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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!
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April
Director's Lecture - 4/24/14 at 5:30-6:30pm
In "Slings and Arrows of Outrageous Fortune: Queering Saint Sebastian," Dr. William Underwood Eiland-director of the Georgia Museum of Art-traces the evolution of representations of Sebastian, the 3rd-century martyr and saint. Dr. Eiland's study focuses on the ways in which artists adapted Saint Sebastian's history and iconography to create a fixture for both Catholic hagiography and gay culture. This lecture will include sexually explicit images and may not be suitable for all audiences. Handicapped Accessible event. Free admission and parking. Phone: 706-542-4662 - Address: Georgia Museum of Art, 90 Carlton St., Athens, GA 30602
State Art Collection Exhibit 2014 - 4/24 - 4/25 & 4/28 - 4/30 at 11am-5pm
Enjoy a curated exhibit of selected pieces from the State Art Collection is available to Georgia communities. The new exhibit, "Inspired Georgia: 28 Works from Georgia's State Art Collection" highlights the diversity of styles, media and techniques in the collection. Nine Georgia communities have been selected to host the exhibit. 28 of the most significant pieces from the expansive 600+ piece state collection have been selected to represent and celebrate the long history of art and culture in Georgia. Included in the exhibit will be original works by renowned Georgia artists such as Benny Andrews, Lucinda Bunnen, Herbert Creecy, Howard Finster, Ruth Laxson, and Nellie Mae Rowe. Free admission and parking. Phone: 770-574-2822 - Address: Dogwood City Art Gallery, 14 W Alabama St, Tallapoosa, GA 30179
Mary Houston Art Exhibition - 4/24 - 4/25 & 4/28 - 4/30/14
Art exhibitions in the Sacred Heart Art Hall feature local and regional artists working in a variety of mediums and themes. Admission and parking are free. Show at 9am-5pm. Phone: 706-826-4700 Address: Sacred Heart Cultural Center, 1301 Greene St, Augusta GA
The Bucket List Exhibit - 4/24 - 4/26 & 4/29 - 4/30/14
As part of The Bucket List exhibit, the Feature Gallery will showcase a solo show "As Seen by Malgorzata Florkowska." There will be a preview party on April 4th from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Stop by and see this Georgia artist's work throughout April. May 2nd, also brings another preview party for a new solo exhibit featuring "By Pat Burns." This exhibit will be on display throughout the month of May. Open Tues-Fri at 9am-5pm & 10am-4pm. Handicapped Accessible event. Free admission & parking. Phone: 770-473-5457 Address: 136 S Main St, Jonesboro, GA 30236
Arts in the Alley
The Art of Marsha Hamby Savage - 4/24 - 4/27 & 4/29 - 4/30/14
Enjoy the breathtaking pastel and oil creations of Georgia artist Marsha Hamby Savage. Her love of the outdoors, and of art itself, is beautifully transferred from her heart and mind to canvas. Show at 10am-6pm.

