The 567 Center for Renewal dreams of a vibrant downtown Macon filled with successful businesses and creative professionals, a downtown filled with the arts and enjoyed by people of all ages from all places.
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What does The 567 do?
For the last seven years, The 567 Center has been a pillar of quality of life in downtown Macon and a vibrant catalyst for community strength and economic development.
What started out as a place for concerts and art exhibits grew to include weekly art classes, workspace for over twenty businesses, business workshops, lunchtime dance parties, spoken word performances, film festivals, and literary conferences. These programs have brought hundreds of people to downtown Macon and reshaped people’s ideas of what downtown Macon is and could be.
The heart of what do is the arts because art is a powerful vehicle for growth. Arts events and experiences have the power to create jobs, attract tourism dollars, and give people a stronger connection to Macon. Some of our accomplishments in the past 12 months include:
-We attracted over 500 people to downtown Macon with arts events at The 567.
-Over one third of the people who came to our art classes lived outside of Macon. People even came from as far as Albany and metro Atlanta to attend our classes.
-We added classes in new mediums at The 567, such as watercolor painting, hand lettering, and copper jewelry making.
-We hosted our first-ever art summer camp for kids age 7-12.
-We launched a program to help artists of all kinds learn business skills and grow their career.
Current goals include expanding the variety of art classes being offered (especially for kids), continuing improvements to our new facility, and increasing our visibility throughout Macon.