Gilmer Arts & Heritage Association

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

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It takes support from the whole community to keep Arts programs alive, vibrant, and contributing to the quality of life here. Make a tax deductible donation today.

Gilmer Arts and Heritage Association is a 501(c)3 corporation, making your donation tax deductible.
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Sip ‘n Paint – Sat. at 4pm

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Sat. April 9, 4-6 pm – Bluebonnets

sipn paint april bluebonnetsA little paint, a glass of wine & a lot of fun!  No experience needed, this is all about fun. Come solo, with friends or a significant other. Leave with your finished masterpiece and a great memory! You’ll receive step-by-step instruction from our instructor. Although everyone paints the same picture, each comes out very unique! $35 includes supplies & one glass of wine (or you can BYOW). Additional glasses for $3 donation. Call now to enroll (706) 635-5605. 


Annual Juried Art Exhibition

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In the Gallery Now
thru Mar. 14th
Featuring 15 Artists

Come see over 45 works by 15 artists at our 2016 Spring Juried Art Exhibition. Works are in a variety of media, with everything from pine needles to handbuilt paper and paper clay, handbuilt earthenware, watercolors, oils, pottery and more. Free and the public is invited.


Adult Art Party

Adult art party web scriptWed. March 16th ~ 6-8pm ~ $25/23

Egg Blowing! Each month adults gather to create a fun & crafty art projects with our instructor who has taught classes at many Michael’s stores. This month you’ll learn to blow and decorate Easter eggs that will last. Please call to enroll at (706) 635-5605. Supplies included.

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Kids’ Monthly Art Party – Thurs. March 17th

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Thurs. March 17th ~ 5-7pm ~ $22/20

Easter Eggs! Art is fun and important for kids’ brain development so each month kids of all ages, from 5-17, come together at Gilmer Arts to create a different art project, building a variety of skills. Degreed Art instructor Rachel Beth Hines has taught many classes to children and adults at a variety of Michael’s stores & other locations, and guarantees a great experience. Decorate ceramic Easter Eggs that will last all year! $22/20 members ~ Includes materials.


Kids’ Monthly Drawing Class

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Kids’ Drawing

Easter Rabbit & Chick

Sat. March 12th

1-2:30pm ~$20/18mbr.

Our monthly series of kids’ drawing classes are a great skill-builder and a fun time for kids ages 6-10. Art Instructor Rachel Beth Hines steps the kids through age-appropriate drawings, as they learn skills like shading, perspective and more using hard and soft pencils.  All supplies provided.  No experience needed and a guaranteed great time! 


BEST Series 2015-2016 Season

BEST SeriesFriday, March 11 ~ Cherish the Ladies
Important: the Location Has Changed to Gilmer High School Theatre at 408 Bobcat Trail, Ellijay

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Best in the World!

Tickets $27 in Advance, $29 at Door (Members get 10% off)  
Call Gilmer Arts (706) 635-5605


Drama Kids-Monday March 22-May 2nd

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Starts Mon. March 22nd ~ 4-5:30pm ~ $80/72
6 weeks (skips Spring Break Week) – ends Mon. May 2nd

Kids Drama WorkshopDrama Kids!  The former Head Teacher for Drama Kids International brings her talents to Kids aged 8-12 of Gilmer Arts!  Over six weeks the children will learn fundamentals of acting and theatre through improvs, role-playing, creative movement and exercises. On the last day of class a short performance will be held to show family and friends what has been learned. It will incorporate music, choreography, and scripted lines for each child in the class, but is short and easy to get them prepared for being on stage in front of an audience (nothing too difficult that will make them too nervous). Afterward the kids will pose for pictures and feel like they’ve won an Oscar! Call Gilmer Arts at 635-5605 to enroll your child now.   


Beg. Dulcimer Class with Megan Williams

Beginning Dulcimer

3 weeks on Thurs. dulcimer in rhododendrons1:30-3:30pm

March 3, 10 & 17

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.  Thurs. March 3-17 ~ $90/$81 ~ 3 wks


Theatre Meeting – 1st Wed.

