Atlanta Jewish Film Festival, Atlanta. Theaters will feature films that explore Jewish life, culture and history. Through Sunday, Regal Cinemas Atlantic Station Stadium 16, 261 19th St. NW, Atlanta; Lefont Sandy Springs Theater, 100-152 Sandy Springs Circle NE, Atlanta; and Regal Cinemas Medlock Crossing Stadium 18, 9700 Medlock Bridge Road, Duluth. $10, $9 age 65 and older and students with valid ID, $8 matinee shows (4 p.m. Monday-Thursday). 404-806-9913.
Painting Flowers in Watercolor with Becky Threlkeld, Sautee. Three-day workshop. Learn to use loose washes and progress to details using Threlkeld's technique, "realism with a soul." 1-4 p.m. today, Jan. 28 and Feb. 4, Sautee Nacoochee Center, 283 Ga. 255 N, Sautee. $115 SNCA members, $125 nonmembers. 706-878-3300.
Branching Out with Oils with Judy Bynum George, Sautee. Painting landscapes with oils using Bynum's direct painting technique. 1-4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29 and Feb. 5, Sautee Nacoochee Center, 283 Ga. 255 N, Sautee. $115 SNCA members, $125 nonmembers. 706-878-3300.
College night, Atlanta. College students can view galleries for a discounted rate. Live music, dancing, film screening and arts and crafts. 7 p.m. to midnight Saturday, High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree St., Atlanta. $7 students with ID, free for members, $5 for groups of 10 or more, $18 general admission. 404-733-4585.
Be Kind to Animals Week kids art contest, Gainesville. Open to children in kindergarten through 12th grade; submit artwork celebrating passion for animals by April 2. Pick up entry forms at the Humane Society of Northeast Georgia, 845 W. Ridge Road, Gainesville or call 770-532-6617.
"Whirl," Atlanta. Minimalist oil paintings by William Steiger. Feb. 18-March 20, with reception 7-9 p.m. Feb. 18. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, 1-6 p.m. Friday and Sunday and Monday by appointment. Marcia Wood Gallery, 263 Walker St. SW, Atlanta. Free. 404-827-0030.
Joy of 6 art show, Buford. Presented by Tannery Row Artist Colony. Opening reception: 6-9 p.m. Feb. 20; show runs through May 15. Tannery Row Artist Colony, 554 Main St., Buford. Free. 404-729-1203 or 404-432-1501.
35th annual Fireside Art and Craft Show, Helen. More than 60 artists and craftspeople. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 21, Unicoi State Park and Lodge, 1788 Ga. 356, Helen. $5 parking. 800-573-9659 ext. 305.
Landscape paintings exhibit, Gainesville. By Ann Alexander. Through Jan. 31, Gainesville Branch Library, 127 Main St., Gainesville. 770-522-3311, ext. 132.
"Sapelo Sojourns: Works by Majett Schille and Jeannine Cook," Dahlonega. Through Feb. 4. Bob Owens Art Gallery, 315 Hoag Student Center, North Georgia College & State University, 82 College Circle, Dahlonega. Free. 706-867-2746.
"Moments in Time: Paintings by Terry Rowlett," Oakwood. Through Feb. 11, Roy C. Moore Art Gallery, Gainesville State College, 3820 Mundy Mill Road, Oakwood. 678-717-3707.
"Branching Out," Sautee. Artwork by Larry Compton, Patty Workman and Patrice Lynne Young. Through Feb. 28, Sautee Nacoochee Center, 283 Ga. 255 N, Sautee. Free. 706-878-3300.
Art exhibits, Gainesville. "Collage at the Q," "Back to the Earth," "Soulful Expressions" and "Nature. History. Art." Through Feb. 20, Quinlan Visual Arts Center, 514 Green St. NE, Gainesville. Free. 770-536-2575.
"Leonardo da Vinci: Hand of the Genius," Atlanta. Sketches and sculpture. Through Feb. 21, High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree St., Atlanta. $18 adults, $15 seniors and college students with ID, $11 children age 6-17, free for kids age 5 and younger and members. 404-733-5000.
Bird's Nest Invitational, Gainesville. Artists are invited to submit up to two drawings, paintings, photography or sculpture pieces relating to the theme of bird's nests, a symbol of security and comfort but also of first flights. Works must be no larger than 22 inches by 24 inches. Benefits Elachee Nature and Science Center. Submissions must be sent via e-mail, with two images and entry form. Entries due March 15. Mail to email@example.com.
Virginia Avery Memorial Art Exhibition, Marietta. Featuring "Rollin' on the Chattahoochee" by Helen painter Judy Bynum George. Through March 16. Marietta/Cobb Museum, 3 Atlanta St., Marietta. $8. 770-528-1444.
Yonah Art Guild meeting, Cleveland. 6:30 p.m. second Thursday of each month, Hallco Credit Union, 379 E. Kytle St., Cleveland. 706-994-7801 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Art and Antique Festival, Commerce. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. first Saturdays and Sundays. Commerce Crossing, Pottery Factory Drive, Commerce. 706-335-6352.