Deep Roots Festival

Deep Roots Festival 2018October 20
Deep Roots Festival
downtown Milledgeville

A long-time favorite of locals, tourists and college students alike since 2000, Deep Roots  is a lively cultural arts and music festival that brings historic downtown Milledgeville to life like nothing else. Boasting a 17,000+ attendance in 2016, it beckons travelers from all over with an antique car show, live entertainment ranging from bluegrass to rock-and-roll, artist market, and a “LittleRoots KidZone.” A day at the festival will allow you to see talent, art and products from national, regional and local individuals and businesses. For the third year, this year’s festival will host the Georgia Barbecue Association’s State Championship.

Festivities kick-off at 10 a.m. and the music pumps until midnight. Downtown streets are closed, allowing festival goers to dine in their favorite establishments or try a pop-up vendor, shop the festival arts or our merchants, and dance in the street.

Admission to the festival is an all-day pass, festival attendees may come and go throughout the day with their festival pass bracelet.

Pre-sale tickets will be available at the Main Street office [date TBA]
inside the Economic Development Center at 105 E. Hancock Street
Hours of Operation: M-F, 8am-4:55pm.

Get full details on the Deep Roots Festival website here.

Lockerly Arboretum: Family Fun Day

Family Fun Day Linked ImageOctober 13
Family Fun Day at
Lockerly Arboretum


Lockerly Arboretum will host Family Fun Day, a free event with tons of activities including rock painting, kids-n-clay, hay rides, nature walks, games, and more! Scarecrows will be on display for viewing enjoyment & voting on your favorite.

Allied Arts Oil Painting Workshop

Oil Painting Landscape ImageSeptember 8
Allied Arts Oil Painting Workshop for Adults


Professional oil painter Alisa Koch will teach technique and minimalist landscape painting. The class is perfect for all skill levels. Learn how to see & understand a landscape’s shape & color, mix oil paints to create colors, and manipulate paint with a palette knife to blend and shape the landscape form. All supplies are included in registration. Participants will need to bring a roll of paper towels & lunch.

See samples of works at

For additional information, contact:
Allied Arts
201 N. Wayne Street
Milledgeville, Ga 31061
(478) 452-3950

Eclectic presents Watercolors in the Art Garden

Eclectic Watercolor Event Linked ImageMay 25 & 26
Eclectic presents Watercolors in the Art Garden

Eclectic is proud to feature the works of Artist Dana Wiggins Thompson in their Art Garden on the back porch. Meet the artist on Friday 5-6pm & Saturday 11-5pm.

Dana Wiggins Thompson studied watercolor while she lived in Dubai, UAE for over 23 years and was an active member in the Dubai International Art Center studying under Trevor Waugh, Patricia Al Fakhri and Jean Haines. She moved to Baldwin County 5 years ago and currently teaches four classes a week at Hobby Lobby, with beginner to advance students.

Friday’s meet & greet includes free cocktails.

Allied Arts Storytelling: “New Year, New Leaf”

Leaf ImageJanuary 28: “New Year, New Leaf”
at the historic Allen’s Market building in downtown Milledgeville

Each month, storytellers gather at Allen’s Market to share their tales based on a central theme. Prepare to laugh, cry, and listen to Milledgeville’s great storytellers. Storytelling is a partnership between Allied Arts, professional storyteller Jeanette Waddell, and WRGC 88.3.

Monroe Crossing: An Evening of Bluegrass

Monday, January 22, 2018,  7:30pm
Monroe Crossing: An Evening of Bluegrass Music
Allen’s Market, 101 W. McIntosh Street

Monroe Crossing will present a bluegrass concert in the historic Allen’s Market building in downtown Milledgeville. Named in honor of Bill Monroe, “The Father of Bluegrass Music,” the band entertains audiences with an electrifying blend of classic bluegrass, bluegrass gospel, and heartfelt originals. The group plays an average of 125 shows a year at major venues and festivals, frequently for non-bluegrass audiences – and people often comment that they’d never really liked bluegrass music until they attended a Monroe Crossing concert.

Seating is limited. Full event details are on the Allied Arts website. Call 478-452-3950 for more information or purchase tickets online today.

Allied Arts Exhibit Opening Reception: “Art from East to West” by Faye Maxwell

Faye Maxwell Pastel Art ImageJanuary 7
Allied Arts Exhibit
Opening Reception for Artist Faye Maxwell

Join Allied Arts for an opening reception honoring local artist Faye Maxwell. Pastel artworks in Maxwell’s exhibit “Art from East to West,” will be displayed at the Marlor House gallery from January 7 – February 16.

Ornament Painting in Santa’s Workshop at The Mod Podge Mama

Painted Ornaments ImageDecember 17
Ornament Painting in Santa’s Workshop at The Mod Podge Mama

Stop in and paint a festive snowman to help you start getting ready for the holiday season.
Email, or call/text 770-595-8491 to reserve your spot.

Snowman Paint & Party at The Mod Podge Mama

December 16
Snowman Paint & Party at The Mod Podge Mama

Stop in and paint a festive snowman to help you start getting ready for the holiday season.
Email, or call/text 770-595-8491 to reserve your spot.

Book Signing of “Night Flyers & Other Stories” hosted by Allied Arts

Night Flyers Book Cover ImageNovember 19
“Night Flyers & Other Stories” Book Signing hosted by Allied Arts

Author Harold A. Lawrence will sign copies of his latest book, “Nightflyers and Other Stories” at the Marlor House, 201 N. Wayne St.

This is a free community event for all book-lovers and spooky-story enthusiasts. “Night Flyers and Other Stories” will be on sale during the signing. Cash, check, and card will be accepted.

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105 E Hancock Street
Milledgeville, GA 31061

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