Abbeville Regional Cultural Arts Alliance is Formed

After months of planning, the Abbeville Regional Cultural Arts Alliance, ARCAA, is now a reality.

"What we are trying to do as concerned citizens is get together to raise money and raise awareness for the arts in Abbeville, we have a performing arts center called the Jack Carr Performing Arts Building, it had plays that came into town we had New Orleans jazz band, we would sunrise services," said Sarah Williams, Vice President of ARCAA.

"The Jack Carr Cultural Arts Center was hit by a tornado several years ago and ever since then the building has been deserted but the ARCAA wants to change that.

"In all our schools when money is cut the arts are cut," said Williams.

And the community seems to be on board.

"I believe its a good thing we need things like that that's very important to the city and the young people," said Oscar Hoggins, local businessman.

The center isn't just for Abbeville residents.

"That's why we put regional in it because we want our arts center to spread to the whole region and give the people in the whole Wiregrass a chance to participate so we have big dreams for the arts center," said Williams.

For more information on the ARCAA contact the Abbeville Chamber of Commerce.


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