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An Artistic Holiday: Christmas on the Circle

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This year on Nov. 9 and Nov. 10 the Fine Arts Society of Middle Georgia, the nonprofit organization supporting over 110 artists across Middle Georgia, sponsored the 2nd Annual Artists Market.

“Christmas on the Circle” was held at the FAS Gallery at 149 S. Commercial Circle in Warner Robins.

Typically, the “Christmas on the Circle” event is focused on the value of the arts by offering artists the opportunity to set up a vendor booth and sell their art. According to a press release from the Fine Art Society of Middle Georgia, this year the market had a second building for vendors that patrons can browse and buy from.

The press release also listed some of the possible items up for purchase at the market, including sculptures, paintings, jewelry and decor. It also said that the event included home-baked goods and holiday decor, as well as live entertainment.

Linda Frazier, an employee with the Fine Art Society of Middle Georgia, said she feels this event is important to the community of Macon.

“Christmas on the Circle (helps) support the gallery and two seniors in high school in Houston County, who will receive a college scholarship to major in art,” she said.

Frazier believes it was important to attend this event because it supports the community and helps further the education of two local students. Along with enjoying the scenery and shopping, this event offered people in the community an opportunity to connect with other individuals who enjoy supporting the community and appreciating art.

Mercer students were also involved in this event. Senior Bailey Noles, said that this event is important to the Macon community and to the continuation of supporting the arts.

“I’m glad to see them come together for this event, because it is important to support art. It is an irreplaceable part of human expression and healing,” she said.

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