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Music, Dance and the Arts in the Mountains

Bluegrass Festivals, Contra Dancing, Live Music, Arts and Crafts. Come check out the work of our local artisans and the rich cultural heritage in the Mountains! There is plenty to discover in Helen, Ga.

Mark of the Potter

Mark of the Potter

On the banks of the Soque River, the pottery studio is one of the most recognized businesses in the northeast Georgia region. Built in 1931 the building was originally known as Grandpa Watts grist mill. A must visit!
Location: 9982 Hwy 197 North Clarkesville, GA 30523
Phone: 706-947-3440
Hickory Flat Pottery

Hickory Flat Pottery

A working pottery studio featuring decorative functional stoneware. Also the work of over 20 other artists in pottery, jewelry, glass, copper and metal art, fiber and wood.
Location: 13664 State Hwy 197 North Clarkesville, GA
Phone: (706) 947-0030

Cabin Fever: Bluegrass and BBQ Festival, Sept 1st Event

Sept 1st 12-6p. Live music from multiple bluegrass acts, food vendors, arts and crafts, non profits, and much more! This is a family friendly event!
Location: Smithgall Woods

Evening Music Concert Series at Unicoi State Park

Join us for music under the stars at the Unicoi Visitor Center Amphitheater every Saturday night! Unicoi concerts feature locally renowned musicians who showcase amazing talent in country, folk and bluegrass music! These concerts are free but donations for the artists are welcome!

Free admission. Pass-the-hat donations for musicians. 8 - 9pm Every Saturday evening May through October 15
Location: Unicoi State Park Lodge 1788 Highway 356
The Willows Pottery

The Willows Pottery

A working studio featuring decorative, functional stoneware pottery, also features a Paint Your Own Pottery Studio.
Location: 1/2 mile South of Helen
Phone: 706-878-1344
The Sautee Nacoochee Center

The Sautee Nacoochee Center

The Sautee Nacoochee Center offers a Folk Pottery Museum, Theatre, Gallery, Art Studio, Dance Studio, History Museum, Heritage Site, Nature Preserve.
Location: 283 Highway 255 N Sautee Nacoochee, GA 30571
Phone: (706) 878-3300
Sautee Community Contra Dance, 4th Saturday of each month

Sautee Community Contra Dance, 4th Saturday of each month

Contra dancing is a blend of folk and square dancing - with a flavor and warmth all its own. It is relaxed, fun, and easy to learn. Whether you come with a group, a partner, or alone, you`ll always find plenty of folks to dance with! People of different ages, backgrounds, and beliefs connect with one another with warmth and smiles and laughter..
Location: Sautee Nacoochee Center
The Gourd Place

The Gourd Place

A North Georgia delight featuring educational nature displays as well as gourd art and pottery handmade on site!
Location: 2319 Duncan Bridge Rd Sautee, GA 30571
Phone: 706-865-4048
Main Street Gallery

Main Street Gallery

Specializes in self-taught art also known as vernacular, outsider or visionary art.
Location: 51 North Main Street Clayton, GA
Phone: (706) 782-2440

Helen Arts & Heritage Center

Location: 25 Chattahoochee Strasse Helen, Georgia
Phone: 706-878-3933
Burton Gallery

Burton Gallery

Fine art and craft: paintings, pottery, wood, jewelry, folk pottery, and other handmade work by local artists.
Location: Burton Dam Road Clarkesville, GA
Phone: (706) 947-1351