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

  • 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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  • Annual Community Quilt & Fiber Arts Exhibit

    Annual Community Quilt & Fiber Arts Exhibit

    06/18/2016 - 07/23/2016

    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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  • Summer Youth Art Camp

    Summer Youth Art Camp

    06/21/2016 - 07/15/2016

    Sign your kids up for a creative summer during our Summer Youth Art Program. Choose from several classes offered over a 4-week span and let your child's imagination soar.  Visit our website soon for more information and class schedules.

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  • Mad for the Arts Gala

    Mad for the Arts Gala

    06/25/2016 - 06/25/2016

    Experience the Swinging Sixties with BRMAA's 'Mad for the Arts' Fundraising Gala on June 25, 2016! Dress up as your favorite character from Mad Men, or in your best 1960′s garb for this year's summer fundraiser. Enjoy scrumptious food and drinks, unique silent auction and auction games, photo booth and dancing. Proceeds from this event help support the Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Associations mission of providing opportunities in the realm of the arts for the individual and the community. read more

  • 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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  • Elements: An Exhibit by Camille Day

    Elements: An Exhibit by Camille Day

    07/30/2016 - 08/27/2016

    Come enjoy the newest exhibition by Summit Studio Resident artist Camille 'Candy' Day, entitled "Elements." Camille will present her vision of the four elements of fire, water, earth and air in this stunning new exhibit. 

    Opening reception will be July 30, 5-7 p.m.

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  • National Juried Photography Exhibit

    National Juried Photography Exhibit

    09/03/2016 - 10/09/2016

    Join us for the National Juried Photography Exhibit at the Richard Low Evans Gallery in the Art Center, from September 3 - October 9, 2016. The 2016 BRMAA National Juried Show is open to all photographers, both amateur and professional, and all original photographic media, including film and digital images. Monetary prizes totaling $3,000 will be awarded including $750 for Best of Show.

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  • 2016 SAAG National Juried Show

    2016 SAAG National Juried Show

    10/15/2016 - 11/12/2016

    The 2016 SAAG National Juried Show, now in it's 9th 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 15- November 12, 2016. The SAAG National Juried Show attracts several artists from over 25 different states and draws an audience interest from not only a regional lev... read more