Magnolia Midlands / Statesboro

Averitt Center for the Arts

33 East Main Street
Statesboro, GA 30459

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The Mission of Averitt Center for the Arts is to provide quality arts opportunities for our community and serve as a centerpiece for a vibrant historic downtown. It is housed in the 1891 Bank of Statesboro building; the bank closed in 1932 and the City of Statesboro eventually bought it in 1997 to house the David H. Averitt Center for the Arts. The former Georgia Theater building is now the Emma Kelly Theater. Today, the arts center stages theater, musical and dance performances and other events.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Monday: 10:00AM - 7:00PM
    Tuesday: 10:00AM - 7:00PM
    Wednesday: 10:00AM - 7:00PM
    Thursday: 10:00AM - 7:00PM
    Friday: 10:00AM - 7:00PM
    Saturday: 10:00AM - 4:00PM

    Facility Amenities

    Free Parking

    General Information


    Group Amenities


    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages


  • Soul Within: Figuration by Abner Cope Exhibition

    Soul Within: Figuration by Abner Cope Exhibition

    01/12/2017 - 02/25/2017

    Abner A. Cope received his Bachelor of Arts degree in painting from Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA. in 1974. Mr. Cope was the first African American to graduate from Georgia Southern College with an Art Degree. In 1998, he received his Masters of Fine Arts degree in drawing from Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Michigan. Abner was an Associate Professor of Art at Central State University in Wilberforce, OH for 30 years. During his tenure at Central State University, Abner ... read more

  • Art to the Rescue

    Art to the Rescue

    02/04/2017 - 02/04/2017

    Mark your calendars! On February 4, from 7-9 p.m., there will be an art auction held at the Averitt Center for the Arts benefiting the Humane Society. Tickets are $12 and can be purchased at the Averitt Center, ReTails, or any of the First Friday events.

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  • Pam Tillis Trio

    Pam Tillis Trio

    02/10/2017 - 02/10/2017

    Join us at The Averitt Center of the Arts for a performance by Pam Tillis Trio on February 10, 2017. Pam Tillis has been a formidable force in country music since her first single hit the charts in 1990. She has racked up 14 Top Five hits including six that hit #1, and has sold over 6 million records. An accomplished songwriter, Pam has had her compositions recorded by artists as varied as Chaka Khan, Martina McBride, Highway 101, Juice Newton and Conway Twitty. She was one of the first women... read more

  • Alice in Wonderland (Family Night Out)

    Alice in Wonderland (Family Night Out)

    02/17/2017 - 02/17/2017

    Bits-n-Pieces Puppet Theater takes a trip down the rabbit hole with their nine-foot-tall giant puppets performing in front of our projected animations with video effects! Singing, dancing and fast-paced action inspire imagination as the adventure takes you through the looking glass with Alice. The wild ride begins with the Mad Hatter's zany tea party with the Dormouse and the March Hare...then the Queen of Hearts' wild game of croquet in the Royal Courtyard...and the Cheshire Cat's disappear... read more

  • Leaves: Book and Paper Arts

    Leaves: Book and Paper Arts

    03/02/2017 - 04/26/2017

    Leaves: Book and Paper Arts is an exhibition of three artists who make one edition artist's books and paper to build and create narratives or architectonic magic. Artists invited to participate are Susan Lenz, Jenny Bick and Christina Lihan.  The exhibition is being co-curated by Sheila Stewart Leach and Patricia Carter in part to interface with creative and technical curriculum taught at the high school and university level.

    Opening Reception: March 2, 2017
    Exhibition Dates: M... read more

  • Always... Patsy Cline

    Always... Patsy Cline

    03/10/2017 - 03/12/2017

    Join us for a tribute to the legendary country singer who died tragically in 1963 at age 30 in a plane crash. The show is based on a true story about Cline's friendship with a fan from Houston named Louise Seger, who befriended the star in a Texas honky-tonk, and continued a correspondence with Cline until her death. The musical play, complete with down-home country humor, true emotion and even some audience participation, includes many of Patsy's unforgettable hits such as "Crazy," "I Fall t... read more

  • Through the Window: Landscapes by Terry Moeller

    Through the Window: Landscapes by Terry Moeller

    05/05/2017 - 07/01/2017

    Ms. Moeller is a landscape artist working in a variety of media, including oil painting, pastels, watercolor, mixed media, and photography. Terry grew up in rural Southeast Texas, and her childhood exploration of the natural world created a lasting impression, which continues to inform her work. Terry's artwork focuses on the light, color, pattern, and rhythms found in nature.

    Meet the Artist Reception: May 11, 2017
    Exhibition Dates: May 5 – July 1, 2017

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