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About Us

The mission of Arts Clayton is to enrich lives through the arts.

The organization has a long and strong record of serving Clayton County and the south metro area for 30 years. Started in 1986, Arts Clayton has worked with leaders to address opportunities and challenges as the community continues to be impacted by high growth and changing demographics. As part of our Strategic Plan, the Board uses this Mission to more effectively focus on strong 

public-private partnerships that engage families and children through arts programming, as well as continuing to grow our organization’s leadership role in the community, region, and state. Since inception Arts Clayton has focused on three areas of service which remain the GOALS of the Mission today: support arts education for students in our schools at all levels, provide venues and exhibit opportunities for Georgia artists, and promote the arts in community development as a means of strengthening the economic vitality and improving the quality of life for families who live, work and study here.

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Image by RhondaK Native Florida Folk Art


Kaysie Lazzarro

Interim Executive Director

office: 770-473-5831

cell: 504-259-6257


2024 Board of Directors

Executive Committee:

Tim Hynes, President

Retired President - Clayton State University

Dr. Donna Jackson, Vice President

Founder/Retired Principal - Kay Pace School of the Arts

Altimese Dees, 2nd Vice President

The Real Estate Gallery

Judith Bennett, Secretary

Bennett-Phoenix LLC


Board of Directors:

Dr. Anna Bhat 


Erica Rocker

Economic Development Officer, Clayton County Board of Commissioners

Karen Sullivan

Paragon Alarm Systems

Alan Xie

Clayton State University

Parveen Yusufji

Art Advocate

Regina Deloach

Chair of Invest Clayton

Lisa Barney

First Choice Credit Union


Arts Clayton is honored to receive this tourism grant from the Clayton County Tourism Authority along with our other community partners. Thank you See Clayton County, GA!

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