The Downtown Statesboro Development Authority (DSDA) will be hosting its first annual Downtown Arts on Friday, April 1, from 5:30-8:00 p.m.

This year the DSDA has collaborated with the Averitt Center for the Arts, Georgia Southern Arts Department, and downtown businesses to have art exhibits within walking distance of the courthouse square.

“It’s like Taste of Downtown but with art exhibits. We will have a free guide available that will help people find the art stops inside shops and restaurants. Come and appreciate all of the creative artists that we have in our community” said Allen Muldrew, Executive Director of the DSDA.

This F1RST FRIDAY event will begin on the courthouse lawn where there will be music, vendors and food trucks. Stop by the Coca-Cola table to get information on where the art exhibits will be displayed. Local artists and Georgia Southern Betty Foy Sanders Department of Arts students will have art available for purchase. There will be various mediums of art including paint, sculpture, ceramics and jewelry.

Participating Businesses

67 Styles, Downtown Nutrition, MC Boutiques, Miracles Children’s Boutique, Charlie’s Funky Junk, Lucy’s on Main (Material Girl), Vino 1910, Hairstudio 101, Cool Beanz Espresso Bar, Posh Boutique, Galactic Comics & Games, Averitt Center for the Arts, Southern Pottery & Arts Studio, Tandoor & Tap, Lori Grice Photography, Garage Fit , Georgia Southern BIG, and Jaxe & Grace Boutique

F1RST FRIDAY Sponsors

F1RST FRIDAY is made possible by the support of these sponsors: Tormenta FC, Morris Bank McKeithen’s True Value, CORE Credit Union, Statesboro Properties, Zaxby’s, Georgia Power, McLendon Enterprises, East Georgia Center for Oral and Facial Surgery, Coca Cola, Statesboro Oral Surgery, Colony Bank, Party Harbor, Via Media and Southern Chiropractic & Wellness Center.

About the Downtown Statesboro Development Authority

Main Street Statesboro and the Downtown Statesboro Development Authority are committed to the economic development, historic preservation and beautification of Statesboro’s downtown area. Our purpose is to revitalize downtown economically and socially within the context of historic preservation by increasing financial viability and ensuring the success of businesses.

For more information, please contact the Downtown Statesboro Development Authority by calling (912)764-7227 or emailing mainstreet@statesborodowntown.com.