The Art Center is one of the  “Organizations of the Year”  by the Hart County Chamber of Commerce. There are so many workers and past board members that deserve this honor and we applaud you all. Please stop by the Center and see the award that we are so proud to have won.  We have some exciting events on our  calendar and hope there is something that will appeal to all of you. If not, stay tuned. Several other things are in the works. As always, thank you for your support and please spread the word. We continue to welcome new members and you are our best ambassadors.


Notes From the President:

What a past couple of weeks!  Who’d have thought a hurricane would go to so much trouble just to visit Lake Hartwell!  Well, there’s nothing funny about the trouble Irma caused throughout its journey. I look southward and realize how lucky we are. I hope you and your loved ones are all safe and well..
The newsletter this month is mostly a preview and “Save the Dates” list. We’ve managed to fill the rest of the year with entertainment, shopping, and (as always) volunteer opportunities!
Hope to see everyone at The Art Center . . . frequently!
  • Every Monday Evening at 5:00p.m.


    The newly formed Hart Community Chorus is preparing for two events, and we would welcome you as a new member to help us.

    If you love singing four part harmony, we hope you will join us on Monday nights from 5-6. We start and end punctually.  An hour of singing with the chorus provides many untold hours of pleasure. You’ll find yourself humming and singing all week.  Singing is also good for your health and good for the community!  if singing is your “thing” and you love four part harmony, please join us on Monday nights at The Art Center. We can use your voice! Call 706-377-2322  for more information.

  • Every Friday - 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.
    Free Drawing Class

    Drawing Guild

    Our Friday drawing group at the Art Center from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.  We will be viewing the Great Courses program, How To Draw.  There are 36 30-minute lectures by Professor David Brody of the University of Washington.  We will decide as a group how many lectures to listen to at any one time, to allow time for discussion, practice, etc.

    Pack a lunch and your drawing materials…different types of pencils, scrap paper, sharpeners, etc.  Leave your inner critic at home and come out to play and have some fun.  There is no charge for the lectures.

  • The Sailboat Project Continues

    The Sailboat Project

    Although the initial deadline has passed, we will continue to accept designs in order for the project to go forward. Please consider submitting a proposal.

    Please stop by and see the first completed boat in our window. Thank you Michael England for such a beautiful design!

    Although the initial deadline has passed, we will continue to accept designs in order for the project to go forward. Please consider submitting a proposal.

    Leadership Hart and Hart Regional Arts Council announce The Sailboat Project, a collection of public art installations to reflect Hart County’s fortunate blend of good times and good neighbors.  Sailboat statues, adorned with the imaginative designs of local artists, will be installed around the community.  Purchased by local groups and individuals, they will also provide funding support to The Art Center.

    Sailboat Prospectus


  • Sep 14th
    Calling all Writers and "Want to be" Writers!

    Calling all Writers and “Want to be” Writers!

    Interest in creating a Writers group has been bubbling again in the community. Initial meeting is set for September 14th @ 7:00 pm. Please contact Mary Moseley for more information:

  • Sep 21st
    The Human Form

    The Human Form

    September 21 – November 18

    “The human body is first and foremost a mirror to the soul, and its greatest beauty comes from that.”

    –Auguste Rodin

    The Art Center announces The Human Form, an exhibit celebrating what makes us interesting, compelling, alike and different. We invite you to explore grace and awkwardness, youth and age, struggle and serenity – faces, hands, eyes, feet – the human body in action or repose. The exhibit is open to all artists and media – painting and drawing, sculpture, portraiture, photography, and mixed media.


    Intake……………………………………….September 17, 1:00 – 4:00 PM

    September 18, 12:00 noon – 3:00 PM

    Opening Reception……………………..September 21, 6:00 – 8:00 PM

    Exhibit Duration………………………..September 21 – November 18

    Pick-up………………………………………November 20, 1:00  – 5:00 PM


    • All entries must be the original work of the artist.
    • Only work not previously shown at The Art Center will be accepted.
    • Work may be two-or three-dimensional.
    • All pieces of art that are accepted for the exhibit must remain on display until the close of the exhibit.
    • Work to be hung must be framed and securely wired for hanging. Work not properly prepared for display will not be accepted.
    • If your work is offered for sale, the arts council retains 25% of purchase price as a tax-deductible donation that benefits art center programs. “Price on Request” (POR’s) will not be accepted.
    • LIABILITY:  The Art Center makes every effort to protect artists’ work, but we cannot accept responsibility for work entered in this exhibit. Your acceptance of this policy is required for entry.

    “I think we are worlds compressed into human form.”

    –Jeanette Winterson

  • Sep 30th
    Annex Workday

    Saturday, Sept. 30, 8:30 – 11:00 AM: Annex Workday:  time for more demolition in the back of the building.  If you have a truck for hauling away debris, it would be very helpful.

  • Oct 1st
    Concert At The Arts

    The Hart Community Chorus is growing and we’re having a great time singing every Monday afternoon from 5-6. We have just applied for a grant to get some things every choir needs, including new risers, having the grand piano at the center restored, storage, and musical equipment.  We should know by October 1. This will be a great enhancement for the chorus and The Art Center , and so please keep your fingers crossed!

    Speaking of October 1, that is the Sunday afternoon of our concert at The Art Center.  The concert will be from 3-4 PM and includes several songs that you probably will know by heart-Old Time Rock and Roll, Locomotion, Love and Marriage and several others. We hope you’ll be dancing in the aisles!

    We sing because it makes us happy and helps keep us positive and healthy.  We sing to you so that you can enjoy some old and new songs that we hope will remain with us for a long time to come and that your children and grandchildren will enjoy too.  Please join us on October 1, for a Rockin’ Rollin’ Good Time!!

    If you are interested in joining the chorus, please call Maureen DeLoach at 508-560-2405 or come down to The Art Center on Monday afternoons to listen and participate.

  • Oct 6th
    Fall Into Fashion

    Friday, Oct. 6, 12:00 noon:  “Fall Into Fashion,” our annual fall fashion luncheon with Bailes-Cobb, Tickets are $25 and are available at The Art Center and Bailes-Cobb.

  • Oct 12th
    Jeff Bianchi Concert

    Thursday, Oct. 12, 7:30 PM:  Jeff Bianchi guitar concert: We’re excited to have Jeff back with us this year! Admission is $10 at the door.

  • Oct 24th
    Havana Nights

    Tuesday, Oct. 24: Havana Nights, our fall extravaganza and fundraiser. Food and fun to a Cuban beat, and featuring photography by Bill Powell. Watch for details, coming very soon!

  • Oct 26th
    Sculpture Exhibit
    Sculpture Exhibit – 10/26 to 11/18
    • The drop-off date is October 23 from 11 am to 6pm.
    • An artist reception will be October 26 from 6:00 till 8:00 pm.
    • Pick-up of work will be November 20 from 10 am till 5 pm.
  • Nov 29th
    Members-only Reception and Pre-Sale

    Wednesday, Nov. 29, 5 – 7 PM:  Mistletoe Market: Members-only reception and pre-sale

  • Nov 30th
    Mistletoe Market
    Save the Dates: Thursday Nov 30th to Dec 16th. Tuesday – Saturday 11 am to 5 pm.
    We’ve had wonderful Honey vendors the last couple of markets. This year, we would like to locate viable vendors with jams/jellies/relishes/etc. Please contact Susan England if you know of someone. 678-357-1199 or
    • Question came up last year about being open for one Sunday afternoon. Historically, our sales fall off during the second week. Need to hear from our awesome group of volunteers about their thoughts on being open Dec 10th 11 am to 5 pm. Please email us with your vote.


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