Rome Area Council for the Arts

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The Rome Area Council for the Arts helps artists flourish. Through fundraisers and grants, we support exhibits, educational programs, public art projects and more.

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Learn about opportunities to help

The most common ways to support RACA are through donating or volunteering.

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Let us know what you want to do

We will work with you to find the perfect way to help!

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Contribute to a vibrant arts community

You’ll know that your support builds opportunities for artists and art lovers throughout Rome.

Are you an artist with an idea?

RACA provides grants to support projects that utilize the arts to increase economic, social, and educational awareness and vitality in our community. Tell us about your idea for a performance, exhibit, workshop — or something else!

RACA Grants
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Firefly Fling 2020

Nothing welcomes Spring to Rome, Georgia like the annual Rome Area Council for the Arts’ Firefly Fling! This year we are highlighting all things “homegrown” including our local artist, musicians, chefs, farmers, designers and writers. It is through this local network that we all continue to enjoy such a vibrant artistic community.

On Friday April 17th, you can be a part of this celebration as well as support our local artists and organizations by becoming a member of the Host Committee. The cost per couple is $250 and single is $125. Regular tickets are $75 each. This sponsorship/event is vital to the RACA budget as we strive to unite our community through the arts. Your sponsorship allows RACA to support so many of our local art organizations. Just last year, we funded over $30,000 to community projects.

Fabulous food and fun as well as supporting the Arts; truly a win/win!

The deadline for printing will be March 1! Please act now so we can include your name on the invitation under Host Committee.

We are extremely grateful to be a part of such a fabulous community...HOMEGROWN pride!

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Movie Night with Heart

Rome Community HeART Project, presented by the Rome Area Council for the Arts (RACA) and Redmond Regional Medical Center, will expand this year to include an event at The DeSoto Theater. RACA, Redmond and The Historic DeSoto Theater Foundation are collaborating to present “A Movie Night with Heart” on Thursday, February 13, 2020. Tickets to the event are $25. Tickets will include a pre-show reception at 7pm featuring bite-sized desserts and cocktails, followed by an 8pm showing of “When Harry Met Sally” on the DeSoto’s new theater-sized screen.

“When Harry Met Sally” is a classic romantic comedy that many people have not seen on the big screen since its 1989 debut. In honor of National Heart Month, RACA, Redmond, and the DeSoto Theatre will present this classic that defined the “rom-com” genre. The appeal of this movie classic reaches beyond a traditional “date night.” Similarly, “A Movie Night with HeART” is designed to appeal to all. The evening begins with desserts and cocktails at 7:00 p.m. Attendees can even enjoy “signature cocktails” that fit the theme of the movie.

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Meet the artists

Many artists from diverse backgrounds have joined RACA. These artists work in many mediums, from visual arts to culinary arts to performance. See our list of artist members, and get links to learn more about them and their art.

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