From cocktails and acrylics to DIY, Albany, Georgia paints a colorful art scene for your next getaway

Posted on 8/31/2022 by Rashelle

Categories: Arts

Like the pecan groves and cotton fields that dot the South Georgia landscape, visual, performing and even do-it-yourself art is abundant in Albany, Georgia.

Located about an hour off of I-10 and only 30 minutes from I-75, Albany is the perfect resting point when en route to and from Savannah, Charleston or even Florida. Here are the top  stops for art-lovers.

1. The Albany Museum of Art (AMA) offers over twenty art exhibitions each year, in addition to its impressive permanent collections of 20th Century American and European art. The museum is also home to one of the largest displays of traditional African art in the Southeast. Even though AMA is known for its highly esteemed works, it’s also a place where guests can let their hair down. Grab a friend and try Yoga in the Gallery or bring a little one to Toddler Takeover. The museum also plays host to a variety of annual events including the beloved ChalkFest.

2. For more than 40 years, the Albany Symphony Orchestra (ASO) has delighted crowds with music from accomplished musicians. This fall, take a trip around the world with a series of performances highlighting international sounds.

3. Since 1932, Theatre Albany has made audiences believe–through its show-stopping performances–that they have been transported to New York City’s Broadway. Housed in a historic Southern Antebellum home, the professionals at the theatre make audiences cry and laugh while leaving everyone undoubtedly entertained. Each season there is an act for everyone to enjoy.

4. Paint your own pottery at The Clay Spot. Grab a friend, a date or even bring the kids to this family-friendly studio. At The Clay Spot, it’s not just about the painting; it’s about the experience. Kick back and have a few laughs while the friendly staff helps you create a beautiful piece of pottery to take home. The Clay Spot is also the perfect place to throw a party.

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