The second annual North Georgia Art Ramble is a free, self-guided, open studio tour of 44 studios and galleries situated in seven North Georgia counties.
Art studios will be open in Calhoun, Cartersville, Woodstock, Waleska, Canton, Ball Ground, Jasper, Marble Hill, Dawsonville, Cumming, Buford, Johns Creek, Duluth and Roswell.
Read the full list here: Artists in the Ramble
The Ramble will take place on Dec. 7 and 8 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Come experience the creative process as the artists open their studio doors to the public, demonstrate their unique techniques, talk about what inspires them and how that spark finds its way into their art.
There are more than 70 participating artists, all working in different media, which means there’s a great chance visitors will find a special piece. This event is a unique opportunity as most of these studios are open only during the Ramble.
via Peek into artists’ galleries during North Georgia Art Ramble – Smoke Signals.
The national group Americans for the Arts conducts extensive research on all aspects of the arts and culture industry.
They’ve compiled a list of 10 Reasons to Support the Arts - worth reading for anyone who cares about the arts in their community.
Next time someone says that the arts are a luxury, you’ll have a reply for them!
Here is a link to their recent “one-pagers” on a variety of topics: Arts Research Reports.
Photo: Mari Livsey, KnowPickens.com
A magical evening? Sometimes it happens. The Board of Directors of Prevent Child Abuse Pickens (PCAP) accomplished just that in October.
The 19-year-old nonprofit agency, which provides educational and referral services to families in Pickens County, had cut its staff by 80 percent due to shrinking grants. Sixty at-risk families were dropped from its active list. Even with these draconian measures, red ink permeated the ledgers, and funds would run out in six months. An impact event was needed to raise enough money to keep the doors open.
How about an exquisite dinner dance right down the middle of Main Street in Jasper? What an absurd idea! The visionaries on the board were ecstatic, others skeptical. An event of such magnitude just could not afford to fail. If it did the doors would close immediately.
Read the entire story of how this amazing event was pulled off by dedicated volunteers: A magical evening in Jasper – Smoke Signals - by Dennis Santucci.
Talking Rock artist, Jo Wells Davis will be introducing her “Textured Light Art” glass sculptural art work
If you have art in your soul you will want to mark your calendar for Friday, 5 p.m. when area artists will open the doors to their most recent creations displayed at Sharptop Arts Center.
This year’s show will debut the works of new artists who have joined Pickens’ talented community as well as the art of cherished established artists.
“Home for the Holidays” opens Friday, November 15th at 5 p.m. with a reception recognizing artists who have submitted work for the show.
Unique to this year’s show will be the Silent Auction featuring numerous wreathes and works of art donated by participating artists. During the reception, attendees can explore the art on display, meet the artists, and bid on items of interest. Promptly at 7:30 p.m., the Center will announce winners and present items.
Read the full version in the Pickens Progress: Sharptop opens community artist show Nov. 15th.
Join the Tater Patch Players for the holiday show, Dashing Through The Snow.
The play was written by the successful team of Jones, Hope, and Wooten, who brought us The Dixie Swim Club, along with many other hilarious shows. Every scene in Dashing Through the Snow is a comedy gem… from the naughty Mrs. Claus, to the actors with a special task to complete, to the hilarious Futrelle sisters who’ve come to the Snowflake Inn, in Tinsel, TX (where it’s Christmas 365 days of the year). It’s a holiday romp with a large cast (and we’ve thrown in a different director for each scene, just to add some more excitement).
The show will be performed November 22,23,24 and December 6,7,8,13 and 14.
Visit Tater Patch Players website (click here) for more information and tickets.
Assisted by the Big Canoe Cub Scout Pack, the North Georgia Veterans will present a program featuring a national flag ceremony and the posting of the five service flags on Monday, Veterans Day, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m., at the Terraces of Big Canoe.
A service medley sung by the North Georgia Veterans chorus and a speech honoring all veterans by Big Canoe’s retired Army Lt. Gen. Steven L. Arnold will complete the presentation.
Read the full story: North Georgia Vets celebrate Veterans Day – Smoke Signals.
Are you groaning at the thought of all the work to prepare for the holidays? Then grab some local entertainment to keep your energy going!
With help from KnowPickens.com, PACA has pulled together the list of events for November.
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Friday and Saturday, Nov. 1-2
• Sharptop Arts Association: Fiber Arts Show, and a wreath and ornament workshop – Make or donate for the wreath silent auction fundraiser. Workshop times are Friday 11 am to 4 pm, and Saturday 10 am to 3 pm.
Saturday Nov. 2
• Tate Days Festival Homecoming, 9 am to 5 pm, sponsored by Marble Valley Friends.
Saturday Nov. 9
• Taste of Pickens, Chattahoochee Technical College. $10 donation to support Pickens CARES will get you 8 sumptuous samplings of the area’s best vittles. Tickets in advance at Bank of N. Georgia, C.A.R.E.S., The Carriage House, Chamber of Commerce, Deb’s Bakery, Foothills IGA, Jasper Drug, Renasant Bank or any C.A.R.E.S. Board Member.