About Us

Macon Arts Alliance fosters support for the advancement of arts and culture in Central Georgia. We strive to be an innovative leader of a thriving regional arts community. We value strategic partnerships that strengthen the diversity and vibrancy of arts and culture for tourists, residents, artists, businesses, and civic organizations. 

Macon Arts Alliance was founded in 1984 when a Chamber of Commerce Task Force recognized that a coordinated arts community would serve as a catalyst for cultural vibrancy in the area. In 1988, Macon Arts Alliance was designated the official arts agency for the City of Macon and Bibb County. In 2014, the newly consolidated Macon-Bibb County government reaffirmed the designation at its first official meeting. In 2019, municipal funding for Macon Arts Alliance (8% of our current operating budget) was moved from the General Fund to the Macon-Bibb Hotel/Motel Occupancy tax.

In addition to public investment from Macon-Bibb County, Macon Arts Alliance is funded by generous support from individual and corporate donors, the Griffith Family Foundation, other local and regional foundation funders, the Georgia Council for the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Staff

Julie Wilkerson

Executive
Director
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Megan McNaught

Curator
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Karen Hix

Gallery
Assistant
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Sierra White

Marketing Associate
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J.R. Olive

Project Director
Mill Hill: East Macon Arts Village
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Adriana Horton

Program Coordinator
Mill Hill Bakers Collective
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Board of Directors

President
Randy Goss
President-Elect
Amy Adams
Secretary
Bowen Reichert Shoemaker
Treasurer
David Portwood
Justin Andrews
Aaron Buzza
Dominique Johnson
Katie Powers
Bob Willingham
Angela Boykin
Myrtle Habersham
Darius Maynard
Wimberley Rader
Greg Brown
Nikki Hammock
David Moore
Tim Regan-Porter
Mike Brown
Traci Jenkins
Mary Pinson
Virgil Watkins, Jr.
(Ex Officio)

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Contact Us

Macon Arts Alliance
486 First Street
Macon, GA 31201
Phone: (478) 743-6940
Fax: (478) 743-7136

Gallery Hours:
Tuesday – Friday: 10 AM – 5 PM