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Council encourages support of arts in Fitzgerald

The arts council offers Kids and Canvas programs (Source: WALB) The arts council offers Kids and Canvas programs (Source: WALB)
The public is invited to use the creation station (Source: WALB) The public is invited to use the creation station (Source: WALB)
The Junior Arts Council created murals around the city (Source: WALB) The Junior Arts Council created murals around the city (Source: WALB)
Students are invited to participate in the summer art camp in June (Source: Brandy Elrod) Students are invited to participate in the summer art camp in June (Source: Brandy Elrod)
Brandy Elrod (Source: WALB) Brandy Elrod (Source: WALB)
FITZGERALD, GA (WALB) -

A non-profit organization in Fitzgerald is making sure the city is a fun and exciting place to live.

The Fitzgerald-Ben Hill County Arts Council offers dozens of programs in the community.

Each month, it sponsors a free, rotating exhibit featuring regional, local and statewide talent. The current exhibit is Wild Chicken Soup.

People can also come in and create their own work at the Creation Station which offers a wide range of free art materials.

Executive Director Brandy Elrod says the goal is to encourage and spur creativity.

"It provides opportunities for our citizens, and visitors, to come together and interact." Elrod said. 

"The arts are the heartbeat, really of any community. And it makes the community unique."

The arts council also holds a summer arts program in June. Students are involved in a week of activities including writing their own play. 

The program runs June 5-9. Registration is currently open.

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