Art is for everyone, and Gilmer Arts wants to be sure you have every opportunity to experience some of the most talented visual artists our region has to offer. Over the years, our member artists have filled the gallery and Gift Shop with their creations. Added to the works of our members, we mount multiple solo and group exhibits throughout the year, featuring talented artists from across the region.
Gallery Exhibitions put the focus on the unique talents of regional artists. The year begins with an Annual Juried Art Exhibition, displaying the submissions of up to 35 artists and artisans.
April the first of the Bringing Ellijay Sensational Talent (B.E.S.T.) Visual Art Series Exhibition is on display. Noted artist from all over the country are invited to show their artwork in our main gallery.
August brings us our Member Artist Exhibition, where our artists are invited to display their work in the main gallery to coincide with the annual Membership Appreciation Reception.
The year closes with the second installment of the B.E.S.T. Visual Art Series in November. See the calendar for a complete list of events and dates.
The Annual Juried Art Exhibition held in February. See the prospectus for details.
B.E.S.T. Visual Art Series Exhibitions
Plein Air, Art in the Mountains held in June. 3-day outdoor painting event.
Artists who are members of Gilmer Arts and wish to show their work in the Gift Shop or Gallery should fill out our Artist Agreement and submit it to the office.
Encourage the development of member artists at all levels of accomplishment, to study and promote the arts, and to provide opportunities to exhibit the work of member artist and artisans. Find out more by clicking on the page link.
Plein Air, Art in the Mountains
In June, Gilmer Arts hosts the Annual Plein Air, Art in the Mountains 3-day outdoor painting event. Activities for the whole family are held over the 3 days, culminating in a reception and art auction featuring the paintings created by the attending artists.
During this 3 day event, artists will be painting “en plein air” in and around the beautiful vistas of the North Georgia mountains. Painting will begin on Friday and continue each of the next 2 days.
On Saturday, a Quick Draw Challenge will be held at one a selected location. A cash prize will be awarded to the winner.
On the final day of the event, artists will enter some of the artwork created over the 3 days in an auction held Gilmer Arts, 207 Dalton Street in Ellijay, GA.
Registration deadline will be announced in 2018.