Gilmer Arts & Heritage Association

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Ellijay, Georgia 30540
phone: (706) 635-5605

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Della’s Diner Musical – Sat. Feb. 28th – B.E.S.T. Series – Tickets On Sale!

     Della’s Diner 

 Advance Tickets:   $27.00 + tax, Door Tickets: $29 + tax
Members Save 10%: $24.30 (get the discounts online too)

CLICK HERE to Buy Tickets Online


“Della’s Diner” Musical
– Sat. Feb. 28 at 7:30 pm  – Info or Buy Now
John Jorgenson Quintet – Sat. March 28 at 7:30 pm – Info or Buy Now

Della's Diner

Della’s Diner is a hilarious musical comedy soap opera full of non-stop surprises, twists and turns.  This fabulous show serves up a delicious romp of outrageous Southern characters and show-stopping tunes.  Della is the sassy, big-hearted cafe owner who dispenses love, wisdom and moral advice to the parade of oddballs who come and go from her cozy diner on Morning Glory Mountain.  

Shows are held at the Ellijay Elementary School Auditorium located at 32 McCutchen St., Ellijay, Ga. 30540.


Watercolor Class Feb. 23rd 9:30am-3:30 pm

Mark Menendez WatercolorsFeb 2015 Golden Meadow 11x14

Try these popular Step-by-Step Watercolor Classes!  Our wonderful instructors make it easy by providing everything you need!  Just show up and you’ll leave with your beautiful finished watercolor painting!  Classes run 9:30am-3:30pm each day.  One day classes are perfect for beginners to try out this medium!  Bring a small dish to share for a pot-luck lunch.  Dates, subjects and fees below.  Enroll now by calling 706-635-5605.

Class Dates
To Be Rescheduled                                 $  60/54                         Golden Meadow
Tues. & Wed.              March 24-25           $110/99                         TBA/Menendez
Tues.                           April 21                   $  60/54                         TBA/Becky Wallace


Dulcimer Music Class with Megan Williams – Mar. 3, 12:30-2:30pm

dulcimer class

Dulcimer3 Tuesdays ~ 1-3pm
March 3rd, 10th, 17th

Megan Williams teaches beginners how to play this beautiful acoustic instrument. You DO NOT have to read music. If you can read numbers, use all fingers on your dominant hand and strum with your other, you can learn this wonderful instrument for a lifetime of fun.  Enroll now by calling 706-635-5605.

3 Tues ~ Mar. 3, 10, 17 ~ 1-3pm ~ $90/$81 ~ 3 wks


Beginning Oil Painting Class Starts Mon. March 9th – Landscape

Oil Painting ClassMonday Evenings – Landscape with Kathy Mockkathy mock

Oil painting is great fun and anyone can do it!  Instructor Kathy Mock has been painting for over 40 years and will guide you as you create your painting of a gorgeous landscape.  You will learn everything from the preparation of the canvas through completion of your painting.  $5 Supply Fee per class will provide you with a palette of paints to use and you may borrow brushes. Evening class, 4 Mondays.  Class minimums apply so enroll now at 706-635-5605.  
4 Monday Evenings ~ March 9, 16, 23 and 30 ~ 6pm-8:30pm, $90/$81 members, supplies $5/class


Annual Spring Juried Group Art Exhibition

2015 Juried Winner cropped Kathleen CostaAnnual Juried Art Exhibition

Now In the Gallery

Come see the outstanding artwork in our 2015 Juried Spring Exhibition, on display in our Gallery.  A juried exhibition means that the artwork was selected, judged & awards were presented by an accomplished artist.  This exhibit features a wide variety of media, with interesting & compelling pieces.  Free and open daily M-F 10am-5pm through March 13th.  For additional information call Gilmer Arts at 706-635-5605.


Sip ‘N Paint –Vicki Wagoner – Sat. Mar. 7th, 6:30-8:30 pm

Sip 'n Paint

Sat. March 7th, 6:30-8:30 pm

sip n paint

 A little paint, a glass of wine & a lot of fun!  No experience needed, this is all about fun.  Come by yourself or bring friends or a significant other!  Leave with your finished masterpiece!  

