The Arts Connection is ABAC’s campus and community arts office.
Formed in 1976 to study the availability of arts and cultural opportunities in South Georgia, the Arts Experiment Station, as it was then called, went on to establish eight area arts councils, arts-in-schools programs, summer enrichment programs, four performing arts series, and five community festivals. The experiment worked. Many of those organizations established in those early years have gone on to become fully functioning independent arts organizations.
Currently, the Arts Connection works in conjunction with the college’s faculty and a dedicated group of community advisors to offer the ABAC Presents! Performing Arts Series which showcases professional orchestras, opera companies, theatrical events, chamber music, jazz and more. Additionally, the Arts Connection works with ABAC’s performing arts faculty to promote campus arts events such as the First Tuesday Performance Series which features regional artists each month.