The UnVacant Lot

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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!

This exhibition is an independently organized “Inside Out Project Group Action”, a participatory art project that transforms messages of personal identity into pieces of artistic work around the globe.

Everyone is challenged to use black & white photographic portraits to discover, reveal and share the untold stories and images of people around the world. These digitally uploaded images are made into posters and sent back to the project‘s co-creators to exhibit in their own communities.

The INSIDE OUT project is a creation of the artist JR, recipient of the 2011 Ted Prize. You can watch JR’s TED talk at

The Inside Out Project: Heads UP! in Thomasville, Georgia will be documented, archived and made available online at

Learn more about Thomasville Center for the Arts’ UnVacant Lot public art experience designed to connect and engage our community through quarterly projects at


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Through Public Art experiences like FLAUNT, Pop-It-Up, and Tree Huggers, the community has begun to embrace the UnVacant Lot as a distinct and appealing gathering space in the Creative District where artists and community can engage and collaborate.

Past Public Art Experiences:

The UnVacant Lot (located adjacent to Empire Bagel) is perfectly positioned within the District to serve as a converging point for the region and is well-suited for the creation of an artistic “learning laboratory” for visitors and artists alike.

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Public art revitalizes and strengthens communities. Stimulate the creative economy of
Thomasville by becoming a foundational underwriter of the build-out of the UnVacant Lot.

Artists thrive in communities that support and encourage them. Help nature artistic expression
as the Center creates an intentional artist community by way of opportunities in the UnVacant Lot.

Arts education shares a positive correlation with youth development and success.
Assist the underwriting programming in the UnVacant Lot for educational opportunities.

Arts and culture initiatives help to create the character and climate of the city we live in.
Make an impact on the Creative District and beyond by showing your support as a neighbor!

Let’s be friends! Gifts of all sizes are welcome and appreciated. A suggested
individual contribution of $50 generously demonstrates your love for public art.

Help us reach our goal today by clicking this LINK!
Please write “UnVacant Lot” in note section on donation page.