Historic High Country / Blue Ridge

Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association and Art Center

420 West Main Street
Blue Ridge, GA 30513

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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


    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages


  • 3rd Qtr Artist in Residence, John Stanford

    3rd Qtr Artist in Residence, John Stanford

    07/18/2015 - 10/10/2015

    Come experience the subtle beauty of nature and the awe-inspiring plein air work of John Stanford. John is our 2014 Southern Appalachian Artist Guild National Juried Show winner for "First in 2D." Artists' reception will be August 1, 5-7 p.m.   

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  • Blue Ridge Mountains Photographers National Juried Show

    Blue Ridge Mountains Photographers National Juried Show

    09/05/2015 - 10/11/2015

    This annual juried show is open to both amateur and professional photographers in film or digital photography. A total of over $3,000 in cash prizes will be awarded. For more information and entry deadlines, please contact the Art Center. The opening reception is September 5, 5-7 p.m. 

    The submission deadline is July 10, 2015.

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  • Fall Arts in the Park

    Fall Arts in the Park

    10/10/2015 - 10/11/2015

    Join us for the Fall Arts in the Park festival in the Downtown City Park in Blue Ridge, Ga. Enjoy nearly 100 fine art and fine craft artists, delicious food, and mother nature's colorful array of fall splendor. Festival hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Weekend admission is $5 for adults, and children are admitted free. All proceeds go to benefit the Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association, a 501(c)3 non-profit arts association. For more information, visit our website at read more

  • 4th Qtr Artists in Residence: Marie Spaeder Haas & Mary Keasler

    4th Qtr Artists in Residence: Marie Spaeder Haas & Mary Keasler

    10/17/2015 - 01/09/2016

    Come see an exhibit unlike any other with the combined creativity and visions of watercolor artist Marie Spaeder Haas and quilter Mary Keasler. Artists' reception will be October 17, 5-7 p.m.

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  • Southern Appalachian Artists Guild National Juried Show

    Southern Appalachian Artists Guild National Juried Show

    10/17/2015 - 11/14/2015

    Join us for 6th Annual Southern Appalachian Artist Guild National Juried Show. This show brings in a variety of artists from across the nation to The Art Center. $5000 in cash prize money will awarded to the winners. Opening reception is October 17, 5-7 p.m. The submission deadline is July 1, 2015.

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  • WhoDunIt? Mystery Art Fundraiser

    WhoDunIt? Mystery Art Fundraiser

    11/21/2015 - 11/21/2015

    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

    11/21/2015 - 01/09/2016

    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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  • Christmas at the Art Center/Open House

    Christmas at the Art Center/Open House

    11/28/2015 - 11/28/2015

    Enjoy refreshments, artwork and good cheer as you enjoy the seasonal beauty at The Art Center. Shop at our Holiday Show and browse our eight art galleries.

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  • Artist-in-Residence, Barbara Bryant

    Artist-in-Residence, Barbara Bryant

    01/16/2016 - 03/26/2016

    Expressing her talents through paintings, sculptures, glassworks and assemblages, artist Barbara Bryant conveys her life and art in her unforgettable Artist-in-Residence Exhibit entitled, "Restoration," where she brings forgotten objects new life. Opening reception will be January 16, 2016 from 5-7 p.m.

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  • Artist-in-Residence: Photographer, Arni Katz

    Artist-in-Residence: Photographer, Arni Katz

    04/02/2016 - 07/02/2016

    Arni Katz uses his fine art photography to present the world in an intriguing and somewhat mysterious way. His images include a wide array of subject matter, but will leave the viewers looking at the world quite differently than they did before. Be ready to be intrigued and inspired.

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  • Artist-in-Residence, Rhonda Roddy

    Artist-in-Residence, Rhonda Roddy

    07/09/2016 - 10/09/2016

    Expressionist painter and mixed media artist, Rhonda Roddy presents artwork that is truly one-of-a-kind, filled with brilliant colors, fantastic imagery, compelling themes and engaging textures. Entitled "I Laugh in my Dreams," her exhibit encourages the idea of letting go of preconceived notions of what art (and life) should be, and allowing authenticity to shine through instead. 

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