NE Georgia Arts Tour set for Nov. 8-10
In the mountains of North Carolina and neighboring Georgia, you will find the creative spirit at work in a host of studios and galleries. The Northeast Georgia Arts Tour offers you the opportunity to watch colorful blown glass take shape, hold pottery from the red earth and wooden vessels from the forests. Amidst all of the lovely one-of-a-kind arts and crafts, you are likely to discover the perfect gift for someone on your Christmas list. There are four participating local galleries in Clay County: Goldhagen Glass Studio, Morning Song Gallery, Sweetwater Gallery and Studio, all in Hayesville, and Highlander Gallery in Brasstown. Sherry Bells Duke, owner of the Highlander Gallery said, “I am delighted that two talented artists will be demonstrating some of the lovely crafts we sell at our shop. Mike Lalone will be demonstrating clay sculpting and Linda Thompson will show visitors how weaving is done.” Goldhagen Studio will have demonstrations of glass blowing, while Sweetwater Gallery will have a variety of craft demonstrations at 2pm each day. There are more than 40 locations in neighboring counties where you can find art during the tour and year-around. The self-guided tour uses yellow signs to guide visitors through five counties in Georgia and Clay County, NC. The semi-annual tour takes place Friday from 1- 5pm, Saturday 10am to 5pm and Sunday 1- 4pm, though some places may have slightly different hours, so check their web site before going. Brochures are available at welcome centers and local businesses. For information and a map, visit www.ArtsTour.org or Facebook at NGAARTSTOUR.