Includes supplies and one glass of wine. Additional glasses available for $3 donation. You may also BYOW (bring your own wine) but no other types of alcohol (including beer) are permitted. Must be 21 to consume alcohol and please drink responsibly. Spaces are limited so enroll now. Call Gilmer Arts at (706) 635-5605 to enroll and let the paint party begin!


Adult Beginner Painting Party

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Express Yourself ~ Adult Beginner Painting Party ~

Always wanted to paint?  Here’s your chance!

Thurs. March 12th, 6-9pm   For those who think they can’t paint or who just want to have fun.  Step by step instructions for anyone, we can do it together! All materials included and you’ll leave with a finished acrylic painting on canvas!  Come see what you can do, even if you always thought you couldn’t draw or paint!  No artistic skill required!  $28/$25 Members.  2nd Thursdays Monthly


Kids Painting Party – Fri. March 13th 5:30-8pm

Kids' Paint Party

Kids Painting 1Friday, March 13th 5:30pm-8pm

Kids of all ages will learn to express themselves through painting, and have fun doing it.  Step-by-step instruction will be provided using acrylic paints.  Children will go home with a finished 11″ x 14″work of art!  Ages 5-17 ~ $23 Includes all Materials


John Jorgenson Quintet – Sat. March 28th

     John Jorgenson Quintet

 Advance Tickets:   $27.00 + tax, Door Tickets: $29 + tax
Members Save 10%: $24.30 (get the discounts online too)

CLICK HERE to Buy Tickets Online

john jorgenson quintet1More Info or Buy Tickets Nowjohn jorgenson

The John Jorgenson Quintet has achieved the pinnacle of success with a Grammy win, and creates a unique musical experience that equally enthralls the most discerning and the casual music fan.  The groups’ style has been called “gypsy jazz” after the dynamic string-driven swing created by Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grapelli in 1930’s Paris.  However, John’s compositions draw in elements from Latin, Romanian, Classical, Rock and Greek music, so “21st Century World Music” is perhaps a more apt description.

Virtuoso John Jorgenson is known for his blistering guitar licks and mastery of broad musical palettes.   He earned a reputation as a  world-class musician collaborating with Elton John, Luciano Pavarotti, Bonnie Raitt and Bob Dylan.  He is regularly featured on a guitar, sax, clarinet, bouzouki, pedal steel, mandolin, and in vocals, and has contributed to numerous platinum-selling and Grammy-winning albums.   John has two albums and one live performance DVD being released in 2014. More Info  7:30 p.m. at the Ellijay Elementary School Auditorium at 32 McCutchen St., Ellijay, Ga. 30540


Acrylics Basics for Beginners 3 Weeks Mar. 19-Apr.2 at 6pm-8:30pm

color wheelAcrylics Basics

Learn to Paint in a 3-week Crash Course!

If you’ve had fun at a paint party, this is a great next step. This is a crash course in brush control, and an intro to understanding color.  Whether you desire to paint beautiful sunsets, landscapes, and flowers, or prefer some of the beautiful folk art styles such as rosemaling, this class gives you a great foundation to build on.  The $5 supply per class means you do not need to buy supplies until you know what you want to get, and provides what you need to complete an 8×10 canvas, while learning strokes and the rule of the missing primary. Taught by Judy Harvey, CDA. 3 Thurs. Evenings, March 19-April 2nd, 6pm-8:30pm ~ $65/$59 Members for 3 weeks 


Art Coach Studio on Friday Mornings

Art Coach Studio

Most Fridays – 10am-Noon

This is an open studio class for independent types … work on your own project at your own pace, bring your own supplies and subject matter.  All media: oils, acrylics, watercolors, pastels, pencils … all subjects and styles.   Prof. Mark Menendez is your personal “Art Coach”.  Get individual coaching and plus group demonstrations.  Beginning to professional artists welcome. $30/$27mbr. Feb. 13, 20, 27


Max Muller 3-day Watercolor Class

Max Muller 3-day Watercolor Workshop

April 14th-16th, 10am-3pm

The Art of Watercolor – Max Muller


If you saw Max Muller’s One-Man Gallery Exhibition last summer, then you know he is a great talent and we have exciting news:  Max will be teaching his secrets of “Watercolor Success” in a 3-day Workshop April 14 to 16, from 10am-3pm.  Bring your own projects, materials and subject matter.  This is a special opportunity not to be missed.  $150/$135 Members. Call the office at 635-5605 to enroll and get a supply list.