DOUGLASVILLE, GA – To celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday, in partnership with the Downtown Development Authority, Douglas County Library, the Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, and the Cultural Arts Council (CAC), Main Street Douglasville will be unveiling its new Lending Libraries Program in Downtown Douglasville on Friday, March 1.
“We are grateful to be able to partner with these amazing organizations and to be able to provide more art in downtown, which falls in line with the Arts Council’s current Public Art Initiative,” stated CAC Executive Director Emily Lightner. The lending libraries were hand painted by local and renowned artist, Ann Cockerill. She discovered the world of painting at the age of 4 and now owns the Red Cockerill Gallery located in Austell, GA. Ann was commissioned by the State of Georgia to paint Oglethorpe, Jefferson, Washington, and Lafayette’s life size portraits for the newly remodeled “Old Capital” in Milledgeville. Her painting of Kennesaw Mountain was included in the “Spirit of America Exhibition from Winslow Homer to Andrew Wyeth,” and toured the nation’s museums. Ms. Cockerill was eager to be part of such a great program when given the opportunity.
The Lending Libraries program is an effort to inspire a passion for reading and creativity by creating a book-exchange opportunity in the City of Douglasville. Books donated by the Douglas County Library will be available 24/7 for readers to borrow and exchange at their convenience.
At 10 a.m., the unveiling event will take place at 6661 Church Street in Downtown Douglasville. There will be a book reading by a special guest, light refreshments and snacks, and a photo opportunity with another special guest! The event is free to attend with attendance by children highly encouraged. RSVPs can be sent to Main Street Manager, Brieana Watts, at [email protected]a.gov or by calling 678-449-3198.
The Cultural Arts Council Douglasville/ Douglas County, located at 8652 Campbellton Street in historic downtown Douglasville, Georgia, is open Mondays through Fridays, 9 am to 5 pm. For directions, more information, or to make your reservations, visit www.artsdouglas.org or contact the Cultural Arts Council at 770-949-2787.
The mission of the Cultural Arts Council of Douglasville/Douglas County is to nurture, guide and stimulate the enjoyment of and participation in the arts among Douglas County residents by providing an atmosphere conducive to the arts. The programs and activities of the Cultural Arts Council are supported in part by the City of Douglasville and the Douglas County Board of Commissioners.
CULTURAL ARTS COUNCIL DOUGLASVILLE/DOUGLAS COUNTY
P.O. Box 2018
Douglasville, Georgia 30133
Phone 770.949.2787 Fax 770.949.5946