Art Exhibit Opens in Toccoa

Toccoa cuts the ribbon on a visit from a traveling art exhibit.

The “Inspired Georgia” exhibit was unveiled Tuesday in an opening ceremony at the Mitchell Allen Meeting Room in the historic train depot in downtown Toccoa.

Main Street Toccoa, the Currahee Artists’ Guild, and the Stephens County Historical Society are teaming up to host the exhibit from the Georgia Council for the Arts.

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

Main Street Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby said the city is excited to welcome the exhibit.

“It is a beautiful exhibit,” said Crosby.  “It is very informational.  We have a couple of videos running that tell a little bit about the artists.  We are real excited.”

The exhibit is free to the public and will remain on display in Toccoa through February 28.

It will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday.

During the next month, there will be a number of other events in conjunction with the exhibit.

Crosby said organizers are excited about those as well.

“We have a lot of talented artists in this area and we would like to highlight that,” said Crosby.

Those events include artists’ demonstrations, the local “Meet the Artists” show, and a special program on art in Georgia.

Also, there will be also be a Children’s Art Workshop on February 15 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Studio in downtown Toccoa.

Crosby said people can sign up for that now.

“There is only room for 25 children,” said Crosby.  “They will be working with wool and making felt.  We are just really excited to make this available to our community.”

All of the events are also free.

For more information on the exhibit or the events, call the Main Street Toccoa office at 706-282-3309.