Plantation Trace / Thomasville

Thomasville Center for the Arts

600 E. Washington St.
Thomasville, GA 31792

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Built in 1915 and on the National Register of Historic Places, the Thomasville Center for the Arts' home is a beautifully restored elementary school building. The center hosts many art exhibits, events and stage performances throughout the year.  Its galleries exhibit artworks from local, state and regional artists in a variety of mediums. The center's stage provides the perfect venue for top international entertainers during the Thomasville Entertainment Foundation's yearly concert series (visit for upcoming performances). The center is also home to the Plantation Wildlife Arts Festival held every November, which features many of America's premier wildlife artists, wildlife exhibits and nature activities. Last, but certainly not least, the Thomasville Center for the Arts offers numerous classes, lectures and workshops for all ages interested in learning about the arts.

Galleries are free and open to the public.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Monday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Tuesday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Wednesday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Thursday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Friday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    Gallery Admission Free

    Stage Productions Fees vary. Call for rates

    Facility Amenities

    Free Parking, Public Restrooms

    General Information

    Family-friendly, Open Year 'Round

    Group Amenities


    Near Interstate Highway

    10, 75

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages


  • "Coming to America: The Immigration Experience" Art Exhibit

    08/09/2017 - 10/11/2017

    The opportunity to see a reproduction of the Ellis Island lost mural re-created by Andrew Sabori is often a once in a lifetime experience. To be able to find out the history of the mural, and learn about the famous Americans who came through Ellis Island to live as citizens of the United States is fascinating. Thomasville Center for the Arts is proud to be chosen to exhibit this mural for the very first time to the public at large, along with National Archive portraits, passport papers and ph... read more

  • Plantation Trace En Plein Air

    Plantation Trace En Plein Air

    10/04/2017 - 10/08/2017

    Two dozen members of Professional Painters of the Southeast (PAP-SE) are coming to Thomasville, Ga. to paint our plantations, historic rural town, and charming Broad Street. The event is hosted by Pines & Palms: The GA-FL Artists Association. Events include: Daily Studio 209 wet room, paint-with-the-masters class at Mayhaw Plantation, observation demos at Boxhall and Millstone Plantations, opportunities to watch the artists paint downtown, and a Grand Sale at Thomasville Center for the Arts o... read more

  • 22nd Annual Plantation Wildlife Arts Festival

    22nd Annual Plantation Wildlife Arts Festival

    11/17/2017 - 11/19/2017

    The Plantation Wildlife Arts Festival was inspired by the history of Thomasville's vibrant plantation community. Throughout the ante- and postbellum periods, sporting and wildlife artists enjoyed the patronage of Thomasville's plantation families, often journeying to the plantations to observe wildlife, enjoy the sporting culture, and practice their craft. The Plantation Wildlife Arts Festival was designed and drawn from Thomasville's cultural history to match the tastes and needs of great wi... read more