Upcoming Events

The ASCAC hosts and supports a variety of events throughout the community during the year. From Fine Arts exhibitions to artist speakers, we strive to provide support to local arts events and artists of all types.

Georgia Southwestern Chamber Concert Series Presents: Anna Bogolubova
April 2, 2024 | 7:30 pm | Jackson Hall, Georgia Southwestern State University

Georgia Southwestern invites you to enjoy the Chamber Concert series featuring Anna Bogolubova, piano. Students may attend for free. Tickets are $12 for community members and $10 for GSW Faculty and Staff.

Americus Hot Glass Craft Beer Festival
April 6, 2024 | 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm | Downtown Americus, 315 West Lamar Street

Enjoy the artisan of glass blowing while enjoying some of Georgia’s finest craft beers! Combined into one event, artists and beer enthusiasts alike can join forces and enjoy demonstrations provided by local artists while tasting new beverages.

Glass blowing has been in Americus for over 50 years, and Americus Mainstreet would like to showcase the history of the artisan. The community celebrates its art the first Saturday in April each year by providing demonstrations and sales of local artists and enjoying local craft beer from around the state.

Hot Glass Craft Beer Festival
Murder Mystery Train with SAM Shortline Railroad
April 27, 2024 | 5:30 pm | Americus Train Station, Jackson Street

Dying to figure out the mystery at hand? Here’s your first clue: Hop aboard the SAM Shortline Railroad and prepare to be entertained! Passengers depart from the Americus train station on Jackson Street for a two-and-a-half-hour, round-trip train ride to Plains, Georgia. Ride aboard historic air-conditioned cars for an exciting, interactive Murder Mystery Dinner Train and try to solve the murder. Boarding begins at 5:30 p.m. and the train departs at 6 p.m. sharp. The train returns to Americus at 8:30 p.m. Tickets must be purchased in advance.

First Fridays Downtown Americus

Each first Friday of the month, the Arts Council strives to provide an artistic element to the scene. Typically, there are artist speakers or gallery showings open late for viewing. Other participating businesses will stay open longer than usual, and the trolley will offer free rides around downtown. Often, you’ll find live music across various restaurants, specialty craft cocktails and meals, and a fun theme or activity for children which allows for a variety of options for all ages. A detailed list of ongoing First Friday events can be found at Americus Main Street.

First Friday Downtown Logo
Empty Bowls Fundraiser

For over 10 years, the Georgia Southwestern Visual Arts Department has partnered with Harvest of Hope Food Pantry to provide handmade ceramic bowls for sale in November. Each bowl purchased comes with a coupon for soup to a local restaurant. All proceeds are split between the Visual Arts program and the food pantry.