New attractions 'popping up' in Thomasville - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

New attractions 'popping up' in Thomasville

Bright yellow bikes promoting FLAUNT 2014 Bright yellow bikes promoting FLAUNT 2014
Public Art Director for the Thomasville Center for the Arts Darlene Crosby Blackman Public Art Director for the Thomasville Center for the Arts Darlene Crosby Blackman
Most of the Pop It Up! stores and venues will be on Jackson Street Most of the Pop It Up! stores and venues will be on Jackson Street
THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) - Bright yellow bicycles are popping up all over downtown Thomasville in preparation for the Center for Arts' annual exhibition. 

The bikes raise awareness for the month-long exhibition called FLAUNT Pop it Up!

It celebrates Thomasville's developing creative district by bringing art, music, food, and shopping to visitors and locals. 

Public Art Director Darlene Crosby Blackman said, "You wouldn't recognize Jackson Street if you had been here a month ago.  But as a result of FLAUNT 2014 Pop It Up!, we have pop-up shops, performances, cafes."

Blackman said the idea for FLAUNT came after locals were asked what changes they wanted to see in the downtown area. 

FLAUNT kicks off on September 5 with an opening night party. 

Copyright 2014 WALB. All rights reserved.

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • South Georgia Food Bank takes special delivery from Canada

    South Georgia Food Bank takes special delivery from Canada

    Monday, September 25 2017 1:37 PM EDT2017-09-25 17:37:58 GMT
    (Source: WALB)(Source: WALB)

    Prince Edward Island, Canada shipped more than 42,000 pounds of vegetables to Second Harvest of South Georgia's Thomasville distribution center. Those vegetables will be distributed to Irma victims in Florida. "They were willing to do whatever it took to get produce into this affected area," said Foodbank CEO Frank Richards. It's not every day that you get a call from the prime minister of Canada, but Second Harvest staff says that connection lead to a shipment of 42,500 ...

    More >>

    Prince Edward Island, Canada shipped more than 42,000 pounds of vegetables to Second Harvest of South Georgia's Thomasville distribution center. Those vegetables will be distributed to Irma victims in Florida. "They were willing to do whatever it took to get produce into this affected area," said Foodbank CEO Frank Richards. It's not every day that you get a call from the prime minister of Canada, but Second Harvest staff says that connection lead to a shipment of 42,500 ...

    More >>
  • Two juveniles caught breaking into Valdosta church

    Two juveniles caught breaking into Valdosta church

    Monday, September 25 2017 12:02 PM EDT2017-09-25 16:02:04 GMT
    (Source: VPD)(Source: VPD)

    Valdosta Police responded to a burglary call Sunday morning about 8:30. They saw that someone had broken a window trying to get into the church in the 800 block of West Magnolia Street. 

    More >>

    Valdosta Police responded to a burglary call Sunday morning about 8:30. They saw that someone had broken a window trying to get into the church in the 800 block of West Magnolia Street. 

    More >>
  • ASU appoints director of Center for Faculty Excellence

    ASU appoints director of Center for Faculty Excellence

    Monday, September 25 2017 11:05 AM EDT2017-09-25 15:05:13 GMT
    Dorene Medlin (Source: WALB)Dorene Medlin (Source: WALB)

    The university recently appointed Dorene Medlin as Director for the Center for Faculty Excellence.

    More >>

    The university recently appointed Dorene Medlin as Director for the Center for Faculty Excellence.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly