The 567 Center for Renewal
The 567 Center for Renewal is a community space for entrepreneurs, artists, and musicians who bring a collaboratively creative life to downtown Macon and surrounding areas through events, classes, and business development.
The 567 was founded by New City Church downtown. As a downtown church, New City desired to be a vital and influential part of the city. New City Church began holding services at the Cox Capitol Theater in 2008. The church needed additional space for Sunday morning children’s activities and other things, so they rented space in a small space at 567 Cherry Street.
New City Church’s leadership wanted the space to be more than a Sunday space, they wanted a space that served to connect the community and benefit the city. After talking to many people in Macon to understand the city’s history and hope for the future, New City began developing The 567 to be a place where New City and Macon could together celebrate the arts.
The original 567 was a huge success in helping to enjoy and shape our downtown’s culture and community as the city united to enjoy music and art. In 2010, The 567 moved to a much larger space at 533 Cherry Street, with greater opportunities to help downtown Macon grow and thrive. The organization added art classes, offices and coworking space for new businesses, and business workshops. They were also able to partner with other groups to host literary events, spoken word events, and lunchtime dance parties. After 6 successful years, The 567 recently purchased and moved into a new space at 456 First Street, where they look forward to increasing their impact on downtown Macon.