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“Fun and interesting” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Old Jail Art Center & Museum

Old Jail Art Center & Museum
404 North Way, Darien, GA 31305
912-437-7711
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Ranked #4 of 13 things to do in Darien
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Calhoun, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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“Fun and interesting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2012

We did a walking tour of downtown Darien and the jail was on the tour. It was fun and interesting to learn a little local history.

Visited October 2011
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“Art in a Jail - Now That is Quaint!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2010

Who would have ever guessed there are so many artists in the Darien, Georgia area. But the Old Jail Art Center opened a few years ago to provide a venue for the numerous artists to display and sell. Exhibits and Spotlight Artists change often featuring all forms of visual beauty including photography. The center offers classes in oil painting, drawing techniques, portrait painting, watercolor, pottery, photography and jewelry. The giftshop is full of wonderful hand-made items, great for gift giving, especially at the holidays. The "city fathers" should be congratulated for thinking out of the box and converting the jail into a viable art center for the community and its guests. The building is unique because the cells were kept in place and used to house museum-type exhibits. The grounds are being landscaped by volunteers and will provide an extension to the center during festivals and art shows. Great place to spend the afternoon after lunching at Skipper's Fish Camp or Purple Pickle.

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