Elementary classes with the best attendance in the first semester of the year from each city school receive an "Arty Attendance Party" as a free incentive-based field trip to Quinlan Visual Arts Center. The reward is part of the Partners in Education program between the arts center and the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce.
A Flowery Branch girls trio and boys quartet each placed third in the state AAAAA Literary Meet in Warner Robins on March 14. About 85 schools compete at the AAAAA level. In front is Director Stacie Mavis. The girls trio, from left, includes Briana Koser, Amelia Waters and Alysssa Harris. The boys quartet, from left, includes Aaron Killian, Jacob Bryant, Layne MacPherson and Jackson Forrestall.
Each year, the Quinlan Visual Arts Center awards scholarship money to students as part of Youth Art Month, which is sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Gainesville. Students' artwork is also displayed at the Quinlan until April 11.
Anyone who has wandered through the lobby of the Visual Technology Building on the Clarkesville campus of North Georgia Technical College may view an array of images captured by students in the photography program. But once a year the studio doors are thrown open for a public viewing with visitors getting up close and personal with the budding photographers.