The Arts Council 2

The Colquitt/Miller Arts Council (CMAC) is a non-profit company promoting the arts in the community of Colquitt, Georgia. Our mission is to celebrate the human spirit through creative programming and services inspired by regional culture.

We are located at 158 East Main Street Colquitt, GA 39837. You can reach our offices at 1-229-758-5450. If you’d like to mail something to us, our mailing address is P.O. Box 567, Colquitt, GA 39837

Projects of the Colquitt/Miller Arts Council

Swamp Gravy, established in 1992, is Georgia’s Official Folk-Life Play.  The show features local stories, volunteer actors, and home-grown music. Swamp Gravy is performed in Cotton Hall Theater every October and March, with new scripts produced annually.  The cast also tours and performs the show nationally. Swamp Gravy’s mission is to involve as many people as possible in a theatrical experience that empowers the individual, bonds the community and strengthens the local economy while crossing the boundaries of age, gender, race, sexual orientation, and social class.

May-Haw Christmas is Colquitt’s own musical variety show offering its audience side-splitting fun and toe-tapping Christmas tunes. It’s Colquitt’s newest Christmas tradition and largest “Ugly Sweater Christmas party,” and will put even the biggest Grinch into the Christmas spirit.

The CMAC Youth Theater strives to teach its actors confidence, technique, and stage presence. Started in 2007, previous performances include Peter PanBridge to TerabithiaWilly WonkaAlice in WonderlandChristmastime at the Circus MarvelloJames and the Giant PeachWizard of OzSeussical the Musical, Jr., Honk! Jr. , The Little Mermaid Jr., Into The Woods, Jr, and Aladdin, Jr. CMAC Youth Theater productions run in June.

Cotton Hall Productions also produces a full length musical every April. Previous productions include 9-to-5: The Musical and audience favorite The Sound Of Music.

New Life Learning Center houses our “Little Einstein’s School of Discovery” pre-school, “Swamp Stompers” after school and summer camp as well as our very own pottery painting studio.  All of our programs offer a challenging academic curriculum, including art enrichment, social skills, and creative thinking.  Our center is available to rent for birthday parties and special events.

Market on the Square offers a unique shopping experience featuring art, gifts, gourmet foods, adult and children’s specialty clothing, and many other fine products.

The Millennium Mural Project began in 1999 when the Colquitt/Miller Arts Council received a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. The NEA chose one arts organization from each of the fifty states, and CMAC won for Georgia. Since then we have added 15 murals including the towering 100-foot Agricultural Icon Mural, and earned Colquitt the title of “Georgia’s First Mural City.”

The Swamp Gravy Institute is the consulting branch of our organization. If you’re interested in recreating the success of Swamp Gravy in your own community, Swamp Gravy Co-founder Joy Jinks and Former CMAC Executive Director Karen Kimbrel have all the know-how and experience to help you do it. SGI also partners with Colquitt’s Community Development Corporation to produce the Building Creative Communities Conference annually, during the first weekend in February. For more information about SGI and the Building Creative Communities Conference, please contact Joy Jinks at