Upcoming Events

Savannah Cultural Arts Center Events and Workshops!

Our building is located at 201 Montgomery St, the lawn is at the southeast corner of the intersection of Oglethorpe and MLK. Parking: Limited (paid) street parking is available near the (SCAC). The closest parking garages are Liberty Parking Garage on Liberty and Montgomery and Robinson Parking Garage on Montgomery St. across from Chatham County Courthouse.

View all full session art classes and workshops here.

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Healing Sounds Concert

Friday, December 2 | 6:30-8:00pm
All ages | $10

Join local musician, artist and teacher Matthew Duplessie on a Journey of Healing Sounds at the Cultural Arts Studio Theater in Savannah.

Audiences are invited to become immersed in the cultural sounds of the aboriginal didgeridoo, Native American flute, tribal drum rhythms, elaborate guitar expressions, piano flourishes, soaring vocals, and more as Matthew intuitively guides listeners through intricate layers of sonic loops created spontaneously with his live-looping technologies.

Bring a blanket, pillow or yoga mat, or sit comfortably in provided seating and take in the journey of sounds as well as enjoy visual accompaniment by visual effects.

Register Online.

Cinema Savannah: Film Screenings 

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CinemaSavannah has been bringing interesting foreign, arthouse, and independent films to film fans in the Savannah area since 2003, bringing mostly new releases that would not usually play in local commercial theaters.
Times: Doors open at 6:00pm, movie at 7:00pm. 
Cost: $10, paid to Cinema Savannah. Cash preferred.

Upcoming Dates:

Friday, Dec 2 | 7pm

Triangle of Sadness (Sweden + 8 Other Countries)

In Ruben Östlund's wickedly funny Palme d'Or winner, social hierarchy is turned upside down, revealing the tawdry relationship between power and beauty. Celebrity model couple, Carl (Harris Dickinson) and Yaya (Charlbi Dean), are invited on a luxury cruise for the uber-rich, helmed by an unhinged boat captain (Woody Harrelson). What first appeared instagrammable ends catastrophically, leaving the few survivors stranded on a desert island and fighting for survival. 147 minutes.

"The thing about Östlund is that he makes you laugh, but he also makes you think." Variety

"If you’ve ever seen a Ruben Östlund film, you’ll know the feeling. The Swedish provocateur is a master of a very Scandinavian strain of distraught comedy, in which self-absorbed characters are tortured by an impish cosmos, and permission to laugh is never explicitly granted."  Telegraph (UK)

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Watercolor a Holiday Card

Saturday, December 3 | 10:30am-12:30pm
Adult: Ages 17+ | $10

Monday, December 19 | 1-3pm
Teens: Ages 13+ | $10

Create and take home a watercolor holiday card! This workshop is designed for all levels, sample designs will be available or create and combine your own unique design. Either way, enjoy a creative morning and leave with an original artwork. 
Cards can also be cut out and turned into ornaments during class or by the recipient!

Register Online.
NonProfit Panel Professional Workshop Dec 8

Non Profit Panel - Professional Workshop

Thursday, December 8 | 12:30-1:30pm

New and emerging nonprofits and individuals thinking about starting a nonprofit organization, especially one that focuses on arts and culture, are invited join us at our upcoming open panel discussion with local nonprofit leaders.

Speakers will be discussing topics including, but not limited to, grant writing, marketing, general nonprofit management, fundraising, and their experiences working for and developing programming. Participants are encouraged to ask questions and participate in our open discussion.

Guest speakers will include individuals from several nonprofit organizations including:

•Molly Lieberman, Executive Director, Loop It Up Savannah, Inc.

•Dr. Brad Behr, Education and Community Initiatives Director, Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra

•Tia Brightwell, Executive Director, T.I.A. Through It All, Inc.

If you would like to attend this session, we ask that you RSVP to SCACcontracts@savannahga.gov or Register Online by Wednesday, December 7th. Light refreshments will be served

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Painting in Soft Pastels

Saturday, December 10, 10am-12pm
Ages 17+ |  $25 ($20 City of Savannah Resident Rate)

In this workshop students will learn about various ways artists use pastels to create a landscape painting.  Working from a provided photograph, students will complete a 9 x 12 finished landscape. No previous experience is necessary.

Materials are provided, but students may bring any soft pastels and pastel pencils they have.  But do not bring Oil Pastels, they do not mix!

Register Online

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Enamel Ornaments Workshop

Saturday, December 17 | 10am-1pm
Ages 16+ | $35 ($30 City of Savannah Resident Rate)

Create colorful ornaments to keep or gift to others! Designed as a fun introduction to torch and kiln fired enameling techniques, you’ll learn to saw and punch out shapes, properly prep your copper and build complex colors with multiple firings.   

Register Online. *Waitlist Only*
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Teen Nameplate Neckalce

Tuesday, December 20 | 1pm-3pm
Ages 13-17 | $25 ($20 City of Savannah Resident Rate)

Your name in metal! In this workshop you will explore different text styles to create a strong layout for your name, learn to transfer designs to metal and saw with ease. The end result will be a unique cutout of your name on a necklace!

Register Online

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Frozen Fantasy Camp

Tuesday, Dec 7 - Friday, Dec 20
Ages 4-8 | $50 ($40 City of Savannah Resident Rate)

Dancing into a magical world of ice and snow discovering ways we can move our bodies like Snow Queens or Superheroes with special freezing powers! This class will incorporate dance components, obstacle courses, and crafts to make our frozen fantasy come to life!

Register Online
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On the Verge: New Music Series 

with Valentin Garvie

Friday, February 10, 2023 | 7:30pm

On The Verge continues to present contemporary art music in Savannah, this time featuring trumpet virtuoso Valentín Garvie (former member of world-renown Ensemble Modern of Germany). He will be joined by the GSU Symphonic Wind Ensemble (Robert Dunham, Director) to perform the world premiere of Polyglot, by Martín Gendelman, recent works written by V. Garvie  for solo trumpet and ensemble, and more new music music.

Performers: Valentín Garvie (Trumpet), Georgia Southern University Symphonic Wind Ensemble (Robert Dunham, Director)
Presented by: Fred and Dinah Gretsch School of Music, Savannah Cultural Arts Center

Doors: 7:00pm, show at 7:30pm. Reserve your seat (free).

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