Gilmer Arts & Heritage Association

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

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Plein Air Call to Artists – Deadline Extended

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

call for artists


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

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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

Sip ‘N Paint –Vicki Wagoner – Sat. May 9th, 6:30-8:30 pm

Sip 'n Paint

Sat. May 9th, 6:30-8:30 pm

sip n paint

 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!