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Mary Mead Receives $500 Scholarship from The Plaza

Mary Mead, was recently selected as The Plaza Arts Center annual scholarship recipient.  Mary graduated this year as an honors student from Putnam County High School.   She received the $500 scholarship award during Honors Night on May 16, 2019.   Mary has been behind the scenes working at many different Plaza events during the last several years. Students that have shown …

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Big Check Ceremony with the Fox Theatre Institute

On Wednesday, May 22, 2019, The Fox Theatre Institute (FTI) was on site for a Big Check Celebration Reception at The Plaza.  The event was to recognize the completion of several large renovation projects and accept the ceremonial “big check” from FTI for the Preservation Grant received in Q4 2018.  Guests from The Fox Theatre Institute, the Georgia Presenters, City …

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Excellence in Preservation Stewardship Award

The Plaza is honored to have received the Excellence in Preservation Stewardship Award from the Eatonton Historic Preservation Commission!   The Plaza received the award at the City Council meeting on May 20th, 2019 for “the extensive work done on the windows and the interior structure of the Plaza Arts Center and for the rehabilitation efforts that turned the school’s annex …

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Parties with a Purpose

Thank you to everyone who attended our first “Party with a Purpose” on May 19, 2019, at the beautiful home of Mary and Murray Air. We enjoyed spending quality time with some of our Founders, Members, Sponsors and a few potential new Plaza Partners. The purpose of this intimate gathering was to engage in meaningful conversations and cultivate new ideas …

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Volunteer Appreciation Reception

The Plaza Arts Center hosted our 2nd annual Volunteer Appreciation Reception on Thursday, May 9, 2019. We depend on our wonderful volunteers for so many things at The Plaza Arts Center.  The Plaza recognized volunteers from The Plaza Community Center and The Old School History Museum too. We are so grateful for all your volunteer hours and dedication. Your efforts …

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Plaza Preservation Projects

The Plaza Arts Center opened to the public just over 10 years ago in 2008 after an extensive $3M renovation.  The original building, as many know, was originally the old Eatonton School which was built back in 1916.  See video below on the history of the building and the original renovation project.  In June of 2017 Oconee Engineering, LLC completed …

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Vibrant Communities Grant – See the Impact!

Another busy day yesterday at The Plaza with the Georgia Ensemble Theatre & Conservatory! On Thursday, April 11, 2019 we welcomed over 900 students (grades K-4) in the theater for 2 performances of “STEAM Team.”  What can happen when five neighborhood friends take their interests in science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics and join forces to help a friend in need? …

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Vibrant Community Grant – See the Impact!

The Plaza welcomed over 400 students from PCES and Gatewood on April 10, 2019, to experience a powerful multi-media show that tells the story of the hidden children of the Holocaust. “And then they came for me: Remembering the World of Anne Frank” is based on true stories from Holocaust survivors. Two surviving friends of Anne Frank, Eva Schloss, and …

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2019 Fine Arts Show – Winners!

Thank you to everyone that attended our Annual Amateur Fine Arts Show reception, and congratulations to all the ribbon winners!  We had another wonderful year of submissions.  See below for a few photos that were taken at our event.  The ribbon winners for each of the categories are posted below.  Stay tuned for next year’s show dates!  We’ll be meeting …

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