Quinlan Visual Arts Center
Gainesville, GA 30501
For more than 60 years, the Quinlan has provided extensive opportunities in the arts to the growing, culturally rich community of Gainesville. Located on historic Green Street in downtown Gainesville, we are the only facility of this size and scope in Northeast Georgia, and the oldest arts organization north of Atlanta.
A haven for artists, collectors, students and art appreciators, the Quinlan has something to suit everyone's artistic needs. Initially known as the Gainesville Art Association, the Quinlan can trace its origin to a 1946 meeting of artists.
The current facility was initially dedicated in 1964 and expanded in 2004. There are five gallery spaces that host at least seven major exhibitions annually, featuring original two- and three-dimensional works of art in all media ranging from realism, folk art, abstracts, impressionistic works, landscapes, still life, portraits and photography.
Info & Amenities
Hours of Operation
Monday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Tuesday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Wednesday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Thursday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Friday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Saturday: 10:00AM - 4:00PM
Admission & Fees
Admission Fee $0.00
Dance Floor, Free Parking, Meeting Facilities, Parking on Site, Public Restrooms, Self-guided Tours
Family-friendly, Free Admission , Handicapped Accessible
Near Interstate Highway
400, 85, 985
American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
Suitable for Ages
HOME FOLK: A Celebration of Folk Art
06/11/2015 - 08/15/2015
Self-taught, outsider, primitive, naïve, Folk artists have defied definition and broken down barriers for a century. Through their use of unconventional materials and subjects, folk art has risen in acclaim with audiences and collectors as a respected art form.
Summer of 2015 will mark a new exhibition to grace the Quinlan galleries featuring local and regional folk artists, including Kelly Bentley Ash, Blacktop, Frances Byrd, Margaret Cameron, Pami Ciliax, Cornbread, P.J. Fishstick, ...read more