The Art of Marilyn Williamson - 4/24 - 4/27 & 4/29 - 4/30/14
Enjoy the graphite, colored pencil, watercolor, pastel, and ink drawings and paintings of botanical and floral subject matter, dogs and miscellaneous subjects as well. Also enjoy a display of a well-preserved herbarium of many plants from the Southern Appalachian region nearly a century ago created by a young woman who lived in Asheville in 1915. Some of Marilyn's work will portray these plants as well. Shows are at 10am-6pm. Free admission and parking. Phone: 706-632-2144 - Address: Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association, 420 W Main St, Blue Ridge, GA
27th Annual Spring Into Art - 4/24 - 6/4/14
This annual event provides artists of all levels with the opportunity to participate in a truly unique exhibition and the opportunity to win the over $5000 in prizes. The judges are carefully selected for their knowledge and ability to pick works based on merit alone. Awards will be presented at the Opening Gala on April 7, 2014 from 6 – 9pm. Call for cost, times and specific dates. Phone: 229-247-2787 - Address: Turner Center for the Arts, 527 N. Patterson St., Valdosta, GA 31601
Exhibit Opening "The War Comes Home" - 4/24/14 - 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
Canvas & Corks - 4/25/14 at 6:30-8:30pm
Gather up your friends and bring your creativity while instructor Kay Ridge guides you in creating your own masterpiece. Arts Clayton Gallery provides the materials and refreshments or you can bring your own refreshments. Cost is $35 per person. Phone: 770-473-5457 - Address: Arts Clayton Gallery, 136 S Main St, Jonesboro, GA 30236
Counterpoint Music & Arts Festival - 4/25 - 4/27/14
Surrounded on three sides by the Etowah River, the 5,000-acre CounterPoint venue will be set among wide-open perfectly groomed green grass fields and rolling hills, with beautiful views of the Georgia mountains in the distance. The centrally located CounterPoint site is also easily accessible from most of the biggest cities throughout the Southeast and only 50 minutes from Atlanta. Call for times and ticket costs. Phone: 888-512-7469 - Location: Kingston Downs, Gore Springs Rd SE, Euharlee-Taylorsville, GA 30161
Georgia Art Show
Art Rocks! Social Canvas at the Museum - 4/26/14 at 12noon-4pm
Enjoy painting demonstrations by some of your favorite local artists as they are inspired during live performances by The Dirty Realists, Funk You, and Celia Gary. Join in the fun at art-making stations, take part in gallery scavenger hunts, and help paint our giant canvas! FREE fun for all ages. Free admission and parking. Phone: 706-828-3867 - Address: The Morris Museum of Art, 1 Tenth St, Augusta, GA 30901
Photography 101 -Class 2- Composition & Point of View - 4/26/14 at 11am-1pm
Join Georgia State University professor Nancy Floyd, the artist-in-residence at Sweetwater Creek State Park, as we learn about Composition and Point of View. You don't need an expensive camera to take good pictures. A simple point-and-shoot will do. Bring your manual. This class offers easy to understand instructions, classroom time and a hike in the woods. Ages 12 and older. $15 Admission Fee and $5 Parking Fee. Phone: 770-732-5871 - Address: Sweetwater Creek State Park, 1750 Mt. Vernon Road, Lithia Springs, GA 30122
Midway Arts Festival - 4/26/14 at 10am-4pm
Tour the beautiful grounds of the Midway Museum and Cemetery while enjoying the Midway Arts Festival. Local craftsmen and artisans will be on hand displaying their wares. Enjoy readings and book signings from local authors and performances by several local musicians. Handicapped Accessible (Limited) event. Free admission and parking. Phone: 912-884-5837 - Address: Midway Museum, 491 N. Coastal Hwy, Midway, GA 31320
Arts in Rees Park - 4/26/14
Arts in the Park showcases a wide variety of artistic items including singing, painting, glassblowing, and ceramics, for children and professional artists. Handicapped Accessible event. Pets are welcome. Free admission and parking. Phone: 229-931-2211 - Address: Rees Park, 409 Elm Avenue, Americus, GA 31709
Jewelry Trunk Show - 4/26/14 at 11am-3pm
