During the gray days of winter, artistic experiences can be the perfect way to bring color into your life. With several arts venues and hands-on artsy adventures, Alpharetta has something vibrant and engaging for every artistic spirit.
“Sew” You Like Art Galleries?
You’ll find a truly unique art gallery experience at the Alpharetta Arts Center’s “Not Your Granny’s Quilts: Quilting in the 21st Century” exhibit. This colorful display features over 60 quilts made by The Chattahoochee Evening Stars Quilt Guild. And these quilts definitely aren’t your grandmother’s quilts as they feature everything from flamingos to koi ponds to plates of dessert – and even “The Artist Formerly Known As Prince”! All of the quilts in the exhibit are from the 21st century, made by the approximately 50 members of the quilt guild. The exhibit runs from January 25 to March 26 and admission is free.
Wander Into Whimsy
Whether you’re an art aficionado or want to develop a new appreciation for the arts, the Downtown Alpharetta Arts Walk is a must. You’ll get your steps in while you check out the Downtown Alpharetta Arts Walking Tour – a self-guided tour through the city’s growing collection of public art. This experience will take you past beautiful statutes like “Nucleus,” a steel statue inspired by curves in life and nature; “Modern Saxophone,” which celebrates the city’s musical heritage; and the “The Visitor” installation, featuring a bear with the word “hello” written in many languages which personifies the welcoming nature of Alpharetta. Swing by the Alpharetta Welcome Center to grab a brochure or view it now to use as a tour guide and map.
Find Art You Love Enough to Take Home
Chic Evolution in Art is a creatively driven art gallery that showcases emerging talent from around the world. The gallery provides ever-changing selections including modern paintings, blown glass, sculptures and different mediums. Many artists featured in the gallery also offer custom commissioned pieces to make your artistic vision a reality. Take a walk through the gallery to appreciate the pieces or take home your favorite artistic creation.
Become One With Art
Sometimes it isn’t enough to take art in from a distance—sometimes you need to exercise your own creative talents! Luckily, immersive experiences are abundant in Alpharetta. Check out any of the exciting course offerings at the Alpharetta Arts Center, including painting, ceramics classes and more. Have fun and cocktails while painting a new masterpiece at Painting with a Twist. Or try your hand at pottery painting at All Fired Up or Artrageous Potter for a fun night out with friends or family. No matter where your heart leads you, you will have a brilliant time bringing out your inner Michelangelo.