Otis Redding Center for the Arts

Located steps away from Otis Redding’s 1960s Cotton Ave office, The Otis Redding Center for the Arts will be a central destination for youth educational programming in Downtown Macon. The Center will feature two stories of classroom, practice, and studio space for Otis Redding students to explore songwriting, production, performance, and more.

Outside, an amphitheater will open up onto Downtown Macon’s main thoroughfare and serve as a venue for student performance, a music-filled community gathering space, a public face on the continued legacy of Otis Redding’s music, and a symbol of an educations dream to come to fruition.


The Otis Redding Center for the Arts is a multipurpose space open to students of ages 5-18 who have a desire to explore their interest in all elements of music and the arts. The Center is staffed with Macon’s finest musicians offering private music lessons in areas such as piano, audio engineering, strings, and more. Students are encouraged to go beyond and tap into their best effort. The Center believes in the vitality of music and the arts and continues to develop those avenues for youth. Partnerships with the Mercer University, Middle Georgia State, Macon Pops, and more, help make these efforts possible for our students.

Otis Redding Center for the Arts provides a safe environment for instruction. There is videotape surveillance throughout the Center; parents and guardians have the opportunity to view the lessons.

Otis Redding Center for the Arts

Planning is well underway with a proposed opening in 2023.

The Otis Redding Foundation is looking to amplify the success and significance of its programs through the development of a state-of-the-art facility. The Foundation’s most critical need is a facility that both matches the quality of content offered and presents room to grow.

Otis Redding Center for the Arts

Invest In the Future

We appreciate your commitment to music and arts education and your understanding of the extraordinary role it can play in the lives of our youth. Otis Redding was dedicated to improving the quality of life for our community through the education and empowerment of its youth. We invite you to continue his legacy through a gift to our Center for the Arts Fund. If you’re interested in learning more or would like to make a gift, please contact us today.

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