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Upcoming Events & Programs

Below is a list of our upcoming events. Many events are FREE and open to the public. Information is subject to change. Please use the listed contact numbers for confirmation of event details. Funding provided by the City of Savannah.

The Department of Cultural Affairs sends out a monthly e-newsletter, "Arts Resource Link." The publication contains information on upcoming arts and cultural events. If you would like to be on the e-mail list to receive this brief monthly update, sign up here.

June 1 - September 6
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"Movement: Dynamic Expression of Jazz and Dance" by Carl M. Crawford

The Beach Institute presents its only exhibit in the 2014 series with the continual theme A New Vision for the Arts. “Movement: A Dynamic Expression of Jazz and Dance” is an exhibit of works by self-taught freelance artist and motivational speaker Carl M. Crawford. The opening reception will take place at 3pm in the West Gallery of the Beach Institute followed by an artist galleryt talk. The Beach Institute is located at 502 E. Harris St. For more information, please call 912-234-8000.

September 5
Big Game
Big Game by Mac McCusker
Closing Reception, September 5, 6pm-9pm

The content of McCusker's work regularly involves social comentary. This body of interactive ceramic work spotlights wildlife conservation, especially the diminishing numbers of elephants and rhinoceroses, and invites manipulation and engagement. The Cultural Arts Gallery is located at 9 West Henry Street. For more informaiton, please click here.

September 12 - October 17
Savannah Quilt Guild presents
Cloth, Color, & Creativity

The Savannah Quilt Guild will present an exhibition of over 70 quilted works by 36 members of the Savannah Quilt Guild. This show features a variety of styles and techniques. Exhibited items range from free form and contemporary art quilts and clothing to traditional pieces inspired by patterns and methods dating back hundreds of years. Guided tours and demonstrations are held on Wednesdays from 11am - 1pm, starting September 24. For specific dates and times please click here.

October 5
Picnic in the Park     

The City of Savannah and Parker's present Picnic in the Park. Picnic in the Park is a beloved Savannah tradition that takes place in Forsyth Park on Sunday, October 5, 2014. This event celebrates the National Arts and Humanities month by featuring an evening of live music, family, and a creative spread of picnics big and small! Picnic in the Park media sponsor is WSAV. For more information, please click here.

October 10 - 12
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The Savannah Folk Music Festival

The 25th Annual Savannah Folk Music Festival is a showcase of musical talent found among members of the Savannah Folk Music Society. Performances will span the range of traditional, old time, blues, international, folk revival, and contemporary music.  For a complete schedule of events, please visit