As the holiday weekend approaches, fireworks, parades, free concerts, and more fill every corner of the state.
Several local cities, including Carrollton and Villa Rica, will be offering parades or festivals, music, and fireworks shows to illuminate the sky over the course of the next few days. UWG wishes you a fun and safe holiday weekend.
Here’s your guide to some of the best shows and events in the area. Read more ...
There is no better way to spend a summer day than by biking through the streets of Atlanta to appreciate the great architecture and art within our state's capital city. That is exactly what Department of Art Chair and Associate Director Kevin Shunn and Professor of Painting and Foundations Drawing Erin Dixon did on Thursday, June 4, along with several UWG art students.
The group represented the University of West Georgia as they participated in the Bicycle Tours of Atlanta, a tour that guides its participants through the historically rich and artistic locations of the intown streets of Atlanta. Among the artistic sights were public art and living wall murals as well as the architecture of the many buildings in downtown Atlanta. Read more ...
University of West Georgia President Kyle Marrero and several UWG representatives recently traveled to Shanghai and Chongqing, China to sign updated exchange program and study abroad agreements with the Shanghai University of International Business and Economics (SUIBE) and Southwest University (SWU). Read more ...
University of West Georgia's Xiaojuan Christian, visual services specialist in University Communications and Marketing, has spent the past year chronicling Carrollton's homeless.
Unlike a traditional homeless shelter, HOPE Center is a communal home and transition program for homeless men located in Carrollton, Georgia. Since opening in January 2008, it has helped hundreds of men transition out of homelessness and back into independent living.
Watch Xiaojuan's compelling video, A Story of Hope, to learn more about the HOPE Center and UWG's strong ties to the community.
An annual Carrollton tradition continues this Independence Day with several free events. Begin your July 4 at 11 a.m. with the People's Parade. The parade begins at Dairy Queen on US Highway 27 South, follows Maple and Alabama Streets through Adamson Square then out Newnan St. and Bankhead Ave. to the Kmart at 620 Bankhead. You can view the parade anywhere along the route and there is ample free parking at any of the downtown parking decks and lots.
Wrap up your day with the Carroll Symphony Orchestra's Sounds of Liberty concert at 8 p.m. on the Carrollton Elementary School front lawn at 401 Ben Scott Blvd. Fireworks begin with the last song, shortly after 9 p.m.
In case of severe weather, the alternate parade date is July 11.