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Theater. Music. Art. Performances of all kinds.  With a 20,000 student university here and a vibrant arts community, there’s always something going on.  We have remarkable galleries and venues for permanent installations, traveling exhibits and shows, and visiting artists.

Check the calendar! Week in and week out, there are events in town and at Georgia Southern University – from planetarium shows to author book signings, Broadway traveling companies to music festivals, collegiate concerts to community theater. Website: www.calendar.georgiasouthern.edu

Averitt Center for the ArtsThe Averitt Center for the Arts is the hub of a regional arts community offering always-changing exhibits in three galleries. The Center’s Performance Series opens the curtain on an incredible variety of professional and local performances. Website: www.averittcenterforthearts.org

Center for Art and Theatre

Georgia Southern University’s Center for Art & Theatre offers visitors both visual and performance art experiences.  The Center houses the Communication Arts Department’s Black Box Theatre, where students studying theater along with faculty, alumni and community members perform plays throughout the academic year.  Also in the Center for Art and Theater, visitors will find four art galleries filled with works created by both contemporary, professional artists and students of the Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art (BFSDoArt).  Two of the galleries showcase permanent collections including the Betty Foy Sanders Georgia Artists Collection, a continuously expanding gift of pieces established and curated by Betty Foy Sanders, Bulloch County native and wife of former Georgia Governor, Honorable Carl Sanders.  Also on permanent display is the family-friendly Smith Callaway Banks Folk Art Collection which features two- and three-dimensional artwork representing the folk art tradition of Georgia.  The Contemporary and University galleries feature revolving exhibitions of works by modern and emerging artists and BFSD0Art students, faculty and alumni.  Website:  www.GeorgiaSouthern.edu/CAT

PAC.jpgThe Georgia Southern University Performing Arts Center brings Broadway, Nashville and L.A. to this 825-seat theater regularly venue for classical music and rock legends, comedy greats and dramas, ballet and bluegrass.   Website: www.georgiasouthern.edu/pac

The Georgia Southern Museum hosts a changing variety of cultural exhibits – from Music of the Coastal Plains to NASA satellite photos. In 2010 the Georgia Southern University Department of Sociology and Anthropology discovered the nearby site of former Camp Lawton, a Civil War prisoner of war camp, and the museum houses information and relics the discovery.  Permanent exhibits center on natural history, with the Mesozoic Era mosasaur as the centerpiece.  Website: www.georgiasouthern.edu/museum

Eagle Nation on Parade is a menagerie of eagle art sculptures, standing 76″ tall over 200 lbs and nested all over Statesboro. Each eagle’s design salutes the University’s traditions, celebrates the unity of campus and community, contributes to the economic vitality and quality of life in Statesboro, and supports student scholarships and research. Follow the official Eagle Nation on Parade Flight Path to see the eagles in action! Website: www.eaglenationonparade.com

Be a pottery artist. Free Spirit Pottery is a paint-your-own ceramics studio where you can paint pre-fired bisque shapes, which will be glazed and kiln fired.   A fun experience and a one-of-a-kind memory. Website:  www.freespiritpottery.com

The art of winemaking. Whether you want to see the winemaker’s art or just enjoy a glass and the view, Meinhardt Vineyards is a vintage experience. Nestled in the countryside, it bottles scenic views, sunsets, and award-winning wines. Website: www.meinhardtvineyards.com

Create a garden party. The Georgia Southern University 11-acre Botanical Garden is lush with azaleas, camellias and native plants. Explore long-ago life in the Southeastern Coastal Plain through the restored farmhouse, barn and one-room schoolhouse filled with authentic relics.  Website: www.georgiasouthern.edu/garden