Gilmer Arts & Heritage Association

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

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Sip ‘n Paint – Sat. Jan. 23rd

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Rescheduled

Sat. Feb. 6th, 4-6 pm

northern lightsHappy 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 to enroll now & let the paint party begin! 


Children’s Drawing Class – Monthly

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Kids’ Monthly Drawing Class

Snowman & Igloo

Sat. Feb. 6th

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!


Dinner Theatre Jan. 28th-31st

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Last year we were sold out, so don’t delay!  Menu: 30 min. hors d’oeuvres & refreshments, followed by dinner of salad, pot roast, loaded mashed potatoes, and dessert (vegetarian option available by request). Book early for whole tables and wheelchair/scooter seating (each night has one table of 12, two tables of six, and 5 tables of 10). Call Gilmer Arts at (706) 635-5605.


Draw & Sketch 3rd Wednesdays 10am-Noon

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Wed. Jan. 20th ~ 10am-Noon ~ $25/23mbr.

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Learn to draw anything with nationally noted wildlife artist, Alan R. Young!  Alan instructs at the John C. Campbell Folk School and is particularly well-known in the South for his ‘Birds of the Appalachian’ illustrations. His work is featured in national publications and resides in collections across the US & Europe.  Alan will help you develop skills in perspective, horizons, vanishing points, textures, and contrasts.  Sheets of sketch paper and #2 pencils will be provided, but the purchase of an 18 x 24 sketchbook is suggested.  Min. 6 students/class, so don’t delay your enrollment!  Call (706) 635-5605 by one week prior to class date.  Class repeats 3rd Wednesdays (Jan. 20th, Feb. 17th, Mar. 16th) and you can sign up for one or all.


Color Mixing Class

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Color Mixing Class

Starts Thurs. Jan. 14th ~ 1-3:30pm

New!  Intro. to Color Mixing ~ 3 weeks ~ Thurs. Jan. 14-28 ~ 1-3:30pm ~ $65/59. Students will complete a beautiful Floral Wreath/Color Wheel while learning to mix all the colors on the wheel with just the 3 primaries. Learn the “rule of the missing primary” as you learn how to “tone” and neutralize colors. Applies to every medium! Taught in acrylics. $10 Supply Fee. Instructor Judy Harvey, CDA


Jewelry Workshop – 2nd Wednesdays

Afternoon Jewelry Workshop

Wednesday, Jan. 13th 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!  Great ‘creative moment’ for family members or friends to make a memory together, or come solo and make new friends.  Your choice of materials include real crystals, glass, carved wood, semi-precious stones and more (no cheap plastic stuff here!).  Pictures are just examples (click on the pics to see details full-size) as you will create a completely customized piece for your taste.  Enroll now by calling Gilmer Arts at 706-635-5605.  $15 Class + Supply fee ($10 (bracelet or earrings) or $15 (necklace) – your choice.  Adults & Teens Welcome. 2nd Wednesdays.


Christmas Shop Open!

The Christmas Shopchristmas windowpaneOpen Mon.-Fri. 10-5 (including Black Friday) 
Saturdays Noon-5 (thru 12/18)

The secret is out and smart shoppers know the Gilmer Arts Christmas Shop has unique and affordable gilts for everyone on your list. Come find a special ornament or unique gift created by our member Artists. We also have gift certificates, art and jewelry that are sure to please anyone!


B.E.S.T Visual Arts – The Art of Mark Hendry

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                  Now in the Gallery!
Gilmer Arts Gallery proudly presents a solo exhibition in our series of BEST Visual Arts. Come see the fabulous one-man exhibition by Mark Hendry, now in our Gallery on 207 Dalton Street. Our gallery is free to visit and everyone is welcome.

Mr. Hendry’s works include photography, works made from natural materials and unique basketry. If you enjoy rustic elegance, this is the show for you! 

The exhibit runs through December 17th.  We are open M-F 10am-5pm (including Black Friday) and Sat’s Noon-5pm (thru 12/19).


Christmas Workshop Sat. Dec. 12th

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 Sat. Dec. 12th 10am-Noon $25/house  

Gingerbread House Workshop ~ Create a new family tradition with family members or a friend and come together to make a wonderful memory as you build a graham-cracker style gingerbread house for the Holidays. Supplies included. What fun! Call (706) 635-5605 to enroll now as spaces are limited & we must plan for supplies. 



Kids Painting Party – Fri. Dec. 11th

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Kids' Paint Party

Fri. Dec. 11th ~ 5:30-8pm

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 ~ $23/21 members ~ Includes all materials, even paint smocks!


Acoustic Blends Fri. Nov. 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


Sip ‘n Stroke – Sat. 11/14 at 6:30-8:30 pm

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Sat. Nov. 14th, 6:30-8:30 pm

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 A new format, price ($35), & instructor for an old favorite!  A little paint, a glass of wine & a lot of fun!  No experience needed, this is all about fun.  Come solo or bring friends or a significant other!  Leave with your finished masterpiece and a great memory!  This is a step-by-step class where the instructor, Rachel Beth Hines, will lead us through creating a beautiful Autumn Lake landscape.  Although we’re all painting the same picture, each comes out very differently! 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!


Adult Painting Party Nov. 12th 6-9pm

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Beginning Adult Paint Party

Always wanted to paint?  Here’s your chance!

Thurs. Nov. 12th ~ 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. You can customize your color choices and the message. 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


Jewelry Workshop – 1-3pm Nov. 11th

Afternoon Jewelry Workshop

Wednesday, Nov. 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 and is great for family members or girlfriends to make a memory together, or come solo and make new friends.  Your choice of materials include real crystals, glass, carved wood, semi-precious stones and more (no cheap plastic stuff here!).  Pictures are just examples (click on the pics to see details full-size) as you will create a completely customized piece for your taste.  Enroll now by calling Gilmer Arts at 706-635-5605.  $15 Class + Supply fee ($10 (bracelet or earrings) or $15 (necklace) – your choice.  Adults & Teens Welcome.