Arts and Cultural Events

AUGUST

Wesleyan Market
Saturday, August 12, 9:00AM-1:00PM

Wesleyan College front campus 
This fun community event features a variety of locally grown and produced items ranging from flowers and organic fruits and vegetables to baked goods, art, and jewelry by local artisans. Music and fun educational events also offered. To find out what’s happening this Saturday and for a full vendor list, like us on Facebook. Free and open to the public. (478) 757-5233. Wesleyan art galleries are open in Porter Fine Arts Building 10:00AM – 2:00PM.

Fall Convocation
Keynote speaker, The Reverend Tiffany Knowlin
Tuesday, August 29, 11:15AM

Rev. Knowlin serves as pastor of Wesley United Methodist Church in Columbia, SC. Free and open to the public.



Painting of two men, one a king.

Faculty Art Exhibit
August 30 - September 29
McCrary Gallery, Murphey Art Building
Opening August 30 at Noon with potluck reception.
Prints, paintings, ceramics, and photography by our distinguished faculty, Fernando La Rosa, Frances de La Rosa, Libby Bailey, Charles Ladson, Alexis Gregg, Tanner Coleman, and Dennis Applebee.

 

SEPTEMBER

Wesleyan Market
Saturday, September 9, 9:00AM-1:00PM

Wesleyan College front campus 
This fun community event features a variety of locally grown and produced items ranging from flowers and organic fruits and vegetables to baked goods, art, and jewelry by local artisans. Music and fun educational events also offered. To find out what’s happening this Saturday and for a full vendor list, like us on Facebook. Free and open to the public. (478) 757-5233. Wesleyan art galleries are open in Porter Fine Arts Building 10:00AM – 2:00PM.

Folk Art Exhibit
September 21 - November 30
Opening reception: Thursday, September 21, 6:00PM

Collier East Gallery, Porter Auditorium
Folk Art from North Georgia, curated by Craig Burkhalter. Wesleyan art galleries are open 1:00 – 5:00PM, Monday – Friday. Free and open to the public.

International Confucius Institute Day
Saturday, September 23, 1:00 – 5:00PM

Wesleyan Quad (Oval Hall, Candler Alumnae Center if it rains)
Confucius Institutes worldwide will celebrate Chinese culture and language in an all-day fair-like event. Free and open to the public.

OCTOBER

Charles Ladson Paintings
October 4 - 27
Opening reception: Wednesday, October 4, 6:00PM

McCrary Gallery, Murphey Art Building
Wesleyan art galleries are open 1:00 – 5:00PM, Monday – Friday. Free and open to the public.

Aletheia Piano Trio
Wednesday, October 11, 7:00PM

Burden Parlor
Aletheia Piano Trio features pianist Fei Fei Dong, violinist Francesca de Pasquale, and cellist Juliette Herlin in a program of Mozart, Schubert, Shostakovich, and Brahms. Formed in 2013 at Juilliard School, the trio is quickly rising to acclaim for their impassioned energy, musical integrity, and formidable ensemble. Sponsored by Macon Concert Association. Season subscription $80 adults, $40 students. Individual concert $25 adults, $10 students. 478-301-5470.

These Shining Lives
by Melanie Marnich
Directed by Frazer Lively
Thursday, October 12 - Saturday, October 14,
 8:00PM
Grassmann-Porter Studio Theatre
Comedy/tragedy that shows the true story of women considered to be expendable in their day. Catherine and her friends are dying, it's true; but theirs is a story of survival, as they refuse to allow the company that stole their health to kill their spirits-- or to endanger the lives that come after them. Tickets $10, $5 alumnae, senior citizens, students. Free to Wesleyan students, faculty, and staff. Seating is limited. Reserve seats at theatre@wesleyancollage.edu or 478 757 5259.

