Historic High Country / Blue Ridge

Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association and Art Center

420 W. Main St.
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


  • 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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  • 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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  • Pear Street Painters Exhibit: Once in a Blue Moon

    Pear Street Painters Exhibit: Once in a Blue Moon

    01/16/2016 - 02/20/2016

    Enjoy the unforgettable artwork from the talented members of the Pear Street Painters Group from Rome, Georgia in their exhibit entitled, "Once in a Blue Moon" featured at the Art Center.

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  • Youth Art Month Exhibit

    Youth Art Month Exhibit

    03/01/2016 - 03/24/2016

    Celebrate the art of our local youth during the nationally celebrated Youth Art Month. The art of our local area emerging artists from several different schools will be on display in our Richard Low Evans Gallery. An opening reception will be held March 1, 2016, from 4-6 p.m.  

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  • Cork and Canvas Fundraiser

    Cork and Canvas Fundraiser

    03/05/2016 - 03/05/2016

    Support the arts as you enjoy wine samplings from various area vintners. The event includes a silent auction, savory food and live entertainment. Ticket prices are $30 for non-members, $25 for BRMAA members, and include a commemorative BRMAA wine glass and complimentary glass of wine with each event ticket. Contact the Art Center for tickets and event information.  

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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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  • Valley River Arts Guild Exhibit

    Valley River Arts Guild Exhibit

    04/02/2016 - 05/01/2016

    Celebrate the regional talent of artists from the Valley River Arts Guild in Murphy, NC. This exhibit will include unforgettable 2D and 3D works from several talented artists and will be on display inside the Art Center's Richard Low Evans Gallery. Opening reception will be April 8 from 5-7 p.m.

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  • Blue Ridge Writers' Conference

    Blue Ridge Writers' Conference

    04/08/2016 - 04/09/2016

    Writers will learn to hone their skills, network with fellow writers, and expand their markets at the 19th Annual Blue Ridge Writers' Conference hosted by the Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association. Begin your conference with a Workshop Intensive held on Friday, April 8 at the Art Center from 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., and join us for a Writers' Meet and Greet also on April 8 from 5-6 p.m. Writers' Conference sessions take place on Saturday, April 9 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 

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  • Spring Arts in the Park

    Spring Arts in the Park

    05/28/2016 - 05/29/2016

    Enjoy the 40th Annual Spring Arts in the Park festival held in the beautiful Downtown City Park of Blue Ridge, Georgia during Memorial Day weekend. Admire artwork and enjoy tasty food from over 175 exhibitors and food vendors. Admission fee is $5 for adults. Children are admitted free. Proceeds go to the Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association. **Entry deadline for artists: February 26, 2016**

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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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