Currahee Artists Guild Holding Spring Art Show Saturday

April 30, 2013

The Currahee Artists’ Guild is preparing for its annual Spring Art Show this weekend.

The 24th annual show will take place Saturday, May 4 in downtown Toccoa.

Debra Hartley with the Currahee Artists’ Guild said the show will feature artists of all ages.

“We have approximately 50 artists participating in our show, the adult artists, and then we have student art, kindergarten through high school,” said Hartley.

The main show will be located at the Studio and Phyllis’ Hair Works, both located on Doyle Street in downtown Toccoa. Meanwhile, the youth art will be set up under the covered breezeway, also on Doyle Street in downtown Toccoa.

Both the youth and adult shows will be judged shows. The youth awards will be presented at 4 p.m., while the adult awards will be presented at 5 p.m.

In addition, the Cleo Alexander Floral Art Competition will be part of this year’s show, with that art located in the Studio.

Besides the art, Saturday’s show will include other activities.

Hartley said they will have musicians performing all day long on Doyle Street.

“From 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., we will have the McGarvey’s playing,” said Hartley. “From 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., we will have the Shadow Mountain Band and from 3 to 5 p.m. Chuck Taylor and Reece Watson will take turns playing.”

Hartley went on to say that people will also have an opportunity to try making their own art at the show.

“Lesley Smith from Atlanta is coming to demonstrate pastel and also anyone who would care to get hands-on and try to do a pastel, they are welcome to do that,’ said Hartley. “Also, Jared Kaup is going to be doing pottery on the potter’s wheel. These artists will show you how to do this work and it is totally free for anyone who wants to try.”

The whole show is free to attend.

Hartley said Saturday is sure to be an entertaining day.

“We are hoping the weather will be good and people will come enjoy it,” said Hartley. “It is going to be amazing. It is our best show.”

Times for the Currahee Artists’ Guild Spring Art Show on Saturday are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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