Gilmer Arts in partnership with the Gilmer Chamber of Commerce presents the 3rd Annual
Plein Air, Art in the Mountains
Friday, June 9th – Sunday, June 11th
Plein Air, Art in the Mountains celebrates open air painting at some of Gilmer County’s most beautiful sites, including its vineyards, orchards and mountain and river vistas. Artists will be painting “en plein air” throughout the weekend beginning Friday morning. The public is invited to attend the live art auction on Sunday afternoon, featuring the artwork created during the event t the live art auction.
8:00 am – 3:00 pm | Artists “en plein air” at the venues
4:00 pm | Artists Reception at Gilmer Arts
8:00 am – 2:00 pm | Artist “en plein air” at the venues
12:00 noon – 5:30 pm | Family Fun Day & Picnic at Harrison Park
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm | Artist “Quick Draw” challenge at Harrison Park
5:00 pm | “Quick Draw” judging and award presentation
8:00 am – 1:00 pm | Artist “en plein air” at the venues
3:00 pm – Close | Live Auction and Reception at Gilmer Arts
Presentation of “Best in Show” award
Ellijay, Downtown Square Area/ City Cemetery/ etc. – Harrison Park
A step back in time
Chateau Meichtry Vineyard & Winery
A beautiful vineyard and winery nestled in the north Georgia mountains.
Build An Ark
Build An Ark Animal Rescue Foundation serves as a foster home to baby sheep, goats, rams, alpaca, ponies, horses, rabbits, guinea pigs, baby chicks as well as dogs and cats (and that’s just scratching the surface) allows them to roam and have a peaceful existence in the beautiful North Georgia Mountain at Coosawattee River Resort in Ellijay near Carter’s Lake.
R & A Orchards
One of Ellijay Apple Country’s oldest and best apple orchards.
Fish Trap Park – Coosawattee
Sight of native American fishing ground where stone fish traps were used to corral the fish. Located along the Coosawattee River.
Ellijay River Winery
Great vineyard and river views, all on Ellijay River Winery grounds.
Free time Sites
Oak Hill United Methodist Church
4500 Highway 52 East, Ellijay, GA 30536
River Park/ Veterans Bridge
Community Park, Ellijay, GA
Covered Bridge Over Cartecay River at Blackberry Mountain / Rivers Edge
At the end of Mulkey/Stegall Roads off Highway 52 E.