The  Downtown Statesboro Development Authority  will be hosting its first annual Downtown Arts on April 1,2022 from 5:30-8:00 p.m.

This year, the Downtown Statesboro Development Authority (DSDA) has partnered with the Averitt Center for the Arts, Georgia Southern Arts Department and downtown businesses to have art exhibits within walking distance of the Courthouse square.

“It’s like Taste of Downtown but with art exhibits. We will have a free guide available that will help people find the art stops inside shops and restaurants. Come and appreciate all of the creative artists that we have in our community” said Allen Muldrew, Executive Director of the DSDA.

This F1RST Friday event will begin on the Courthouse lawn where there will be music, vendors and food trucks. Stop by the Coke table to get information of where the art exhibits will be on display. Local artists and Georgia Southern Betty Foy Sanders Department of Arts students will have art available for purchase. There will  be various mediums of art including paint, sculpture, ceramics and jewelry. 

Participating downtown businesses include: 67 Styles, Downtown Nutrition, MC Boutiques, Miracles Children’s  Boutique, Charlie’s Funky Junk, Lucy’s on Main (Material Girl), Vino 1910,  Hairstudio 101, Cool Beanz Espresso Bar, Posh Boutique, Galactic Comics & Games, Averitt Center for the Arts, Southern Pottery & Arts Studio, Tandoor & Tap, Lori Grice Photography, Garage Fit , Georgia Southern BIG alley and Jaxe & Grace Boutique.

F1RST Fridays are possible by the support of the following sponsors: Tormenta FC, McKeithen’s True Value, CORE Credit Union, Morris Bank, Statesboro Properties, Zaxby’s, Georgia Power, McLendon Enterprises, East Georgia Center for Oral and Facial Surgery, Coca Cola, Statesboro Oral Surgery, Colony Bank, Party Harbor, Via Media and Southern Chiropractic & Wellness Center. 

 For more information, please contact the Downtown Statesboro Development Authority by calling us at (912)764-7227 or emailing us at