SEPT 22, 2018

Downtown Waycross is about to celebrate the second annual Okee Arts fest. “We are so excited to bring an art celebration to our community,” Executive Director Elizabeth Simpson said.

The Okee Art Fest will take place on Pendleton Street in front of City Hall Saturday, September 22nd from 9 AM – 2 PM. Local vendors, artists, crafters, food, and more will be available.

“Families can fill the street with chalk art, hear great local music, support the Golden Gator Band, and even make their own splatter art masterpieces.” Simpson said. Admission is free to the festival and guests are encouraged to explore the children’s art displayed in local businesses from the Summer Art Camp and engage in art activities for the whole family.

This is the second annual Okee Arts Fest and will be held from 9:00 – 2:00 on September 22, at the City Hall, Downtown Waycross. Our Festival is all about celebrating the different and numerous artists we have in the Okefenokee area. We invite everyone to come see what the artists, sculptures, quilters, etc. are making. Many will be set up to showcase their work and you might see some working on a project. We will have food vendors and crafts vendors on site for your browsing pleasure. Contact for more information

Vendor spaces will be $30 for non-members and $20 for members of the OHC. Donations will be accepted to help benefit the art edu action programs in our region.

Here are some pictures from last year


“Dracula” by Steven Dietz, from the novel by Bram Stoker, with permission of Dramatists Play Service, will open Halloween night, October 31, at the Warehouse building at the Okefenokee Heritage Center. 

The Portnow Trilogy

“The Portnow Trilogy” is returning to Waycross at the Okefenokee Heritage Center, produced by Purlie Productions. Written by the well-known Waycrossan Barbara Griffin, who is also its lead actress, the three-part comedic play tells the story of an elderly couple...

Color Run 2019

Registration for the Color Run is now open! This year's Color Run will raise money for the Youth Art and Drama camp at the Okefenokee Heritage Center, providing scholarships and opportunity for students to learn and grow in our community. The 5k will begin at 8 AM on...

The Steve Bean Youth Art Show UPDATE!

Over 200 people were in attendance for the Steve Bean Youth Art Show Awards at the Okefenokee Heritage Center.  Students were honored for their contributions and creativity.  “Art Education helps students with math and science skills, increases test scores, and...

Christmas in The Cross

December 15th
See over 40 local vendors sharing their arts, crafts, antiques, and more.
Admission is $1.

Disney Sing A Long

Join us Saturday, November 17th from 10 am - 12 pm for a Disney Sing A Long in the Okefenokee Heritage Center Studio.Admission is $5. Kids and grown ups are encouraged to attend, wear costumes, sign up to sing a song, and the let the audience pick a winner by secret...