National Arts & Humanities Month
Roswell Celebrates National Arts & Humanities Month
During the month of October
The City of Roswell and the Roswell Arts Fund (RAF) are joining thousands of arts organizations and communities across the nation to celebrate National Arts and Humanities Month throughout the month of October. The national event was initiated to encourage Americans to explore new facets of arts and humanities in their lives and communities. Roswell's RPHCA (Recreation, Parks, Historic and Cultural Affairs) department and RAF have organized a number of activities that honor the efforts of artists, historians, teachers, and cultural groups working to make the arts and humanities a part of everyday life. Everyone in the community is encouraged to participate in what has become the country's largest annual collective celebration of the arts and humanities.
For more information about Roswell Arts Fund and additional events and activities throughout National Arts and Humanities month, please visit roswellartsfund.org.
Select events from this year's celebration include:
Free Artober in RoswellRec and Parks will be dropping free art throughout October from local artists in various locations around the city. Discover the drop-off locations throughout October by following @roswellrecandparks on Instagram. After tracking down the pieces of art, they can be claimed by using the hashtags #FreeArtober and #FreeArtoberRoswell and tagging @roswellrecandparks!
Cultural Arts Center Events
- October-November: Visual Artist Spotlight: Exhibit by Kate T. Parker: StrongHearted
- Saturday, October 5, 11:00 AM: Roswell Family Series Presents: The Okee Dokee Brothers
- Saturday, October 5, 4:00 PM: A Conversation with Love, Simon author Becky Albertalli
- Friday, October 11, 11:00 AM and 7:00 PM: Roswell Family Series Presents: The Atlanta Opera's Hansel & Gretel
- Saturday, October 12, 8:00 PM: Roswell Center Stage Series Presents Iconic Ladies of Jazz and Soul
- Saturday, October 19, 4:00 PM: The Yellow Wallpaper: A Musical Workshop and Discussion
Visual Arts Center and Art Center West EventsRoswell Visual Arts is an arts education program that is designed to support and encourage lifelong appreciation of the visual arts. Our program is constantly evolving to advance the artistic and recreational needs and interests of our community. Both the Visual Arts Center and Art Center West provide classes for clay, jewelry, glass, drawing, painting, photography, blacksmithing, and so much more!
Roswell Arts Fund and Bike Roswell Sculpture Bike TourOn October 5, prior to the Riverside Sounds concert, Roswell Arts Fund and Bike Roswell will host a free guided bike tour of the sculptures along the Roswell Riverwalk trail. This family-friendly tour will stop at each of the sculptures along the Riverwalk for a brief introduction to the sculpture and the artist. Tour is open to all ages and abilities.
Roswell Arts Fund #ShowYourArt2019, a 31-Day Photo ChallengeJoin in a month-long photo challenge created by Americans for the Arts to celebrate art in our communities! Follow along with Roswell Arts Fund on Facebook and Instagram to discover the theme of the day and share your pictures for a chance to win!
Roswell Photographic Society Exhibit
- September 30, 2019 - January 6, 2020
Roswell Photographic Society: When in Roswell at Roswell City Hall
Featuring work by: Eric Burkard, Pat Caffrey, Johnston Clark, Steve Grundy, Carlos Jansenson, Ginger Kirk, Jim Meloy, Rocky Moore, Paul Peterson, Gittel Price, Ron Sherman, Leonid Slutsker, Richard Walker, Jonathan Whichard.
- October 11 - November 22, 2019
Roswell Photographic Society's 23rd Annual Open-Juried Exhibit
Roswell Visual Arts Center
Opening Reception Friday, October 11, 2019, 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Juried by Lucinda Bunnen
- September 30, 2019 - January 6, 2020
Roswell Public LibraryThe Roswell Public Library has partnered with the City of Roswell to host "pop-up" libraries and story times in the City's parks. Visitors can check out books, register for a library card, and enjoy a story while in Roswell's award-winning parks. All programs are free and open to the public. (Weather permitting)
Pop-Up Library in Parks: Thursdays, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
- October 10: Riverside Sprayground Park
- October 18: East Roswell Park Shelter 1
- October 24: Riverside Sprayground Park
- October 31: Roswell Area Park Shelter