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We're a group of Southern artists and makers who are designing a more creative culture in our community and pushing the limits of our practices. We call Thomasville Center for the Arts at Studio 209 home and gather to learn from one another, hone our techniques, and create work. We also collaborate to present themed exhibitions on the Collective's website, and seasonal art experiences at Grassroots Coffee in downtown Thomasville. Proceeds benefit TCA's adult education programs.
If you're an artist yourself, we hope you'll join us! Email Emily Arwood at or call Darlene Blackman at 229.221.1859 to inquire about membership. To find out more about artist opportunities in Thomasville, head to

Collective Advisory Board

Artist Programs Director

Darlene Crosby Blackman

Board Members

Emily Arwood

Denise Boineau

Jill Bright

John Gleason

Cindy Inman

Caprice Kelly

Hillery Richards