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Georgia Mountain Laurel Magazine

In This Issue: April 18

Apr 02, 2018 11:00PM ● By Tracy McCoy

Oh, for the love of art! From some of Georgia’s finest artists to amateurs like myself, this part of the world is rich with creative minded people. Many years ago, things like quilts and clothing were made out of necessity but today we consider quilts fine crafts and their patterns works of art. Nothing is more magnificent than a handmade piece of furniture just take a look at Dwayne Thompson’s work at Timpson Creek Gallery. Art is therapy, offering an escape from the stresses of life. Most any artist will tell you that a canvas and brush is their most tranquil place. The same can be said for chainsaw artists like Peter Dietrich, basket weavers like Randy Sells, photographers like our own Peter McIntosh and potters like Leah Henry. This issue is to celebrate the creativitiy that is so prevalent in these southern Appalachian mountians.

Dahlonega, Georgia will host their annual Bear on the Square Mountain Festival oin their town square. This festival has fine craft and craft exhibitors and food vendors. Their stage will boast national, regional and local talent. The hours are Saturday 10 am – 6 pm and Sunday 10 am – 5 pm. There will be children’s activities and storytelling. This festival is juried and well established.

Celebrate Clayton, Rabun’s premiere art and music festival in its 19th year is hosted by the North Georgia Arts Guild. This juried festival will take place April 28 & 29. The festival is held in downtown Clayton on Saturday 10 am – 5 pm and Sunday 10 am – 4 pm. It is one you’ll want to pencil on your calendar. There is no entrance fee or fee to park and happens rain or shine. The vendors at this festival are regional and local artists and craftsmen. The musicians are as well. The food is good and all of downtown Clayton’s merchants welcome you!

So it’s gonna be an artsy April and we hope you’ll take it all in.

Get out and enjoy spring!


April 18

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