Thanks to a generous donor, every dollar we get on GA Gives Day will be matched, up to $1000! So if you give $25, for example, we'll get another $25 because of YOUR gift.
The 567 Center for Renewal dreams of a vibrant downtown Macon filled with successful businesses and creative professionals, a downtown filled with the arts and enjoyed by people of all ages from all places.
GA Gives Day is a statewide day of giving, on November 12, to show support for the nonprofit organizations that make our lives and our communities better. The 567 can't do what we do without donations from people like you.
What does The 567 do?
The 567 opened its doors at its 2-story space on Cherry Street in 2010. In just 5 years, The 567 has grown into a diverse space that offers unique programming for many different segments of our community.
The heartbeat of The 567 is its art gallery, a creative space where anyone can try their hand at creating art, students and professional artists display their work, entrepreneurs connect with each other, and an eclectic assortment of other events take place. Our main venue also serves an important need in downtown Macon, providing space for large events such as Macon Film Festival, the Bragg Jam music festival, Lost Keys Literary Festival, GABBA Fest (presented by the Georgia Allman Brothers Band Association), and Groove Speak (a night of music & spoken word). All of these activities support the growing creative community of downtown and bring in visitors to downtown from all over Middle Georgia.
Some highlights from 2015:
-Our art classes brought over 350 people to downtown Macon--any many of those came to multiple classes.
-One third of the people who came to our art classes live outside of Macon.
-In June, we launched Business & Breakfast, a free monthly event that gathers small business owners for coffee, networking, and learning essential business skills.
-Almost 150 people came to the 1st Annual Beer & Bluegrass event in July.
-The 567 provided space for the Chameleon Village Theatre Company to rehearse and perform their inaugural play in August.
-We added additional activities and events to our First Friday art openings throughout the year, including Chameleon Village's pop-up play, an art scavenger hunt, a concert, and free, all-ages art projects.
Current goals include expanding the variety of art classes being offered, developing innovative new events and programs, and increasing our visibility throughout Macon.