Gilmer Arts & Heritage Association

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

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Piano in a Flash – Mon. June 22nd

piano in a flash

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Mon. June 22nd ~ 10am-Noon ~ $25 
(we’ll schedule a 6-8pm evening session if there’s interest)
Join us for two hours and unlock the mystery of playing the piano. You’ll be playing recognizable songs before you leave! We provide electronic keyboards & headsets for each student and all materials are included. Enroll now by calling 706-635-5605.


Acoustic Blends Fri. June 19th – 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


Kids Painting Party – Fri. June 19 10am-Noon

Kids' Paint Party

Kids Painting 1Friday, June 19th 10am-Noon

Kids of all ages learn to express themselves through painting, and have fun doing it.  Step-by-step instruction is provided using acrylic paints.  Children go home with a finished 11″ x 14″work of art!  Ages 5-17 ~ $23 ~ Includes all materials, even paint smocks!


Adult Painting Party June 18th 6-9pm

Express Yourself LgBurg

Adult Paint Party!

Always wanted to paint?  Here’s your chance!

Thurs. June 18th ~ 6-9pm

This party 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 fun opportunity to see what you can do. No artistic skill required! Mature teens are also welcome. $28/$25 Members. 2nd or 3rd Thursdays Most Months


Plein Air At The Vineyards 2015 – June 12th – 14th

Plein Air at the Vineyards

 June 12th – June 14, 2015

vineyardGilmer Arts and Ellijay Wine Country Vineyards are proud to host the inaugural “Plein Air at the Vineyards”. Regional artists will be working outdoors,”En plein air” in and around the vineyards over a three day weekend beginning Friday June 12th, and ending Sunday June 14th, with a live auction of participating artists’ original works plus works created over the 3-day event.  Passports will enable patrons to visit and sample wine at each of the 4 participating vineyards, as well as participate in all event activities, including the Opening Reception. For more information CLICK HERE. Passports will be available for advance purchase for $25.00 at Gilmer Arts, 706-635-5605, 207 Dalton St. in Ellijay or each vineyard.

Visit the Ellijay Wine Country website: www.ellijaywinecountry.com


Afternoon Jewelry Workshop – Thurs. June 11th, 1-3pm

Afternoon Jewelry Workshop

Thursday, June 11th 1-3pm

Foil glass, Swarovski crystals, glass seed beads Coin pearls, Swarovski crystals

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.  Wed. April 8th ~ 1 pm – 3 pm ~ Class is $15 + Supply fee of $10, (bracelet) or $15 (necklace) – your choice.  Adults & Teens Welcome.


Beginning Oil Painting Class Starts Mon. June 1st

Oil Painting ClassMonday Evenings –Beg’g 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.  $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 ~ June 1, 8, 15 and 22 ~ 6pm-8:30pm, $90/$81 members, + $20 supplies ($5/session)


Plein Air Call to Artists – Deadline Extended

Plein Air at the VineyardsSubmission Deadline: April 24 2015
Extended to May 15th!

call for artists

ENTRY FEE:  $25

Gilmer Arts and Ellijay Wine Country Vineyards are proud to host the inaugural “Plein Air at the Vineyards”. Regional artists will be working outdoors “En plein Air” in and around the vineyards over a three day weekend beginning Friday June 12th, and ending Sunday June 14th with a live auction of participating artists original works plus works created over the 3-day event.  Passports will enable patrons to visit and sample wine at each of the 4 participating vineyards, as well as participate in all event activities, including the Opening Reception. For more information CLICK HERE to see and print the Complete Prospectus and Application or select it under the “Calls to Artists” tab at the top of this Home page.  Call Gilmer Arts @ 706-635-5605 as soon as possible to reserve a vineyard.


Now in the Gallery: “The Art of Betty Beasley”

Betty Beasley

~ Ends May 13th ~

Don’t Miss This Extraordinary Work!


Beasley SculptureGilmer Arts Gallery proudly presents a Solo Exhibition featuring artist Betty Beasley’s sculptures in clay and bronze, stained glass and paintings in oil and watercolors.   

Ms. Beasley is a member of the National Sculpture Society, and she has shown and won various juried exhibits. Her subject matter ranges from horses and other animals, to ballerinas and other classic human subjects, to seashells and more. Her work is captivating, come see it! The exhibit runs through May 13th, 2015.


Dulcimer Novice Class with Megan Williams – Starts May 12

dulcimer novice class


4 Tuesdays ~ May
 12 – June 2nd

dulcimer being played                1-2:30pm

This Novice Class is for those who’ve taken a few basic beginner classes or equivalent.  Continue the fun with Megan Williams. 4 wks: $100/90 Members. Enroll now by calling 706-635-5605.


Adult Painting Party May 7th 6-9pm

Express Yourself LgBurg

Adult Paint Party!

Always wanted to paint?  Here’s your chance!

Thurs. May 7th ~ 6-9pm

This party 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 fun opportunity to see what you can do. No artistic skill required! Mature teens are also welcome. $28/$25 Members. 2nd or 3rd Thursdays Most Months