Theatre Meeting web logo Wed. March 2nd ~ 7pm  ~ Join Us!
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Come get involved with Gilmer Arts Community Theatre and our next productions. Theatre is open to anyone who wants to participate. We need all kinds of talent, from sets and costumes to advertising & acting. Meet some folks, make a difference, and have fun. All are welcome, with or without experience. Meets at Gilmer Arts, 207 Dalton Street.


Kids’ Monthly Art Party – Fri. Feb. 26th

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Fri. Feb. 26th ~ 5-7pm ~ $22/20

Happy Feet! Art is fun and important for kids’ brain development so each month kids of all ages, from 5-17, come together at Gilmer Arts to create a different art project, building a variety of skills. Degreed Art instructor Rachel Beth Hines has taught many classes to children and adults at a variety of Michael’s stores & other locations, and guarantees a great and educational experience. January’s project is penguin collages! $22/20 members ~ Includes all materials.


Adult Art Party – Feb. 25th

Adult art party web scriptThurs. Feb. 25th ~ 6-8pm ~ $25/23

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Luminaria & Votives  
Each month adults gather to create a fun & crafty art project with our instructor who has taught classes at many Michael’s stores. This month you’ll create stained glass style votives and luminaria. Please call and enroll at (706) 635-5605. Supplies included.


Volunteer Reception for the May Gala

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Volunteer Kick-Off Reception for the May Gala
Mon. Feb. 22nd, 1-3pm
* Please Join Us *

We are excited to be gearing up again for the Gilmer Arts Annual May Gala that will be held the evening of May 14th. This is Gilmer Arts’ major annual fundraiser. So many qualities go into creating a rewarding, fun event and that’s where you come in! There are ample opportunities for you to chair, co-chair or participate on committees that will handle every aspect of this fabulous event. Opportunities and timelines will be presented at the reception – there will be a perfect fit for your talents!

This is truly a great way to support Gilmer Arts and what we do for the community. It is also an opportunity to meet and work with other wonderful people. Please share this invitation with others you know who might also like to assist. And don’t forget to mark your calendars for the evening of May 14th!


Sip ‘n Paint – Sat. Feb. 20th

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Sat. Feb. 20th, 4-6 pm

feb seascape bridge‘Happy Hour’ Sip ‘n Paint classes for Winter Quarter so you don’t have to drive after dark!  A little paint, a glass of wine & a lot of fun!  No experience needed, this is all about fun. Come solo or with friends or a significant other!  Leave with your finished masterpiece and a great memory!  You’ll receive step-by-step instruction from a degreed art instructor and leave with your finished masterpiece and a great memory. Although everyone paints the same picture, each comes out very unique! $35 includes supplies & one glass of wine (or you can BYOW). Additional glasses for $3 donation. This class has been selling out, so call (706) 635-5605 now to enroll. 


Children’s Monthly Drawing Class

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Kids’ Drawing

Fairy & Dragon

Sat. Feb. 20th

1-2:15pm ~$20/18mbr.

Our monthly series of kids’ drawing classes are a great skill-builder and a fun time for kids ages 6-10. Art Instructor Rachel Beth Hines steps the kids through age-appropriate drawings, as they learn skills like shading, perspective and more using hard and soft pencils.  All supplies provided.  No experience needed and a guaranteed great time! Coming up Sat. March 12th: Easter Rabbit & Chick


Annual Juried Art Exhibition

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Sat. Feb. 13th 5pm-7pm

Featuring 15 Artists


Join us for the Opening Reception of our 2016 Annual Spring Juried Group Art Exhibition on Sat. Feb. 13th from 5-7pm. Meet the artists and learn about their work, while enjoying refreshments and mingling with like-minded art lovers. Awards totaling $850 to be presented at 6pm. Free and the public is invited. The juror is John Stanford, President of the Southern Appalachian Artists Guild.  The Exhibition runs through March 18th.