HISTORY

Dublin, 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 years’ programs 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.
Thus, on 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 are 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 join.

The directors and officers of the council are elected at the annual 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.