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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.

October 22 - November 21
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2014 Savannah Children's Book Festival
Poster Contest

This year's poster contest encouraged participants to design imagery of anything that they felt represented the Savannah Children's Book Festival. More than 150 poster designs from students in the elementary, middle, high school, and college categories were received. The designs submitted were from public, private and home school students in Chatham, Effingham, Liberty, and neighboring counties. All entries will be on display unitl Nov. 21. A presentation of the Young Writers Contest Winner's will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 5 at 5pm. For more information, please click here.

October 25 - November 1
Savannah Film Festival     

The Savannah College of Art and Design presents the annual festival, filled with cinematic creativity from both award-winning professionals and emerging student filmmakers. Each year more than 40,000 people attend the eight day Savannah Film Festival. The festival is host to a wide variety of competition film screenings, special screenings, workshops, panels, and lectures. For a full schedule please visit

November 1
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Deep River Free Family Day
1pm-4pm Jepson Center

All ages may take part in a variety of activities based on the Deep River exhibition. Instructors will help you draw a self-portrait on a wooden surface to take home or add to a river artwork in the Jepson Center atrium. Take a photo of yourself and combine with images and objects that express your identity. Enjoy demonstrations by Savannah artist John Mitchell and participate in a curator’s tour of the exhibition at 3pm. Younger children can dig in a special sandbox to discover artifacts and participate in story time and gallery games.  For more information please visit

November 1-3
Free Weekend at the Jepson Center

Explore this powerful exhibition by Whitfield Lovell, renowned artist and MacArthur “Genius” Fellow, which tells stories of African American lives and history in a multisensory environment of drawings, objects, video and sound. The weekend also includes admission to all other Jepson Center exhibitions including Port City and the recently opened Savannah Collects. For more information

November 7
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Art March

First Friday Art March is a monthly collaborative community experience combining business, art, and the public. It provides a cultural and economic heartbeat in the Midtown district, spreading the vibrancy and entrepreneurial spirit of this area throughout the city.  The event takes place on Nov. 7 from 6pm - 9pm. For a map of locations please visit

November 15
Savannah Children's Book Festival

Live Oak Public Libraries and the City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs will present the 11th annual Savannah Children’s Book Festival on Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Forsyth Park. The festival celebrates the joy of reading, the power of the written word and the magic of storytelling with award-winning children’s book authors and illustrators from around the country. For more information and story times please visit

November 15
KodeStarts Arcade at Geekend

The Creative Coast is proud to announce KodeStars Arcade at Geekend, a showcase of video games created by middle and high school students, online and at the Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street, Savannah GA. Saturday, November 15 from 2pm - 4pm. The games will be available for the public to view and play free of charge.