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


  • Summer Youth Art Camp

    Summer Youth Art Camp

    06/24/2014 - 07/28/2014

    Sign your kids up for a creative summer during our Summer Youth Art Camp. Choose from several classes offered over a four week span and let your children's imagination soar. Visit our website, www.blueridgearts.net for more information and class schedules. 

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  • 2014 Community Quilt Exhibit

    2014 Community Quilt Exhibit

    06/28/2014 - 07/26/2014

    Celebrate our heritage with the age old artistic craft of quilting. The Art Center's Richard Low Evans Gallery will be arranged in a colorful fabric, woven with care, skill and artistic flare. This exhibit showcases the extraordinary talents of area quilters with traditional quilts, as well as original designs. Don't miss one of the most breathtaking exhibits of the year!

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  • Pieces of Me: Exhibit by Jennifer Danner

    Pieces of Me: Exhibit by Jennifer Danner

    07/19/2014 - 10/12/2014

    Enjoy mixed media creations, photography, music and written prose from artist Jennifer Danner whose works reflect the pieces of life that make up who she is and in turn make up each and every one of us in some way.

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  • 3D Off the Wall Exhibit

    3D Off the Wall Exhibit

    08/02/2014 - 08/30/2014

    The Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association is proud to present the 4th annual three dimensional only art show, "Off the Wall." This show is open to all artists whose expression is in 3D art-form of all genres.  

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  • Land Abstracted: Exhibit by Colleen Sterling

    Land Abstracted: Exhibit by Colleen Sterling

    08/02/2014 - 08/31/2014

    Enjoy the colorful, textured paintings of Colleen Sterling who captures the beauty of the land in an intriguing and mysterious way.

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  • Blue Ridge Mountain Photographers National Juried Show

    Blue Ridge Mountain Photographers National Juried Show

    09/06/2014 - 10/12/2014

    This annual juried show is open to both amateur and professional photographers in film or digital photography.  Cash prizes available. For more information and entry deadlines please visit www.blueridgemountainphotographers.com. Opening reception, September 6, 5-7pm.

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  • Fall Plein Air Event

    Fall Plein Air Event

    09/11/2014 - 09/14/2014

    The Fall Plein Air Event in September offers four days of art and adventure in the North Georgia Mountains. Come paint, sketch or pastel your own rendition of local scenery. With fall colors on display, you won't want to miss this wonderful opportunity to capture local scenery, or simply come enjoy the exhibit. Exhibit is on display September 16-October 12, 2014.

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  • 2014 Southern Appalachian Artist Guild National Juried Show

    2014 Southern Appalachian Artist Guild National Juried Show

    10/18/2014 - 11/15/2014

    The Southern Appalachian Artist Guild National Juried Show opens October 18, 2014, with a reception from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and runs until November 15. See works of fine art from artists across the country. Only the best of the best were accepted by the show's judge. Show features 2-D and 3-D wares that are wide and diversified in style and medium, ranging from large stone statues and wood carvings to paintings, pastels and photography. All works in the show are originals and are for sale.

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  • Emerging Artist Exhibit

    Emerging Artist Exhibit

    10/18/2014 - 11/15/2014

    The Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association and the Southern Appalachian Artist Guild (SAAG) wish to promote the talent and design of 2D and 3D emerging artists with our first annual Emerging Artist Juried Exhibition. We are inviting local 2D and 3D emerging undergraduate student artists from surrounding area colleges and art schools to showcase their artwork alongside our SAAG 7th Annual National Juried Show at the Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association and Art Center.

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