Culture Hop: Suwanee Arts Center
Learning More About the Suwanee Arts Center
Events, Exhibitions, Galleries, And More!
If you're anything like me, you love living in Suwanee, and you love it so much because of the people and places that make it such a special place to live. One of those places that make Suwanee so special to me is the Suwanee Arts Center, located right next to the Suwanee City Hall in Suwanee Town Center. The Arts Center is a non-profit organization that works to, "promote the appreciation of local art through exhibition, festivals, and other arts education."
Exhibitions at the Suwanee Arts Center
The Arts Center currently has two exhibitions available for you to go and view, the Photography exhibit, and the Holiday & Winter Exhibit. This year is the 7th year that the Arts Center has put on the Photography exhibit, and you are currently able to view all of the entries during the center's regular hours of 11 am - 5 pm Tuesday through Saturday until the last day of the exhibit, which is November 6th. The photographs in the exhibit were submitted by professional and amateur photographers, as well as emerging artists-artists between the ages of 16-19.
The Holiday & Winter exhibit is a wonderful exhibit put on by the Arts Center that provides an opportunity for the public to purchase personally crafted gifts from SAC members for the holidays. Contributors can submit 2D and 3D items ranging from paintings, photography, pottery, jewelry, mixed media, woodworking, and sculptures, according to the SAC website. The exhibit will be open to the public starting November 12th and will close on January 14th. All of the works featured will be available for purchase and will be available to take home at the time of purchase.
Current Galleries At The Suwanee Arts Center
Currently, the SAC has galleries available to view and purchase from any of their current featured artists. You can find these featured artists and view their galleries here. Previously in the year, the Arts Center featured a Member exhibition, a Spring exhibition, and a Summer exhibition, each curated by a distinguished member of the arts community.
Events Put On By the Suwanee Arts Center
The Suwanee Arts Center regularly holds events that enrich the public. Coming up this Sunday is the Classic Car Show, which is being held in Suwanee Town Center Park. The Classic Car Show is free and open to the public and is being held from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. There will be a judged competition between the over 150 cars being showcased, along with a silent auction, "paint a wreck", and live music with a DJ providing some classic music from the heyday of these classic cars in the '50s and '60s.
The other fantastic event that the Suwanee Arts Center recently put on was the 1st Annual Dam Diner, which took place right on the dam at Sims Lake Park on October 14th. The Dam Dinner was a fundraiser for the Suwanee Arts Center. I was fortunate enough to attend, and had an absolutely wonderful time supporting such a fun and important local non-profit!
Classes & Workshops Offered At The Suwanee Arts Center
If you are looking to learn some new skills or want to hone your skills with an experienced artist at both the local and national levels, the Suwanee Arts Center offers classes and workshops on a variety of topics. There are classes on photography, watercolors, pottery, sculptures, and more. There are classes available for adults, and children as well. This is a great way to encourage a child to explore and encourage his/her creative side! You can learn more about all of the different classes and prices by visiting the SAC website here.
Becoming A Member of The Suwanee Arts Center
The Arts Center does include a membership program, with different pricing depending on your membership, and offers discounts on certain aspects of the Center. These include: entering your work in art exhibits, purchasing art, and classes/workshops. You can view all of the membership options here.
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