Find the perfect gift just in time for Mother's Day. Arts Clayton Gallery will have handmade, one-of-a-kind gifts from Georgia artists to choose from so you can surprise her. Handicapped Accessible event. Free admission and parking. Phone: 770-473-5457 - Address: Arts Clayton Gallery, 136 S Main St, Jonesboro, GA 30236
Family Day: Celebrating Spring - 4/26/14 at 10am-12noon
Take a look at works in the museum's permanent collection that evoke the season of spring. Join us in the galleries for a special interactive gallery games tour. Then head down to the Michael and Mary Erlanger Studio Classroom to decorate a flowerpot and plant your very own springtime flower seed to take home with you! Handicapped Accessible event. Free admission and parking. Phone: 706-542-4662 - Address: Georgia Museum of Art, 90 Carlton St., Athens, GA
Bear on the Square Mountain Festival - 4/26 at 10am-6pm & 4/27/14 at 10am-5pm
Celebrate Southern Appalachian music, art and culture. Pre-festival events take place on Friday before the weekend event, with jammers on Dahlonega's Historic Public Square during the day and a Live and Silent Country Auction/dinner in the MainStage tent that night. Free non-stop bluegrass and old-time music concerts take place all day both days of the festival in the MainStage tent. A juried artist market fills the town's historic Public Square with hand made pottery, photography, fok art, wood crafts, fiber crafts and much more. The festival offers a two-day schedule of free workshops, storytelling, food vendors, an open mic event, master classes for musicians, a mountain dance, and a Sunday morning Gospel Jam. Handicapped Accessible (Limited) event. Pets are welcome. Free admission and parking. Phone:: 706-864-7817 - Location: Historic Public Square, Dahlonega, GA 30533
An Exhibition of Silk Painters - 4/26-4/27/14 at 2-6pm
See exhibition of eight (8) painters who work exclusively with silk. This collection is from artists who live and work in and around Atlanta . The exhibition will feature two to three works of each artist. They apply their creative talents using a wide variety of silk painting techniques learned through international exchanges between silk painting masters. Opening Reception Sunday, March 9th 2-6 pm. Handicapped Accessible (Limited) event. Free admission and parking. Phone: 229-679-2070 - Address: The Center for Art & Rehabilitative Energies, 3696 Pearl St, Shellman, GA 39886
Celebrate Clayton Art and Music Festival - 4/26 at 10am-5pm & 4/27/14 at 12noon-4pm
Enjoy arts, music and a food festival in the beautiful northeast Georgia mountains. Handicapped Accessible event. Pets are welcome. Free admission and parking. Phone: 706-212-9995 - Location: North Main Street, Clayton, GA 30525
Alpharetta Arts StreetFest - 4/26 - 4/27/14 at 10am-6pm
Celebrate the arts. The streets of historic downtown Alpharetta will be closed to showcase nearly 100 artists, musicians and performers from throughout the U.S. Enjoy a beautiful spring weekend as you stroll through outdoor galleries filled with fine art in 14 medium expressions, create children's art and experience live jazz, roots rock, Celtic music, cultural dancing and more. The festival is one of the city's most popular events. Admission and parking are Free. Phone: 678-297-6000 - Location: Historic Downtown Alpharetta Milton Avenue & Main Street, Alpharetta, Georgia 30005
50th Anniversary Cedar Valley Arts Festival - 4/26 at 10am-6pm & 4/27/14 at 10am-6pm
Join the celebration. There will be art, music and fun for the whole family. From fine artists and crafters to pony rides to local singers and concessions, you can spend the whole day with us. We will also have a 5K Run for those interested. We hope you will come out and enjoy the beautiful day with us! Call for cost and more info. Phone: 770-883-9412 - Location: Historic Peek Park, N. College Street, Cedartown, GA 30125
Spring Arts Festival - 4/27/14 at 12noon-tpm
Enjoy the diverse artists market featuring everything from handmade jewelry to pottery to painting and more. Children's activites will be available. Also enjoy live entertainment, demonstrations, the third annual "Tastiest Pound Cake" contest and vote for the People's Choice Award. Handicapped Accessible event. Free admission and parking. Phone: 770-898-9311 - Address: Downtown McDonough Square, 5 Griffin St, McDonough, GA 30253
