Olde Cannery Arts Center
The Olde Cannery Arts Center is operated by the Dahlonega Arts Council. The Cannery was originally constructed in the 1940's and the building was first used as a community cannery, then as a Thrift Store. When the Thrift Store moved out, this historic building was about to be used for storage, then in 2003 the Dahlonega Arts Council took responsibility for the structure.
Special art exhibits are presented throughout the year at the Center, which is open to the public 11 am to 5 pm every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Art exhibits feature the work in all media of artists from the area. These shows are not juried, and are open to both professional and beginning artists as a place to exhibit their work. The Art Center is also available for private rental for your special occation.
The Olde Cannery Arts Center is located 2 blocks east of the Dahlonega Square at 61 Enotah Street, next to the Old Jail. Contact the Old Cannery at (706) 864-8785 or visit them at dahlonegaarts.org.
NGCSU 3rd Annual Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition
The exhibition is free and open to the public from March 31, 2012 to March 16, 2013, with a self-guided walking tour available at the Information & Welcome Center, just inside North Georgia's main entrance on South Chestatee Street, as well as at the Department of Visual Arts office in West Main (Hansford) Hall in Dahlonega. The hours of the Information & Welcome Center and the Department of Visual Arts are M-F, 8AM-5PM. There is parking available to visitors at all times near the parking deck entrance at the end of College Circle, off North Main Street. Large groups should arrange visits in advance-guided tours may be available.
For more information, call the Department of Visual Arts at (706) 867-2832 or visit www.northgeorgia.edu.