***SPECIAL NOTIFICATION: The Arts Center will remain CLOSED Today, Jan 18 due to the inclement weather and dangerous driving conditions. Please check back on here or our Facebook page (Cherokee Arts) for updates on closures & reopening.  Please stay safe and stay warm!***


 Happy New Year to you all!



BIG NEWS at The Arts Center:


We have amazing news!  We have received the 2018 Vibrant Communities Grant from the Georgia Council for the Arts!  This grant allows us to do a community project.  We will be creating a garden totem out of clay that will be a visual story of what the Art Center does within its walls.  We need your help!  We are looking for Clay Enthusiasts to be one of the six clay artists who will design, create and install an outdoor clay sculpture for the Art Center through a work-exchange program. To apply for this project, CCAC Community Project Info Packet & Application 2018.

Due to the harsh weather we've had recently, we are extending the application deadline for the Community Project Outdoor Sculpture Grant to January 20, 2018.  The link above has all of the project information and the application attached.  If you have any questions about the project, please email info@cherokeearts.org.   



Upcoming Events:


Gospel Fest VIII   

Saturday, February 3 @ 6PM in the Theater


We are pleased to announce the eighth annual “Gospel Fest;” musical extravaganza to celebrate Black History Month in the City of Canton.  This event will be held on Saturday, February 3rd, 2018 at 6:00 PM at the Cherokee County Arts Center located at 94 North Street in downtown Canton.

Gospel Fest VIII will continue to showcase a diverse group of talents with a Mass Choir, Praise and Dance Teams, as well as Soloist performances.  Anyone that has participated in the last seven Gospel Fests is encouraged to come and join the Mass Choir for Gospel Fest VIII.  We continually seek new voices for the Mass Choir; so come and join us for this glorious occasion. 

Rehearsal dates for the Gospel Fest VIII Mass Choir are:

Tuesday, 01/23/18, 6:00-8:00 PM

Thursday, 01/25/18, 6:00-8:00 PM

Monday, 01/29/18, 6:00-8:00 PM

Thursday, 02/01/18, 6:00-8:00 PM


Admission to Gospel Fest VIII continues to be free of charge and we encourage everyone to join us on this joyous occasion to celebrate Black History Month.  This year’s celebration is again in partnership with the Cherokee County Arts Council and is also being sponsored by the Shelnutt Family (Jane, Rebecca and Stephen) and Mrs. Kipling L. McVay-Stubbs.  Sponsors are always welcomed and appreciated.  Gospel Fest VIII is being dedicated to the loving memory of our friend and supporter Mr. Lanier Shelnutt.     


The Reverend Fred Forsh will again be coordinating the music and the musicians for the choir.  Anyone wishing to participate in Gospel Fest VIII is requested to contact Reverend Forsh at 770-926-4792 or Ms. Pat Tanner, Gospel Fest VII Coordinator at 770-479-8676 or 404-918-6827.



"Introductions" Poetry Event

Calling All Poets!

Join us for “Introductions”- an evening to connect with other poets in the area.

Bring a poem (written by you) that you think best represents you. There are NO bad poems!

Read your poem, Listen to others, and Connect to help us build a poetry group at Cherokee Arts Center!

This FREE event will be held on Friday, February 9 @ 6:30-8PM

RSVP or get more information at info@cherokeearts.org




Pre-Valentine's Day Special: Comedian Marvin Lee Presents: "The Other Side's Playbook" Her Side, His Side & the Truth

Saturday, February 10 @ 7-9PM in the Theater

“The Other Side's Playbook” offers a 100% guarantee that you will learn something about your spouse that you never knew, no matter how long you've been together. 

For the "Singles Edition" of the show Marvin Lee steps it up a notch by adding the afterhours comedy social mixer to the different singles groups that attend.

Whether you're single or married, if you have ever been in a relationship for more than .... let's say ten minutes, you will find much to laugh about in this show.  

 In the end no matter which side you're on, you'll see that no one is perfect, and we should appreciate what the opposite sex brings to our lives. You will walk away from the show a little smarter and a lot happier because you now know The Other Side's Playbook.

Tickets:     Tickets are $25 per person and $40 for 2 ticket package.  They can be purchased by clicking the link - Ticket Website.         


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