Gallery 441 in the Heart of Dillard

We are a non-profit visual arts gallery comprised of 35 local artists each adding their unique touch to a wide variety of pieces in all mediums.   Folk art, Fine Art, Abstracts, exquisite Jewelry and Pottery and Photography are just a few of what our artists offer, as well as teaching classes and creating events.

Next time you are in Dillard, Gallery 441, would love to welcome you, and if on the weekend, taste our local wines while browsing!

Until December 31st  our days and house are:

Thursday 11-5:00

Saturday 11-5:00

Sunday 12-5:00

Monday 11-5:00

Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays

Right off Hwy 441 in the Heart of Dillard Georgia is Gallery 441.  Local artist showcase their beautiful work. 

North Georgia Community Players

The North Georgia Community Players (NGCP) and the City of Dillard are a perfect match. The NGCP have been in search of a home and Dillard has long hoped to establish a Cultural Arts Center in one wing of the Dillard City Hall. The two groups were able to combine their hopes when NGCP leased the auditorium and one wing of the Dillard City Hall (Old Dillard School).

At the Dillard City Hall, NGCP has several classrooms to use for storage or dressing rooms, as well as the auditorium for performances. The volunteer group, Home Improvement Ministry (H.I.M. from Clayton Baptist Church), supplies manpower to assist NGCP with auditorium updates. The stage has been extended and many repairs made. NGCP has purchased new sound equipment, an air conditioning-heating system, and new lighting to enhance the enjoyment of theatergoers. It is a work in progress and a labor of love.

Every year, the NGCP entertains area residents and visitors with a variety of performances. Check out the latest schedule and come be entertained!

For a schedule of plays visit ngcommunityplayers.com/upcoming.htm.

Foxfire

Imagine a time before electricity, hot-and-cold running water, and the convenience of department stores. Time felt different then. By visiting the Foxfire Museum in Mountain City, GA, guests can imaginatively re-create the works and days of Southern Appalachia in the 1800s.

The Museum provides visitors a rare glimpse of what life was like for the mountaineers who settled this area. A collection of over 20 historic log cabins and replicas of traditional log construction designs, containing artifacts and crafts await visitors.  The Museum provides a glance into the past, including a look at a wagon used to transport the Cherokee Indians over “The Trail of Tears,” during their forced migration to Oklahoma.

Hundreds of high school students, who participate in The Foxfire Magazine classes, have documented the local history.

A gift shop filled with pottery, handcrafted items and books, including The Foxfire Book series is located in the Gate House.  Admission to the Gift Shop is free. Admission to the Museum, which includes one free self-guided tour book per family, is $6.00 per person; children 10 and under are free.  Guided tours are also available by appointment.

Mon. through Sat., 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
200 Foxfire Lane
(706) 746-5828
www.foxfire.org.

3 Legge Art Gallery

The 3 Legge Art Gallery, located on Hwy 441 N. at the north end of Dillard, has been a Rabun County treasure since 1999. It functions as a working studio and gallery for artists Eric and Terry Legge and as a museum featuring the lifelong works and monumental sculptures of the late, great Joe Legge. In addition to housing the works of the Legge family, many world famous and nationally acclaimed folk artists are represented. The gallery is unique, amazing and a magical place to see. Open daily from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

For more information, call (706) 746-0213.

The Hambidge Center for Creative Arts and Sciences

The Hambidge Center for Creative Arts and Sciences, one of the three oldest artist residency programs in America, supports the creative process by providing talented artists of all disciplines the setting and the solitude essential to creative work. For more than 70 years, the 600-acre natural environment has been a sanctuary of time and space that allows artists to develop their authentic voices, inspiring them to work at their highest levels of imagination.

Weaver and Georgia native, Mary Crovatt Hambidge, founded the Center in 1934 in memory of Jay Hambidge, artist, scholar and author. Employing local labor, she developed a farm cooperative and refined the talents of community women in spinning and weaving. The Rabun Weavers’ fine woven goods were sold to designers, decorators and celebrities at Rabun Studios on Madison Avenue in New York City.
Although Hambidge is a private retreat, visitors are welcome in the Weave Shed Gallery which schedules three ceramic exhibitions annually.  Lectures, special events and the annual Hambidge Summer Festival in July are also open to the public. The historic Barkers Creek Mill, open on the first Saturday of every month, from 1pm-4pm, is a favorite local destination. Visit the Hambidge website www.hambidge.org regularly for updated event information.  706-746-5718

Cindy’s Dragonfly

Cindy’s Dragonfly is owned and operated by Cindy and Tim Brantley.  According to Cindy, they bring the “unique” to your home and garden landscape.

Some of their offerings are:

•    Teak: (one of the toughest woods in the world)…benches, chairs, tables, loveseats, vases, spheres and flowers.
•    Ornamental Iron:  entrance arbors, swings, butterfly chairs, birdhouses, plant hangers, dragonflies, hummingbirds and butterflies.
•    Seabu: a glass fiber reinforced cement that is 70% lighter than concrete and far more durable! It ages nicely and is available in oversized pots, urns, jars, bird baths, bistro sets, picnic tables, wall art and candleholders. We have many styles and colors of pots for you to choose from.

LOCAL ARTISTS’ WORKS ARE ALSO AVAILABLE –WITH MORE TO COME!

We also have a team of landscape artists to assist your design needs in:

•    Garden designs
•    Water features
•    Waterfalls
•    Arbors
•    Decks

Maintenance for your garden/landscape is also available. Located at 7407 Hwy 441 N. across from the Rabun County Bank – and just in front of Wilderness Cypress Furniture and 3 Legge Art Gallery.   770-601-1604 or 706-746-7410