Vanguard: A Juried Exhibition Honoring Georgia Art Educators, Gainesville. Exhibit opens today; Opening reception 5:30-7 p.m. today. Also opening: works by the Portrait Society of Atlanta; “Family Matters,” sculptures by Vanessa Grubbs; and “Transitions,” portraits by Charles Y. Walls. Quinlan Visual Arts Center, 514 Green St., Gainesville. 770-536-2575.Design-it-Yourself Summer, Atlanta. Family workshops. Create your own wrapping paper, stickers and chairs. No registration required. 1-4 p.m. Saturday, June 11-12, 18-19 and 25-26, High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree St., Atlanta. Free with admission of $18; $15 seniors and college students with ID; $11 children age 6-17; free for age 5 and younger and members. 404-733-5000.
"Past & Present: European Design Since 1985," Atlanta. 2 p.m. Saturday, Rich Theatre, High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree St., Atlanta. Free with admission. Free; limited seating. Reservations required. Museum tickets sold separately. 404-733-5000.
Design After Dark, Atlanta. See the High's new exhibition, "European Design Since 1985: Shaping the New Century," play musical chairs to win a Corbusier chair worth $2000; ceramics fashion show from Claydies of Copenhagen; make your own vase. DJ and cocktails. 7-11 p.m. Saturday, High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree St., Atlanta. Free with admission. Admission $20 in advance; $25 at the door; members $10. 404-733-5000.
Yonah Art Guild Evening Art Classes, Cleveland. Floral Arranging, 6-9 p.m. June 10. $35. 706-969-1446; Beaded Necklaces, 6-8 p.m. June 15. $20 plus supplies. 706-865-1473; Beaded Earrings, 6-8 p.m. June 22. $20 plus supplies. 706-965-1473; Beaded Bracelets, 6-8 p.m. June 24. $20 plus supplies. Classes located in the art room at Truett-McConnell College, 100 Alumni Drive, Cleveland. Preregistration required. 706-865-1473 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
12 Rivers Art Festival, Sautee. More than 65 fine artists and crafters. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. June 12, Sautee Nacoochee Center campus, 283 Ga. 255 N., Sautee. $150 per booth. Free to attend. 706-878-3300.
Northeast Georgia Arts Tour Open House Weekend, various North Georgia counties. More than 100 artists in 35 locations throughout White, Habersham, Rabun and Lumpkin counties. June 11-13. Find locations at www.artstour.org.
Scenic Sunday, Clarkesville. Shops, galleries and studios participating in the Northeast Georgia Arts Tour will open their doors early to visitors with demonstrating artists and brunch. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 13, shops along Ga. 197, Clarkesville.
"More Than a Likeness: Capturing Character," Gainesville. An evening with Charles Young Walls. Portrait painting demonstration. 6-8 p.m. June 24, Quinlan Visual Arts Center, 514 Green St. NE, Gainesville. Free. 770-536-2575.
The Southern Pot, Atlanta. Pottery by Josh Copus, Kim Ellington, Roger Jamison, Daniel Johnston, Mark Hewitt, Michael Kline, Matt Long, Ben Owen and Geoff Pickett. Exhibit through June 12, The Signature Shop & Gallery, 3267 Roswell Road NW, Atlanta. Free. 404-237-4426.
Anne Brodie Hill, Gainesville. Paintings. Through June 30, main branch of the Hall County Library, 127 Main St., Gainesville. 770-532-3311.
"Amazing(ly) Grace(ful)," Sautee. Art exhibit. Through July 3, Sautee Nacoochee Center, 283 Ga. 255, Sautee. Free. 706-878-3300.
Dahlonega Artist Marketplace, Dahlonega. Dahlonega Arts Council. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each Saturday May-October, Hancock Park, corner of North Park and Warwick streets, Dahlonega. email@example.com.
NGCSU Visual Arts Faculty Exhibition, Dahlonega. Exhibit through Aug. 20, Bob Owens Art Gallery, North Georgia College & State University, 315 Hoag Student Center, Dahlonega. Free. 706-867-2832 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Toddler Thursdays, Atlanta. Children age 2-4 can see the High Museum's collections and create their own artwork. No registration required. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. each Thursday, Greene Family Education Center, High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree St., Atlanta. Free with admission. Admission $18; $15 seniors and college students with ID; $11 children age 6-17; free for age 5 and younger and members. 404-733-5000.
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.