Valdosta Daily Times

Top News

April 4, 2013

Downtown Thomasville celebrates the arts this weekend

THOMASVILLE — Thomasville Main Street, Downtown Thomasville, Inc. (DTI), and The Wiregrass Gallery have partnered to bring artist demonstrations to the downtown sidewalks Saturday, April 6, 2013 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Saturday’s artist demonstrations are being held in conjunction with Downtown Thomasville, Inc.’s First Friday event which will take place on Friday, April 5, 2013 in which downtown businesses will stay open from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. to provide more time for everyone to shop and dine.

Thomasville Main Street and Tourism Executive Director, Arline Hampton, invites the public to attend both Friday and Saturday’s events.  Hampton says, “It is not a secret, Downtown Thomasville is a destination for thousands who visit as it offers fantastic dining, shopping and events.  Everyone is invited to come join us as we ‘Celebrate the Arts.’”  Hampton continues, “With numerous wonderful cultural experiences throughout the year, our celebration of the arts in Downtown Thomasville is another way for us to welcome and encourage everyone to come out to shop, dine, enjoy the arts and meet our talented artists as they actually carve, sculpt,

paint, weave and more in the open air.”

Artists showcasing their talents this Saturday include Brad Cooley with sculpting, Paul Craft with carved wooden spoons, Rebecca Hendrix with painting, Tracy Hunt with watercolor, Mary Sterner Lawson with portrait sketches, Virginia Lowman with pine needle baskets, Millie Merringolo with illustration, Dennis Mills with folk furniture, and Wyatt Nocera with spinning and weaving.

The Wiregrass Artist Cooperative President Marty Haythorn states, “The Wiregrass Gallery is operated by the Wiregrass Artist Cooperative.  The gallery features fine art and fine craftwork of our nearly 50 members, most of who are from Thomasville or the surrounding region.”  Haythorn continues, “I have traveled to many parts of the country promoting my own work, and have rarely seen a gallery with the variety and quality of work that we have right here in Thomasville.”

For more information about The Wiregrass Gallery: An Artist Co-op, visit their storefront at 120 North Broad Street or their website at To learn more about upcoming events in Downtown Thomasville, visit their website at and their Facebook page at


Text Only
Top News
  • Michigan affirmative ban is OK, Supreme Court says

    A state’s voters are free to outlaw the use of race as a factor in college admissions, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday in a blow to affirmative action that also laid bare tensions among the justices about a continuing need for programs that address racial inequality in America.

    April 23, 2014

  • ‘Piles and piles’ of bodies in South Sudan slaughter

    Gunmen who targeted both children and the elderly left “piles and piles” of bodies — many of those in a mosque — in a provincial capital in South Sudan, the U.N.’s top humanitarian official in the country said Tuesday.

    April 23, 2014

  • Obama_Stew.jpg Obama views mudslide scene

    Swooping over a terrain of great sadness and death, President Barack Obama took an aerial tour Tuesday of the place where more than three dozen people perished in a mudslide last month, then mourned privately with those who lost loved ones in the destruction.

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Wall Street_Stew.jpg Earnings and corporate deals lift U.S. stocks

    Corporate deals and some solid earnings reports propelled the stock market to its sixth straight gain Tuesday.

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Economy College Gradu_Stew.jpg Job market for college grads better but still weak

    With college commencement ceremonies nearing, the government is offering a modest dose of good news for graduating seniors: The job market is brightening for new grads — a bit.

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Supreme Court TV On t_Stew.jpg Internet TV case: Justices skeptical, concerned

    Grappling with fast-changing technology, Supreme Court justices debated Tuesday whether they can protect the copyrights of TV broadcasters to the shows they send out without strangling innovations in the use of the internet.

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Today in History

    In 1791, the 15th president of the United States, James Buchanan, was born in Franklin County, Pa.

    April 23, 2014

  • Stowaway teen forces review of airport security

    A 15-year-old boy found his way onto an airport’s tarmac and climbed into a jetliner’s wheel well, then flew for five freezing hours to Hawaii — a misadventure that forced authorities to take a hard look at the security system that protects the nation’s airline fleet.

    April 22, 2014

  • South Korea Ship Sink_Rich copy.jpg Death count in ferry sinking tops 100

    One by one, coast guard officers carried the newly arrived bodies covered in white sheets from a boat to a tent on the dock of this island, the first step in identifying a sharply rising number of corpses from a South Korean ferry that sank nearly a week ago.

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • AP520422034 copy.jpg Today in History for Tuesday, April 22, 2014

    Today is Tuesday, April 22, the 112th day of 2014. There are 253 days left in the year.

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

Top News

Given the amount of rain recently, what's your favorite “rain” song?

Singing in the Rain
Purple Rain
Have You Ever Seen the Rain?
November Rain
Rainy Night in Georgia
     View Results