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Albany Area Arts Council

Albany Area Arts Council

Tour the historic Carnegie Library building that houses the Albany Area Arts Council. While there, pick up your free calendar of events for performing or visual arts or purchase tickets to area arts events. Also view exhibitions of works by regional artists.

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Albany Panthers

Albany Panthers

The Albany Panthers are an indoor football team which began play in the Southern Indoor Football League play in 2010. Based in Albany, Georgia, their home games are played at the James H. Gray Civic Center. 2010 was a highlight, inaugural season for the Panthers as they were the 2010 Division Champs with a record of 8-3, named the 2010 Team of the Year, 2010 SIFL Team of the Year, and their head coach, Lucious Davis, was named SIFL 2010 Coach of the Year. With the return of many players and coaching staff, the Albany Panthers are looking to be the 2011 SIFL Champions. For information call 229.435.1230

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Albany Symphony Orchestra

Albany Symphony Orchestra

The orchestra performs a series of Masterworks Concerts, two sets of A.I.M. (Adventures in Music) Concerts for all area fourth and fifth grade students, Pops Concerts including Peppermint Pops which is broadcast live on WALB-TV and an annual Celebration Concert held in the sanctuary of the historic Mt. Zion Baptist Church.  In the fall of 1996, the Albany Symphony was a founding member of OPERAlbany, a cooperative project to present live, staged opera in South Georgia.  In 1998, the Albany Symphony Association received statewide recognition from the Georgia Association of Arts Agencies for its Celebration Concert performed at Mt. Zion Baptist Church highlighting the achievements of African American musicians in classical music.  Additionally, the Albany Symphony has received multiple recognitions for adventurous programming by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publications (ASCAP) and the League of American Orchestras.

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Albany Welcome Center

Albany Welcome Center

The restored circa 1858 Historic Bridge House, now home to the Albany Convention & Visitors Bureau, was built by African-American bridge builder Horace King. Stop by for information and brochures, to watch the film, “From the Heart of Southwest Georgia,” and to pick up Albany souvenirs, including the famous stuffed turtles, books by local authors, postcards by a local photographer and kitchen and cooking items inspired by Albany native and queen of southern cuisine, Paula Deen.

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Chamber of Commerce

Chamber of Commerce

In 1909, the Chamber was formed to consolidate efforts and to promote the city's assets. Since 1910, the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce has been the voice of business and professional community. The Chamber is the only membership organization that is totally involved in the growth and development of the community with a pro business emphasis.

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