Children's Summer Program Registration begins May 1, 2016.
We are constantly adding classes so check back.
2nd - Plein Air Painters
4th - Wine, Women & Watercolor Party
7th & 21st - Painting with Paula
8th - Fearless Watercolor (open to 14 year olds and up)
16th - Plein Air Painters
17th - Alcohol Inks on Tile
21st - Painting with Paula
22nd - Water in Water
29th - Finding your Artistic Vision
30th - Watercolor Workshop
Mountain Area Regional Arts & Crafts Guild
The Guild supports and promotes its working artists and crafters members from the North Georgia and North Carolina mountain area. The 60+ members work in many different media and over 40 of the members are also a part of ArtWorks Artisan Centre. ArtWorks is a retail store selling the work of Guild members and also houses the classrooms where Guild members teach, sharing their expertise with students on a regular basis.
This program is supported in part by the Georgia Council for the Arts through the appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly. GCA also receives support from its partner agency - the National Endowment for the Arts.
Please consider supporting the Arts for Local Youth in Our Community
Mountain Regional Arts and Crafts Guild, founded in 1990, is a 501 (c)3 non-profit charitable organization that promotes and encourages local artists. The Guild gives artists opportunities to display and sell their juried works at ArtWorks in Hiawassee and at local shows. Guild members also offer classes for you and adults at ArtWorks.
The Guild is committed to supporting the visual arts education of children in our community. Children's classes are held over 4 weeks during the summer. This past summer 70 children participated. Cost to families was kept affordable thanks to community donations. Scholarships are available for disadvantaged children. We encourage the community to assist us in continuing and expanding opportunities for 2016 youth classes with donations and/or memorial gifts to our general scholarship fund. The fund allows the Guild to offer partial or full scholarships for children to attend summer classes. The fund may also allow the Guild to award a scholarship to a high school senior from Towns, Union, or Clay County to pursue further education in visual arts.
Please consider a gift for a good cause that will bless children in our community. Visit our sponsorship page to see the different levels available. Checks may be payable to " MRACG Scholarship" and mailed to PO Box 1047, Hiawassee, GA. 30546. Credit card donations may be received at ArtWorks, Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 5 PM.
Your donation is tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law and donation receipts are available upon request. Memorials will be acknowledged on our web page.
Calling all Painters!
PLEIN AIR PAINTERS OF HIAWASSEE
FIRST & THIRD THURSDAYS 2pm - 5pm
Join our new painting group at our first paint out on Thursday, May 5, from 2PM to 5PM. All local painters are welcome and it is free. We currently have a oil painter, an acrylic painter, and a watercolor painter in the group. We will leave promptly at 2PM from ArtWorks Artisan Center in Hiawassee and proceed to nearby sites to paint. The group will meet on the first and third Thursday in May and June, weather permitting. Rain dates are the following week at the same time. Painting schedule for July & August to be determined later. No registration required. Just show up on whatever date you can! Bring water, a hat, sunscreen, bug spray, folding seat and art supplies for an enjoyable afternoon of painting.
For questions, contact Joyce Clair
( email@example.com or 210-268-3978)
Thursday, June 2 (rain date June 9), leaving from ArtWorks at 2Pm
Thursday, June 16 (rain date June 23), leaving from ArtWorks at 2PM
2016 ART SHOWS
June 25-26, 2016
September 17-18, 2016
November 19-20, 2016
Show location will be:
North Georgia Technical College
Youth Art Exhibit
During March 2016, the MRACG and Towns County Library were honored to support a Youth Art exhibit celebrating Youth Art month.
This program was made possible and is supported in part by the Georgia Council of the Arts through the appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly. GCA also receives support from its partner agency - the National Endowment of the Arts.
Children's Summer Program
The children's summer program is now complete. A great group of young artists participated and learned many different techniques. A huge "Thank You" to all our sponsors. Each summer we offer classes to the local youth for a nominal fee. This year
we offered over 20 new classes in the month of July with over 100 children in attendance. Please see the Children's Summer Program page for class descriptions and photo's of our classes.
ArtWorks - Art in the Mountains TV Show
CHILDREN'S SUMMER PROGRAM SPONSOR'S
The Art Guild is so grateful and appreciative to those who give of their time and monetary support so we are able to offer classes to our local youth. Some of the major sponsors are listed below. Thank you all!
Rotary Club of Lake Chatuge - Hiawassee - Platinum Patron of Art
Lake Chatuge Lodge - Silver Patron of Art
Paul & Kaye TeRonde - Silver Patron of Art
Carmolita Haney, Real Estate Broker - Bronze Patron of Art
Kathy Hancock - Bronze Patron of Art
Danny Burch Insurance Agency - Bronze Patron of Art
Joe & Elizabeth Rybicki - Bronze
Patron of Art
Catherine P. Clark - Bronze Patron of Art
Worthy Family Dentistry - Bronze Patron of Art
State Farm Insurance - Art for Youth Sponsor
Chapman & Chapman, CPA's - Art for Youth Sponsor
Lovely Nails & Day Spa - Art for Youth Sponsor
Lucinda Carlstrom - Art for Youth Sponsor
Annette Modesto - Friend of the Guild
Cheryl Gehring - Friend of the Guild
Judy Caines - Friend of the Guild
Robin Blair - Friend of the Guild
2016 MRACG Officers
Paula Canup - President
Linda Bell - Vice-President
Patti Brownlee - Treasurer
Cheryl Gehring - Secretary
ArtWorks Artisan Centre
232-B Chatuge Way
Hiawassee, GA 30546
P. O. Box 1047
Hiawassee, GA 30546
The store is located at 232-B Chatuge Way in the Hiawassee Business Center, just east of downtown Hiawassee. On Hwy 76/75, turn at the waterfall sign beside the Dairy Queen. We are located in the 2nd building on the left.
All the artists represented in the store are members of the Mountain Regional Arts and Crafts Guild.