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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
Deadline Extended to Wed. Jan. 14th, 2015
Gilmer Arts announces our 2015 Annual Spring Juried Group Art Exhibition. Awards totaling $850 will be presented 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.
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
Tues., Dec. 2nd
B.E.S.T. for Kids
Gilmer Arts and Heritage Association is pleased to Sponsor the Atlanta Shakespeare Company’s visit to Gilmer High School on Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014 as part of our Bringing Ellijay Sensational Talent (B.E.S.T.) for Kids program. Read more here .
Fri. Dec. 12th – 10am-Noon
Professional fine artist and travel teaching artist Prof. Mark Menendez will be your personal “Art Coach” and offers over 30 years’ experience teaching with quick wit, patience and generous encouragement. This is an open studio class … 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. Receive individual coaching as well as group demonstrations. Beginning to professional artists welcome! Enroll now by calling 706-635-5605. $30/$27mbr.
Always wanted to paint? Here’s your chance!
Dec. 11th Paint Party 6-9pm – Christmas Theme! 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
Wednesday Dec. 10th 5:30-7:30pm
Create a beautiful piece of jewelry for yourself or as a gift! Class is taught by Artist Vicki Wagoner. Your choice of materials for bracelet or necklace. These are not cheap plastic parts, but real crystals, glass, carved wood, semi-precious stones and more. Pictures are just examples (click on the pics to see details full-size). You will have a great selection to choose from to suit your taste. Enroll now by calling Gilmer Arts at 706-635-5605. Dec. 5th ~ 5:30 – 7:30 pm ~ Class is $15 + Supply fee of $10, (bracelet) or $15 (necklace) – your choice.
6 & 7
In the Gallery
Gilmer Arts Gallery proudly announces our participation in the North Georgia Art Ramble, which is a fun, self-guided tour encompassing over 30 stops, comprised of artist studios, art galleries and art centers.
The annual tour showcases a variety of art forms, from the functional to the whimsical and the abstract. You are sure to find the perfect piece for your home, office or that oh-s–unique gift. So load up the car and head to Gilmer Arts and the other wonderful destinations.