New park near Mill Hill Arts Village celebrates Macon 200

The park committees are looking for artists to submit work that reflects Macon’s history over the past 200 years.

MACON, Ga. — Art and Roy Scott go way back. He loved it as a young boy and as a young man. Art has meant everything to him.

He was 17-years-old when he enlisted in the Navy and was shipped away from home. That same year when Otis Redding died in a plane crash, and his song,”(Sittin’ On) the Dock of the Bay” was released posthumously. 

Scott would listen and sing along to the song, he says summed up his life in the Navy.

“That song touched me and meant a lot to me,” Scott said. 

It touched him so much, that decades later he created an art piece as an homage to Otis Redding, and the song that reminds him of coming of age. 

You can find more details about what they’re looking for and instructions on applying on the Macon Arts Alliance website.

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