All About Arts

One of the many ways we’re celebrating Gilmer Arts’ continuing to bring the arts to Gilmer County and the surrounding area, is by launching the 4th Annual All About Arts fund raising campaign.

Between now and the end of the year you can help us towards our goal of expanding arts programs for youth and adults, and toward helping Gilmer Arts provide free and ticketed educational opportunities and sensational events. Contributions and sponsorships help keep event prices reasonable, free programs available, and revenues in balance.

Help us reach our 2021 All About Arts goal of $25,000 to support and expand programs such as: Painting, Drawing, Pottery, Writing, Culinary Arts, Dance, Music, Acting and many other outstanding programs in visual, literary and performing arts.



Last year we also made a big step forward in expanding capabilities in the near future by purchasing the building next to the Playhouse. This will provide an additional 3500 sq. ft. of space.   So many opportunities are opened with this space.  Classrooms for arts, music, theater, children camps, another stage to use for play and choir rehearsals, yoga, dance.  It’s an endless list of possibilities. 

This past year has been a challenge with the pandemic, but through it we are proud that we found ways to still bring the arts to our community. We started off with Virtual Acoustic Blends while we were totally shut down. Once we could open under the state guidelines we are hosting monthly art exhibitions, our 7th Annual Plein Air, small sized art classes, music instruction, etc. It forced us to do things in new ways – we started an online gallery and conducted our first online silent auction. Using this online technology we are able to expand the exposure for our artists. Through grant funding we were able to add video live streaming capability to The Playhouse.

Continuing to bring arts to our community takes funds, so we ask during this special month especially, please make a donation!



Why does Gilmer Arts need to have an annual fundraising campaign?

With a robust annual fundraising campaign, Gilmer Arts can focus resources on high quality programs and events to elevate the arts and inspire and entertain the people and guests of Gilmer County.  Download the “Details” (pdf) for more information and share it with others you know who love the arts!


How will your donation help the arts in Gilmer County?

Check out this detailed list of how the All About Arts funding and other contributions have helped Gilmer Arts. . .


Your tax-deductible gift should be made payable to Gilmer Arts with “All About Arts” in the memo. Donations may be mailed to 207 Dalton Street, Ellijay, GA 30540 or by clicking the donate button.


Gilmer Arts and Heritage Association is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Your charitable donation to the All About Arts campaign is tax deductible at the base amount of your contribution, not at the resulting matched amount. All About Arts contributions are separate from annual sponsorship or membership payments. All donations directly support the fiscal budget for Gilmer Arts and the Gilmer Arts Playhouse. For donors age 70.5 and up, a Direct Distribution from your IRA is non-taxable income and counts toward your required annual distribution. For 2020, up to $300 of contributions is deductible even if taking the standard deduction. Contact your financial advisor for details.