My book event and 1977 party! Featuring artwork by my amazing illustrator, J.B. Jones, in addition to many other talented artists at Awakening Fine Art Gallery. I still have free Millennium Falcon gift soaps to give away with purchase. And there will be an outrageously unhealthy array of free 1977 party snacks. After our event, there’s a Spoken Word open mic that’s always a good time!
But there are MANY other reasons to visit my hometown for one of our Gallery Walks (Second Saturday of every month). Here’s nine additional reasons (in no particular order)…
- There’s my friend Grant Searcey’s gallery. I swear, I can’t walk into that place without spending money. My credit card jumps out of my purse and starts hugging beautiful creations as soon as I walk through the door. The mixed media exhibit that he created with his mother is incredible! Grant kindly gave me permission to post an image of one of his pieces here, but now I can’t pick just one. So click here and fill your eyeballs with love! (PS – Grant also created 3 pieces of licensed Star Wars art.)
- Naturally Georgia Wine Tasting at Bleu Gallery (I love the Tiger Mountain reds! Can’t remember which one was my favorite…which means I should probably go back and taste them again.)
- You can also mix your art appreciation with a little wine tasting at the Carriage House Shoppes.
- But don’t get stuck in one place for too long, because you could win a raffle if you visit every gallery on the walk.
- In addition to savoring art and wine, you might want to build your own box of chocolates at Paul Thomas Chocolates.
- If art, wine and chocolate is not your thing (Oy! Who are you?), we also love the beer selection and the cheese slice over at Gustavo’s Pizzeria (and they have live music from 8 – 11).
- Or there’s the P.E.I. Mussels at Shenanigans (just about everything on their menu is delicious, but we love their mussels above all else!) Oh, and they have live music on Saturday too. Tom and Juli will be playing before the Gallery Walk and Hannah Thomas is playing after. (We went to see Tom & Juli on our first date and we’ve been to their show for many dates since then.)
- Speaking of live music, there’s nothing quite like a concert at The Crimson Moon. This Saturday, it’s Robin Bullock “Celtic Guitar God.” (During a break in the music, check out to upstairs bar and balcony. Not only is it a wonderful place, but you might have an encounter of the supernatural kind. According to a former bartender, they have a ghostly resident up there.)
- If all this art and wine and food and music inspires you to get creative, check out Mug Me Pottery. They’re open until 9:00 on Saturdays.
So why wouldn’t you want to come to Dahlonega for one of our Gallery Walks? And why not tomorrow? Seriously?