Tour at Two: Highlights from the Permanent Collection - 4/30/14 at 2-3pm
Join docents for a tour of the works in the permanent collection at the Georgia Museum of Art. Handicapped Accessible event. Free admission and parking. Phone: 706-542-4662 - Address: Georgia Museum of Art, 90 Carlton St., Athens, GA
May
May Day at the Museum - 5/1/14 at 6:30-7:30pm
Celebrate May Day at the Crawford Long Museum in Jefferson, GA for "Wisdom in a Workshop." Posy Storey, of the Jefferson Garden Club will entertain with the history and folklore of May Day and attendees will create your own May basket to take home. Pre-registration required. All supplies included. $12 Members, $15 Non-members. Call to reserve your space today! Phone: 706-367-5307 - Address: Crawford Long Museum, 28 College St, Jefferson, GA 30549
Mommy and Me: Meet Me at the Beach - 5/1/14 at 10-11am
Discover what lives in the ocean and create a unique fish print. Museum family members and parents, free; nonmembers, $4 per participant. Advance registration required. Phone: 706-828-3867 - Address: The Morris Museum of Art, 1 Tenth St, Augusta, GA 30901
Art Now: Tarleton Blackwell - 5/1/14 at 6pm
South Carolina artist Tarleton Blackwell discusses his distinguished career. Afterwards, enjoy music and cocktails in the galleries. Free admission and parking. Phone: 706-828-3867 - Address: The Morris Museum of Art, 1 Tenth St, Augusta, GA 30901
The Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art Annual Meeting - 5/1/14 at 5:30-6:30pm
Join us for the Friends Annual Meeting and presentation of the 2014 M. Smith Griffith Volunteer of the Year Award. Reception to follow.

Crimes Against Culture: Art & the Nazis Film Series: "The Rape of Europa" - 5/1/14 at 7-9pm
"The Rape of Europa" tells the epic story of the systematic theft, destruction and miraculous survival of Europe's art treasures during the Third Reich and World II. A fascinating look into the real-life "Monuments Men," this documentary takes viewers into the violent whirlwind of fanaticism, greed and warfare that threatened to wipe out the artistic heritage of Europe and tells the story of the heroic young art historians and curators who rescued and returned the millions of lost, hidden and stolen treasures. Directed by Richard Berge, Bonni Cohen and Nicole Newnham; narrated by Joan Allen. 2006, NR, 117 min. A discussion will follow this film. Cosponsored by Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies.

Handicapped Accessible events. Free admission and parking. Phone: 706-542-4662 - Address: Georgia Museum of Art, 90 Carlton St., Athens, GA
The Art of Marsha Hamby Savage - 5/1 - 5/3/14
Enjoy the breathtaking pastel and oil creations of Georgia artist Marsha Hamby Savage. Her love of the outdoors, and of art itself, is beautifully transferred from her heart and mind to canvas. Show at 10am-6pm. Free admission and parking. Phone: 706-632-2144 - Address: Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association, 420 W Main St, Blue Ridge, GA 30513
The Bucket List Exhibit - 5/1-5/3, 5/6-5/10, 5/13-5/17, 5/20-5/24& 5/27- 5/30/14
As part of The Bucket List exhibit, the Feature Gallery will showcase a solo show "As Seen by Malgorzata Florkowska." There will be a preview party on April 4th from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Stop by and see this Georgia artist's work throughout April. May 2nd, also brings another preview party for a new solo exhibit featuring "By Pat Burns." This exhibit will be on display throughout the month of May. Open Tues-Fri at 9am-5pm & 10am-4pm. Handicapped Accessible event. Free admission & parking. Phone: 770-473-5457 Address: 136 S Main St, Jonesboro, GA 30236
State Art Collection Exhibit - 5/1 - 5/3, 5/5 - 5/10, 5/12 - 5/17, 5/19 - 5/24 & 5/26 - 5/31/14
Enjoy a curated exhibit of selected pieces from the State Art Collection is available to Georgia communities. The new exhibit, "Inspired Georgia: 28 Works from Georgia's State Art Collection" highlights the diversity of styles, media and techniques in the collection. Nine Georgia communities have been selected to host the exhibit. 28 of the most significant pieces from the expansive 600+ piece state collection have been selected to represent and celebrate the long history of art and culture in Georgia. Included in the exhibit will be original works by renowned Georgia artists such as Benny Andrews, Lucinda Bunnen, Herbert Creecy, Howard Finster, Ruth Laxson, and Nellie Mae Rowe. Times are at 11am-5pm. Free admission & parking. Phone: 770-574-2822 - Address: Dogwood City Art Gallery, 14 W Alabama St, Tallapoosa, GA 30179
