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ul McIntosh Call for Entries

Call for Exhibit Entries:

Take the 2018 ART Challenge

Sponsored by Keep McIntosh Beautiful & McIntosh Art Association 


Art Works by Darien and McIntosh County students 

Open to youth ages 5 – 19 years of age

Exhibit  will be from Dec 3, 2018 – Jan. 31, 2019 

Old Jail Art Center 


Young artists are invited to create a work of art on the theme My Beautiful McIntosh that express “what’s beautiful to you in this place you call home.”

Examples are PLACES and THINGS like your yard, Sapelo Island, where you fish, a garden, church, house, boat, etc.), NATURAL FEATURES like rivers, streams, trees, beach, marsh, sunshine; ACTIVITIES like boating, fishing, swimming, hiking, playing outside; WILDLIFE – animals, birds, sea turtles and other creatures that live here; FAMILY and PETS;


Work can be two- or three-dimensional. Wall art that is framed or mounted and ready to hang with a cord or wire works best with the gallery’s display system. Limited accommodations can be made for unframed or unmounted work.

Contact the Art Center (912-437-7711 or maaidirector@darientel.net) with display questions or about any oversize or group projects. All works must be appropriate for family viewing.


Anything goes! Mediums, including mixed media of the artist’s choosing, including but not limited to paint, paper, plastic, metal, wood, wire, glass, cardboard, fabric and fiber, ceramics, masonry, gathered natural materials, recycled and reused materials and objects. Collage and photography also welcome.


1. Youth residing in McIntosh County ages 5 through 19 years are eligible to enter.

2. Works should be brought to the Old Jail Art Center, (404 North Way, Darien) beginning Thursday, Nov. 29 through Saturday, Dec. 1. Artists are responsible for picking up their works by Feb. 4. Art works created in classes will be collected from and returned to the teacher.

Awards will be presented in two categories: 

1. Most creative and original expression of the theme “My Beautiful McIntosh”

2. Overall Impression and Artistic Qualities

Download a PDF version here for printing or sharing. <<<<CLICK>

Entry Form in a PDF <<<CLICK>

2019 KMB Scholarship Guidelines and Application CLICK HERE to learn more!

KMB’ Fall 2018 Green Thumb Award 

Goes to….Coastal Community Health Services Clinic in Shellman Bluff

The Coastal Community Health Services clinic at 6574 Shellman Bluff Rd. presents a welcoming exterior to clients and those just driving by, with it’s Lowcountry style and attractive and well-maintained grounds.

For its clean and neat appearance and simple yet effective landscape design that makes great use of the site’s existing mature trees, Keep McIntosh Beautiful is pleased to award its Green Thumb Award to the Coastal Community Health Services facility.

Tree rcycling Recycle your Natural Christmas Tree into mulch!

Drop off your undecorated real tree Dec. 26 – Jan. 10 at one of these

convenient locations in McIntosh County:

Bi-Lo parking lot in Darien;

Eulonia Park and Webster’s Christmas Tree Farm,

Hwy 99 in Meridian

Put your tree to good use and keep it out of our landfill.

Sponsored by Keep McIntosh Beautiful and Keep Georgia Beautiful Foundation

Thanks to our partner Coastal Electric Member Coop.

Cigarette Butts are America’s single most littered item!

Georgia’s Coast is Not An Ashtray is a Coast-wide awareness campaign funded by a grant from Keep America Beautiful that will have activities all summer long focused on proper disposal of cigarette butts and the problems caused by cigarette litter.  READ MORE


A Storm Drain is Not an Ashtray

A beach is not an ashtray

A boat ramp is not an ashtray

THANK YOU! to all our members, Adopt-A-Highway and other volunteers who came out for KMB’s ANNUAL MEETING & APPRECIATION COOKOUT last Thursday at Ashantilly Center. Despite the rainy weather that sent us inside, we had good food, good conversations and a productive meeting, with some thoughtful ideas and possible new activities suggested. A big thanks, too, to the KMB Board who setup, grilled, cooked and do so much for our organization all year long. Here’s to a great year ahead!

It’s the mission of KMB to engage residents, businesses and organizations in working together for a clean, green environment that enhances economic activity and helps make Darien and McIntosh County a great place to live, work, play and visit.  And together, we are making a difference!

Community involvement and support are what make possible Adopt-A-Highway, land and water cleanups, beautification projects, recycling and waste reduction events, our award-winning Abandoned Buildings Program and other activities.

KMB was named Non-Profit of the Year for 2017 by the Darien-McIntosh Chamber of Commerce.


CLICK HERE to Learn More, Renew or Join

Join us TODAY during our Summer Membership Drive.  Your membership donation is 100% tax deductible.

KMB is already into an exciting new year.  There are so many ways to be involved in Keeping McIntosh Beautiful.


Preserving and protecting our coastal environment to enhance the beauty and economic activity of McIntosh County.


Engaging individuals and businesses to take greater responsibility for improving our community surroundings.


Working together for a greener, cleaner McIntosh County.


  • Education in the schools
  • Sign Code Adoption
  • Adopt-A-Highway
  • River Clean Up
  • Beautification
  • Recycling

Vehicle Donation Program


Keep McIntosh Beautiful launches new program to assist with demolition and removal of abandoned buildings in Darien and McIntosh County.  

CLICK HERE to learn more and get an application.

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