-driven contemporary twist on the wildlife sporting culture,  during Spring FLAUNT – a month-long exhibition of public art tribes in the historic downtown Creative District, and special projects – using a public art installation to appeal to an unconventional or unique audience, held in “other” spaces.

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“What distinguishes public art is the unique association of how it is made, where it is, and what it means… Public art is a reflection of how we see the world – the artist’s response to our time and place combined with our own sense of who we are”. 

Association for Public Art