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 Quarter Artist-in-Residence, Connie Gaertner

    4th Quarter Artist-in-Residence, Connie Gaertner

    10/22/2016 - 01/07/2017

    Connie Gaertner, our 4th quarter Artist in Residence, is an award-winning artist from Knoxville, TN.  Her love and passion of the outdoors is reflected in her plein air paintings, but she is just as comfortable with her studio work as well. Connie is a juried member of The American Impressionist Society, Oil Painters of America, and Women Painters of the Southeast.

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  • Spring Arts in the Park

    Spring Arts in the Park

    05/27/2017 - 05/28/2017

    Enjoy the 41st 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 24, 2017**

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  • Annual Community Quilt & Fiber Arts Exhibit

    Annual Community Quilt & Fiber Arts Exhibit

    06/17/2017 - 07/22/2017

    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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  • National Juried Photography Exhibit

    National Juried Photography Exhibit

    09/02/2017 - 09/30/2017

    Join us for the National Juried Photography Exhibit at the Richard Low Evans Gallery in the Art Center, from September 2 - Sept. 30, 2017. The 2017 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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