Wesleyan Market
Saturday, October 14, 9:00AM-1:00PM

Wesleyan College front campus
This fun community event features a variety of locally grown and produced items ranging from flowers and organic fruits and vegetables to baked goods, art, and jewelry by local artisans. Music and fun educational events also offered. To find out what’s happening this Saturday and for a full vendor list, like us on Facebook. Free and open to the public. (478) 757-5233. Wesleyan art galleries are open in Porter Fine Arts Building 10:00AM – 2:00PM.

Celebrating the Power of Two
Saturday, October 14, 3:00PM

Porter Auditorium
Macon Bibb Citizen Advocacy will hold a benefit concert celebrating the power of two people standing together as one. The Power of Two is an annual celebration that brings the community together for a concert of epic proportion highlighting the value of personal relationships in all our lives. Enjoy uplifting, dynamic music as the choirs of Union Baptist and Lizzie Chapel Baptist join the talents of Big Mike, Louise Warren, Harold Thomas, and gospel sensation Soul’s Desire. There will also be a silent auction during intermission and throughout the show. Tickets: $10 at the door; $5 for students with ID and senior citizens.

WOW! A Day for Macon
Saturday, October 21

Wesleyan Quad
"Women With Purpose," a festival promoting women artists and vendors along with programs that assist women in Central Georgia. Proceeds will go to Crisis Line and Safe House. Details to come.

NOVEMBER

Wesleyan Music Students Fall Recital
Monday, November 6, 7:00PM

Porter Auditorium
Featuring Wesleyan music students.  Featuring organ, piano, and voice in styles from classical to Broadway. Free and open to the public.

Wesleyan Market
Saturday, November 11, 9:00AM-1:00PM

Wesleyan College front campus
This fun community event features a variety of locally grown and produced items ranging from flowers and organic fruits and vegetables to baked goods, art, and jewelry by local artisans. Music and fun educational events also offered. To find out what’s happening this Saturday and for a full vendor list, like us on Facebook. Free and open to the public. (478) 757-5233. Wesleyan art galleries are open in Porter Fine Arts Building 10:00AM – 2:00PM.

Principal Principle 
by Joe Zarrow
Directed by Laura King
Thursday, November, 30 - Saturday, December 2, 8:00PM

Grassmann-Porter Studio Theatre
Dark comedy of academic intrigue in an English department in a Chicago South Side high school. A business-minded principal institutes a harsh program where teachers' jobs are linked to high stakes standardized testing. The spirits of the teachers are broken. Or are they? Tickets $10, $5 alumnae, senior citizens, students. Free to Wesleyan students, faculty, and staff. Seating is limited. Reserve seats at theatre@wesleyancollage.edu or 478 757 5259.

DECEMBER

Wesleyan’s Annual Christmas Concert
Sunday, December 3, 4:00PM

Porter Auditorium
Wesleyan's beloved Annual Christmas Concert featuring Concert Choir, the Wesleyannes, and Christmas carol sing-alongs. Free and open to the public.

Wesleyan Market
Saturday, December 9, 9:00AM-1:00PM

Wesleyan College front campus 
This fun community event features a variety of locally grown and produced items ranging from flowers and organic fruits and vegetables to baked goods, art, and jewelry by local artisans. Music and fun educational events also offered. To find out what’s happening this Saturday and for a full vendor list, like us on Facebook. Free and open to the public. (478) 757-5233. Wesleyan art galleries are open in Porter Fine Arts Building 10:00AM – 2:00PM.

Morning Music Club Christmas Concert
Thursday, December 14, 10:30AM

Porter Auditorium
For more than 104 years, the Morning Music Club has presented lively musical events open to the community.  Enjoy a seasonal program with an audience sing-along. Free and open to the public.

JANUARY

Wesleyan Market
Saturday, January 13, 9:00AM-1:00PM

Wesleyan College front campus 
This fun community event features a variety of locally grown and produced items ranging from flowers and organic fruits and vegetables to baked goods, art, and jewelry by local artisans. Music and fun educational events also offered. To find out what’s happening this Saturday and for a full vendor list, like us on Facebook. Free and open to the public. (478) 757-5233. Wesleyan art galleries are open in Porter Fine Arts Building 10:00AM – 2:00PM.

