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Heritage Center for the Arts to stay at its location until September
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Officials with the Georgia Heritage Center for the Arts, located on the Tallulah Gorge property in Tallulah Falls, recently found out they won’t have to move their studio space for a few more months.

Originally planning to leave the building in July, the center now has until September before the artists must pack up shop and find a new home, according to Jaymi Hampton, president of the arts center’s board.

"We will be able to stay in our location until September," she said in an e-mail to The Times. "There are a lot of things about the future in conversation, but nothing solid yet."

The nonprofit artist organization, which provides studio space that is open to the public for live demonstrations and exhibits, rents the building from Georgia Power. But in need of major renovations, Georgia Power decided to repurpose the building and look for a new tenant.

That has given board director Jaymi Hampton and others with the center a chance to examine its mission and any other ways it can contribute to the community.

And in the meantime, it’s full steam ahead at the Georgia Heritage Center for the Arts, which recently wrapped up its Northeast Georgia Arts Tour.

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