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Learn more about our growing collective of artists and members.

About Us

The North Georgia Arts Guild is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, founded in 1994 in Rabun County. The Guild is a thriving, dynamic, community-focused organization, growing from 20 founding members to over 100 members today. The strong tradition of arts and crafts in the beautiful Georgia mountain region attracts artists from near and far. Our members hail from all over the country, each bringing rich and unique art experiences – local, regional, national and international – with skills from beginner to advanced. Their art includes painting, fiber, photography, pottery, glass, and other fine crafts. The Guild sponsors workshops, art related field trips, and numerous art shows, including the annual Celebrate Clayton Art Festival and the Painted Fern Festival of Art in downtown Clayton Georgia.

A long-time goal was realized in 2015 when we established the NGAG Art Scholarship Program. Through it, we provide educational financial assistance to artistically talented Rabun County high school seniors. The first scholarships were awarded to four outstanding students in 2016. The program is funded by proceeds from the annual fundraiser, Celebrate Clayton Art Festival, sponsors and individual donations.

Our Mission

Our mission is to bring together artists and people interested in the arts to: share knowledge, expertise and friendship; promote the arts and artists of the region and the Guild; and provide opportunities for artists to exhibit and sell their artwork.

Monthly Programs

We invite you to visit our monthly meetings featuring entertaining, educational art presentations and demonstrations by guest speakers. Don’t miss the always popular “Members Show & Tell” program, where you will meet Guild artists and see their artwork. The third Thursday each month, 9:30AM for coffee, 10AM program, at the Rabun County Conference Center, 184 South Main Street, Clayton. Details on the event page.


We invite you be a part of our growing collective of artists and art enthusiasts as we continue to collaborate together and make each other and our community stronger.


Meet the dedicated team who keep our organization humming and running smoothly

LEWIS HINELY, President | KIMBERLEY ADAMS, 1st Vice President (Membership)LYNN ROE, Treasurer | ANN THOMPSON | KATHY FORD, Celebrate Clayton Chair | TRICIA MOORE, 2nd Vice President (Programs) | RANDY SELLS

RENNIE DAVANT, Hospitality Chair (not pictured)

The NGAG Board of Directors holds open meetings monthly at 9:30 AM, the 2nd Thursday at Oconee Federal Bank, Clayton Georgia

Our Partners

A special thanks to our partners who believe in the mission and values of the North Georgia Arts Guild
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