WILDLIFE ARTS festival 

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.

2022 festival 
November 10-20, 2022

Ribbon Cutting & Public Art Unveiling

Thursday, November 10  |  6 – 7:30 pm

Ribbon Cutting &
Public Art Unveiling

Thursday, November 10  |  6 – 7:30 pm

Celebrate the public art installation that celebrates our local ecosystem. Free entry.

Red Hills Rover Rally

Saturday, November 12  |  10 am – 2 pm

Red Hills
Rover Rally

Saturday, November 12  |  10 am – 2 pm

Go on a tailgating adventure through rustic longleaf pine trails.

Whiskey in the Woods

Saturday, November 12  |  6 pm
Birdsong Nature Center

Whiskey
in the Woods

Saturday, November 12  |  6 pm
Birdsong Nature Center

Enjoy whiskey the way nature intended – by a bonfire with friends, food and live music.

Out of the Woods

Thursday, November 18  |  6-8 pm  |  $100 per person
The Home of Rosemary & Dale Powell | 33 Spring Lake Rd., Thomasville

Out of the
Woods

Thursday, November 18  |  6-8 pm  |  $100 per person
The Home of Rosemary & Dale Powell | 33 Spring Lake Rd., Thomasville

Curated moments and creative conversation with Canaan Marshall (HBO’s Full Bloom), Katherine Sandoz (2021 Festival Featured Painter), Libbie Summers (A Food Inspired Life), and Suzette Bussey (Norton and Hodges). Presented by First Commerce Credit Union.

Fine Art Show | Preview Party

Friday, November 18  
5 -6 pm | Underwriter Early Preview
7 – 10 pm | Preview Party
Thomasville Center for the Arts

Fine Art Show
Preview Party

Friday, November 18  
5 – 6 pm | Underwriter Early Preview
7 – 10 pm | Preview Party
Thomasville Center for the Arts

Mingle with friends, indulge in decadent fare and peruse
the works of renowned artists & artisans to add to or start your
own fine art collection.

Fine Art Show & Artisan Market

Saturday, November 19  |  10 am – 5 pm
Sunday, November 20  |  12 – 5 pm
Thomasville Center for the Arts

Fine Art Show &
 Artisan Market

Saturday, November 19  |  10 am – 5 pm
Sunday, November 20  |  12 – 5 pm
Thomasville Center for the Arts

Explore the mastery of sporting & wildlife artists and artisans from across the country paired with live music, workshops, family-friendly activities, Wildlife Encounters and local flavors under the oaks at our historic art center.

Women of Wildlife | Art Workshop

Saturday, November 19  |  10 am
Thomasville Center for the Arts

Women of Wildlife
Art Workshop

Saturday, November 19  |  10 am
Thomasville Center for the Arts

Create a wildly creative take-home work of art guided by wildlife artists. Must register,, space is limited.

Creative Covey | Floral Workshop

Saturday, November 19  |  1 pm
Sunday, November 20  |  3 pm
Thomasville Center for the Arts

Creative Covey
Floral Workshop

Saturday, November 19  |  1 pm
Sunday, November 20  |  3 pm
Thomasville Center for the Arts

Construct a professionally designed centerpiece for your holiday table under the direction of guest floral designers. Must register, space is limited.

Beguiled by the Wild | Youth Art Workshop

Saturday, November 19  |  11 am + 1 pm
Sunday, November 20  | 12 pm + 2 pm
Thomasville Center for the Arts

Beguiled by the Wild
Youth Art Workshop

Saturday, November 19  |  11 am + 1 pm
Sunday, November 20  | 12 pm + 2 pm
Thomasville Center for the Arts

Let your kiddos ages 5-12 imagination’s go WILD under the direction of wildlife artist, Karen Stauffer.

Land + Lore Lectures

Saturday + Sunday, November 19 + 20  |  12pm + 2 pm + 4 pm
Thomasville Center for the Arts

Land + Lore
Lectures

Saturday + Sunday, November 19 + 20  |  12pm + 2 pm + 4 pm
Thomasville Center for the Arts

Listen and learn as storytellers, and conservationists educate on the importance of local ecosystem management. 

Bird Dog Bash

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

Bird Dog
Bash

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

Place your bid at the art auction anchored in the grand finale party of the year featuring live music and a southern feast.

for ARTISTS

Artist applications for the 2022 are now closed. Please apply for next year’s show!

THINGS to KNOW

There’s still time to elevate your festival experience while supporting the preservation of fine art and the distinct sporting culture of the Red Hills region and Thomasville Center for the Arts!

BECOME AN UNDERWRITER

SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE

Nov. 11 | Festival Opening Reception 
Nov. 13 | Red Hills Rover Rally
Nov. 13 | Whiskey in the Woods
Nov. 18 | Out of the Woods
Nov. 19 | Fine Art Show Underwriter Preview Party
Nov. 20 | Women of Wildlife Art Workshop
Nov. 20 | Creative Covey Floral Workshop 
Nov. 20 | Bird Dog Bash
Nov. 20 & 21 | Fine Art Show + Sale
Nov. 20 & 21 | Beguiled by the Wild Youth Art Workshop 
Nov. 20 & 21 | Land & Lore Lectures

ACCOMODATIONS

Courtyard by Marriott
207 S Dawson St.
Thomasville, GA 31792
(229) 264-4300

Hampton Inn
1950 GA-122
Thomasville, GA 31757
(229) 227-0040

South Eden Plantation (Dog Friendly)
301 Show Boat Lane
Thomasville, GA 31792
(229) 233-8285

Holiday Inn Express & Suites
452 Liberty St.
Thomasville, GA 31757
(229) 226-4666

VRBO
Thomasville, GA

Thank you for your interest in exhibiting. The application period for 2021 Wildlife Arts Festival is closed. Please apply for the 2022 Wildlife Arts Festival HERE by April 1, 2022.