Blue Ridge, Georgia, has been listed among the Top 5 Art Towns in Georgia by the Georgia Council for the Arts & the Georgia Municipal Association. It’s home to dozens of talented artists and some wonderful art galleries showcasing local talent and Appalachian charm. Spending some time exploring the Blue Ridge art galleries or having fun at special events for the arts is a must when you stay with Georgia Cabins for YOU. Plan a fun and romantic day date looking for art as you drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway. Treat Mom to a morning of browsing folk art before letting her pick the perfect piece to take home. Choose a take-home art kit for the kids or let them learn to appreciate the hard work of artisans. Watch woodworking with Dad at a local gallery. Enjoy a quiet day browsing the local art galleries in Blue Ridge on your own.
However you experience art in North Georgia, you’re sure to find a greater appreciation for the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains through it all! Read on to learn more about some local art galleries in Blue Ridge! Then cozy up in one of our beautiful cabin rentals to enjoy the natural beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains and create your own art!
Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association
420 West Main Street
Blue Ridge, GA 30513
10 AM – 6 PM | Tuesday – Sunday
The Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association is the hub of art in Blue Ridge, Georgia, located in the heart of downtown. They host community events, art shows and exhibits, and art classes and are focused on bringing the community together through art education and events.
2021 Exhibits + Events
There are tons of things to do when it comes to art in Blue Ridge, Georgia, this year! The Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association has plenty on the calendar for 2021, including:
The Art of Renel Plouffe | April 9 – May 22
Artist-in-Residence | Photographer M. Eben (Mark) Mann | April 9 – June 26
2021 Community Quilt & Fiber Arts Exhibit | May 28 – July 17
Spring ARTS In the Park | May 29 & 30 | $5 per adult, FREE for kids 12 and under
Summer Art Camp 2021
Summer Art Camp in Blue Ridge this year includes a virtual option! For in-person camp, COVID guidelines will be in place, and registration is due by May 4.
Week 1 | June 15 – 18 | Animals in the Wild
Week 2 | June 22 – 25 | Deep Sea – Journey & Beyond
Week 3 | June 29 – July 2 | Mosaic Under the Stars
For those who want to do some art at home, The Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association is offering Take & Make Art Kits! Options include:
- Nature Art Kit – $20
- Frida Felt Art Kit – $20
- Paper Art Kit – $20
- Gnome Home in Clay Art Kit – $25
- Drawing & Pop-Up Cards Art Kit – $25
Art Galleries at the Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association
- Dance Studio
- Edwin S. Rich Atrium Gallery
- Fiber Arts Studio
- John & Evelyn Branch Artist in Residence Gallery
- Lobby Gallery
- Mahan Gallery & Art Supply Station
- Rand Resource Library
- Richard Low Evans Courtroom Gallery
- Studio Gallery
- Summit Studios
High Country Art & Antiques
715 East Main Street
Blue Ridge, GA 30513
12 – 5 PM | Sunday – Thursday
11:30 AM – 5 PM | Friday
10:30 AM – 6 PM | Saturday
Home to a collection of art from dozens of local artists, High Country Art & Antiques is a beautiful showcase of local talent. Each artist impresses with unique pieces, from pottery and paintings to wood carvings and light fixtures – and everything in between.
Nancy Baskets weaves with kudzu, Sandra Erickson Wright turns unique surfaces – including tin ceiling tiles – into whimsical animal paintings, and Lynn Chastain creates incredible wood pieces like birdhouses, bowls, and pens. Kell Gallagher designs custom coffee tables, Ann McCormick creates custom textiles, and Ali Leja uses a variety of mediums and a lot of positivity to bring a smile with each piece she creates.
Dozens more artists showcase their work at this local gallery, where guests are invited to browse or work with an artist on creating a custom piece. Traditional, contemporary, impressionist…jewelry, ceramics, acrylics, photography, fine crafts, metal art…find it all at this gem of a Blue Ridge art gallery! You can even try a virtual tour through the gallery on their website for a sneak peek before your Blue Ridge vacation.
723 East Main Street
Blue Ridge, GA 30513
Located on Main Street in the heart of downtown Blue Ridge, Georgia, Multitudes Gallery is another wonderful local art gallery! Focused on handblown glass pieces, Multitudes Gallery features the work of more than 75 artists with national and international recognition. The incredible glass pieces include bowls, vases, flowers, lights, outdoor art, sculptures, and more.
But Multitudes – as the name would suggest – does not just feature glass art. This North Georgia gallery also includes local artists’ jewelry, ironwork, photography, wood pieces, oil paintings, watercolors, ceramic pottery, and so much more. They are also always adding new pieces and artists to their gallery, so it’s always a great time to stop by and find unique pieces!
Turning Leaf Wood Art
651 East Main Street
Blue Ridge, GA 30513
1 – 5 PM | Sunday – Thursday
10 AM – 5 PM | Friday & Saturday
Turning Leaf Fine Art Gallery represents focus: Focus on American-only art and a focus on more than 55 American artists who were specially selected to showcase their work at this local gallery. The owners, Dean and Arlene Becken, are detailed in their selection process, and they love sharing all they can about the art they feature and the artists behind the work. At Turning Leaf Wood Art, it’s not just about browsing or buying a new piece for your home – it’s about immersing yourself in the arts culture of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Walls here are dotted with paintings in all forms, sculptures grace the floors, and unique mediums for pottery include Crystalline, Horse Hair, Ox Blood Red, Raku, Saggar, and more. The gallery also features handmade fabrics, wood art, pieces carved from gourds, glass art, metal pieces…and the list goes on and on. The gallery even offers artist receptions and demonstrations, allowing guests to get to know the artist – and the techniques – behind the art.
Where to Stay in Blue Ridge, Georgia
If you’re planning a day (or 2 or 3…) of art browsing in Blue Ridge, you’ll need a place to call home while you’re away. A cozy Blue Ridge cabin is just the place to be! Start mornings sipping coffee on the deck before heading downtown, come back for a nap or lunch made fresh in your cabin’s fully equipped kitchen in the afternoon, or end the evening with a soak in a hot tub or a chat around the firepit. You can even let the kids set up an art center at the cabin to showcase their own one-of-a-kind pieces!