The Art of Marilyn Williamson: 2nd Quarter Artist in Residence - 5/1-5/4, 5/6-5/11, 5/13-5/18, 5/20-5/25 & 5/27-5/31/14
Enjoy the graphite, colored pencil, watercolor, pastel, and ink drawings and paintings of botanical and floral subject matter, dogs and miscellaneous subjects as well. Also enjoy a display of a well-preserved herbarium of many plants from the Southern Appalachian region nearly a century ago created by a young woman who lived in Asheville in 1915. Some of Marilyn's work will portray these plants as well. Shows are at 10am-6pm. Free admission and parking. Phone: 706-632-2144 - Address: Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association, 420 W Main St, Blue Ridge, GA
27th Annual Spring Into Art - 5/1-6/4/14
This annual event provides artists of all levels with the opportunity to participate in a truly unique exhibition and the opportunity to win the over $5000 in prizes. The judges are carefully selected for their knowledge and ability to pick works based on merit alone. Awards will be presented at the Opening Gala on April 7, 2014 from 6 – 9pm. Call for cost, times and specific dates. Phone: 229-247-2787 - Address: Turner Center for the Arts, 527 N. Patterson St., Valdosta, GA 31601
An Exhibition of Silk Painters - 5/3-5/4 & 5/10-5/11/14 at 2-6pm
See exhibition of eight (8) painters who work exclusively with silk. This collection is from artists who live and work in and around Atlanta . The exhibition will feature two to three works of each artist. They apply their creative talents using a wide variety of silk painting techniques learned through international exchanges between silk painting masters. Opening Reception Sunday, March 9th 2-6 pm. Handicapped Accessible (Limited) event. Free admission and parking. Phone: 229-679-2070 - Address: The Center for Art & Rehabilitative Energies, 3696 Pearl St, Shellman, GA 39886
June
27th Annual Spring Into Art - 6/1-6/4/14
This annual event provides artists of all levels with the opportunity to participate in a truly unique exhibition and the opportunity to win the over $5000 in prizes. The judges are carefully selected for their knowledge and ability to pick works based on merit alone. Awards will be presented at the Opening Gala on April 7, 2014 from 6 – 9pm. Call for cost, times and specific dates. Phone: 229-247-2787 - Address: Turner Center for the Arts, 527 N. Patterson St., Valdosta, GA 31601
The Art of Marilyn Williamson: 2nd Quarter Artist in Residence - 6/1, 6/3-6/8, 6/10-6/15, 6/17-6/22, 6/24-6/29 & 6/31/14
Enjoy the graphite, colored pencil, watercolor, pastel, and ink drawings and paintings of botanical and floral subject matter, dogs and miscellaneous subjects as well. Also enjoy a display of a well-preserved herbarium of many plants from the Southern Appalachian region nearly a century ago created by a young woman who lived in Asheville in 1915. Some of Marilyn's work will portray these plants as well. Shows are at 10am-6pm. Free admission and parking. Phone: 706-632-2144 - Address: Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association, 420 W Main St, Blue Ridge, GA
July
The Art of Marilyn Williamson: 2nd Quarter Artist in Residence - 7/1-7/6 & 7/8-7/12/14
Enjoy the graphite, colored pencil, watercolor, pastel, and ink drawings and paintings of botanical and floral subject matter, dogs and miscellaneous subjects as well. Also enjoy a display of a well-preserved herbarium of many plants from the Southern Appalachian region nearly a century ago created by a young woman who lived in Asheville in 1915. Some of Marilyn's work will portray these plants as well. Shows are at 10am-6pm. Free admission and parking. Phone: 706-632-2144 - Address: Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association, 420 W Main St, Blue Ridge, GA
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