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Arts events
For the week of April 1-7
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This week

Moonshine Mile, Clarkesville. Galleries, restaurants, studios and antique stores will give out "distillery dollars" with a purchase of $10 or more during the month of April, culminating in a Revenuer's Auction at LaPrade's Marina on May 1. Along Ga. 197, Clarkesville. Go to the Scenic 197 website for more details.

Athens Indie Craftsravaganza, Athens. Artist applications due today. Fine artists and crafters. May 1, corner of Pulaski and Clayton St., Athens. $75 for artist booth.  

Lake Lanier at Gallerie 110, Gainesville. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday-April 30, Gallerie 110, 110 Washington St. NW, Gainesville. Free. 678-936-5153.

Be Kind to Animals Week kids art contest, Gainesville. Open to children in kindergarten through 12th grade; submit artwork celebrating passion for animals by Friday. Pick up entry forms at the Humane Society of Northeast Georgia, 845 W. Ridge Road, Gainesville, or call 770-532-6617. 

Youth Art Month, Gainesville. Art from Gainesville City and Hall County middle and high schools will be exhibited. Exhibit through Saturday. Quinlan Visual Arts Center, 514 Green St. NE, Gainesville. Free. 770-536-2575.

Blessing of the Fleet, Sautee. Guest artists include Kathleen Kollock, Antonia Reed and Ike and Gae Stovall. Blessing of the Fleet, 2 p.m.; event 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, The Gourd Place, 2319 Duncan Bridge Road, Sautee. Free. 706-865-4048.

Fowl Art Art Show, Gainesville. Art featuring chickens. Saturday-April 24, Frames You-Nique, 104 Main St., Gainesville; Gem Jewelry, 111 Bradford St., Gainesville and other downtown Gainesville square shops. Free. 770-532-7074.

Maggie McMahon, Demorest. Paintings. "An exploration of forgiveness through the lens of Byzantine iconography." Through April 11, The Piedmont College Art Gallery, Georgia St., downtown Demorest. Free. 706-778-3000, ext. 1152.

Art classes, Gainesville. Various classes for kids and adults including Spring Break Art Classes, Art Sampler, Oil Painting, Acrylics and Collage. Classes start Tuesday, Gallerie 110, 110 Washington St. NW, Gainesville. $150 adult classes, $90 age 10 and older, $60 age 6-9. 678-936-5153.   

Upcoming

Colored Pencil Society Spring Exhibition, Gainesville. Reception, 5:30-7:30 p.m. April 8; exhibit April 8-May 29, Quinlan Visual Arts Center, 514 Green St. NE, Gainesville. Free. 770-536-2575.

Bird's Nest Invitational, Gainesville. Benefits the Elachee Nature Science Center. Works related to bird's nests or the concept of security and first flights. Reception, 5:30-7:30 p.m. April 8; exhibit April 8-May 29, Quinlan Visual Arts Center, 514 Green St. NE, Gainesville. Free. 770-536-2575.

Two to Tango: Analogues Works in Clay, Gainesville. Ceramic works by Jennifer Graff. Reception, 5:30-7:30 p.m. April 8; exhibit April 8-May 29, Quinlan Visual Arts Center, 514 Green St. NE, Gainesville. Free. 770-536-2575.

"The Fabric of Women," Gainesville. Atlanta artist Nancy Dusenberry. Reception, 5:30-7:30 p.m. April 8; exhibit April 8-May 29, Quinlan Visual Arts Center, 514 Green St. NE, Gainesville. Free. 770-536-2575.

Historic Buford Plein Air Festival, Buford. Reception, 7 p.m. April 17; event, April 16-17, Tannery Row Artist Colony, 554 W. Main St., Buford. 404-729-1203.  

12 Rivers Art Festival, Sautee. Fine artists and crafters. June 12, Sautee Nacoochee Center campus, 283 Ga. 255 N., Sautee. $150 per booth. 706-878-3300.

Ongoing

Georgia Art League Spring Exhibition, Gainesville. Through May 17, Quinlan Visual Arts Center, 514 Green St. NE, Gainesville. Free. 770-536-2575.

"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.

Hal B. Rhodes III Annual Student Exhibition: The Future Before Us, Dahlonega. NGCSU visual arts students. Through April 22, Bob Owens Art Gallery, 315 Hoag Student Center, North Georgia College & State University, 82 College Circle, Dahlonega. Free. 706-867-2746 or apozzi@northgeorgia.edu.

Nona Stephens, Gainesville. Paintings of the Okefenokee Swamp and coastal Georgia. Through April 30, Hall County Library Main Branch, 127 Main St., Gainesville. Free.  

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.

Cleveland Arts Instruction Series, Cleveland. Yonah Art Guild. Various dates and media. For more information contact Donna at 706-969-1446 or donnareadfeather@hotmail.com.

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 yonahartguild@yahoo.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.

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