Calendar of Events

Annual Photography Contest & Exhibition
Feb 12 @ 9:00 am – Feb 15 @ 1:00 pm

Calling all professional, amateur, and junior photographers! The Annual Photography Contest & Exhibition is back for the 11th year. This contest is open to photographers of all levels and locations. Read on to learn more about the contest, get the important dates, and download the contest rules and entry forms. 

For Fine Arts Contest and Exhibitions information, please click here.


Since 2009, The Plaza Arts Center in Downtown Eatonton has held a Photography & Fine Arts Contest and Exhibition as a platform for the local and regional community to show their skills and connect with each other. The show will be open to the public Friday, February 28 through Friday, March 6 from 10 AM to 4 PM. This contest and exhibition is a fundraiser benefiting the Plaza Community Center which offers classes, activities, and camps to children and adults in the community alike. 


February 12-15: Entries are accepted at The Plaza Arts Center. Drop off times are Wednesday – Friday between 10 – 5pm and Saturday, Feb 15 from 10 – 1pm.
February 28 @ 5:30pm: Photography Show Reception at The Plaza Arts Center Reception Hall
February 28-March 6: Show is open to the public 9-5 weekdays, 10-1pm Saturdays, and 12-3pm Sundays.
March 6 @ 4-6pm: Photo pick-up at The Plaza Arts Center Reception Hall


Please click here to download the 2020 Photography Rules & Entry Form document. Make sure you bring them with you when you submit your photo(s). 

Have questions? Give The Plaza Arts Center a call at 706-923-1655 or contact Janet Kelhoffer at 404-895-7103. 

Simply Diamond: A Neil Diamond Tribute Band
Feb 15 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

A Neil Diamond Tribute Band
Valentine’s Day Weekend | February 15, 2020 @ 7:30pm
The Plaza Arts Center | 305 N. Madison Ave in Downtown Eatonton

Plaza Partner tickets on sale here January 7
General public tickets on sale here January 14

Though you will see the famous sequin shirt on stage, Brian La Blanc and the band making Simply Diamond really focus on the music first and foremost, offering an insanely entertaining evening full of Neil Diamond songs taken to the next level in arrangements both fun and true to the original artist. Look no further for the perfect evening out for your Valentine!

Look no further for the perfect evening out for your Valentine! Enjoy a gourmet dinner before the show at Dot 2 Dot Inn, which is located in the historic Reid-Griffith house built in 1844.  Cordon Bleu trained Chef, Karen Henry-Garrett, has prepared a wonderful 3-course menu that will be offered on Friday and Saturday evening.  Friday seating is at 6:30 pm and the Saturday seating is at 5:00 pm to accommodate ticket holders for Simply Diamond. Dot 2 Dot Inn is conveniently located just 0.5 miles from The Plaza at 200 W. Washington Street.  Click here for full menu details.  Make your dinner reservations today! Call 706-991-5030 or email