Rural residents are getting sicker, as they are more likely to suffer from heart disease, obesity, diabetes, and cancer. Rural Georgians are also more likely to be under-insured or uninsured, according to Georgia’s State Office of Rural Health. Milledgeville borders many underserved counties with regard to health care delivery. These counties include Baldwin, Washington, Hancock, and Putnam. The ArtHealthy Festival is a one-day event designed to highlight barriers hindering abundant living, including a lack of physical activity, in Middle-Georgia.


The ArtHealthy will celebrate healthy living through the combination of art and physical activity. A health fair as well as other educational, recreational and interactive wellness opportunities will be offered.

The ArtHealthy Festival 2018 Desired Outcomes:

  • Increased visibility of art-related physical activity and its correlation to overall health, in the regional community.

  • Increased visibility of healthy food alternatives

  • Increased visibility of Sponsors as an active collaborator of art-related physical activity and its correlation to overall health in the region.

  • Increased visibility of the Sponsors “Brand” in Middle-Georgia

  • Increased community volunteer opportunities for Georgia College students