Currahee Artists Guild Show and Sale This Weekend

November 2, 2012

A number of other things are going on this weekend in downtown Toccoa in conjunction with the Toccoa Harvest Festival.

One of those is the annual Currahee Artists’ Guild Fall Arts and Crafts Show and Sale.

The 23rd annual show takes place Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Currahee Artists’ Guild Treasurer Deborah Hartley said that organizers are very excited for this year’s show.

“This is one of our biggest shows and we are going to be in two locations this year,” said Hartley, who added those locations are the Studio and Phyllis’s Hair Works, both in downtown. “We have nine categories and about 60 to 65 artists participating.”

According to Hartley, the show has a particularly high number of entries in the photography and oil and acrylic categories this year.

The judge is Toccoa native Paul Dunlap, who currently lives in Dahlonega and is an Associate Professor of Visual Art in Photography at North Georgia College and State University.

In addition to that, Hartley said the public has the opportunity to pick its favorite as well with the Viewer’s Choice award.

“This is such a nice opportunity for the public to express their opinion about what they think is the best in the show,” said Hartley.

Awards for the show will be given at 4 p.m. on Sunday at the conclusion of the weekend.

Also taking place this weekend is a classic car show on Doyle Street.

In addition, this weekend is the final weekend to view the Lake Hartwell 50th anniversary history exhibit at the Cornerstone Restaurant on Doyle Street. That exhibit, for which admission is free, includes photos and images to tell the story of the growth and impact of Lake Hartwell.

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