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Have a Creative 2019 at Studio 209.

Have a Creative 2019 at Studio 209.

Thomasville, Ga. – Most of us made a New Year’s Resolution to kickstart a health- ier or better organized lifestyle, but at Thomasville Center for the Arts Downtown at Studio 209, a more creative 2019 is already underway.

“One of our main goals for this new year was to make time and space for more art, more dialogue, and more chances for our community to explore their cre- ative sides,” said Darlene Crosby Taylor, the exhibition and public art director at the Center. “All of those dreams come to life at Studio 209.”

Studio 209 Current

The Center, which has occupied the space at 209 W. Remington Avenue since 2011, took the studio through an imaginative renovation in 2018. It’s new and improved layout, which features extended gallery and studio space, debuted just before Plantation Wildlife Arts Festival this past fall.

During the redesign phase, extra care was taken to create a layout that allows for a wide range of artistic experiences happening at one time. The result is a working space that’s as functional as it is funky.

“Our downtown location offers a respite for creative visitors of all ages,” said Tay- lor, who spent years as an architect before joining the Center. “This project is one of the most interesting ones I’ve been involved with because it’s always evolving to change with our community. Everyone here is committed to preserving Thomasville’s roots, while also making room for the creative, beautiful future that lies ahead.”

If you haven’t stuck your head in yet, consider yourself formally invited.

One of the first things that visitors of Studio 209 will notice is how accessible it feels. This is a place where everyone, from visiting international artists to Art in the Afternoon elementary school students, can feel curious and inspired.

Old friends of the Center and first-timers alike can expect to leave with their minds full and hands just a little dirty. According to staff, at Studio 209 there’s only one rule: everyone has a creative side, they just need a chance to explore it.

For those waiting for the opportunity, slots are open now for adult classes in the studio space, including pottery with resident artist Jessica Dell, and an afternoon oil and acrylic painting series with resident Ron Thomson. Open studio time is also available for artists eager for more time to create.

Parents are encouraged to enroll their young students in the Center’s semester- long Art in the Afternoon program at 209. This season students will enjoy learning from resident and visiting artists, as well as emerging artists from area universities. Teaching artists will take the students on a journey to explore a wide range of disciplines from printmaking, to mixed media to painting and sculpture.

Curious yet? At Studio 209 visitors can do more than appreciate art — they can become artists themselves.

The immersive, creative experiences that take place here are designed to change throughout the year, each time bringing a fresh perspective and new talent to the historic streets of Downtown Thomasville.

Kevin Curry: Tripping Over the Same Stone

Kevin Curry: Tripping Over the Same Stone

Kevin Curry: Tripping Over the Same Stone

Thomasville Center for the Arts Downtown
at the gallery at Studio 209
June 6 – July 26
Tuesdays – Fridays
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Thomasville Center for the Arts Downtown invites you to an exploration centered on the mobility and authorship of memories, language and objects – a dialogue reflective of the intersection and location of place in our lives. Kevin employs sculpture, photography, traditional media and digital fabrication technologies in investigating how we navigate through and within the geography of experiences.

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About Kevin: 
Kevin is a Professor at FSU currently teaching 3D, Digital Foundations, and graduate courses. He has completed multiple artist residencies, including at Grand Canyon National Park and along the Chilkoot Trail in Alaska and British Columbia; these residencies have directly inspired his current work. More Details.


Thomasville Center for the Arts Downtown | Studio 209
209 West Remington Ave.
Thomasville, Ga. 31792

The Inside Out Project

Heads Up!

Thomasville Center for the Arts’ Public Art team challenged four photographers to capture the faces of the people we often miss when our heads are focused on our gadgets.

Justin Allen, Drew Balfour, Taylor Brandon, and Michael Serine exhibit a powerful display of 80 larger-than-life portraits of the people who are creating our community – when their heads are UP!

Continue reading “The Inside Out Project”

Meet THOM

Meet THOM

The pages of THOM are emboldened by the creative community, both near and far, that trusts our writers, editors and photographers to capture their stories.

The amazing thinkers portrayed on our pages have journeys that far exceed THOM’s character limit, though. To truly breathe life into these tales, Thomasville Center for the Art’s beloved, bi-annual publication is reimagining our approach.

Starting with our new workshop and event series, THOM to Life.

After a dozen print runs, THOM still has plenty to say. We hope you’ll join us to celebrate this edition of THOM, knowing that a new one is always on the horizon.

Join Us

Get to know the stars of our Spring | Summer 2019 edition, followed by a community question and answer session.

Thursday, May 2nd  | 5: 30 – 7:30 p.m
Thomasville Center for the Arts Downtown
209 W. Remington Avenue

FREE | $10 donation encouraged

THOM to Life

THOM to Life


What is THOM to Life?


The pages of THOM are emboldened by the creative community, both near and far, that trusts our writers, editors and photographers to capture their stories.

The amazing thinkers portrayed on our pages have journeys that far exceed THOM’s character limit, though. To truly breathe life into these tales, Thomasville Center for the Art’s beloved, bi-annual publication is reimagining our approach.

Starting with our new workshop and event series, THOM to Life.

After a dozen print runs, THOM still has plenty to say. We hope you’ll join us to celebrate this edition of THOM, knowing that a new one is always on the horizon.

What’s left in our
Spring/Summer 2019 Lineup?

  • THOM Travels: Pretoria Fields
    Saturday, June 15th| 12 – 2 p.m.

    The perfect Father’s Day field trip! THOM readers will meet at Pretoria Fields brewery for an exclusive tour and tasting session at Southwest Georgia’s favorite new brewery.

    Pretoria Fields
    120 Pine Ave, Albany
    FREE | $10 donation encouraged