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


  • Women Painters of the Southeast Exhibit

    Women Painters of the Southeast Exhibit

    04/03/2015 - 05/01/2015

    Celebrate the talents of the Women Painters of the Southeast (WPSE), an organization promoting women painters whose works are representational and who live in the Southeast United States (Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Virginia and West Virginia). The Art Center is proud to host the WPSE's 3rd Annual Juried Member Exhibit. 

    Awards and reception will be held April 10, from 6-8:30 p.m.

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  • 2nd Qtr Artist in Residence: Terry Barnes

    2nd Qtr Artist in Residence: Terry Barnes

    04/03/2015 - 07/12/2015

    Enjoy the breathtaking photography of Terry Barnes as you see the natural beauty of life through his eyes. Terry was recently awarded the Best of Show and 1st prize award in the 2014 BRMP National Photography Show. The opening reception is April 10, 2015, from 5 to 8:30 p.m.

    Contact information: blueridgearts@gmail.com

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  • Blue Ridge Writers' Conference

    Blue Ridge Writers' Conference

    04/10/2015 - 04/11/2015

    Writers will learn to hone their skills, network with fellow writers, and expand their markets at the 18th Annual Blue Ridge Writers' Conference hosted by the Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association. Begin your conference with a Workshop Intensive held on Friday, April 10 at the Art Center from 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., and join us for a Writers' Meet & Greet from 5-6 p.m. Writers' Conference sessions take place on Saturday, April 11 from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

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  • Southern Appalachian Artist Guild Member Show

    Southern Appalachian Artist Guild Member Show

    05/09/2015 - 06/13/2015

    Enjoy unforgettable 2D and 3D creations from our very own Southern Appalachian Artist Guild members, ranging from pottery, paintings, photography and more. Exhibit will be on display inside the Richard Low Evans Gallery. For more information, visit www.southernappalachianartists.org.

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  • Spring Arts in the Park

    Spring Arts in the Park

    05/23/2015 - 05/24/2015

    Enjoy the 39th Annual fine arts and fine crafts festival held in the beautiful Downtown City Park of Blue Ridge, Georgia during Memorial Day weekend. Come and admire original artwork, view impressive arts demonstrations and enjoy a variety of food from over 175 exhibitors and vendors. Weekend admission is $5 for adults; Children are admitted free. All proceeds will benefit the Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association, a 501(c)3 non-profit arts association.

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