Christmas in Darien returns, and MAA welcomes Santa back to the Old Jail Art Center

DECEMBER 8TH.  Bring your the family!

Christmas in Darien 2019

The Watercolor and Gouache paintings of Betty Oliver

Opening Reception

Friday, December 6th, 5 – 7pm

The Old Jail Art Center

404 North Way in Darien, GA

Betty delights in the transparency of the watercolor pigments, the quick, loose strokes of brushes, and the subtle, accidental surprises that occur to complete the image.  Her treatment of opaque gouache subjects is less realistic and more conceptual, focusing on “The Shape of Things”.
The Exhibit will be on display through the end of January 2020.


Visit our Spotlight Artist page for more information about Betty.

Make it a festive evening at two historic locations!  Enjoy Betty’s wine and hors d’oeuvres reception at The Old Jail, 5 pm – 7 pm, then head up to see the Christmas lights at Ashantilly Plantation, 6 pm – 8 pm.



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We had a great turn out despite the weather!

Photos (154) of the event are located on Dropbox and can be viewed by clicking anywhere on this sentence.

A big thanks to Photographer Laurie Poole. She really captured the evening with so many smiling, happy faces.

More about Laurie on her website click here!

Laurie is also on Facebook, just click here.


Look for dates on our 2020 Ball in the spring of 2020!

Our Calendar is now on sale at MAA this makes a great Christmas gift!

Guided Studio Painting & Drawing

Wednesdays, 1 to 3 pm
At The Old Jail Art Center
404 North Way, Darien
$80 per month
(Begins 8/7 and pro-rated for August only)

Bring your art supplies and canvas or paper.  This freestyle class will focus on a chosen subject or allow independent projects with rotating instructors offering guidance.  This is a great intro for newbies, but all skill levels are welcome.

Call 912-437-7711 to sign up

New members are always welcome!

Please join/renew today!


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Many thanks to the Georgia Council for the Arts Visit their website at


Always Free Admission!

Hours of Operation Mon-Sat 11:00 am-3:00 pm

2019 Membership information can be found by clicking here.

If you would like to be a member and help support the McIntosh Art Association, click on appropriate Adobe PDF file below for regular membership or corporate membership. This will open in your web browser please print and fill out. You may also “right-click” and save to your computer. You can also stop by MAA at anytime to signup!

Individual or Family Membership

Corporate Membership

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.

Click here for a map to our location or call 912-437-7711 for more information.

 Welcome our 2019 Corporate Sponsors




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Crescent Equipment Co.

Crescent Marine








Darien Telephone Co.

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Ashantilly Center, Inc.

Darien McIntosh Chamber of Commerce

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We appreciate our supporters and visit the link to the business/company. Thank You!