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Here are some of the holiday events happening soon at the Bowen Center for the Arts
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The Bowen Center for the Arts on Highway 9 in Dawson County. - photo by Erica Jones

This December, the Bowen Center for the Arts will host several holiday events, offering Christmas fun for all ages. 

From now through Dec. 15, the local art center is hosting “Deck the Walls”, a festival of holiday quilts and more. 

During the exhibit, community members are encouraged to come out and enjoy a large display of holiday quilts, original wreaths for sale and amusing class ornaments from the Spruill Glass Department. Attendees can come browse the large collections and find unique art gifts for anyone. 

On Tuesday Dec. 6 from 6:30 to 8 p.m., the Georgia Musicale Group (GMG) will put on a concert featuring classical and holiday songs performed at the Bowen. 

The musical selections will be performed by members of the GMG with soprano, tenor, cello and piano selections. The GMG is a nonprofit group that provides music beginner to professional members an outlet for performing, socializing and learning. 

Tickets are $10 per person and children 12 and under are free. Proceeds from the concert will benefit the Bowen and the GMG. 

To learn more about the concert or to buy tickets, go to

On Monday Dec. 12 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Bowen will host its “Mistletoe Magic” holiday card party and luncheon. The event will feature quiche, salad, desserts, and an opportunity to play games galore with fellow luncheon attendees. 

Community members attending the luncheon are encouraged to bring their favorite card, dice or board games. In addition to the games and food, the event will include door prizes with items from several local businesses. 

Tickets to the holiday card party and luncheon cost $25 per person and can be purchased online or with a credit card or check at the Bowen. For more information or to buy tickets, go to

The Bowen is located at 334 Highway 9 North and is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays from noon to 4 p.m. For more information about the art center or any of its upcoming events, go to or call 706-216-2787.