Gilmer Arts & Heritage Association

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


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Monday-Friday: 10am-5pm

We Need Your Support!

It takes everyone's support throughout the community to keep our Arts programs alive, vibrant, and contributing to the quality of life here. Thank you for your support! Please click the button below to make a tax deductible donation to support Gilmer Arts.

Gilmer Arts and Heritage Association is a 501(c)3 corporation, making your donation tax deductible.
Your generosity will help keep the
arts alive in Gilmer County, Georgia.


Acoustic Blends Fri. Dec. 19th – 7pm until ?

Live Music

Big Show Friday, Dec. 19th!

3rd Friday of Every Month


Don’t miss this last show of the year!  You might even hear a Christmas song or two.  Our big line-up includes Michael Ellis Bean, Old Stock, Downtown Roy, Blind Cider, Mike Bellotti, Leap of Faith, Basket Case and there are always a last-minute someone else or two.  Listen to a Variety of Quality Music Acts … or Join the Jam!  You’re welcome to bring your own libations and munchies, or you can purchase water, sodas and snacks while you enjoy some eclectic, spontaneous and fun music!  Free & Public Invited.

7pm at Gilmer Arts, 207 Dalton Street

Annual Spring Juried Group Art Exhibition

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$850 in Prizes!!!

                          Deadline Jan. 8th, 2015

Gilmer Arts announces our 2015 Annual Spring Juried Group Art Exhibition.  Prizes totaling $850 will be awarded as follows:  $500 Best of Show, $250 Second Place, and $100 Third Place.  Artists age 16 and up are invited to submit 2 and 3 dimensional works which must be original and must have been produced within the last 3 years.  Works previously exhibited at Gilmer Arts may not be resubmitted.  All works and framing must be professionally presented and in excellent condition.  To view all of the rules and notification plus exhibition dates, see and print the Complete Prospectus and Application by Clicking Here or by selecting it under the “Artists” tab on our Home page.

Beginning Acrylics Painting Class Jan. 8th 6-9pm

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Jan. 8th Paint Party 6-9pm   This class is for people 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!  This is a really fun opportunity to see what you can do, even if you always thought you couldn’t draw or paint!  No artistic skill required!  Mature teens are also welcome.  $28/$25 Members.  1st or 2nd Thursdays Most Months

Acoustic Blends Fri. Jan. 16th – 7pm until ?

Live Music

3rd Friday of Every Month

Listen to a Variety of Quality Music Acts … or Join the Jam!  You’re welcome to bring your own libations and munchies, or you can purchase water, sodas and snacks while you enjoy some eclectic, spontaneous and fun music!  Free & Public Invited.

7pm at Gilmer Arts, 207 Dalton Street

Sip ‘N Paint –Vicki Wagoner – Sat. Jan. 17th, 6:30-8:30 pm

Sip 'n Paint

Sat. Jan. 17th, 6:30-8:30 pm

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 A little paint, a glass of wine & a lot of fun!  Artist Vicki Wagoner presents a new class you’ve been asking for!  No experience needed, this is all about fun.  Come by yourself or bring your girlfriends or 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.  You must be 21 years of age to consume alcohol and we ask that you please drink responsibly.   TGIF!  Spaces are limited so enroll now. Call Gilmer Arts at (706) 635-5605 to enroll and let the paint party begin!

Community Chorus Auditions & 1st Rehearsal

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Chorus Auditions – Tuesday, Jan. 20th 6pm

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Join Community Chorus and make music with your friends and music lovers from around the community. Help us create an exciting Spring Concert for Sat. April 25th (mark your calendars now!).  

Auditions for new members will be at 6pm on Tuesday, Jan. 20th at Gilmer Arts, 207 Dalton St.  You can sing “My Country Tis of Thee” or bring your own piece.

Returning Chorus Member Registration is at 6:30pm and 1st Rehearsal commences at 7pm.  $20 Registration Fee.  Come sing again! 

Weekend Intro to Oil Painting Class Fri. Eve. Jan. 23 & Sat. Jan. 24

Oil Painting Class1 1/2 Day Beginning Oils – 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.  $10 Supply Fee per class will provide you with a palette of paints to use and you may borrow brushes. Sat. pot luck lunch – bring a small dish to share. Class minimums apply so enroll now at 706-635-5605.  
1 1/2 Day ~ Jan 23rd 6pm-9pm & 24th ~ 10am-4pm, $110/$99 members, Supplies $10/class

Watercolor Class Jan. 26th 9:30am-3:30 pm

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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.

Jan – March Watercolor Class Dates
Monday                      Jan. 26th                $  60/54 Member           Irises
Monday                      Feb. 23rd               $  60/54
Tues.-Wed.                March 24-25           $110/99

Kids Painting Party – Sat. Jan. 31st 10am-Noon

Kids' Paint Party

Saturday, Jan. 31st 10am-Noon

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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