Wesleyan’s Permanent Collection Anniversary Exhibit
Opening reception: Thursday, January 18, 6:00PM

Wesleyan art galleries are open 1:00 – 5:00PM, Monday – Friday. Free and open to the public.

Craig Burkhalter Solo Exhibition
Opening reception: Tuesday, January 23, 6:00PM

McCrary Gallery, Murphey Art Building
Wesleyan art galleries are open 1:00 – 5:00PM, Monday – Friday. Free and open to the public.

Borromeo String Quartet
Tuesday, January 23, 7:30PM

Pierce Chapel
The award-winning Borromeo String Quartet continues to strengthen and deepen its reputation as one of the most important ensembles of our time. Admired and sought after for both its fresh interpretations of the classical music canon and its championing of works by 20th and 21st century composers, the ensemble has been hailed for its "edge-of-the-seat" performances" by the Boston Globe which called it "simply the best there is." Sponsored by Macon Concert Association. Season subscription $80 adults/$40 students. Individual event $25 adult/$10 student. 478-301-5470.

FEBRUARY

Kris Carlisle American Preludes Concert
Thursday, February 8, 7:30PM

Pierce Chapel
The American Evolution: Piano Preludes is a project by Berry College Piano Professor Dr. Kris Carlisle. His CD recording, which contains a fantastic collection of contemporary piano preludes by some of the most talented composers of our time, has been awarded the Silver Medal by the Global Music Awards. Free and open to the public.

Wesleyan Market
Saturday, February 10, 9:00AM-1:00PM

Wesleyan College front campus 
This fun community event features a variety of locally grown and produced items ranging from flowers and organic fruits and vegetables to baked goods, art, and jewelry by local artisans. Music and fun educational events also offered. To find out what’s happening this Saturday and for a full vendor list, like us on Facebook. Free and open to the public. (478) 757-5233. Wesleyan art galleries are open in Porter Fine Arts Building 10:00AM – 2:00PM.

Chinese Lunar New Year Celebration
Saturday, February 17, Time TBA

Porter Auditorium
Wesleyan’s Confucius Institute will celebrate the most important holiday in Chinese culture—New Year!  Ring in the Year of the Dog with a performance of traditional Chinese dances, songs and music. Free and open to the public. (478) 757-5212.

122nd Annual STUNT!
Saturday, February 24, 7PM

Porter Auditorium
A student-produced musical revue and competition for the coveted STUNT cup.  Proceeds benefit scholarships. Tickets: $7 per person/$5 students. General admission tickets are available at the door.

MARCH

Wesleyan Market
Saturday, March 10, 9:00AM-1:00PM

Wesleyan College front campus
This fun community event features a variety of locally grown and produced items ranging from flowers and organic fruits and vegetables to baked goods, art, and jewelry by local artisans. Music and fun educational events also offered. To find out what’s happening this Saturday and for a full vendor list, like us on Facebook. Free and open to the public. (478) 757-5233. Wesleyan art galleries are open in Porter Fine Arts Building 10:00AM – 2:00PM.

Brasil Guitar Duo
Tuesday, March 20, 7:30PM

Brasil Guitar Duo, a 2006 Concert Artists Guild International Competition winner, has been hailed by Classical Guitar magazine for its "maturity of musicianship and technical virtuosity."  Duo members Joao Luiz and Douglas Lora met in Sao Paulo as teenage guitar students and have been performing together for nearly two decades. The duo's programming features a seamless blend of traditional and Brazilian works, resulting in a global touring schedule and a growing catalogue of critically acclaimed recordings. Sponsored by Macon Concert Association. Season subscription $80 adults/$40 students. Individual event $25 adult/$10 student. 478-301-5470.

WOW! A Day for Macon
Saturday, March 24, 8:00AM-12:00PM

Anderson Dining Hall, Olive Swann Porter building
Details to come.

