Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities

Arts on the Hill

Arts on the Hill

The Caroline Marshall Draughton Center for the Arts & Humanities, the Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center and the Auburn Arts Association would like to announce Arts on the Hill, a kickoff event to celebrate National Arts & Humanities Month during October. 

Arts on the Hill will be held on Sunday, Oct. 1, from 3 – 5 p.m. at Pebble Hill. The event will feature a photography exhibition by local artist Frank Uhlig, starting at 3 p.m., as well as a special performance by the Auburn University/Community Orchestra at 4 p.m.

Uhlig will be signing copies of his photobook, “Alabama Views and Words,” a collection of his photography paired with blurbs and poetry from local writer. Uhlig selected eighty photos he captured of central Alabama, and invited writers to reflect on the images. This vibrant fusion of photography and literature is a unique angle of Alabama culture.

Uhlig’s photobook correlates to the observation of Lee County’s bicentennial, the celebration of Alabama’s 200th birthday in 2019. The theme of the bicentennial celebration in 2017 is “Discovering Our Places,” which explores the beauty of Alabama from different perspectives and locations.

The Auburn University/Community Orchestra is dedicated to the mission of presenting orchestral concerts to our community and promoting awareness of orchestral music outside of the Auburn/Opelika area by performing in other communities throughout the region.

The Orchestra will perform “Water Music Suite” by Handle/Harty, “Slavonic Dance Op. 46, No. 3” by Dvorak, “Infernal Dance from the Firebird” by Stravinsky and “Dance of the Hours from La Gioconda” by Ponchielli, “Saturday Night Waltz and Hoedown from Rodeo” by Copland and “Capriccio Espangol” by Romsky and Korsakov.

The event is free, open to the public and family-friendly. Guests are encouraged to bring a chair or blanket. Parking at Pebble Hill is limited, but parallel parking along Debardeleben Street will be available.

The College of Liberal Arts at Auburn University will host performances, lectures, exhibitions and other special events with opportunities to be immersed in the arts and humanities during the month of October. Visit for a calendar of events.

The Caroline Marshall Draughton Center for the Arts & Humanities (Pebble Hill) is located at 101 S. Debardeleben Street in Auburn. In the event of rain, the concert will be held in the band room of the Auburn University Music Building, Goodwin Hall.



Last Updated: September 28, 2017