Youth Art Month coming March 2017

Youth Art MonthPACA is pleased to announce Youth Art Month in March 2017. There will be a show, reception, and prizes for some of the best work. The show is open to all students K-12 in Pickens County. This year’s theme is “United through Art” Participation is free and the fun is priceless!

Tater Patch Players present In-laws, Outlaws, and other People (That should be Shot)

inlaws-outlaws-flyerGet ready to enjoy a hilarious show with a Christmas theme and something fun for the whole family. Dad and daughter Beth are getting ready to feed the extended family on Christmas Eve. Mom is stuck at the airport trying to get home from Vermont. Aunt Rose and Uncle Leo are bickering. Aunt Bunny is into everything and Uncle Bud is wishing he was somewhere else, while their daughter, Tracy, is just bored with the whole thing. Sound pretty typical so far? So there’s a busybody neighbor, cute blue-hair boyfriend, his little sister, the friendly neighborhood cop and… DING-DONG! …. WHO’S THAT AT THE DOOR? Well, that’s when the whole show gets really crazy, so you’ll have to come see for yourself.

Art Pickens – Art Before Your Eyes

Art PickensSaturday, November 12, 2016
Weather Permitting
Art Pickens Artist Gathering
Free Admission!

Art Before Your Eyes
Corner of S. Main and Spring Street – Downtown Jasper

2016 Annual Meeting is Almost Here!

Blossoming Arts and Culture All Around!

Tuesday, April 26, 2016, 6PM-7:30PM

Join your neighbors at the Pickens Arts and Cultural Alliance Annual Meeting on April 26th to hear from many different voices in the community.  Art, music, theater, literature, history, natural history, culinary, dance, fiber arts, photography, pottery, and more – PACA supports the community bouquet.  Learn what local individuals and organizations did in 2015, and what is in the works for 2016.

Dinner will be served! Please come – and invite all your friends – membership in PACA is not required.  The meeting will start promptly at6:00 p.m. and end at 7:30 p.m.   

Members (only!) will vote on the four new PACA board members.   You can renew your $5 Annual Membership onsite!

If you’re not sure whether you’ve kept your membership up to date, no problem – we’ll look you up on our list when you get there.

Same venue as last year: Pickens Room, downstairs at the county administration building, 1266 E. Church Street. We’ll have signs and guides to show the way, or come in the side entrance at the bottom level.

Your PACA Board,
Ed Brackin – Cliff Brooks – Mike Davis – Becky Denney – Jaci Evans – Pat Jewell – Audrey Kristen-Lewis – Amelia McIntyre – Crystal Merrell – Heather Poole – Jamie Rosenthal

Meet the Artist: Get To The Pointe Dance

Join us in celebrating the 2016 Spring Quarter Featured Artist Get To The Pointe Dance Center (GTTP) on April 24, 2016.

Owned by Carla Jarrett and Lauren Bail, this studio opened in 2009 in Jasper.  In 2015, they built and opened a new location on Noah Drive, near Johnny’s Pizza.  Currently, GTTP offers classes to over 230 students in Ballet, Pointe, Lyrical, Tap, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Creative Movement, Musical Theatre, and Kinderdance.

PACA will host a reception for GTTP on Sunday, April 24th, at 2PM-4PM.  Refreshments will be served and tours of the new building offered.  Visitors will have the chance to see a few dancers during the event too.

The location is 575 Noah Drive, Jasper, GA 30143.

Learn more about Get To The Pointe and their offerings by visiting

Meet the Artist: Hans Rueffert

Screenshots_2016-01-13-16-44-52Join us Thursday, January 21st, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Woodbridge Inn to celebrate Pickens County chef, author, and TV personality Hans Rueffert.  There will be a Q&A session with Hans to hear and learn about what led him to be the celebrity chef.

Light hors d’oeuvres will be served.  Make plans to stay and treat yourself to dinner with Hans and the Woodbridge Inn rrestaurant afterward.

Read more about Hans at the Woodbridge Inn website or his personal website.

Noteworthy – Justin Davis

Persistence, determination, talent and an abundance of faith are words that come to mind when I think of Justin Davis. A big man with a big heart, Davis is one of Pickens’ great success stories.

Davis spent his early years in Tate, moving to Jasper while still in school.

He began piano lessons when he was in sixth grade. He recalls that Bay Cagle was his first teacher. He joined a youth choir and a band. During his high school days, he played strings, piano and percussion while developing a beautiful tenor singing voice. Continue reading

Snow Date! Annual Meeting Mar 5th

snowflake-clipartuncategorized-mrs-dicksons-1st-grade-blog-page-3-q597dsesFor the love of arts and culture
PACA Annual Meeting
Join your neighbors at the Pickens Arts and Cultural Alliance Annual Meeting on March 5th to hear from many different voices in the community.  Art, music, theater, literature, history, natural history, culinary, dance, fiber arts, photography, pottery, and more – PACA loves it all.  Learn what local individuals and organizations did in 2014, and what is in the works for 2015.
For the sake of time, in-meeting reports will be from 5 pre-selected representatives, each of different aspects of art and culture.  However, video reporting will be available for anyone wishing to report on their group or activity.  The video will be edited and placed online at and YouTube after the meeting..
PACA will also present to the membership the Board of Directors nominees.  You do not have to be a member to attend and participate in the PACA Annual Meeting.  However, if you would like to participate in the vote and are not already a member, memberships will be available 5:00-5:30PM and are only $5 annually.
The Thursday, March 5th meeting will start at 5:00PM with refreshments and social time.  At 5:30PM, the meeting will be called to order and then end promptly at 6:30PM.  Held in the Pickens Room inside the Pickens County Government Building, it is located at 1266 East Church Street in Jasper.  You may enter from the lower level on the outside or through the front door and down the elevator (signs will be posted to guide you).  (Note this is the postponement date from February 26th due to weather).
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