Arts and Cultural Events

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Wesleyan College is privileged to steward these arts and cultural events and to share them with the community. Visit our campus and experience in depth gallery talks, listen to an assortment of concerts, or pick up some homegrown veggies from Wesleyan Market. There is always something inspiring happening on campus.



Georgia Women of Achievement 2019 Induction Ceremony
Thursday, March 7, 11:00AM / Pierce Chapel
Georgia Women of Achievement cordially invites you to celebrate the lives and accomplishments of two outstanding Georgia women to be inducted on March 7, 2019. The ceremony will begin at 11:00 AM to be followed by a seated luncheon. The program is free and open to the public. The luncheon requires a reservation and ticket. Register: 

Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter (view letter from Mrs. Carter) and other founding members provided their inspiration and dedication to Georgia’s history, specifically the consistent reminder of Georgia’s women of history. Since its inception, the mission of GWA has been to honor the many inspirational and courageous female trailblazers of our state.

The honorees of Georgia Women's Hall of Fame have left an indelible imprint on the State of Georgia and its citizens. From artists to authors, scientists, politicians, educators and athletes, more than 80 women have been inducted into this prestigous Hall of Fame, including two Macon natives, Ellamae Ellis League and Viola Ross Napier. In all, 8 Wesleyans have been inducted.

Wesleyan Market
Saturday, March 9, 9:00AM – 1:00PM

Front campus 
This fun community event features a variety of locally grown and produced items ranging from flowers and organic fruits and vegetables to baked goods, art, and jewelry by local artisans. Music and fun educational events also offered. To find out what’s happening this Saturday and for a full vendor list, like us on Facebook. Free and open to the public. (478) 757-5233. Wesleyan art galleries are open in Porter Fine Arts Building 10:00AM – 2:00PM.

Valentina Qishan Huang Organ Recital
Tuesday, March 12, 7:00PM

Porter Auditorium
Senior Qishan Huang will be presenting her senior organ recital.

Wesleyan College Music Students Spring Recital
Friday, March 15, 7:00PM

Location TBA

Wesleyan College Art Student Show
Tuesday, March 19 - Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Opening Reception: Tuesday, March 19, 6:00PM-7:00PM

Porter East Gallery
Wesleyan College Art Student show opening reception

17th Annual Storytelling Festival
March 27 / Anderson Cabin/Arboretum

Mike Levine Solo Exhibit
Thursday, March 28-Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 28, 6:00PM-7:00PM 

Murphey McCrary Gallery

Georgia On My Mind
Thursday, March 28, 7:00PM

Porter Auditorium
Enjoy an evening of old sweet songs featuring Georgia music from the Middle Georgia Concert Band! More details to come. FREE!

Family Movie Night
Friday, March 29, 8:00PM

On the Green
Bring a lawn chair and a cooler and join us for a movie night under the stars! Disney Pixar’s “Coco will be on a large outdoor screen on The Green. This Cherry Blossom Festival event is free, and there will also be other events such as face painting and food trucks starting at 6 p.m. The movie will begin at 8 p.m., so make sure to get there early to grab a good spot.

WOW! A Day
Saturday, March 30



Argus Quartet
Tuesday, April 2, 7:00PM

Pierce Chapel
Praised for playing with “supreme melodic control and total authority” and “decided dramatic impact,” the Argus Quartet has quickly emerged as one of today’s most dynamic and versatile young ensembles, winning first prize at both the 2017 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition, and the 2017 MPrize Chamber Arts Competition. Season tickets: $80 adults, $40 students (Wesleyan faculty/staff $50). Individual concerts $25 adults, $10 students. (478) 301-5470. Free for students with Wesleyan ID.

Macon Youth Birders' Day
Saturday, April 6, 9:00AM - 12:00PM

Wesleyan Arboretum
For information:

Senior Art Student Show
Tuesday, April 9- Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Opening Reception: Tuesday, April 9, 6:00PM – 7:00PM
Porter East Gallery

Campbell-Stripling Writer in Residence Janisse Ray
Community writing workshop (free and open to the public).
Tuesday, April 9, 
6:00PM – 8:00PM, reception to follow
Taylor Hall room 127. By registration only.
Campbell-Stripling Writer in Residence Janisse Ray is a writer, activist, and naturalist who has authored five books of literary nonfiction and a collection of eco-poetry. She was a 2015 inductee into the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame. She holds an MFA from the University of Montana and two honorary doctorates. Her translated work has been published in France and Turkey.

Janisse Ray Reading
And House Concert by Blueskyblue
Thursday, April 11, 7:00PM

Anderson Cabin/Arboretum 
Tickets $25 purchased online:
Standard house concert protocol. Please bring food and drink for yourself and one other.
 For more information, (478) 757-5262.

