Betty Laws Smith, Gainesville. Abstract art exhibit. Through March. Inman Perk Bistro, downtown Gainesville square.
Georgia Art League Spring Exhibition, Gainesville. Through May 17, Quinlan Visual Arts Center, 514 Green St. NE, Gainesville. Free. 770-536-2575.
Original Sewing & Quilt Expo, Duluth. Shop for quilting and sewing supplies, see a fashion show and try "make it, take it" projects. Today-Saturday, Gwinnett Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth. 800-699-6309.
Youth Art Month, Gainesville. Art from Gainesville City and Hall County middle and high schools will be exhibited. Exhibit Monday-April 3; reception, 5:30-7 p.m. March 19, Quinlan Visual Arts Center, 514 Green St. NE, Gainesville. Free. 770-536-2575.
"Evolution," Dawsonville. Photography exhibit with Jennifer Julian and 11 of her students. Through Friday; Business of Art class, 1:30-4:30 p.m. Sunday, Bowen Center for the Arts, 334 Ga. 9 N., Dawsonville.
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 Monday. Mail to email@example.com.
Mountain Laurel Quilters' Guild meeting, Clarkesville. Quilter Jan Chesnik will show the construction of her Kaleidoscope quilts. 1 p.m. Tuesday, Clarkesville United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 1131 Washington St., Clarkesville. 706-778-5944.
Athens Indie Craftsravaganza, Athens. Accepting artists through April 1. Fine artists and crafters. May 1, corner of Pulaski and Clayton St., Athens. $75 for artist booth.
"Art from Georgia Schools," Dahlonega. North Georgia College & State University's annual exhibition of Georgia art educators and their students. Through March 23; Bob Owens Art Gallery, 315 Hoag Student Center, North Georgia College & State University, 82 College Circle, Dahlonega. Free. 706-867-2746.
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.
"Etched and Pulled," Oakwood. Prints and works created using printmaking processes. John Amoss, Amanda Burk, Beth Grabowski, Jennifer Manzella, Lesley Patterson-Marx, Jon Swindler and Rebekah Tolley. Through March 18; closing reception, noon March 18, Roy C. Moore Art Gallery, Gainesville State College, 3820 Mundy Mill Road, Oakwood. Free. 678-717-3438 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Whirl," Atlanta. Minimalist oil paintings by William Steiger. Through March 20: 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.
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.
"The History and Techniques of Printmaking," Gainesville. Through March 21: 1-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Sellars Gallery, John S. Burd Center for the Performing Arts, Brenau University, 429 Academy St., Gainesville. Free. 770-534-6263.
"Collected Impressions: Prints Selections from the Brenau University Permanent Art Collection, Gainesville. Through March 21: 1-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Leo Castelli Art Gallery, John S. Burd Center for the Performing Arts, Brenau University, 429 Academy St., Gainesville. Free. 770-534-6263.
Melissa Harshman, Gainesville. Mixed media exhibit with paintings, prints and photos. Through March 21, 1-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Presidents Gallery, John S. Burd Center for the Performing Arts, , Brenau University, 429 Academy St., Gainesville. Free. 770-534-6263.
"Wild and Whimsical," Sautee. Art by Bernardine "Bonnie" Sears and Eddy Browning. Through April 11, The Center Gallery and Gallery Too, Sautee Nacoochee Center, 283 Ga. 255 N., Sautee. Free. 706-878-9285.
Joy of 6 art show, Buford. Presented by Tannery Row Artist Colony. Through May 15. Tannery Row Artist Colony, 554 Main St., Buford. Free. 404-729-1203 or 404-432-1501.
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 email@example.com.
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.