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A Vibrant Downtown Full of Art

Posted February 10, 2017 by Georgia's Rome in Arts

Art is a magical thing. In Rome, we believe in nurturing the arts in our community. It only adds to the vibrancy of our already gorgeous downtown! See for yourself some of the wonderful art currently on display!

Downtown Colorful Crosswalk

Part of an effort to add vibrancy downtown, while also enhancing our pedestrian zones, this is the first of several planned color crosswalk this year!


Colorful Crosswalk located in the 300 Block

Rome Knitterati 

This group of clandestine crocheters and knitters gathered together to add beauty to ordinary objects around our community in what has become a beloved part of downtown life.


Rome Knitterati Yarn Bombs on Trees

Yarn bomb on penny farthing downtown

Rome Community HeART Project

The Rome Area Council for the Arts (RACA) partnered with Redmond Regional Medical Center to bring a community art project to Rome for the month of February. Local concrete artist, Bill Thornton, created each sculpture (or HeART) as a hollow form covered with a skim of concrete. Using the medium of their choice, local artists have taken the HeARTs and truly created unique pieces of art, conveying a message of heart health awareness.


“Pass it On” – chandler Adams


“You Can’t Beat a Healthy HeART” – Garden Lakes Elementary


Map of all HeART Locations Downtown

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  1. Pat Wright, February 16, 2017:

    We live in Marietta, GA and plan on making a day trip to Rome, GA this Saturday, Feb. 18th. We enjoy history, good food and short hikes by a river. Could you provide us with ideas of things to do while visiting Berry? Thank you for your time.

  2. Nic Diaz, February 16, 2017:

    Since you enjoy history, I would suggest visiting Oak Hill a must for you, especially for history though the last tour will take place at 3:30pm and it is open 10am to 5pm. For hiking, I would suggest visiting the Old Mill and maybe the House of Dreams.You can get hiking information at the Welcome Center once you arrive of course. And you cannot skip seeing the Ford buildings. Assuming you are primarily visiting Berry, this would be a good list for you. If you’re also looking around Rome, The Rome Area History Museum is a great stop for history, but they are open from 10am to 2pm and Chieftains Museum is great for Cherokee History and is open from 10am to 5pm.

    As for dining, it all depends on what you’re craving. For an iconic food experience exclusive to Rome, I suggest going to Harvest Moon Cafe. For a slightly upscale experience, visit Seasons or La Scala. For unique and quirky, I heavily recommend Jamwich, which is lighter fare but all sandwiches have a unique jam or jelly pairing and you would not believe how well those flavors mix. We have Brewhouse for a delicious variety of burgers and classic american cuisine, and it also boasts a brewery inside if that suits you. If you would like more information, please visit us at the Visitors Center at 402 Civic Center Drive and we can answer any questions you may have and give you even more information to enhance your visit.

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