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The perfect artsy day

There are several ways to make a perfect artsy day in Macon.

According to Sherry Singleton, director of Communications at the Museum of Arts and Sciences, the museum is a great place to slow down and relax. The museum has a planetarium, an animal show and a rotating showcase of local artists.

“The Museum is a gift. This community and the students that live in Macon can and should take care of and enjoy. It belongs to every one of us. If we don’t utilize the facility and make it our mission to educate those around us about the arts and sciences, on a fundamental level, then places like the Museum of Arts and Sciences won’t thrive,” Singleton said.

After seeing all of the exhibits that the Museum of Arts and Sciences has to offer, the Barefoot Tavern is an excellent spot for lunch, known in Macon for its truffle fries. It’s just a short walk away from the Tubman Museum, the largest museum in the Southeast dedicated to African American art, history and culture.

A student at Mercer University, Alexis Albert, believes that it is important for students to immerse themselves not only in one’s native culture, but as well in the new culture one may have appropriated for oneself.

“I find that it is important to understand one’s past or native heritage so that they are better able to understand who they are and how they want to live their lives in their current culture,” she said.

The Big House offers its patrons historical information on Macon’s past musical legends, The Allman Brothers. Once immersed in the past of the historical musical legends, grab a bite to eat at The Rookery, which features burgers named after the band. The Rookery is also famous for its Jimmy Carter burger, which has peanut butter on it.

Chris Tutterow, Mercer student, says even though he does enjoy the Jimmy Carter burger, he also enjoys many other entrees that the restaurant has to offer.

“Not only does the Rookery have delicious appetizers, but they also have the vampire slayer which is a yummy burger between two grilled cheeses,” he said.

After dinner at the Rookery, enjoy live music at the Capitol Cox Theater. Hubble Beasley, manager at the Capitol Cox Theater, says that there is music there for an inclusive audience, so that everyone can enjoy themselves.

“We are able to bring people from all walks of life together to share a love of live music. We try and bring diverse groups in so that we have something on the schedule for everyone,” Beasley said.

With all of the great artistic opportunities that Macon has to offer, anyone can find something that interests them.

It is great to see people “not worried about anything else in the world at that moment,” Beasley said.


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