Arts, Music, & Culture

This section is devoted to the love of all arts in the Blue Ridge, GA and surrounding area. In this category you will see information about local art galleries, Blue Ridge Mountain Arts Association, local studios of pottery, photography, and music, also you will see about the Blue Ridge Community Theatre, where they have live music, plays, and other unique community events.

Fishbone Studios

Fishbone Studios

Located in beautiful Blue Ridge, in the north Georgia Mountains, Fishbone is a haven for locally made art in a booming mountain art town north of Atlanta. Home to Betty Wassmer Ceramics, Fishbone Gallery features the original creations of this noted ceramicist.

Blue Ridge Georgia is becoming one of America`s top 100 Art Towns and a mecca for both artists and tourists coming to experience small town living in a gorgeous mountain setting.

Betty Wassmer creates one-of-a-kind designs using dishwasher safe, lead-free glazes. Her colorful styles have graced homes and tables across the USA, and have been featured in numerous publications and art events. Each piece is lovingly decorated in a unique style that has become Betty`s trademark.

Platters, Dinnerware, Mosaics, Customized Jugheads, Flowerpots, and Vessels. Located in a quaint shop/studio located on West First Street just as you come into the historic district on your left.

Location: 723 E. Main St., Blue Ridge, GA 30513
Phone: 706-632-6855
High Country Art & Antiques

High Country Art & Antiques

Welcome to High Country Art and Antique, a charming, eclectic North Georgia art gallery in the heart of historic downtown Blue Ridge. Situated on the southern end of the Blue Ridge Mountains, just an hour and a half north of Atlanta, we offer an excellent selection of traditional and impressionist fine art, folk art, photography, ceramics, pottery, jewelry, sculptures, antiques, and collectibles. Whether you`re looking for fine oil paintings, acrylics, pastels, or a unique piece of pottery, sculpture or jewelry, most likely we have something you`ll like (and, our folk art is guaranteed to make you smile). Please take your time to enjoy our website and come back often as we are adding art to the site almost every week.

High Country Art & Antique was established in 1997, and some of our popular local & regional artists are: Wen Ze Chen, Clifford Bailey, Carol Christie, C.W. Conner, Louis Mason, Mark Gould, Lisa Moore, Sherry Cook, Yuan Rong Zhou, Ann DerGara, Ken Umbach, Bill Suttles, Tres Taylor, Patti Rice Blohm, Nicole Merkens, Laura Bowman, Carolyn Schretzmann-Jebaily, Jerry Pruitt, Betty Wassmer, Kim Swanson, Sara Jacobs Chambers, Katy DeMent, Susan Proctor, Tom & Judy Touchstone, Marilyn Sparks, Suzanne Roy, Tina Kirk, Alissa Cummo, Kathy Meliopoulos, Karen Margulis, Patrick Taylor, Bill Birdsong, Susan Proctor, and Regina Hines.

We hope you`ll come visit us in person soon and enjoy all the wonderful things to do in the north Georgia Mountains. We have something for everyone in Blue Ridge. From outdoor activities such as fly-fishing, river rafting, hiking, horseback riding, and golfing, to more leisurely fare such as riding the train, browsing in the galleries & boutiques, watching a movie under the stars at the Swan Drive-In, catching a live performance at The Blue Ridge Community Theater, touring the historic Blue Ridge Mountains Art Assn. the building, or just enjoying a glass of wine and a delicious meal at one of our many restaurants.

So, come and rent a cozy room or a cabin for a night, or a week, and take a step back in time. It`s an easy place to visit, but a difficult place to leave. We`re just a few miles from the City, but a world away. Check out our links page for accommodations and activities in the area.

If you haven`t been to High Country Art & Antique recently, you really should pay us a visit. We`ve added some new artists, and lots of new work from our existing stable of talented painters, sculptors & custom jewelers. Why not come on up and enjoy some glorious Fall weather in our beautiful mountains, and check out our newest arrivals.

It`s a wonderful time to visit Blue Ridge. There are loads of fun things to do, plenty of shops and galleries for your shopping pleasure, and good restaurants to enjoy. Go hiking, fish for trout, catch a play at our wonderful Community Theater, take a whole carload to the Swan Drive-In Theater, or just relax in a steamy hot tub on the deck of your rental cabin with a glass of wine and enjoy a beautiful mountain sunset, and a starlit evening.

