Mission Statement

The Perry Arts Center is a non-profit visual Arts Center, providing opportunities for individual growth, self-expression, increased awareness and appreciation of the arts through participation in studio, exhibition, lecture and other educational programs.


The Perry Arts Center is managed by the City of Perry with an advisory board appointed by the Perry City Council.

Community Investment in The Arts

Public investment in arts partnerships bring an impressive return, not only in culture in the community, but in education and the economy. The arts are one of Georgia’s biggest businesses, providing thousands of jobs and adding millions of dollars to state and local governments. In metro Atlanta, the arts generate $700 million in direct and indirect economic impact and provide more than 24,000 jobs. Every dollar contributed to non-profit arts organizations generates 13 additional dollars of economic impact.

 Students who are regularly exposed to the arts are higher achievers than those who are not. According to a 1998 study, arts education was directly linked to a 100 point increase in average SAT scores. The arts enhance quality of life and help attract and retain businesses. In a study conducted by the US Economic Development Administration, new economy businesses cited access to the arts, music and entertainment as an important quality of life factor when considering a new location.

Community support and planning are key elements in a successful arts partnership. Surveying our community resources, organizing citizen participation, and identifying community goals are essential.  Also important is the assistance of area development corporations, civic groups and area businesses.

If you are interested in joining us as we invest in Perry's future through The Arts,  please contact us at 988-2700 or email, info@perryartscenter.org..

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