Upcoming Events

The Plaza Arts Center attracts national, regional, local, and even international performers and shows to this special venue in the heart of the south. Our summer concert series, Meet Me at the Plaza, offers casual outdoor entertainment on The Plaza Arts Center lawn. From the Vienna Boys Choir to the Swingin' Medallions, there is something for everyone.

8th Annual Photography Show

February 18-24, 2017 Saturday through Friday, 10 AM to 4 PM

Calling all photographers:
Join the fun and enter the 8th Annual Photography Contest and Exhibition. The 2017 show will include amateurs, juniors and advanced photographers. The amateur and advanced divisions will have their own categories. Ribbons will be awarded in all divisions and Best in Show prize money will be awarded to the amateurs and the advanced photographers. Click Here to see the Contest Rules with dates, categories and all other information.

Kenny Brawner in RAY CHARLES ON MY MIND

Saturday, March 4th 7:30 PM

General Admission seating for Ray Charles On My Mind $30.00.
Please call 706.923.1655 for group rates of 6+

Pre-sale for members: Jan 12th
Sale for general public: Jan 19th

Gold level members at $500.00 or above, please call the box office to reserve your comp tickets.

Please Click Here to purchase tickets and for more information about the show visit rayonmymind.com

2017 Amateur Fine Arts Contest and Exhibition

March 4-17, 2017

Deadline for Photo/Submission form – Friday, Feb. 3rd
Jury & Notify – Monday, February 6th (Committee)-
Deadline for Delivery of Paintings – Thursday, February 23rd –
Hang Art – Saturday, February 25 or Sun, 2/26-(Committee & Helpers)
Judges – Monday, February 27 or Tuesday, February 28 –
RECEPTION – Friday, March 3 – 6:00-7:30pm (Committee)
Show will be open to public – March 4- March 17th
Take Down Show – Saturday, March 18/Sunday March 19 (Committee)
Please Click Here to download the application.

3rd Annual Sweet Tee Off Golf Tournament

Monday, April 24th, 2017

Join us at the beautiful Cuscowilla on Lake Oconee for a fantastic day of golf for a cause. The 3rd Annual Sweet Tee Golf Tournament will be held on Monday, April 24, 2017. This is a fundraiser that benefits The Plaza Arts Center and The Eatonton-Putnam Chamber of Commerce. For more information on how to become a sponsor and to get a team together, please click here or contact kaitlyn@eatonton.com / (706) 485-7701 to register. We look forward to seeing you on the green this April.

The John Conlee Show

Sunday, May 14 at 3:00 PM

The John Conlee Show comes to The Plaza Arts Center on May 14, 2017. VIP Tickets w/meet & greet is $55, floor seating is $42, and balcony seating is $30.00. Call 706.923.1655 to order or Click Here . This is a country music event that is sure to entertain!

* This production is not affiliated with The Plaza Arts Center and Plaza Partner Member benefits do not apply.

Sunday at the Museum: Old School History Museum

Sunday, March 5th at 2 PM

Speaker: Dr. William Rawlings
Topic: "The Death of Small-Town Georgia"
Lecture is free, but donations are appreciated.
(Light refreshments after lecture)

Up until the 1920s, Georgia's population, wealth and political power were spread throughout the state's smaller towns and cities.  Then, over a few short years it all changed as the cotton economy crashed and the rapid growth of our now-dominant cities began, leading to wrenching social, economic and political disruption.  Once-thriving communities were reduced to rural backwaters, as wealth disappeared, businesses and banks failed, and homes and farms were abandoned, all occurring years before the Great Depression of the 1930s.  Author William Rawlings will discuss this pivotal era in our state's history based on his recent book, A Killing on Ring Jaw Bluff—The Great Recession and the Death of Small-Town Georgia. A Killing on Ring Jaw Bluff (Mercer University Press, 2014), Rawlings's first non-fiction book, is the story of the infamous 1925 Rawlings-Tarbutton murder for which his great-uncle, Charles Graves Rawlings, spent the latter part of his life in prison. "In 1920, Uncle Charlie was one of the richest men in the state," Rawlings says. "Some five years later he was serving a life sentence for the conspiracy-murder of his first cousin. It's a great tale, with all the elements of a Greek tragedy: greed, deception, lust, treachery, and murder, not to mention actual court dialog that could have been written by Erle Stanley Gardner." In June 2014 the book was named Finalist in History for the Georgia Author of the Year Awards.For more about William Rawlings, visit his website at www.williamrawlings.com.