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Below are lists of Georgia arts and crafts festivals, fairs and events through 2014. Please call contact numbers for times, tickets, fees and other info. Stay & Play in GA!
August
The Big Photo Show - 8/1 - 8/2/14 at 9am-5pm
In its 6th year, The Big Photo Show is the largest local photography exhibit in Glynn County. Photographs will be on display at the Glynn Art Association Visual Arts Center. An entertaining, complimentary reception will take place Thursday, July 3, 2014, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Awards Presentation at 6 p.m. The show will be judged by noted photography experts. Refreshments will be served. Guests at the reception can vote for the "Peoples' Choice." Prints are presented by a number of award-winning photographers, serious amateurs and more advanced members. Photographs are grouped into five categories: (1) Nature; (2) People (includes portraits); (3) Landscape (4) Creative Digital; and, (5) Open. The prints are priced for sale. Free admission and parking. Phone: 912-638-8770 - Address: Glynn Art Association Visual Arts Center, 529 Beachview Dr, St. Simons Island, GA 31522
SALVADOR DALÍ: Trilogy of Love - 8/1 - 8/3, 8/5 - 8/10, 8/12 - 8/17, 8/19 - 8/24 & 8/26 - 8/31/14 at 12noon-5pm
This event features 14 large format lithographs by Salvador Dali, including those in his Trilogy of Love series, from OUMA's permanent collection. Also on exhibit: KIMO MINTON: Jazz Abstractions and MID CENTURY MODERN: Works on Paper. This exhibit features mid 20th century artists Alexander Calder, Joan Miró, Jim Dine, Larry River, and Helen Frankenthaler, which are selections from OUMA's permanent collection and on loan from the Robert W. Woodruff Library at Emory University. Admission cost is $5. Phone: 404-364-8555 - Address: Oglethorpe University Museum of Art, 4484 Peachtree Road NE, Lowry Hall, 3rd Floor, Atlanta, GA 30319
3D Off the Wall Exhibit 8/2-8/3, 8/5-8/10, 8/12-8/17, 8/19-8/23 & 8/26 - 8/30/14 10am-6pm
The Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association is proud to present the 4th annual three dimensional only art show, "Off the Wall." This show is open to all artists whose expression is in 3D art-form of all genres.

The Land Abstracted: Exhibit by Colleen Sterling - 8/2 - 8/31/14
Enjoy the colorful, textured paintings of Colleen Sterling who captures the beauty of the land in an intriguing and mysterious way. Handicapped Accessible (Limited) events. Free admission and parking. Phone: 706-632-2144 - Address: The Art Center, 420 West Main St, Blue Ridge, GA 30513
Exhibit "The War Comes Home" - 8/1 - 11/15/14
Through interactive exhibits and enlightening programs, Bartow History Museum illustrates the past and present of Georgia's Bartow County. Visitors can explore Cherokee and pioneer cabins, sit in a one-room school house, listen to historic voices and much more. Gift shop, archives and research library on site. Cost are $4.50 - $5.50 per person. Active Military (with ID) and children 5 and under are Free. Handicapped Accessible event. Open Monday through Saturday at 10am-5pm. Phone: 770-387-2774 - Address: Bartow History Museum, 4 E. Church St, Cartersville GA
Arts in the Alley
Children's Heritage Day at Foxfire - 8/2 & 8/9/14 at 9am-3pm
Each Children's Heritage Day event consists of a series of hands-on workshops, during which participants will see demonstrations of traditional skills and learn basic practices and tool use to create their own unique souvenirs to take home. The day also includes old-timey games, storytelling, and/or other activities as time allows. The activities, for ages 8-18, for all 2014 dates (see website for dates) include blacksmithing, rope-making, animal-tracking, candle-dipping, folk art painting and woodworking. Projects to make and take home include decorative hook, hand-made rope, candles, folk art piece, hiking or walking stick. Group size is limited to 12 participants; Cost: $40/person; $5 sibling discount. Call Michelle Bourlet at 706-490-3977. An application can be downloaded at foxfire.org. Phone: 706-212-0241 - Address: Foxfire Museum & Heritage Center, 98 Foxfire Lane, Mountain City, GA 30562
Bea Kuhlke Art Exhibition - 8/4-8/8, 8/12-8/15, 8/19-8/22, & 8/26 - 8/29/14 at 9am-5pm
Art exhibitions in the Sacred Heart Art Hall feature local and regional artists working in a variety of mediums and themes. Free admission and parking. Phone: 706-826-4700 - Address: Sacred Heart Cultural Center, 1301 Greene St, Augusta, GA 30901
Masterpiece Monday - 8/4, 8/11, 8/18 & 8/25/14 at 6-8pm
Come create your own masterpiece. We'll supply the canvas, the paint and the brushes. Lead by local artists, this activity offers step-by-step painting instruction for those of all art levels. Take your painting home and show it off at the end of the event! Call for cost. Phone: 770-945-8787 - Address: Gianni's Bistro & Pizzeria, 7000 Parkway, Buford, GA 30518
Norman Rockwell: The Man Behind the Canvas - 8/5-8/9, 8/12-8/16, 8/19-8/23/14 & 8/26-8/30/14 at 9am-5pm
This exhibit features original works by America's iconic illustrator Norman Rockwell. The works are on loan from a private collection in Lenox, Mass., and include private letters and photographs. Rockwell's illustrations conjure an idealized America, which made their way into work. This exhibit explores the man behind the canvas and introduces America's most beloved illustrator to the Chattahoochee Valley Community in a never-before-seen glimpse into his private life through anecdotal and personal memorabilia. Handicapped Accessible event. Show at 9am-5pm. Free admission & parking. For more info, visit www.lagrangeartmuseum.org. Phone: 706-882-3267 - Address: LaGrange Art Museum, 112 Lafayette Pkwy, LaGrange, GA 30240
