Historic High Country / Blue Ridge

Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association and Art Center

420 W. Main St.
Blue Ridge, GA 30513

706-632-2144
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The Art Center, home to the Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association, has more than 2,500 varied artworks on display. With more than 500 member artists and 1,000 active members, we are proud to present member and visiting exhibits and artwork in the many Art Center galleries.

The Art Center team is devoted to bringing new exhibits, events and programming to our community through arts and culture. We endeavor to provide a haven for artists to flourish and grow.  

We are also the proud home of the Spring and Fall Arts in the Park festivals. Spring Arts in the Park is held every Memorial Day weekend, and Fall Arts in the Park is held annuallly the second week in October. The Arts in the Park festivals have been a tradition for over three decades, bringing hundreds of fine arts, crafts and food vendors to Downtown Blue Ridge.

The Art Center is located in the Historic Fannin County Courthouse in Downtown Blue Ridge and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: 10:00AM - 6:00PM
    Tuesday: 10:00AM - 6:00PM
    Wednesday: 10:00AM - 6:00PM
    Thursday: 10:00AM - 6:00PM
    Friday: 10:00AM - 6:00PM
    Saturday: 10:00AM - 6:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    Donations accepted 0.00

    Facility Amenities

    Free Parking

    Meeting Facilities

    Parking on Site

    Party Facilities

    Public Restrooms

    Self-guided Tours

    General Information

    Family-friendly

    Free Admission

    Group Amenities

    Group-friendly

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages

Events

  • 2018 Community Quilt & Fiber Arts Exhibit

    2018 Community Quilt & Fiber Arts Exhibit

    06/16/2018 - 07/21/2018

    Celebrate our heritage with the age old artistic craft of quilting. The Art Center's Richard Low Evans Gallery will be arranged in a colorful fabric, woven with care, skill and artistic flare. This exhibit showcases the extraordinary talents of area quilters with traditional quilts, as well as original designs. Don't miss one of the most breathtaking exhibits of the year!

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  • Annual Community Quilt & Fiber Arts Exhibit

    Annual Community Quilt & Fiber Arts Exhibit

    06/16/2018 - 07/21/2018

    Celebrate our heritage with the age-old artistic craft of quilting and the variety of the fiber arts. The Art Center's Richard Low Evans Gallery will be adorned in colorful fabric, woven with care, skill and handmade flare. Don't miss one of the most unforgettable exhibits of the year with traditional and non-traditional quilts, arts quilts, and an array of the fiber arts. This exhibit is open during regular business hours, Tuesday-Sunday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

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  • 3rd Qtr Artist in Residence, Carly Hardy

    3rd Qtr Artist in Residence, Carly Hardy

    07/07/2018 - 09/29/2018

    Enjoy the vibrant colors, textures, lines and shapes of Carly Hardy's paintings from her abstract landscapes and ancient series. Opening reception will be held July 28, from 5-7 p.m.

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  • 3D Exhibit: Off the Wall

    3D Exhibit: Off the Wall

    07/28/2018 - 08/25/2018

    The Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association is proud to present the sixth 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. Visit our website at www.blueridgearts.net for a prospectus and information.

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  • Contemporary Southern & Folk Art Exhibit

    Contemporary Southern & Folk Art Exhibit

    07/28/2018 - 07/28/2018

    The Art Center is excited to present a one-of-a-kind art exhibit filled with southern and folk art from various talented artists! Opening reception will be held July 28, from 5-7 p.m.

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  • BRMAA National Juried Photography Show

    BRMAA National Juried Photography Show

    09/01/2018 - 09/29/2018

    This annual juried show is open to both amateur and professional photographers in film or digital photography. Cash prizes are available. The exhibit will be on display in the Richard Low Evans Courtroom Gallery in the Art Center from September 1 - September 29, 2018. For more information and entry deadlines, please visit www.blueridgemountainphotographers.com

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  • Fall Plein Air International Paint Out

    Fall Plein Air International Paint Out

    09/06/2018 - 09/09/2018

    A spectacular exhibit filled with images from local scenery painted during our Fall Plein Air International Paint Out will be on display from September 6 - 9, 2018, in our Studio Gallery. All artwork on display will be exhibited during our Fall Arts in the Park festival, which is estimated at over 7,000 attendees in two days. Exhibit will be on display at the Art Center through October 14, 2018.

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  • 2018 SAAG National Juried Show

    2018 SAAG National Juried Show

    10/06/2018 - 11/10/2018

    The 2018 SAAG National Juried Show, now in its 11th year, is open to all artists of various 2D and 3D mediums. This juried show offers monetary prizes totaling $5,000, including $1,500 for Best of Show. The artwork selected for this exhibit will be on display in the Richard Low Evans Gallery in the Art Center from October 6- November 10, 2018. The SAAG National Juried Show attracts several artists from over 25 different states and draws an audience interest from not only a regional leve... read more

  • 4th Quarter Artist-in-Residence, Chris Albertson

    4th Quarter Artist-in-Residence, Chris Albertson

    10/06/2018 - 12/23/2018

    Enjoy the beautiful watercolor and mixed media creations of artist, Chris Albertson. Opening reception will be held October 6, from 5-7 p.m.

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  • WhoDunIt? Mystery Art Fundraiser

    WhoDunIt? Mystery Art Fundraiser

    11/17/2018 - 11/17/2018

    Join us for WhoDunIt? A Mystery Art Fundraiser. This is a rare opportunity to get amazing artworks from sought-after local and regional artists at an incredible price! The mystery is trying to figure out who your artist is.  

    Each $50 ticket guarantees you with an original piece of art. This is an event with fantastic art, delicious food, live music and lots of fun! Limited tickets are available. Purchase your tickets today before they are sold out. 

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  • Holiday Show and Sale

    Holiday Show and Sale

    11/17/2018 - 01/04/2019

    Come shop for that perfect holiday gift, one that is creative and unique. We will have hundreds of items for sale, all made from one of our artists. So whether its jewelry, pottery, paintings or anything in between, we have what you need to get your holiday shopping done. The show will be open during regular business hours. We are closed on Mondays. Please contact us for holiday office hours.

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