Wesleyan Market
Saturday, April 13, 9AM – 1PM

Front campus 
This fun community event features a variety of locally grown and produced items ranging from flowers and organic fruits and vegetables to baked goods, art, and jewelry by local artisans. Music and fun educational events also offered. To find out what’s happening this Saturday and for a full vendor list, like us on Facebook. Free and open to the public. (478) 757-5233. Wesleyan art galleries are open in Porter Fine Arts Building 10:00AM – 2:00PM.

AXIS International Festival
Saturday, April 13, 6:00PM
Porter Auditorium

Each spring, AXIS (Association of Exceptional International Students) presents International Festival, a showcase of traditional dancing, musical performances, and fashion from students' home countries. Wesleyan students represent more than 20 countries, including Japan, Norway, Ghana, and Nepal. The International Festival is a celebration of our global diversity and the rich stories our students bring to Wesleyan. This year's festival lineup includes traditional African and Nepali dance, a piano performance of Chinese music, and the parade of flags. This is a family-friendly event, and all are welcome!

Wesleyan College Music Students Spring Recital
Monday, April 15, 7:00PM
Pierce Chapel

Free and open to the public. TBA

Sabrina Laney Warren Recital
Thursday, April 25, 6:00PM

Pierce Chapel
Praised as a “powerful and finely nuanced soprano” with “seemingly unlimited vocal possibilities,” Wesleyan College Alumna Sabrina Laney Warren, Class of 2004, has solidified herself as an international artist, performing opera, concert, and oratorio works throughout North America and Europe. Her concert is free and open to the public.

Why We Have a Body 
April, 25-27, 8:00PM
Black Box Theatre

Alumnae Weekend
One Wesleyan. Forever Purple.

April 26, 27, and 28
Join us as we share sisterhood and reember why Wesleyan is First for Friends. Don't forget to check out the official Alumnae Facebook page and start getting connected early. Class Reunions are celebrated at five-year intervals, but all alumnae are invited to this and every Alumnae Weekend. Remember, Alumnae Weekend is not just for reunion classes! Find out more details about Alumane Weekend here or go ahead and register online today for Alumnae Weekend.

Alumnae Weekend Concert
Friday, April 26, 6:00pm
Porter Auditorium
Alumnae Weekend Concert featuring Wesleyan Faculty and Alumnae

Wesleyan Music Students Spring Concert
Sunday, April 28, 4:00PM

Pierce Chapel
Annual Spring Concert featuring Wesleyan Concert Choir, Wesleyannes and the Confucius Institute Singers. Free and open to the public.


Dr. Margery McDuffie Whatley Recital
Sunday, May 5, 3:00PM
Pierce Chapel
Dr. Margery McDuffie Whatley CD release piano recital

Marker Ceremony Friday
Friday, May 10, 6:15PM

Old Wesleyan site, U.S. Post Office at 451 College Street
Wesleyan College’s tradition of the Marker Ceremony began in 1986 during the celebration of the College’s sesquicentennial anniversary. On the evening before Commencement every year since, graduating seniors and faculty process in regalia from the Old Wesleyan campus site on College Street to Mulberry Street United Methodist Church for Baccalaureate Ceremonies. The route followed today is the same that students took when walking to church services from the downtown campus. Find out more.

Baccalaureate Service
Friday, May 10, 7:00PM

Baccalaureate is an occasion of prayer, song, and celebration held each year on the eve of Commencement. Originating at Oxford University, England, during the 15th century, Baccalaureate is a cherished part of Wesleyan’s Commencement exercises. Mulberry Street United Methodist Church first hosted Wesleyan’s Commencement exercises in 1852 and we are deeply grateful for this historic relationship. The church is located in downtown Macon at the corner of First and Mulberry Streets. Family and friends of the graduating class are invited to both the Baccalaureate Service and Marker Ceremony. No ticket required. Find out more.

2019 Commencement Exercises
Saturday, May 11
, 10:00AM
Porter Auditorium
Commencement Speaker:
Tonja Aku, director of Macon's Griffith Family Foundation
Tonja Khabir is the Executive Director of the Griffith Family Foundation, where she is working to design and implement a social justice framework for community-centered grant-making. As a community relations specialist, Ms. Khabir managed and supported programming in the fields of Public Health, Community Development, and Education for over 10 years. Her efforts have supported teams in East & Southern Africa, enhancing health and development in vulnerable communities with organizations like USAID, University of Western Cape and the International Organization for Migration

Commencement tickets are limited.
9:00AM early seating for ticket holders
Doors will be open for guests with tickets.

9:45AM procession begins
Tickets are no longer accepted after 9:45 and all available seats will be open to the public. 

Find out more about the Commencement Excercises here.


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Calendar of Events

Wesleyan College is privileged to steward many arts and cultural events and share them with the community. Most are free and open to the public. Wesleyan art galleries are open M-F 1:30 – 5:00 PM and on Wesleyan Market Saturdays from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

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