Gilmer Arts & Heritage Association

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

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Two March Watercolor Classes – Tues/Wed March 24 & 25


Mark Menendez Watercolors

Feb 2015 Golden Meadow 11x14

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Golden Meadow – Tues. 3/24                                Swan Lake – Wed. 3/25

March Special!  Take either of these 1-day classes for $60 (54 members) OR save by taking both for $110 (99 members). Call to enroll now at 706-635-5605.

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 at the end of the day with your beautiful finished watercolor painting! Classes are from 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.

Additional Watercolor Classes
Tues.-Th.                     April 14-16             $ 150/135                      Max Muller
Tues.                           April 21                   $  60/54                         Becky Wallace

Enroll Now by Calling (706) 635-5605


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


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


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


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

Sip 'n Paint

Sat. March 7th, 6:30-8:30 pm

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 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!


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

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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


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


Acoustic Blends Fri. Feb. 20th – 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


Annual Spring Juried Group Art Exhibition


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Opening Reception
Fri. Feb. 13th 5pm-7pm

Gilmer Arts announces our 2015 Annual Spring Juried Group Art Exhibition, which opens on Friday, Feb. 13th. Meet the artists and learn about their work, while enjoying refreshments and mingling with like-minded art lovers. Awards totaling $850 will be presented at 6pm.  The Reception is free and open to the public.  This exhibit will run through March 4th.  For additional information, please contact Gilmer Arts at 706-635-5605.


Oil Painting Demo & Discussion with Candy Day Feb. 13th

Oil Painting Demonstration with Camille Day

Camille Day

Please note the time is changed to 12:30-2pm. 
Camille Day, juror for the Gilmer Arts 2015 Spring Art Exhibition will present a painting demonstration in oil on the morning of February 13th at Gilmer Arts using her plein air setup.  Her discussion will include the issues and experiences of painting on location and thoughts on how to bring back studies and photos to use as a reference in the studio.  She will also include her process for painting, the palette she uses and other techniques learned as a result of her experiences as a life-long painter.  Painters of all experience levels can benefit from watching and speaking with this esteemed artist.    This Friday, Feb. 13th ~ $10 


Dinner Theatre Feb. 6, 7 & 8 at Gilmer Arts

breaking newsDue to performance sell-outs, we have added an additional Sunday Matinee at 1pm on Sunday, Feb. 8th!  The menu is the same (salad, pot roast, loaded mashed potatoes, dessert, vegetarian option available) but there won’t be hors d’oeuvres or wine, so the tickets are $25 ($22.50 for members). Invite your friends and family & call 706-635-5605 for tickets today!  Motorcoach Murders Poster


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

Kids' Paint Party

Saturday, Jan. 31st 10am-Noon

Kids Painting 1

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



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

Mark Menendez WatercolorsIris_Watercolor

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                         TBA
Tues.-Wed.                March 24-25           $110/99                         TBA


Annual Spring Juried Group Art Exhibition

call for artistsAnnual Juried Art Exhibition

 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.