Gilmer Arts Association

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

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Monday-Friday: 10am-5pm
Saturday 12pm - 5pm

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Community Dinner Theatre ~ “Trouble at the Tropicabana” Jan. 27-29 & Feb. 3-5

Trouble in Tropicabana - a Murder Mystery Spoof

“Trouble at the Tropicabana”

Come enjoy dinner with a healthy heaping of laughter!

Jan. 27-28 & Feb. 3-4 6:30 pm; Jan. 29 & Feb. 5th Matinee 2pm 

Performance at Gilmer Arts Hawthorne Hall

Featuring the local talents of Tony Saavedra, Kathy Benson, Teresa Ariail, Nancy Sauls, Debbi Friend, Nancy Ariail, Bob Hardy, and Austin Sanford.

For Dinner we are serving a yummy Cuban meal – Mixed Greens Salad, Picadillo, Black Beans & Rice, Plantains, and Tres Leches Cake.

To purchase tickets call Gilmer Arts at 706-635-5605 as tickets are now at risk for being sold out!

B.E.S.T. Series ~ Kathy Mattea ~ Feb 18, 7:30pm

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B.E.S.T. Series ~Kathy Mattea

Saturday,  Feb. 18, 2017, 7:30pm

Ellijay Elementary School Auditorium, 32 McCutchen St., Ellijay, GA 30540

Gilmer Arts will bring to the stage a two time Grammy winner  (four ACA awards and three CMA awards) and country music favorite, Kathy Mattea.  She will be in concert for an intimate performance of her hits and stories of a life growing up in the mountains of West Virginia; centered on family and music.  It will be just delightful!  This could be an excellent Valentine’s gift!

Please CLICK HERE to place your order and your tickets will be placed in Will Call or call Gilmer Arts at 706-635-5605.


Yoga with Noor ~ Mondays – 10:30am


Yoga with Noor

Ongoing classes Mon, Jan. 23 & 30, 2017 10:30am-11:45am Hawthorne Hall

Refresh your mind, body and soul with a yoga class.  Yoga is said to aide in digestion, improve balance, flexibility and posture, tone and strenghen muscles and much more.  Dicipline, meditation and posing are key factors in gaining the benefits of better health through regular yoga classes.  Learn the right way to breathe, strenghen your core, and meditate with our instructor at Gilmer Arts.  $12 walk in/$40 4 weeks 

Instructor Noor Moody will guide you through a series of relaxing and strengthening techniqes. Learn more about Noor and register for her class  CLICK HERE or call Gilmer Arts at 706-636-5605.

Drawing Wildlife with Alan R. Young – Jan. 26

woodpeckerDrawing Wildlife with Alan R. Young

Thursday, Jan 26 10am/12pm

Learn how to draw wildlife or pets with dry-brush watercolor or pen and ink from expert artist Alan R. Young.  He is considered one of the top wild bird artists in the southeast.  He will teach you a seldom taught technique that separates his work from other artists.  Alan has taught classes here before at Gilmer Arts and we are excited to have him teaching again!

1 week $37/33.50 Member   2 wks $55/49.50 Member

To enroll and for more information Alan R. Young CLICK HERE  or call Gilmer Arts at 706-635-5605. Enroll early as there are class minimus and maximums!  


Sip ‘n Paint – Sat., Feb. 4th 4pm-6pm

Sip ‘N Paintsip n paint   

Sat.,  Feb 4th, 4pm-6pm – $35/32 Member

 A little paint, a glass of wine & a lot of fun!  No experience needed; this is all about fun.  Come solo or bring friends or a significant other!  Leave with your finished “Northern Lights” and a great memory!  This is a step-by-step class led by instructor, Rachel Beth Hines.  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.

Spaces are limited so to register now CLICK HERE or Call Gilmer Arts at (706) 635-5605.

Jewelry Workshop – Feb. 8th -1pm-3pm ~ Vicki Wagoner

Afternoon Jewelry Workshop

with Vicki Wagoner

Wednesday, Feb 8, 1pm-3pm



Create a beautiful piece of jewelry for yourself or as a gift!  Great ‘creative moment’ for family members or friends to make a memory, or come solo and make new friends.  Your choice of materials include real crystals, glass, carved wood, semi-precious stones and more (no cheap stuff here!).  Pictures are just examples (click on the pics to see details full-size) as you will create a customized piece for your taste.   Every class has a mimium and maxium number of students so don’t miss out!  If you want to take this class register at least two days ahead. $15 Class fee plus supply fees (bracelet or earrings – $10 or necklace-$15) – your choice.  Teens & Adults.  

To Register and learn more about Vicki CLICK HERE or call Gilmer Arts at 706-635-5605.


Beginners Basketweaving with Sherry Bolin – Feb. 9,16,23

20161205110229966Beginners Basketweaving ~ Sherry Bolin

Feb. 9, 16, 23 – 1pm-3pm (3 week class)

This is a great class for beginners.  No experience necessary!  There will be 3 weeks of 2 1/2 hours of class instruction each class.  You can choose either a napkin basket or a market basket.


Minimum number of students is 5 so sign up as soon as possible to avoid class cancellations.  Instructor needs to know number of students so she can order the required supplies.  

 Price is 38.50/$35 Member – $20.00 supply fee – 3 week class 

Each student needs to bring: scissors,  6 clip clothes pins, tape measure, small knive, awl, bucket, towel and spray bottle.

Basic Pencil Drawing Seminar ~ Mark Menendez ~ Feb. 20

Basic Pencil Drawing Seminar

Monday, February 20, 2017 9:30-4:30; Potluck lunch!

To be a better artist, we must have a good foundation in our art!!!
Join Mark for this informative and indepth seminar, “Basic Pencil Drawing.” The act of drawing fascinates most individuals, yet many simply have the false belief that one must be born with talent. Unfortunately, many never try, sadly missing one of life’s greatest joyful pursuits and FUN!  All the fundamentals of drawing will be presented in an easy to understand fashion: basic shapes and forms, light and shadow, value and tone, placement, proportion and perspective, and composition.  You will walk away with new skills and insight that will instill confidence in you as you discover the talent that you never knew you possessed!!  Classes have minimums and maximums so please CLICK HERE to register or call Gilmer Arts at 706-635-5605 as early as possible!  

Target Color Seminar ~ Color Mixing ~ Mark Menendez ~ Tues. Feb. 21 9:30-3:30


Mark Menendez

Target Color Seminar  

Color Mixing ~ Mark Menendez

 Tuesday ~ Feb. 21, 2017 ~ 9:30am-3:30pm ~ $60/54 Member

If you want to master color this workshop is a must!  Learn to mix the exact color you wish, each and every time!  A full color instructional booklet will be included for each student.  This class is for oils and acrylics.  Pot luck lunch.  Students must bring required materials.  

To enroll and for more information about materials and Mark Menendez CLICK HERE  or call Gilmer Arts at 706-635-5605..  Enroll early as there are class minimus and maximums!