Upcoming Events

Happening at Savannah Cultural Arts Center 

Five Years That Changed Savannah Forever:
Reflecting on the Civil Rights Movement through the W. W. Law Photograph Collection 

November 21 - December 14

W. W. Law, President of the Savannah Branch NAACP from 1950-1976, left behind a treasure trove of photographs now preserved and accessible to the public through the City of Savannah Municipal Archives. “Five Years That Changed Savannah Forever” draws from the W. W. Law Photograph Collection to reflect on five pivotal years in Savannah’s Civil Rights Movement. Guest curator Dr. Otis S. Johnson, former City of Savannah Mayor, the first African American to attend and graduate from Armstrong State College, and author of From “N Word” to Mayor: Experiencing the American Dream, offers a unique insider’s perspective of the Savannah Movement through the lens of the photographs.

Storytime on the Lawn (cancelled due to weather)

Stay tuned for our 2020 dates! 

Freedom Now! Quest for a New Consciousness: Finding Our Way

December 19 - January 11
5-7pm, December 19, Opening reception 

Freedom Now! Quest for a New Consciousness: Finding Our Way is a collection of artworks that showcase different contemporary perspectives on what freedom means today, on a communal and/or individual level – and how it might be more fully achieved. The artists included in the show are seeking to develop a consciousness that signifies freedom within our present day culture –referencing the past, reflecting the present, and imagining a future that expresses the human in nature.

Jubilee Freedom Day Celebration 

10am-1pm, December 21 

Jubilee Freedom Day commemorates the emancipation of enslaved people in Savannah. This year’s celebration includes various cultural activities at the Savannah Cultural Arts Center from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. This family-friendly event is free and open to the public. The schedule of events is as follows:

10:00 a.m. – Visual Storytelling
10:00 a.m. – Dave the Potter themed Ceramics Open Studio
10:15 a.m. – Storytime with J’miah Nabawi
10:15 a.m. – African Mask Making workshop
12:15 p.m. – Samba Savannah drum procession
12:30 p.m. – Samba Savannah performance
12:45 p.m. – The Saltwata Players performance

Sulfur Studios’ exhibition Freedom Now! Quest for a New Consciousness: Finding Our Way will also be on view in the gallery.

Show & Tell Lunch Series:  Lois Harvey

11:30am-3:30pm, December 23

Learn Lois Harvey’s techniques of using altered coils and soft slabs for sculptural construction as well as a handful of tricks on how to turn sculptural elements into functional vessel forms. This FREE lecture is sure to take your hand building skills and ceramic experience to the next level! Lunch will be provided. Registration is required due to limited space. Email Agorham@savannahga.gov to reserve your seat. 

Family Improv Show

12:30-1:30pm, December 28 

Front Porch Improv presents a hilarious, family-friendly one-hour show. This show is filled with interesting characters and funny scenes, and the audience is encouraged to shout out suggestions. Tickets are $5 per person (children aged 5 and under are free) and are available by clicking here.