2012 Holiday Art Show and Sale

Christmas treeGet some Christmas shopping done at the Holiday Art Show and Sale taking place at the Art Center Galleries on West Main in Blue Ridge, Georgia from November 17, 2012 through January 4, 2013. The Blue Ridge Mountain Arts Association is presenting this fantastic show of fine arts and crafts. Some of the arts and crafts available will be hand crafted jewelry, Christmas ornaments, wood carvings and so much more. You just need to come with your Christmas list in hand and I am sure you will be marking some names off your list.

Call 706-632-2144 for more information.

The Art Center Galleries on West Main
420 West Main Street
Blue Ridge, GA

Fall Arts in the Park

Fall is a beautiful time of year in the North Georgia mountains. With the crisp, cool air and the leaves changing, you can really enjoy a weekend of fine arts, good food, and more at the Fall Arts in the Park in the Downtown Blue Ridge City Park in Blue Ridge, Georgia on October 13 – 14, 2012. Over 100 artists from around the nation will be there displaying their arts and crafts. You won’t want to miss the Photography exhibit on display at the Art Center Gallery.

Festival hours are from 10 AM to 5 PM on both days. Admission is $5 per person, children are free. For more information, call Blue Ridge Mountain Arts Association at 706-632-2144.

Music and Art in Blue Ridge

June 16, 2012 is an eventful day in Blue Ridge, Georgia. Visit downtown Blue Ridge for the Galleries of East Main Art Walk. The Multitudes Gallery, High Country Art and Antiques, and Turning Leaf Wood Art offers an art walk from 5 PM to 8 PM on every 3rd Saturday of the month on East Main Street.

Maxwell Taylor will be returning to the Art Center for an evening performance from 7 PM to 9 PM. His soulful voice and legendary impersonations were so well received in his previous performance that he is back by popular demand.  Tickets are $20 per person. For more information, contact the Blue Ridge Mountain Arts Association at 706-632-2144. The Art Center is located at 420 West Main St., Blue Ridge.

Another musical show taking place on June 16 will be An Evening of Bluegrass at the Fannin County Performing Arts Center. This is a fundraiser for the Empty Stocking Program and the bands featured will be One Goal, Five Mile Cove, Flatline, and Walking in Tradition. Ticket prices for adults are $8 in advance, $10 at the door, kids 6 – 12 are $4 in advance, $5 at the door. You can purchase tickets at Hidden Treasures Thrift Store, United Community Bank, and Blue Ridge Oil Change. For more information, call 706-632-9262. Fannin County Performing Arts Center is located at 360 Rebel Circle, Blue Ridge.

2012 Spring Arts in the Park

ArtistCelebrate Memorial weekend with the arts at the 36th annual Spring Arts in the Park in the downtown Blue Ridge City Park in Blue Ridge, Georgia on May 26 – 27, 2012 from 10 AM to 5 PM each day. This annual festival is a southern tradition with over 200 booths of arts, crafts, and food. Enjoy music and dancing, demonstrations by some of the fine artists, and more.

Admission to the festival is $5 per person. This event is sponsored by the Blue Ridge Mountain Arts Association. Look for the Fall Arts in the Park coming the 2nd weekend in October. For more information call 706-632-2144.

The Blue Ridge City Park is located in historic downtown Blue Ridge, GA across from the Depot.

Spring Plein Aire Event

Blue Ridge Mountain Arts Association in Blue Ridge, Georgia is having their annual Spring Plein Aire event on May 4 – 6, 2012. Spend the weekend in the beautiful North Georgia Mountains and capture the spectacular scenery on canvas. The colors come alive in the spring and gives an artist plenty of beauty to choose from. All artists are invited to this event.

For more information, call The Art Center at 706-632-2144.

Blue Ridge Mountain Arts Association
The Art Center Galleries on West Main
420 West Main Street
Blue Ridge, GA

Toasting the Arts

Wine TastingThe Blue Ridge Mountain Arts Association in Blue Ridge, Georgia is “Toasting the Arts” with a wine and cheese tasting on February 11, 2012. Bring your valentine and enjoy an evening of wine and cheese from all around the region. Listen to some music and delight in some of the art on display by artists Tom Chambers and Paul Fontana.

The evening will begin at 7 PM. Tickets are on sale now and are $25 for Art Center members and $35 for non-members. This is the first fundraiser of the year. Not only will you have a nice evening out but you will be helping support the arts! For more information, call the Art Center at 706-632-2144.

Blue Ridge Mountain Arts Association
420 West Main St.
Blue Ridge, GA

Spring Plein Aire Festival

The Blue Ridge Mountain Arts in Blue Ridge, Georgia is having their Spring Plein Aire Festival on April 9 – 10, 2011 from 9 AM to 4 PM. This two day event will offer many opportunities for artists as this is the same weekend as the Blue Ridge Mountain Adventure Race.

This juried art exhibition is open to all artists 18 and older. To participate in the show, your art must be completed in the Blue Ridge area on April 9 and 10, 2011.  Blank canvases will be stamped with an approved insignia on April 9 and only those with stamps will be allowed in the exhibit and sale. All completed paintings must be suitably framed and ready to hang. Paintings are due at the Art Center on April 10 at 3 PM for hanging. Judging will begin at 4 PM. The art will be on display and available for sale at the Art Center from April 10 through April 29. Commissions from the sale of the art will go to benefit The Blue Ridge Mountain Arts Association. 

Awards will be given for the following: Artist Choice (Best in Show) – $100, Art and Adventure – $50, The Voice Magazine – a quarter page ad.

There is an entry fee of $10 for members, $15 for non-members and up to three images can be submitted. For more information and details on this event, call 706-632-2144.