Magnolia Midlands / Statesboro

Averitt Center for the Arts

33 E. Main St.
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


  • Selection from the Smith Calloway Banks Collection of Folk Art

    Selection from the Smith Calloway Banks Collection of Folk Art

    07/20/2017 - 09/09/2017

    Smith Calloway Banks avidly collected folk and visionary art from artists throughout the Southeast. Folk Art is produced by academically untrained artists; many believe folk art is the only true "American" art outside of Native American traditions. Calloway Banks donated his entire collection to the Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art at Georgia Southern University before his death in 2013. The exhibition will be a curated selection from his collection. Thanks to Jason Hoelscher, Director of ... read more

  • Guys and Dolls

    Guys and Dolls

    09/07/2017 - 09/09/2017

    Set in Depression-era Times Square, Guys and Dolls is about a couple of big city gamblers and the women who love them. It tells the overlapping stories of high-roller Sky Masterson, who falls in love with mission worker Sarah Brown, and lovable rapscallion Nathan Detroit, engaged for 14 years to Miss Adelaide, a headliner at the Hot Box Club. Nathan runs a famous floating crap game, and an ongoing plot line involves his quest for a safe place for the game as Adelaide continues her quest to co... read more

  • Betty Sanders Botts: Sacred and Wild

    Betty Sanders Botts: Sacred and Wild

    09/14/2017 - 11/04/2017

    Betty Sanders Botts interprets the natural world with large environmental canvases that depict forest animals often dynamically leaping across the picture plane or hidden in lush expressionistic foliage. She paints in an abstracted, painterly style with lose brushstrokes and lyrical motion pushing and pulling her seldom seen wild animals across the picture plane. Both dynamic and winsome, her work expresses her profound faith. She states, "I like to think that my work is a reflection of God w... read more

  • Annual Statesboro Juried Competition

    Annual Statesboro Juried Competition

    11/09/2017 - 12/16/2017

    This popular exhibition traditionally consists of beautiful local landscapes, figurative work and portraiture, narrative pieces, abstract paintings and still life in both traditional and non-traditional media. The Juror and Awards Judge this year will be Jason Hoelscher, Director of the Betty Foy Sanders Art Museum at GSU.

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  • John Culver: Worlds Imagined

    John Culver: Worlds Imagined

    01/11/2018 - 03/03/2018

    Bringing together his interests in history, science and science fiction, John's drawings display images derived from the historical past as well as projections about the distant future. He particularly admires Leonardo da Vinci's fusion of art and science – his fifteenth century drawings that must have seemed like science fiction. John has only a grade school education and is academically untrained; he believes that God works through him to produce these visionary works. His drawings reveal... read more

  • Carolyn Morgan: Tapestries on Canvas

    Carolyn Morgan: Tapestries on Canvas

    03/08/2018 - 04/21/2018

    Carolyn Morgan has won the coveted Roxie Remley Award three times over the past five years in the Statesboro Regional Art Association (SRAA) Annual Juried Competition. Highly imaginative, her imagery often takes on the spiritual feeling of stained glass windows. She states, "Using strong composition, visual texture and bold use of color, I trust my intuition to take me on my art and soul journey. With my paintings, I wish to take the viewer on a journey that points out the beautiful complexit... read more

  • Mary Margaret Duncan Jones: Pushing Boundaries

    Mary Margaret Duncan Jones: Pushing Boundaries

    04/26/2018 - 07/02/2018

    Mary Margaret Duncan Jones' vibrant patterned work appears on the surface to be happily carefree but under the joyful lyricism of line and color a darker humor is apparent. Her abstract compositions frequently set linear boundaries, many with warning signs, to contain the images within. These images are often not content to be bounded. Her work has a personal, symbolic, psychologically driven narrative much like Arshille Gorky's abstract expressionism. Jones studied at Furman University and a... read more