WILDLIFE ARTS festival
Every fall Thomasville welcomes the arrival of world renowned wildlife artists from near and far to Wildlife Arts Festival, now in its 26th 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.
We are grateful to our presenting sponsor Synovus, our devoted underwriters, artists, volunteers, guests and friends for sharing a memorable 25th Wildlife Arts Festival in 2020, and invite you to save the dates November 11-21, 2021 as we plan to share a robust week of wildlife art, experiences and events with you!
Visit us HERE for a look back to how we celebrated our 25th year.
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.
The application period for 2021 Wildlife Arts Festival is closed. Thank you for your interest in exhibiting!
Please apply for 2022 Wildlife Arts Festival HERE by April 1, 2022.
2021 Schedule of Events & Experiences
Nov. 11 | Festival Opening Reception
Help us ‘cut the ribbon’ to open this year’s festival!
Nov. 13 | Red Hills Rover Rally – Presented by Capital Eurocars, supported by KEITH
Guided off-road trail riding adventure with curated experiences along the way.
Nov. 13 | Whiskey in the Woods – Presented by Proctor Subaru and Southwest Georgia Farm Credit
Open-air concert, light bites and spirits that are sure to keep you warm.
Nov. 18 | Out of the Woods – Presented by First Commerce Credit Union
An evening with the South’s finest artists, designers and foodies sprinkled with small bites, sips & fashionable flourishes.
An illuminating evening celebrating the mastery of sporting and wildlife artists and artisans from across the country.
Nov. 20 & 21 | Fine Art Show & Sale – Presented by Synovus
During the FAS you can also explore the unique works of ironworkers, knife makers, jewelers, woodworkers and more in Scouts Artisan Market under the oaks at Thomasville Center for the Arts.
Nov. 20 & 21 | Beguiled by the Wild Youth Art Workshop & Activities
Young artists, ages 5-12, are invited to create a mini-masterpiece under the direction of a guest instructor while learning about our local wildlife and ecosystems.
Nov. 20 & 21 | Land & Lore Lectures – Presented by The Wright Group
Storytellers & experts share traditions and expertise about the importance of conserving our longleaf pine forests and regional ecosystems.
Nov. 20 | Women of Wildlife Art Workshop – Presented by Ashley HomeStore
Create your own wild works of art guided by a wildlife artist.
Nov. 20 | Creative Covey Floral Workshop – Presented by Ashley HomeStore
Bring natural elements into the home with a custom designed piece under the guidance of our guest designer.
Nov. 20 | Bird Dog Bash – Presented by Wellington Shields
Boot stomping music, hearty dinner, bonfires, and a live auction featuring ‘quick-draw’ works from festival artists.
Stay up to date with all festival teasers and information leading up to our reveal date by subscribing to our weekly newsletter and following us on social media @thomasvillearts.
Tickets and Registration to Festival Experiences & Events LIVE October 1, 2021 at 6:00 pm (for early-bird access to the best parties and events of the year – become an Underwriter!)