Quilting Bee at Jarrell Plantation - 8/16/14 at 10am-12noon
Learn to stitch a quilt on the big frame. The Plantation Quilters group will also be displaying their Crazy Quilt squares. Quilt items are available in the gift shop. Phone: 478-986-5172 - Address: Jarrell Plantation Historic Site, 711 Jarrell Plantation Rd., Juliette, GA 31046
Georgia Art Show
Family Sand Castle Tournament - 8/16/14 at 10:30am-12noon
Looking for something the whole family can do together? Grab your sand pails/shovels and join us at the park's beach for a little friendly competition. Judging begins at noon and prizes will be given for top three sand castles. $5 parking fee. Phone: 706-356-4362 - Address: Tugaloo State Park, 1763 Tugaloo State Park Rd, Lavonia, GA 30553
Soap Carving - 8/16/14 at 10am-4pm
Get one-on-one instruction from an experienced wood carver. Learn how to turn a bar of soap into an animal shape. A bar of soap will be provided for each participant. $5 parking fee. Phone: 706-541-0321 - Address: Mistletoe State Park, 3725 Mistletoe Rd, Appling, GA 30802
Art in the Park - 8/29/14 at 1-3pm
Bring your canvas and paint, clay, camera, or oil pastels for exclusive access to the interior of the five-story New Manchester Mill. Create your own artwork while you enjoy beautiful views of the Sweetwater Creek rapids alongside the dramatic mill ruins. Reservations required. Cost is $10 per person and $5 parking fee. Phone: 770-732-5871 - Address: Sweetwater Creek State Park, 1750 Mt. Vernon Rd, Lithia Springs, GA 30122
Tools and Skills that Built a Colony - 8/30/14 at 10am-4pm
See craft demonstrations such as woodworking, blacksmithing, cooking, spinning, flintknapping, leatherworking, woodsman skills, pewter casting and more. Admission is $4.50-$10 per person. Phone: 912-353-3023 Address: Wormsloe Historic Site, 7601 Skidaway Rd, Savannah GA
Tools and Skills that Built a Colony - 8/30/14 at 10am-4pm
See craft demonstrations such as woodworking, blacksmithing, cooking, spinning, flintknapping, leatherworking, woodsman skills, pewter casting and more. Admission is $4.50-$10 per person. Phone: 912-353-3023 Address: Wormsloe Historic Site, 7601 Skidaway Rd, Savannah GA
Just My Imagination Workshop: Drawing Plants, Flowers, & Other Natural Objects - 8/30/14 at 11am-12noon
Have you ever looked at a flower and wished you could capture it in art? Learn some of the secrets to drawing plants, flowers, and other natural objects using techniques that are fun, effective and easy to practice at home with artist Toni Carlucci. This workshop is ideal for those who believe they cannot draw or want to enhance their drawing skills. Handicapped Accessible event. Free admission and parking. Phone: 478-272-2560 - Address: Market on Madison, 314 Madison St, Dublin, GA 31021
Mountain Heritage Festival - 8/30 - 8/31/14 at 9am-5pm
Celebrate Appalachian history and culture. Enjoy an open-air market with local handicrafts such as handmade brooms, candles, soaps, wood carvings, pottery, honey and garden products. Enjoy performances by bluegrass musicians, gospel groups and cloggers. Sample campfire cooking at the Civil War Camp and watch Native American demonstrations. "Old-ways" games and craft demonstrations of rail/shingle splitting, spinning and quilting also are featured. Free admission and parking. Phone: 706-745-5493 - Address: Mountain Life Museum, 25 School St, Blairsville, GA 30512
Perspectives 2014 - 8/30/14 - 9/17/14 at 10am-5pm
The annual PERSPECTIVES 2014 pottery event is one of the largest and best pottery events in the region. Showcasing the works of 50 Georgia potters, the event features three exhibits including Ron Myers, Ted Saupe, and Sun Koo Yuh, and offers over 5000 pieces of original, hand-made pottery for sale, and free pottery demonstrations each Saturday afternoon. A special Ocarina Show will be in the Hall Gallery. Handicapped Accessible event. Free admission and parking. Phone: 706-769-4565 - Address: Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation, OCAF 34 School St., Watkinsville, GA 30677
September - December 2014
Perspectives 2014 - 9/1 - 9/17/14 at 10am-5pm
The annual PERSPECTIVES 2014 pottery event is one of the largest and best pottery events in the region. Showcasing the works of 50 Georgia potters, the event features three exhibits including Ron Myers, Ted Saupe, and Sun Koo Yuh, and offers over 5000 pieces of original, hand-made pottery for sale, and free pottery demonstrations each Saturday afternoon. A special Ocarina Show will be in the Hall Gallery. Handicapped Accessible event. Free admission and parking. Phone: 706-769-4565 - Address: Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation, OCAF 34 School St., Watkinsville, GA 30677
Iron Pour - 11/15/14 at 2-7pm
Come discover the art of casting metal as we pour molten iron into scratch blocks that you've designed. Yard games will be set up during the day and the Friends will be selling food and drinks. Scratch blocks go on sale at 2 pm behind the park office. Supplies are limited. Limit 5 per person. $5 parking fee. Phone: 770-975-0055 - Address: Red Top Mountain State Park, 50 Lodge Rd SE, Cartersville, GA 30121
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