Inspired Georgia

Come see the amazing collection from the State of Georgia Collection of Art at Paradise Garden until April 17th.

Come and witness an amazing performance from Atlanta’s own public art organization gloATL. On April 5th at 6 p.m. at Paradise Garden.

Paradise Garden is currently hosting a curated exhibit of selected pieces from the State Art Collection. This traveling exhibit allows the collection to be available to Georgia communities. It will highlight the diversity of styles, media and techniques in the collection.  Summerville is one of nine Georgia communities selected to host the exhibit. It is intended to serve as a springboard for additional arts and culture activities that serve to celebrate and increase awareness of local cultural communities and increase tourism.

Exhibit Details:

In an effort to inspire and inform Georgia residents about the power, purpose and necessity of art, 28 of the most significant pieces from the expansive 600+ piece state collection have been selected to represent and celebrate the long history of art and culture in Georgia. Included in the exhibit will be original works by renowned Georgia artists such as Benny Andrews, Lucinda Bunnen, Herbert Creecy, Howard Finster, Ruth Laxson, and Nellie Mae Rowe.

As a whole, the tour will run for 14 months across Georgia in the following communities: Gainesville, Monroe, Currahee, Summerville, Tallapoosa, Jonesboro, Dublin, Tifton, and Kingsland. These were selected through a process of application, which focused on strong local collaboration between a downtown development authority and a local arts entity. Media represented in the Collection include: painting, pottery/ceramics, fiber art, sculpture, photography, traditional arts, jewelry, and works on paper.

Paradise Garden will also be working with amazing aspects of the arts.  Chattooga County will be host to not only an amazing installation of art, it will be host to an amazing performance pieces from Atlanta’s public art organization gloATL.  This will take place on April 5th at 6 p.m. at Paradise Garden.  You can learn more about gloATL by going to their website at

We will also be hosting Atlanta based Living Walls in the creation of a wonderful public art creation as a mural will be under creation in the first week of April.  Join us a we watch the amazing transformation of a building in downtown Summerville.  Living Walls is a nonprofit organization that brings together street artists, academics and the public at large to activate and engage communities. You can learn more about living Walls by visiting their website at

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