About Us

Established in 2012, Murray Arts Council is a nonprofit arts agency serving Chatsworth, GA and Murray County. We are a volunteer organization and invite all local art lovers to join us in our quest to offer a variety of arts experiences including classes, art exhibits, concerts in the park and stage productions.

OUR MISSION….To create, nurture & support the arts in all its forms in Murray County & provide creative outlets for artists, students & art lovers of all ages.


  • Lori McDaniel, President
  • Pat Thompson, Vice President
  • Michelle Koneman, Treasurer
  • Jessica Whealy, Secretary
  • Jim Pankey
  • Julie Sane
  • Vic Webb


  • ART – Jessica Whealy & Julie Sane – Co-Chairs, Vic Webb, Pat Thompson, Sara Bethea, Nicole Wilson, Greg Cleary, Michael Thompson, Deborah Pritchett & Debbie Davenport (quilt show)
  • MUSIC – Jim Pankey & Jake Sane – Co-Chairs, Lori McDaniel, Michelle Koneman & Mark Heidt
  • THEATRE – Lori McDaniel – Chair, Sara Bethea & Nicole Wilson