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Arts events
For the week of Aug. 19-25
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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. Today-Oct. 9; reception, 5:30-7 p.m. today. 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. Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, North Atlanta Trade Center, 1700 Jeurgens Court, Norcross. $15 Friday, $7 Saturday-Sunday. 770-532-1115.

NGCSU Visual Arts Faculty Exhibition, Dahlonega. Exhibit through Friday, Bob Owens Art Gallery, North Georgia College & State University, 315 Hoag Student Center, Dahlonega. Free. 706-867-2832 or ajpozzi@northgeorgia.edu.

"Gone to the Dogs... and Cats," Sautee. Animal-themed paintings, sculpture, pottery, wood turning and fiber art. 6:30-8 p.m. Friday, The Center Galleries, Sautee Nacoochee Center, 283 Ga. 255 N, Sautee. Free. 706-878-3300.

Upcoming

Crush Fest artists needed, Sautee. Vendors of quality handmade products, arts and crafts needed. Noon-8 p.m. Sept. 4, Yonah Mountain Vineyards, 2454-B Ga. 17, Sautee. 678-525-6050 or serentiycellards@gmail.com.

Amateur Photography Contest, Dawsonville. Photographs must be taken at Cedar Hill Enrichment Center. Photos of people, gardens, plants and landscapes accepted. Entries accepted Sept. 13-18. Entry forms can be printed online or mailed to Cedar Hill Enrichment Center, 6625 Ga. 53 E, Dawsonville.

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 amphitheater, Prior Street, Gainesville. Craft booths $35. kspence@tiger.brenau.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 yonahartguild@yahoo.com

Dahlonega Artist Marketplace, Dahlonega. Dahlonega Arts Council. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays 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 ages 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. 1 p.m. Tuesday, with lunch at noon; Clarkesville United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 1131 Washington St., Clarkesville. 706-778-5944. 

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