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Spend the Saturday of Labor Day Weekend exploring the art and craft of folk pottery at the 15th annual Folk Pottery Show & Arts Festival. The one-day event will be held September 2 on the grounds of the Sautee Nacoochee Center (SNC) from 9 AM-4 PM. Admission is free for all visitors to the festival, the Folk Pottery Museum of Northeast Georgia, and other areas.
Festival goers will have the opportunity to enjoy the fascinating pottery of northeast Georgia folk potters, set up in SNC’s historic gym. Visitors can cast their vote for their favorite piece made by a local folk potter. Heritage art vendors will display and sell their wares across the lawn of the SNC campus. Folks can participate in the Festival’s fundraising raffle to win pieces created by festival artists.

The featured exhibit in the Folk Pottery Museum, Roger Corn: Folk Art Potter, highlights the colorful and eccentric work of Roger Corn. Live potting demonstrations will take place in the museum throughout the day.

Additionally, the Heritage Site and the Cultural Center, located on the SNC campus, will welcome visitors. The Heritage Site features a restored slave cabin from the northeast Georgia mountains and a blacksmith shop built on site. Both will be staffed, with a blacksmith demonstrating on an open forge.

In the Cultural Center, festival goers may visit the local history museum and two gallery shops, which feature the work of artists in a variety of media who live within fifty miles. Plein Air paintings by three invitational artists, Jill McGannon, Mary Ann Cox and Mary Negron, will be on display and available for purchase in the hallways.

On the outdoor stage, musicians will gather for an old-time music jam in the morning. Food vendors will be on campus with concessions available for purchase

The Folk Pottery Museum of Northeast Georgia is located at 283 Highway 255 North, ¼ mile north of the intersection with Georgia Highway 17, and four miles southeast of Alpine Helen. For more information visit www.folkpotterymuseum.com

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