Art Show Opening Today in Toccoa

A traveling art exhibit will have its grand opening later today in Toccoa.

The “Inspired Georgia” exhibit will open at 10 a.m. today in the Mitchell Allen Meeting Room, at the historic train depot in downtown Toccoa.

After the official opening, visitors will then be able to view the art exhibit.

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

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

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

Toccoa is one of only nine communities in the state chosen to host the exhibit.

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

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

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, a Children’s Art Workshop, the local “Meet the Artists” show, and a special program on art in Georgia.

The public is encouraged to attend all of the events, which like the exhibit, are free.