Georgia, has long been known as a music-lovers town.
There has always been outstanding music in it's churches and schools, and
since February 6, 1963, there has been community-oriented music.
On that day, fifteen local residents organized the Dublin Association
of Fine Arts. The first
featured local artists, who were outstanding
in their fields and who were well received, resulting in a spectacular
growth in membership and continuous offering of excellent quality.
On March 29,
1984, the Heart of
Georgia Community Concert Association
was formed as an affiliate of the Columbia Artists’ Community Concert organization, which sponsored
tours for both
nationally and internationally known performers, enabling high-quality programs
to be presented in small communities at a reasonable cost. Although this
arrangement worked successfully for many years, eventually major changes in the Columbia Artists’
group led the association to pursue the alliance of the HOG Community Concert
group with the Fine Arts.
September 16, 2002, the
Dublin Laurens Arts Council was formed by
combining the Heart of Georgia Community Concert Association with the
Dublin Association of Fine Arts to continue to bring quality musical
performances to Dublin. Such has been the case; truly
outstanding programs have been enjoyed.
All residents of Dublin/Laurens County
and its surrounding area
eligible for membership in the council by annual subscription purchase.
Fiscal year for the council is from July 1st through June 30th of each year;
individuals, businesses, corporations, and associations are invited to
and officers of the
council are elected at the
business meeting of the members. They serve without pay or any
other remuneration and number 18-24. Officers are president, first vice
president, second vice president, third vice president, secretary,
treasurer, two concert chairpersons, a social chairperson and
a parliamentarian. All affairs of the Council, such as program selections and
dues structure, are governed by the Constitution and By-laws.