Cumming Arts Center in the Community
Commissioned by the District Attorney of Forsyth County
In 2017, Sawnee Association of the Arts now doing business as the Cumming Arts Center was commissioned to provide art for the walls of the Grand Jury room and witness room at the Forsyth County Courthouse.
Since May of 2017, our members have donated their time and talent to brighten up the walls three separate times with three different themes. The current theme at the courthouse is Flowers of Forsyth. The rooms are open to the public when not in use, or you can see them here – Courthouse Art for 2019.
In 2018, our theme was Places in Forsyth. You can see those paintings on the Courthouse Paintings 2018 page. Paintings were also displayed in the witness room. There, we provided images of the State Bird (the Brown Thrasher), Tree (the Live Oak) and the flower (the Cherokee Rose).
Our hope is to rotate the art every six to 12 months to keep the art fresh. With each ‘installment’, we plan to incorporate a different theme, but one that highlights an aspect of our county.
Our thanks to Kris Weeden for heading up this project and her committee. Thanks also to Penny Penn, our District Attorney for giving us this opportunity.