July & August 2021 Local Events

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WHEN: Saturday, July 17, 2021, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

WHAT: Abstract Florals with Becca

WHERE: Southern Flare Antiques and Interiors

This summer try something new!

Abstract Art. Create your very own piece of artwork using the Acrylic medium on a wood panel. The fee includes all supplies.
$35 small project, $45 large project
Using Pinterest images for inspiration we shall freely paint using a palette knife and art brush.
Grab a friend and let’s do this! (Ticket information on link)


WHEN: Saturday, July 17, 2021, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

WHAT: Outdoor Adventure Event by Talona Ridge RV Resort & Georgia Mountain Trails

WHERE: Talona Ridge RV Resort

for a sneak peek of the new TALONA RIDGE RV RESORT!
– Outdoor Recreational Vendors
– A Variety of Local Artisans
– RV Expert Q&A Session
– 360º mountain views
– Delicious Food, Coke Products & Local Craft Beer.
– Two Day Event
COME EXPLORE & ENJOY SAFE, OUTDOOR FUN! (More information provided in the link above)

WHEN: Saturday, July 17, 2021, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

WHAT: Flock Swap

WHERE: 83 Dunbarton Farm Rd, Blue Ridge, GA 30513-8818

Whether you’ve gotten a few more birds than you can handle, ended up with too many roosters, or just downsizing your flock for new genetics, bring ’em on out and see what kind of wheeling and dealing we can do!
*PLEASE BRING EXTRA CARRIERS/BOXES FOR ANY SELLS OR PURCHASES. (Even if you don’t expect to take anything home, any extra boxes can be used and appreciated, plus you never know what will show up!)
*Event will be held on the grassy field out front of the store. Signs will be up for parking. (In case of heavy rain, we can move birds to the porch attached to the right side of the building.) (More information provided in the links above).

WHEN: Saturday, July 24, 2021, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

WHAT: Christmas in July Bazaar

WHERE: 135 Dalton St, Ellijay, GA 30540

Don’t let the stress of last-minute preparations spoil your Christmas joy! Get a jump on holiday shopping with gifts from local artists and crafters. Plan a travel surprise with one of the Joyful Journeys Vacation Designers. Enjoy a cup of spiced cider and a visit with Santa who just happens to be vacationing in Ellijay before his busy season!
Christmas music, holiday inspiration, free giveaways, and the opportunity to support local businesses and charities. We can’t think of a better way to spend a Saturday.
Be sure to check back often as we highlight participating vendors and their creations.

WHEN: Saturday, August 7, 2021, 11:30 AM – 9:00 PM

WHAT: Holla Yella Music Festival w/ Saxsquatch, Funk You

WHERE: Artful Acres, Ellijay, GA 30540-3752

2021 will mark the inaugural Holla Yella Music Festival, held near downtown Ellijay, Georgia in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. 

The festival aims to become one of Georgia’s leading music and arts festivals. This celebration brings together music artists from genres including rock, classic rock, roots, indie, funk and jam bands for one amazing day of fun in the sun along the Cartecay River. 

The mission of the festival is to bring people together to inspire positive connections through music and the arts. Bands, artists and a select group of invitation-only vendors will be carefully curated to reflect this mentality.

For more information:www.hollayella.com

2021 Lineup and Schedule


12:30-1:15         Surrender Hill

1:45-2:45           The Neon Queen

3:15-4:15           Mystery Cassette

4:45-5:45           Dr. Bacon

6:15-7:15           Saxsquatch

7:45-9:00           Funk You


Josh Driver and Full Circle

Jess Goggans Band

More TBA

Ticket information is provided in the links above!


WHEN: Friday, August 13, September 10, 2021, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

WHAT: Art 103, Summertime Workshop

WHERE: Southern Flare Antiques and Interiors

Introduction to palette knife painting.
A rustic old boat in light summer colors like aqua and grey tones with bright white accents on a secluded beach and calm ocean backdrop.
3 sessions: July 9, August 13, Sept 10 at 11am-1pm, $105 ($35/session)
Build on your current knowledge or skill working with Acrylic paints and gel medium on Canvas, painting this lovely beach scene.
Enhance your cloud forming skills in Becca’s class. Learn to define and form each cloud by building layers with a gel medium added to the acrylic paints. Identify which brush to use in each step of the scene. Everybody’s welcome–from Beginners to Advanced. We all learn from each other and have so much fun creating at Southern Flare’s workshops by the River. (Ticket information on link)

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