Arts & Entertainment

From Visual Arts Galleries to Performing Arts, Dahlonega’s unique scene offers culture seekers both one-of-a-kind collectables and memorable experiences.  Local artist groups produce monthly activities and demonstrations as well as annual Festivals.  There are year-round theatrical performances, concerts, and traditional music jams at the Historic Holly Theater, intimate music venues, and outdoor parks.  The Downtown Historic District is alive with turn of the century architecture spotlighting the art of design and preserving the charm of the shops, eateries, and entertainment venues.

Dahlonega’s colorful community fabric is not just found at seasonal festivals but also at the University of North Georgia. The UNG Department of Visual Arts showcases such attractions as Outdoor Sculpture Exhibitions and the Bob Owens Art Gallery while the UNG Appalachian Studies Center promotes the many arts of Appalachia culture.  The Department of Music presents a variety of public student and faculty performances each year including world-class guest artist concerts, and the Media Department offers Film events.

Art Galleries

Most folks know Dahlonega’s gold rush story, but there is also unique Art in the Heart of the North Georgia Mountains. Art galleries in downtown Dahlonega are bursting with creative pieces of fine arts and crafts. Bleu Gallery on the...

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Ung Annual Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

The exhibition is free and open to the public, 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...

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Theater and Performing Arts Events

Dahlonega has a strong arts community and the center of the performing arts in North Georgia is the Historic Holly Theater. The Holly was built at a movie house in the 1940s, struggled through the 1970s and 80s, saved from the wrecking ball by the...

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