Toccoa To Host Statewide Traveling Art Show

January 20, 2014

A traveling statewide art exhibit will make its way to Toccoa for a stop next week.

Main Street Toccoa, the Currahee Artists’ Guild, and the Stephens County Historical Society are teaming up to host the “Inspired Georgia” traveling art show starting a week from Tuesday, January 28.

The Georgia Council for the Arts owns and manages the art that will travel to Toccoa.

Main Street Toccoa Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby said that Toccoa is one of only nine communities in the state chosen to host the exhibit.

“Their desire is to get some of the art that they have there at the museum out into the community, so that more people will have an opportunity to see it,” said Crosby.  “We are one of only a few cities that will host the exhibit and we are very excited about that.”

The collection includes work from Georgia artists from the 1970s to the 1990s and highlights a number of different artists and styles.

Toccoa will host the exhibit for a month, through February 28, in the Mitchell Allen Meeting Room in the historic train depot in downtown Toccoa.

Crosby said that during the month the exhibit is here, there will be a number of other events highlighting both the exhibit and local art.

Those events include artists’ demonstrations on February 8, a Children’s Art Workshop on February 15, and the local “Meet the Artists” show on February 22, all at the Studio in downtown Toccoa, as well as a special program on art in Georgia on February 25 at the Mitchell Allen Meeting Room.

Crosby said the public is encouraged to attend all of the events.

“We have a lot of things coming up over the next month and we really encourage people to come and see what kind of talent we have, not only in StephensCounty, but in Georgia as well.”

All of the events and the exhibit itself will be free and open to the public.

For more information on any of the corresponding events or the exhibit, contact Crosby at 706-282-3309.

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