WILDLIFE ARTS parties

Fine Art Show & Scouts Market
Saturday, November 19  |  10 am – 5 pm  |  Free
Sunday, November 20  |  12 – 5 pm  |  Free

Every fall Thomasville welcomes the arrival of world-renowned wildlife artists from near and far to Wildlife Arts Festival, now embarking on its 27th year. A true celebration of Thomasville’s sporting culture during a long weekend in November, at the start of Georgia’s Quail season, through a Fine Art Show, experiences that celebrate the land, workshops led by artists and designers and family friendly events.

Opening Reception & Public Art Unveiling

Thursday, November 10, 2022
The UnVacant Lot | 6 pm

Due to Hurricane Nicole, we are moving the celebration indoors to our partners at Empire Bagel who will be serving up some tasty bites within a few steps of the installation! 

Celebrate the festival opening with the unveiling of two public art installations that honor our local wildlife and wild waters: Joe Cowdrey’s newest permanent mural, Morning at the Fresh Spring, and LAND · WATER · SKY.

Presented by Hurst Boiler, 1915 South | ASHLEY, Big Adventure Outfitters, and THOM.

Red Hills Rover Rally

Saturday, November 12  |  10 am

Take the road less traveled during this guided off-road trail riding adventure through some of the most iconic and historic private properties in the Red Hills region with curated stops along the way.

Presented by Capital Eurocars.

Whiskey In The Woods

Saturday, November 12  |  6 pm
Birdsong Nature Center

Take in the beautiful surroundings at this open-air concert, featuring Jason Byrd with southern comfort foods by j.b. crumbs, paired with cigars and spirits sure to keep you warm. Ages 21+ only. Advance purchase only, no tickets sold at the door.

Presented by Proctor Subaru, Southlife Supply Co. and Southwest Georgia Farm Credit. 

Fine Art Show Preview Party

Friday, November 18  
7 – 10 pm  |  Exclusive to Underwriters
Thomasville Center for the Arts

Dress to impress at this come together event of the year at Thomasville’s historic art center. Mingle with friends, indulge in decadent fare by j.b. crumbs and peruse the works of renowned artists and artisans to add to or start your own wildlife art collection.

Presented by Synovus.

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Bird Dog Bash

Saturday, November 19  |  7:30 pm 
Sugar Hill Barn, Pebble Hill Plantation

Throw on your hat for a boot-stomping night at the festival’s wrap-up party. You won’t want to miss the lively quick-draw art auction, bonfires with friends, live music and hearty supper by Southern Bleu Catering. Ages 21+ only. Advance purchase only, no tickets sold at the door.

Presented by Wellington Shields.

WILDLIFE ARTS parties

Every fall Thomasville welcomes the arrival of world-renowned wildlife artists from near and far to Wildlife Arts Festival, now embarking on its 27th year. A true celebration of Thomasville’s sporting culture during a long weekend in November, at the start of Georgia’s Quail season, through a Fine Art Show, experiences that celebrate the land, workshops led by artists and designers and family friendly events.

Opening Reception & Public Art Unveiling
Thursday, November 10, 2022
The UnVacant Lot | 6 pm

Celebrate the festival opening with the unveiling of two public art installations that honor our local wildlife and wild waters: Joe Cowdrey’s newest permanent mural, Morning at the Fresh Spring, and LAND · WATER · SKY. Presented by Hurst Boiler, 1915 South | ASHLEY, Big Adventure Outfitters, and THOM.

Red Hills Rover Rally
Saturday, November 12 | 10 am

Take the road less traveled during this guided off-road trail riding adventure through some of the most iconic and historic private properties in the Red Hills region with curated stops along the way. Presented by Capital Eurocars.

Whiskey In The Woods
Saturday, November 12 | 6 pm
Birdsong Nature Center

Take in the beautiful surroundings at this open-air concert, featuring Jason Byrd with southern comfort foods by j.b. crumbs, paired with cigars and spirits sure to keep you warm. Ages 21+ only. Advance purchase only, no tickets sold at the door. Presented by Proctor Subaru, Southlife Supply Co. and Southwest Georgia Farm Credit. 

Fine Art Show Preview Party
Friday, November 18 | 7-10 pm
Exclusive to Underwriters
Thomasville Center for the Arts

Dress to impress at this come together event of the year at Thomasville’s historic art center. Mingle with friends, indulge in decadent fare by j.b. crumbs and peruse the works of renowned artists and artisans to add to or start your own wildlife art collection. Presented by Synovus.

Bird Dog Bash
Saturday, November 19 | 7:30 pm
Sugar Hill Barn, Pebble Hill Plantation

Throw on your hat for a boot-stomping night at the festival’s wrap-up party. You won’t want to miss the lively quick-draw art auction, bonfires with friends, live music and hearty supper by Southern Bleu Catering. Ages 21+ only. Advance purchase only, no tickets sold at the door. Presented by Wellington Shields.