Erin McIntosh solo art exhibition
Opening reception: Wednesday, March 28, 6:00PM

East Gallery, Porter Auditorium
Wesleyan art galleries are open 1:00 – 5:00PM, Monday – Friday. Free and open to the public.

APRIL

Wesleyan Senior Students Art Show
Opening reception: Tuesday, April 10, 6:00PM

Wesleyan art galleries are open 1:00 – 5:00PM, Monday – Friday. Free and open to the public.

MNM Piano Trio
Thursday, April 12, 7:30PM

Pierce Chapel
Three pianists, playing together on 1 piano, 6 hands sharing the same keyboard, 30 fingers running on 88 keys... all in a joyful spirit! This is the unique musical experience proposed by three pianists from France and Belgium who one day gathered around a single keyboard creating a rich, colorful, and explosive mixture. Sponsored by Macon Concert Association. Season subscription $80 adults/$40 students. Individual event $25 adult/$10 student. 478-301-5470.

Wesleyan Market
Saturday, April 14, 9:00AM-1:00PM

Wesleyan College front campus 
This fun community event features a variety of locally grown and produced items ranging from flowers and organic fruits and vegetables to baked goods, art, and jewelry by local artisans. Music and fun educational events also offered. To find out what’s happening this Saturday and for a full vendor list, like us on Facebook. Free and open to the public. (478) 757-5233. Wesleyan art galleries are open in Porter Fine Arts Building 10:00AM – 2:00PM.

Wesleyan Music Students Spring Honors Recital
Monday, April 16, 7:00PM

Porter Auditorium
Featuring outstanding Wesleyan College music students from on piano, organ and voice. Free and open to the public.

Alumnae Weekend Celebration Concert
Friday, April 20, 6:00PM

Porter Auditorium
In this annual event, talented Wesleyannes come back to visit their Alma Mater and put on a fun and memorable musical performance. Free and open to the public.

Wesleyan Music Students Spring Concert
Sunday, April 29, 4:00PM

Pierce Chapel
Annual Spring Concert featuring Wesleyan Concert Choir, Wesleyannes and the Confucius Institute Singers. Free and open to the public.

MAY

Wesleyan Market
Saturday, May 12, 9:00AM-1:00PM

Wesleyan College front campus 
This fun community event features a variety of locally grown and produced items ranging from flowers and organic fruits and vegetables to baked goods, art, and jewelry by local artisans. Music and fun educational events also offered. To find out what’s happening this Saturday and for a full vendor list, like us on Facebook. Free and open to the public. (478) 757-5233. Wesleyan art galleries are open in Porter Fine Arts Building 10:00AM – 2:00PM.

JUNE

Wesleyan Market
Saturday, June 9, 9:00AM-1:00PM

Wesleyan College front campus 
This fun community event features a variety of locally grown and produced items ranging from flowers and organic fruits and vegetables to baked goods, art, and jewelry by local artisans. Music and fun educational events also offered. To find out what’s happening this Saturday and for a full vendor list, like us on Facebook. Free and open to the public. (478) 757-5233. Wesleyan art galleries are open in Porter Fine Arts Building 10:00AM – 2:00PM.

JULY

Wesleyan Market
Saturday, July 14, 9:00AM-1:00PM

Wesleyan College front campus 
This fun community event features a variety of locally grown and produced items ranging from flowers and organic fruits and vegetables to baked goods, art, and jewelry by local artisans. Music and fun educational events also offered. To find out what’s happening this Saturday and for a full vendor list, like us on Facebook. Free and open to the public. (478) 757-5233. Wesleyan art galleries are open in Porter Fine Arts Building 10:00AM – 2:00PM.

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Wesleyan College is privileged to steward many arts and cultural events and share them with the community. Most are free and open to the public. Wesleyan art galleries are open M-F 1:30 – 5:00 PM and on Wesleyan Market Saturdays from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

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