Arts Organizations

Carrollton Artist Guild

The three main objectives of the Carrollton Artists Guild are to educate, inspire and promote its members. The guild is responsible for the annual Arts Festival of Carrollton, an annual juried gallery show, holiday gallery show, workshops, artist demonstrations and solo shows in a variety of locations in the community. The guild allows student artists to join when accompanied by adults. Otherwise, artists need to be 18 or older to join. For more information, email

Meeting Schedule:  2nd Tuesdays, 6:30pm at the Carrollton Center for the Arts
Annual Membership Dues:  $20 Students; $30 Single; $45 Families

Carroll Symphony Orchestra

The Carroll Symphony Orchestra has created an alliance with the Carrollton Center for the Arts. The Carroll Symphony Orchestra started in October 2002. The Symphony is conducted by Terry Lowry and overseen by a Board of Directors. The organization also houses several other programs including the Carrollton Wind Ensemble, and newly formed Carrollton Jazz Orchestra, & Carroll Symphony Orchestra Music Academy. For more information, visit

Carrollton Wind Ensemble

Founded in 2011, the Carrollton Wind Ensemble is an outreach program of the Carroll Symphony Orchestra and enjoys sharing their love of music with the community. Under the direction of CSO Conductor Terry Lowry, this concert band rehearses weekly on Tuesdays from 7-9 pm at the Center and spring season rehearsals begin on January 10. In addition to performing for veteran’s ceremonies and other community events, these musicians will perform concerts at the center and the AMP. This group is open to anyone who played a wind or percussion instrument in high school or college, and each member will provide their own concert attire and instrument. The ability to read music and play scales is necessary, but no audition is required.
Participation Information:
There is no fee to join. Members are asked to join the Carroll Symphony Orchestra Guild and can email Terry Lowry at for more information.
Performance Dates:
Spring Concert: May 9, 7:30 pm
Memorial Day: May 27,10:30 am
Other performance dates: TBA

Carroll County Community Chorus

The Carroll County Community Chorus is open to anyone at least 18 years old who loves to sing. The Chorus sings two concerts a year, Christmas and Spring. Singers can join at the beginning of each season through the third rehearsal and must join by September 25, 2023, to be in the Christmas Concert, Christmas in Carrollton. Terry Lowry is the new conductor. No auditions are required. Members are required to provide their own performance attire. For more information, visit or contact choir board president, Mike Kinney at .
Rehearsals Begin: September 11, 7pm – 8:30pm
Performance Dates & Times: December 8, 7:30pm; December 9, 4pm & 7:30pm.

Participation Fee: $20

Carroll County Community Theatre

The Carroll County Community Theater has brought quality theatrical experiences to Northwest Georgia since 1978. The group has tackled contemporary works and classical literature on stage. If you are a thespian, please consider auditioning for a play or if you need further information, please contact John Stephens at or join our Facebook page/Carroll County Community Theatre.
For more information: or join our Facebook page/Carroll County Community Theatre.

Carrollton Writers Guild

Carrollton Writer’s Guild mission is to encourage and support all forms of written expression. The Guild is a diverse group of writers, ages 18+, that includes all genres and levels of skill and accomplishment and currently has 35+ members. It hosts a variety of competitions, workshops and events. All programs are open to the public to join and participate. Annual membership is $30. For more information, email or visit
General Sessions: Second Tuesday (even months), 10am – 11am
Just Poetry: Second Wednesday, 10am – 12pm
Just Prose: First & Third Wednesday, 10am – 12pm
Just Saturday: Second Saturday, 10am – 12pm
Just Memoirs Second Tuesday 10am – 12pm (odd months), 11am – 12pm (even months)