Thursday, September 19, 2013

North Georgia Art Ramble Celebrates

Welcome, participants of the North Georgia Art Ramble to American Craft Week! 

The Ramble participated last year, but is making a statement THIS YEAR... As makers, retailers and advocates of handmade craft, they revel in marketing and selling their art for use in buyers' every day lives.
From The Fork Diner in Calhoun - and its gallery of local artists' work - to Artistic Adventures in Suwanee, you can dine on local cuisine, try your hand at a pottery wheel classes and get to know makers of the stunning and awesome displaying at star quality festivals.

Spring Place Pottery & Artists' Gallery in downtown Cartersville, just named winner of the People's Choice Award for the Best Shoppe in Bartow County, kicks off American Craft Week by staying opened until 8pm. Throughout the week, they will be hosting artists at work and including free gifts with $30 or more purchases.Gail Freeman and her makers invite you to come start your holiday shopping early. They've been stocking the shelves with well-crafted new ideas and favorites.

Ann Art Gallery near Canton, has created an elegant space where people of all backgrounds can relate to, acquire and create art. The Gallery is welcoming to old friends and new visitors every weekend.

Potters Fred & Laura Ellis and Triny Cline/Mike Sherrer will be showing at John C. Campbell Folk School's Fall Festival in Brasstown NC October 5-6 and at Praters' Mill Country Fair in Varnell/Dalton GA that next weekend.  Jimmy & Marlene Hopkins of The Steel Managerie are at John C. Campbell as well as Gay GA's Cotton Pickin' Fair and the Georgia Apple Festival in Ellijay. Nancy Cann, extraordinary glass artist and Niche Award Winner, shows at the Norcross (GA) Art Fest.

If you are in Jasper GA during the festivities, stop in at Sharp Top Arts Association to see the Fiber Art Show. The Artist Trunk Sale & Artist Exchange is on October 5. And the Cherokee Arts Center in Canton GA hosts Women: Spirit, Beauty and Nature, a national art show featuring new paintings by Elizabeth Samoluk and Donna McGowan of Georgia & Millie Kenyon and Joann Milam of New Mexico.

Thank you, North Georgia Art Ramble, for joining makers from coast to coast and border to border in this annual celebration of American Craft!

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