Thursday people in south Georgia got a glimpse of what makes an event like this so unique. Organizers say the quality of the artists and their work is what attracts thousands of people to the rose city for this event.
At Wednesday's unveiling there was wildlife and new cooking demonstrations adding that much more to one of the area's most anticipated events. Applause sounded from the audience, showing appreciation for the artwork shown at Wednesday's preview.
These works and more will be displayed at the 8th Annual Wildlife Arts Festival. Wildlife preserved in the area attracts people from all over the region to this event. Spectators will also get a rare view of the arts imitating wildlife in motion
"You don't get an opportunity to see artwork like this everyday there are people coming from North and South Carolina to Thomasville from everywhere to see this. I can't imagine living here and missing it," says Don Rambadt.
One of the main events this year is the new iron chef competition. An added treat, for the more than 15,000 people expected to come to see the finest of what wildlife arts has to offer.
For more information about the Wildlife Arts Festival kicking off November 21, call is 229-226-0588.
Last year the event raised more than $100,000 in ticket sales with all proceeds going to the art program at the Thomasville Cultural Center, which happens to be one of most active art agencies in Georgia.