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Arts events
For the week of Aug. 12-18
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This week

"Celebrating Appalachian Life," Sautee. Appalachian arts and crafts including paintings, basketry, wood art, pottery, fiber art, jewelry, glass art and rustic furniture. Through Sunday, Sautee Nacoochee Center Gallery and Gallery Too, 283 Ga. 255 N., Sautee. 706-878-3300.

Upcoming

Opening reception, Gainesville. 2010 Georgia Watercolor Society Members' Exhibition and photography exhibitions including "The World Around Me" by Bob S. Safford; "Amalgam" by Richard and Jill Ediger and "Colors of the World" by Pamela A. Keene. Exhibits open Aug. 19-Oct. 9; reception, 5:30-7 p.m. Aug. 19, Quinlan Visual Arts Center, 514 Green St. NE, Gainesville. Free. 770-536-2575.

Folk Fest, Norcross. 17th annual art show and sale. 5-10 p.m. Aug. 20, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 21-22, North Atlanta Trade Center, 1700 Jeurgens Court, Norcross. $15 Friday, $7 Saturday-Sunday. 770-532-1115.

 Ongoing

Craft fair artists wanted, Gainesville. Hosted by the Rho Eta chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. 1-4 p.m. Sept. 18, Brenau University Amphitheatre, Prior Street, Gainesville. Craft booths $35. kspence@tiger.brenau.edu.

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 ajpozzi@northgeorgia.edu.

 World Friendship Silhouette Portraits, Gainesville. Work by Marianne Scott. Exhibit extended through Aug. 30: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Thursday, Veterans & Community Outreach Foundation, intersection of Ridge Road and Athens Street, Gainesville. Free. 770-503-1638.

"Dali: The Late Work," Atlanta. Exhibit of work from the last 40 years of Salvador Dali's career. Paintings, jewelry, sculpture, video and various other media. Exhibit through Jan. 9, High Museum of Art, 1288 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. 404-733-5000.

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 mailto:yonahartguild@yahoo.com

Dahlonega Artist Marketplace, Dahlonega. Dahlonega Arts Council. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each Saturday through October, Hancock Park, corner of North Park and Warwick streets, Dahlonega. dahlonegaarts@gmail.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.

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.

Sew-In, Clarkesville. Mountain Laurel Quilters' Guild. Bring your sewing machine and help make quilts for charity. Tuesday: lunch, noon; meeting, 1 p.m., Clarkesville United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 1131 Washington St., Clarkesville. 706-778-5944. 

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