It`s all happening right here in Blue Ridge, GA, so why not come visit us soon? We`re just a few miles from the city, but a world away.

Location: 715 East Main Street, Blue Ridge, GA, 30513
Phone: 706-632-6882
High Country Picture Framing

High Country Picture Framing

We feature North Georgia`s largest selection of Custom Picture Framing options. Serving Blue Ridge for over 15 years, we are the area`s most skilled and experienced Custom Framers. We also feature a large variety of original and quality reproduction local art, by artists Anthony Abreu, Ray Byram, Margie Carroll, Pam Garrett, and Cheri Lowe.

Mike and Christie White have been in the Art and Custom Picture Framing Business for over 10 years. Our goal is to provide the highest quality Custom Framing at a reasonable price, provide an unmatched selection of Custom Framing options, and support our Local Art Community. As Production Manager of A.R.T. and Associates in Atlanta, Mike oversaw and was involved with the framing of private art collections as well as Facilities Art and Executive Gifts for Atlanta`s largest corporations.

We feature a large selection of Original and High-Quality Reproduction Art from Local Artists Anthony Abreu, Ray Byram, Margie Carroll, Ray Edge, Pam Garrett, and Cherie Lowe, as well as a wide variety of framed Local Maps and Mirrors.

Location: 491 E. Main Street, Blue Ridge, GA 30513
Phone: 706-258-2987
Multitudes Gallerey

Multitudes Gallerey

Multitudes Gallery in Blue Ridge, Georgia, features the art of hand blown glass. We represent over 75 nationally and internationally known glass artists from all over the United States.

We have added a line of very special wind chimes to Multitudes Product line. Additionally, we feature the work of regional artists in jewelry, ceramic pottery, ironwork, photography, woodworking, stain glass and oil/acrylic/watercolor painting.

We are located in downtown Blue Ridge at 801-B East Main Street across from the Park.

Come discover the vibrant art being created in and around our authentic North Georgia mountain town, Blue Ridge.

Location: 801 B E. Main Street, Blue Ridge, GA, 30513
Phone: 706-632-1718
Blue Ridge Mountain Arts Association

Blue Ridge Mountain Arts Association

With over 1000 members, the Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association and Art Center has become one of the largest art galleries in the North Georgia mountains. The ambiance of the beautifully renovated historic Fannin County Courthouse provides a historic canvas on which to showcase the talent of our area artists. The Art Center showcases artworks from our 600 member artists, features multiple visiting exhibits, and provides artistic workshops and classes for adults and children in various mediums such as pottery, painting, and photography. The Art Center hosts two Arts in the Park festivals each year, Memorial Day and the second weekend in October, and two national exhibits. For a complete schedule of events, see the website. Located in the Historical Fannin County Courthouse.

Discover all the benefits of becoming a member today!

Hours: Tuesday - Sunday 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Location: 420 West Main Street Blue Ridge, GA, 30513
Phone: 706-632-2144
Pezrok

Pezrok

Eclectic "Specialty" shop featuring Minerals, Authenticated Fossils; Jewelry; Driftwood Art natures artistry at its best.
Location: 524 E. Main Street, Blue Ridge, GA, 30513
Phone: 706-632-6036
Southern Appalachian Artist Guild

Southern Appalachian Artist Guild

The Mission of the Southern Appalachian Artists Guild (SAAG) is to promote the business and professional development of member artists while enhancing the cultural life of the community.

The Southern Appalachian Artist Guild has grown rapidly from 25 founding members in the summer of 2007 to over 160 members today.

The Guild helps members GROW by providing interesting and educational quarterly meetings, educational events targeted at professional development and participation with the Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association in classes and workshops for beginning and developed artists.

Members stay in the KNOW through notice of regional show and festival opportunities and networking with members and other regional associations.

We help members SHOW by sponsoring shows open to members such as the Spring Renaissance Exhibit, the Off the Wall 3D Exhibit, the GAHA Exhibit, the Sautee-Nacoochee Exhibit, the Sharptop Exhibit, Appalachian Splendor, the Holiday Exhibit (which includes a miniatures component) and the National Juried Show. Plein Aire Events, artist demonstrations in the park, Arts on the Lawn, and business venues in Blue Ridge along with other activities help promote artists and the art in the region.

Location: 420 West Main Street Blue Ridge, GA, 30513
Phone: 404-915-7056