The Gift Shop at Gilmer Arts features a great assortment of art objects created by local and regional artisans and artists.
Discover our unique, one of a kind gift items, including jewelry, greeting cards, pottery, paintings, photography, art quilts, wood carvings and sculpture, any of which would make a great gift for your, or for someone on your gift list.
The Gift Shop at Gilmer Arts has unique gifts for every occasion. Support Gilmer Arts, and our local artist community with every purchase!
Appalachian folk artist Billy Roper says of himself, “I was born blessedly poor. We lived back in the hills where life was 50 years behind times. We didn’t have much growing up, but what we had was more –– an honest, hardworking family.” His work has emotional depth and speaks to people about the simple things in life –– the things that matter the most. The native of north Georgia is most known for his expressive style of painting that combines colorful imagery on the front with handwriting on the back to tell a story or depict an emotion.
His work can be found in art collections throughout the United States and more than 30 countries. He was North Georgia College & State University’s first artist-in-residence in 2007 and the book, “Billy Roper: Visual Storyteller,” was the first work published by the University Press of North Georgia.