Issue: 2021/04 – April
Celebrate Clayton Art Festival returns to the North Georgia Mountain community, April 24 and 25. For information, go to CelebrateClayton.com or contact Kathy Ford, Celebrate Clayton Chairman, at (706) 212-9958.
On April 24 and 25, Clayton and Rabun County, Georgia, and the members of the North Georgia Arts Guild are staging the popular, family-friendly Celebrate Clayton Art Festival in downtown Clayton.
This local tradition began in 1999 and continues to bring art and fine crafts to Rabun County.
North and South Main Streets will be lined with the festive canopies of the juried Artist Market. Over 100 artists and artisans bring you the best art and fine crafts from across the region: paintings in every medium; photography; whimsical and functional pottery; folk-art; jewelry; wood working; furniture; glass; live plants; and gourmet snacks. You will see many new faces and old favorites.
The strains of live music can be heard from the Rock House Stage all weekend. Relax on the Rock House lawn and listen to this year’s line-up of performers – Mat Fried, classic rock; Doug Weiss, old favorites; Sweet Charity, rock n’ roll; Cylvie Patterson, soft rock; Rabun Entertainers, flash mob; Connections Praise Band, contemporary Christian; and Three-R-One, Christian alternative rock.
You’ll find great food at any of Clayton’s eateries, both on and off Main Street. expect to find all-day breakfast; soup, salad and sandwiches; beer and pizza; fine dining and wine. You can eat in-doors, outdoors or on-the-go.
In Veteran’s Park, the 2021 NGAG Art Scholarship winners will host the high school student art exhibit. Although there won’t be a kids’ art activity this year, there will be booths with face painters, mountain musical instruments, and wooden toys.
The 2021 Celebrate Clayton T-shirt is embellished with Diane Rush’s dazzling festival painting. Women’s sizes are in rich purple; men’s come in blue or red. You can get yours at the information tent.
The past generosity of the long list of local business sponsors and individual donors has ensured continued funding for the North Georgia Arts Guild’s scholarship and community outreach programs.
Celebrate Clayton is presented by the North Georgia Arts Guild, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All donations are tax-deductible. For more information, visit CelebrateClayton.com or contact Kathy Ford, Celebrate Clayton Chairman, at (706) 212-9958.