About Us

Lamar Arts is a non-profit organization governed by a diverse Board of Directors  of artists, residents, community and business leaders of Lamar County. Our purpose is to promote, coordinate, develop, and encourage the artistic and cultural growth of Lamar County.


In March 2004, Lamar Arts became the sole tenant of the Barnesville Depot.  The historic building houses the Arts Center and Gallery, which is a no-fee venue and handicap accessible.  The Gallery is open to the public, offering visual art exhibits and art education to the community.   We are dedicated to the finest programming in music, theater, dance, literature, and the visual arts.


Lamar Arts is perpetually busy with exhibits, meetings, and community arts events. We generally have new exhibits every two months as well as workshops, poetry reading and other community events at the gallery. Our community events in the past have also included Gordon College Recital Series, Buggy Days Band Concerts, Summer Camps for Performing and Visual Arts, Summer Musical Theater productions, Fundraiser events and annual membership meetings. Our increased activity and the costs associated with occupation of the downtown Train Depot have increased the importance of maintaining a large and active membership.  We urge you to join our cause and become a member.  Volunteers are always needed for gallery sitting, helping with receptions, ushering at recitals and concerts, and processing mailings. With your membership and your support, Lamar Arts will continue to impact Lamar County and build our reputation as a cultural community dedicated to artistic development.  If you are willing to assist in anyway, even if it is only a few hours, please contact us at 770-358-5888.

Current Officers

PAST PRESIDENT -Aaron Brown – kcambrown@gmail.com

PRESIDENT –  John Votaw – johnvotaw@bellsouth.net

VICE PRESIDENT – Larry Collins –larrycollinshome@gmail.com

SECRETARY – Kay Pedrotti – kayspedrotti@gmail.com

TREASURER –  William Tuttle – wtuttle@unitedbank.net

Current Board Members

Karen Cox – hcox@bellsouth.net

Lauren Hooks – lamarcountyfcc@gmail.com

Virginia Janssen – vjanssen@dynamicenvironmental.com

Annette Jones – raj1947@bellsouth.net

Ralph Jones – ralphcjones@bellsouth.net

Angela Preston – da81126@bellsouth.net

George Weldon – gweldon58@msn.com