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Below are lists of Georgia arts and crafts festivals, fairs and events. Please call contact numbers for times, tickets, fees and other info. Stay & Play in GA!
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Spring Arts and Crafts Festival - 5/29/16 at 8am-5pm
You will enjoy visiting over 60 arts & crafts vendors from around the region along with some delicious mountain fair food and the sounds of bluegrass, gospel and country music! Free Admission and parking. Phone: 706-745-5493 - Address: 3 Town Square, downtown Blairsville, GA 30512
Decatur Arts Festival - 5/29/16 at 11am-5pm
The Decatur Arts Festival is an annual event hosted by the Decatur Arts Alliance on Memorial Day weekend. It features an extensive, juried Artist's Market, live music, performance art, a children's parade and festival, food, drink and lots of fun. Free fun event! May have to pay parking fee. Please visit the website at http://decaturartsfestival.com/festival/ for more information. Phone: 404-371-9583 - Address: Decatur Square, 101 E. Court Square, Decatur, GA 30030
Alpharetta Arts StreetFest - 5/29 at 10am-6pm & 5/30/16 at 10am-5pm
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. Admission and parking are free. Phone: 678-297-6000 - Location: Milton Ave & Main St, historic downtown Alpharetta, GA 30005
Michael Naranjo: The Artist Who Sees With His Hands - 5/29 & 5/31/16
Michael Naranjo is blind. He lost his eyesight in 1968 while serving in Vietnam. Yet, to this day, Naranjo is widely regarded as one of the greatest living Native American sculptors. Booth Western Art Museum is excited to present a "touchable" exhibition in Michael Naranjo: The Artist Who Sees with His Hands. Michael Naranjo: The Artist Who Sees with His Hands will feature more than 30 works, drawn from the Collection of Tia, from throughout Naranjo's 45-year career. Michael Naranjo grew up in a New Mexico pottery family and went to school to study sculpture, but service in Vietnam threatened his dream. A grenade explosion took his eyesight and left his right hand severely wounded. Despite these limitations, Naranjo has created well over 100 important works including many monuments. Per the request of the artist and the Collection, this exhibition will allow visitors the opportunity to touch the sculptures…to see the pieces as the artist sees them. Hours are 10am-5pm Tues-Sat and 1pm-5pm on Sunday. Cost is $7-$10 per person for non-members and Free for members and children ages 12 and under . Phone: 770-387-1300 - Address: Booth Western Art Museum, 501 Museum Dr, Cartersville, GA 30120
Arts in the Alley
Discovering Chattahoochee Valley Silk Paintings by René Shoemaker - 5/29 - 7/31/16 - Open everyday except on Mondays
Artist René Shoemaker will transform the Galleria with an exhibition of large-scale silk paintings, on view. Shoemaker, a long-time resident of Athens, Georgia, creates hand-painted silk works that celebrate the distinctive character of a city or place. For her exhibition at The Columbus Museum, the artist has created site-specific works about the Chattahoochee Valley after visiting here and immersing herself in its sights, sounds, and smells and making preliminary sketches of buildings, spaces and people. Shoemaker's medium of hand-painted silk has dye applied directly to the material. For this project, she used silk twill, a midweight silk that billows gently as the air moves. Handicapped Accessible event. Free admission and parking. Phone: 706-748-2562 - Address: The Columbus Museum, 1251 Wynnton Rd, Columbus, GA 31906
June
Tour at Two: Highlights from the Permanent Collection - 6/1/16 at 2-3pm
Join us for a tour of the permanent collection led by the museum's docents. All tours meet in the lobby. Handicapped Accessible event. Free admission and parking. Phone: 706-542-4662 - Address: Georgia Museum of Art, 90 Carlton St., Athens, GA 30602
Michael Naranjo: The Artist Who Sees With His Hands - 6/1 - 6/5, 6/7 - 6/12, 6/14 - 6/19, 6/21 - 6/26 & 6/28 - 6/30/16
Michael Naranjo is blind. He lost his eyesight in 1968 while serving in Vietnam. Yet, to this day, Naranjo is widely regarded as one of the greatest living Native American sculptors. Booth Western Art Museum is excited to present a "touchable" exhibition in Michael Naranjo: The Artist Who Sees with His Hands. Michael Naranjo: The Artist Who Sees with His Hands will feature more than 30 works, drawn from the Collection of Tia, from throughout Naranjo's 45-year career. Michael Naranjo grew up in a New Mexico pottery family and went to school to study sculpture, but service in Vietnam threatened his dream. A grenade explosion took his eyesight and left his right hand severely wounded. Despite these limitations, Naranjo has created well over 100 important works including many monuments. Per the request of the artist and the Collection, this exhibition will allow visitors the opportunity to touch the sculptures…to see the pieces as the artist sees them. Hours are 10am-5pm Tues-Sat and 1pm-5pm on Sunday. Cost is $7-$10 per person for non-members and Free for members and children ages 12 and under. Phone: 770-387-1300 - Address: Booth Western Art Museum, 501 Museum Dr, Cartersville, GA 30120
July
Michael Naranjo: The Artist Who Sees With His Hands - 7/1 - 7/3/16
Michael Naranjo is blind. He lost his eyesight in 1968 while serving in Vietnam. Yet, to this day, Naranjo is widely regarded as one of the greatest living Native American sculptors. Booth Western Art Museum is excited to present a "touchable" exhibition in Michael Naranjo: The Artist Who Sees with His Hands. Michael Naranjo: The Artist Who Sees with His Hands will feature more than 30 works, drawn from the Collection of Tia, from throughout Naranjo's 45-year career. Michael Naranjo grew up in a New Mexico pottery family and went to school to study sculpture, but service in Vietnam threatened his dream. A grenade explosion took his eyesight and left his right hand severely wounded. Despite these limitations, Naranjo has created well over 100 important works including many monuments. Per the request of the artist and the Collection, this exhibition will allow visitors the opportunity to touch the sculptures…to see the pieces as the artist sees them. Hours are 10am-5pm Fri-Sat and 1pm-5pm on Sunday. Cost is $7-$10 per person for non-members and Free for members and children ages 12 and under . Phone: 770-387-1300 - Address: Booth Western Art Museum, 501 Museum Dr, Cartersville, GA 30120
October
Amazing Grace 6th Annual Arts & Crafts Festival – 10/1/16 at 9am-4pm
Area artisans showcase jewelry, decorative arts, clothing, sculpture, and handmade household items. Music, food, and activities for kids all day long. All proceeds to Hi-Hope Service Center for adults with developmental disabilities. Free admission and parking. More info available at tisgrace.org or call. Phone: Tracie Crowe 770-381-1293 - Address: Amazing Grace Lutheran Church, 3305 Lawrenceville Hwy, Lawrenceville, GA 30044
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