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The live oak tree, which was named the Jekyll Oak, in our Jekyll Square downtown had to be taken down June 26th, 2016. We are commemorating the Jekyll Oak by holding the Jekyll Oak Wood Contest and Auction. Artists are welcome to paint, burn, carve, turn, or any other method of artistry with the pieces of the Jekyll Oak. There are currently 16 pieces available for carving.


Available Pieces

Click here for our online application. Call or email Harvest Hale at (912) 265-4032 or to schedule a pick up. Hours are flexible. There is a $35 flat rate entry fee which can be paid in cash or check. The work must be brought to Art Downtown Friday, February 17th, 2017. The artists’ work will be shown at Art Downtown February 18th. We will announce the winners on our city’s birthday, February 22nd, and the auction taking place the following Saturday. Rules and Guidelines can be found here, and you can print and fill out a proof of purchase ahead of time and bring it with you during pick up.

There will be only one first, second, and third place winner in the contest.
Prizes are as follows:

1st Place - $700

2nd Place - $500

3rd Place - $300

This event has been made possible by Art Downtown, Southern Yankee Workshop, and Signature Squares and sponsored by Georgia Power and Southeast Georgia Health System.