Americus is a hot spot filled with Presidential history, interesting dining and some of the most unique artistic experiences, making it the art hub of southwest Georgia.
From glass blowing and a plethora of art workshops to theatrical performance in a historic theatre, Americus is an ideal destination to experience something new.
Get in an artistic state of mind by taking in a show at the historic Rylander Theatre. Located in historic downtown just a few blocks from the Windsor Hotel, the Rylander Theatre was originally built in 1921 and operated as a Vaudeville theatre. Restored in 1999, the historic theatre features an Art Deco style design and has a seating capacity of 621. From live performances and movies to special events and organ concerts on the 1928 Moller Theatre Pipe Organ, any show at the Rylander is sure to be a memorable experience. For show dates, tickets and more, click here. Rylander Theatre, 310 West Lamar Street, Americus, Georgia 31709; 229-931-0001
Get your creative juices flowing with a visit to the center of glassblowing at Mobile Glassblowing Studios in Americus. Founded in 2015 by Charles Wells and Phil Vinson, both sculptors, glass artists and educators who call southwest Georgia home. Offering a wide range of glassblowing equipment for those looking to bring a hot glass experience to their business, Mobile Glassblowing Studios also offers workshops, a gallery space and events throughout the year. Workshops are by appointment only and require a minimum of two people. Stop by the gallery to see many locally made glass items including cups, bowls, vases, jewelry, sculptures and more. Mobile Glassblowing Studios, 505 West Lamar Street, Americus, Georgia 31709; 229-352-9988
Be inspired by the art of glassblowing, a tradition more than 2,000 years old. Hot Glass Academy is a mobile glassblowing business offering a wide range of workshops and performances for events of all types and sizes. Bringing hot glass services to residential homes, corporate offices, summer camps, schools, universities, community centers, hotels and resorts, vineyards, breweries and more, Hot Glass Academy is sure to add a memorable experience to any gathering. For more information on booking Hot Glass Academy for a workshop or event, click here. Hot Glass Academy, 701 McGarrah Street, Americus, Georgia 31719; 585-704-6942