Open Mon-Sat 11 AM – 3 PM

404 North Way, Darien, GA 

Join us Saturday, Feb. 17, 11-12 as author Jackie Strickland signs her newest memoir,


“A bit of murder makes a story more interesting, but it’s slightly distracting for those left behind.  It taught me how to be dead, but not how to die.  I stumbled through the next thirty years like a drunken zombie.”

With these opening words from her first memoir, Red High Heels On My Mama’s Grave, Jackie Strickland eloquently and honestly recounts her life story beginning with the tragic circumstance that afflicted her in 1952 at the tender age of eight and would set her on a tumultuous path through youth and five marriages (recounted in her second memoir, Once Upon Too Many Times).  Her journey through fear, abandonment, a mental disorder, and betrayal reads much like a true crime page-turner.   In her latest book, Hay-wired!…Until His Light Defeated My Darkness, Jackie’s story continues through a series of essays of backward glances viewed through the prism of time and wisdom.  With her remarkable splashes of humor, she finds her happy ending through reflection, introspection and spiritual surrender.

Light refreshments will be provided.





We still have a great selection of unique and instructive art books.  Fill a bag for only $5! (Cash or Check only)

Visit The Painted Palette Gift Shop at the Old Jail Art Center for unique and artsy gifts.

Monday – Saturday, 11 – 3



THE KIT JONES historical vessel is back home and next to the Old Jail Art Center, completing its long journey from deteriorating in a Biloxi shipyard! Look for a permanent exhibit to be housed upstairs in the Old Jail, overlooking the Kit.  To help fund this exciting undertaking (which is already proving to be a great draw to Darien and the Old Jail Art Center), FRIENDS OF THE KIT JONES (a non-profit) is selling personalized bricks to pave the area surrounding her. Visit to find out how you can be immortalized while helping preserve a part of McIntosh history.  Commemorative 11×17 posters and postcards are also available to benefit the Kit Jones and MAA.




 Download your membership application here or visit our membership page here on our website to renew using Paypal.

Better yet, drop by the Old Jail Art Center to renew or signup.

 Contact:  (912) 437-7711

McIntosh Art Association

Admission is always free!

Hours of Operation Monday through Saturday 11:00 am – 3:00 pm


Pottery On Demand

Did you know that MAA has a pottery room with a pottery wheel and a brand new programmable kiln? If you are an interested member, contact MAA about a pottery studio session. $10/day.

Studio Time

Need a place to paint? Our classroom can accommodate.

Our Mission Statement

The mission of the McIntosh Art Association is to promote visual arts and other artistic disciplines in the greater McIntosh area.  Additionally, MAA seeks broad-based partnerships with other like-minded organizations and individuals within the local community to encourage support for cultural, historical, and creative endeavors.


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Many thanks to the Georgia Council for the Arts.

Through the 2022 Vibrant Communities Grant, look for enhancements to our pottery studio and other galley upgrades.

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