July Newsletter

Make plans to come to Alpine Helen for a truly spectacular display of the city's annual fireworks. This display has been described as the BEST in Northeast Georgia! The fun begins on July 4th at dusk (approximately 9:00 - 9:30 pm) and can be viewed from beyond the Alpine Village Shoppes and Helen Welcome Center, along Edelweiss Strasse.

It brings us immense joy to express our deepest gratitude to the City of Helen and the Commissioners for their generous decision to extend the lease of the Helen Arts & Heritage Center for an additional five years! This act of support and commitment to the arts community is truly commendable and will undoubtedly have a lasting positive impact on our center and the cultural landscape of our city. Thank you for recognizing the importance of preserving and promoting arts and heritage, and for your dedication to fostering creativity and cultural enrichment in our community.


Thursday, August 15, 2024

5:00pm - 8:00pm

BIG Fundraiser of the Year!

Individual: $75

Couple: $140

*Reserved Round Table of 8: $525

To Purchase Tickets

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Our Menu

Get ready to savor the mouthwatering delights of an old-fashioned Southern BBQ meal, courtesy of a generous donor!

Immerse yourself in the vibrant flavors and rich traditions of the South with a scrumptious spread from "Pink Pig" including a delightful array of homemade dishes and desserts that will leave your taste buds tingling with joy. Prepare for a feast that guarantees an unforgettable culinary journey, all while engaging in exciting bidding wars to snag stunning artwork by local talents or a delightful gift basket. This event is set to be a jubilant celebration of delicious food and wonderful company. Don't miss out on the chance to create lasting memories at our annual fundraising extravaganza!


Enjoy the music stylings of Mike Glean


Helendorf River Inn & Suites

Date & Time

Thursday, August 15, 2024

5:00pm - 8:00pm

Pottery Class

Saturday, July 27th

Class Time: 10am - 12:30 pm

Class Fee: $55

Come make a 12oz coffee mug by folding and joining a slab of fresh clay. Personalize it with your own thoughts or saying and stamped textures and patterns. Come prepared with something to say (either snarky or inspirational, anything goes)!

Your mugs will be dried, fired and glazed by your instructor. This process can take up to 6 weeks. Out-of-town students can have their completed work shipped for an additional fee.

Instructor: Alyson Webber

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FREE Veterans Art Workshop

1st & 2nd - Thursday

10:00 - 12:00 pm

FREE to Veterans and 1 guest

All military veterans and a spouse/companion invited!

Free Workshop to experience various medias of art and fellowship.

Class Locations:

1st Thursday

Unicoi Springs RV Resort

2444 GA-356

Helen GA 30545


Email Rlamback@gmail.com

2nd Thursday

270 West Savannah St.

Toccoa GA 30577

VFW #4346


Call VFW Chaplain, Dave Cornelius 228-342-5359

Please RSVP to ensure instructor can provide enough materials.

Donate NOW to Help Support our Veterans Art Workshops

Arts & Crafts Festival

Saturday & Sunday

July 20 & 21

12:00 am - 5:00 pm

Held at Helen Arts & Heritage Center

Vendor Spaces SOLD OUT!

Step right up and immerse yourself in a world of exclusive handcrafted art and fine craft merchandise ! Get ready to be wowed as local artisans showcase their skills right before your eyes, offering a unique opportunity to watch and learn how these masterpieces are made. With lots of fun activities and an array of captivating creations to explore, this event promises an unforgettable experience for all. Best of all, admission is free, so come join us and be inspired by the creativity on display!



"The Chattahoochee"

Thursday, July 11th

4-6:00 pm

This exhibit will be on display

July 8th through September 8th


Art Intake Schedule

Monday, July 8th

 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

All incoming artwork will be accepted in the rear main studio of the arts center.

Free parking is available in this area.

All artwork must be "exhibit ready" (properly tagged with artist name, artist ID number, price, properly wired for hanging, etc.)

when checked in, otherwise it will not be accepted.

Exhibiting artists with work currently on display in the gallery should plan to remove those pieces during intake days when bringing new artwork to be included in the upcoming show.

  • New exhibiting artists wishing to participate in this exhibit should prepare to have no more than three pieces of work, of similar style/technique in the same medium reviewed by the HAHC Gallery Committee.
  • A $10 jury fee and completed jury request form is due at time art pieces are delivered.
  • If artwork is accepted, a $50 annual membership fee will then be due along with a completed membership application and artist BIO.

Suzanne Evans, Gallery Coordinator

It's that time again!

We've already started our collection of art and other items for the upcoming Heart for the ARTS Event,

Thursday, August 15th at the Helendorf River Inn & Suites

**Dear esteemed artists and creatives,**

I am reaching out to humbly request your generous contribution of a signature piece of your exceptional work to be showcased at our upcoming event. We are in need of a diverse range of artistic creations including pottery pieces, paintings, jewelry, glass, and fiber arts. Your generous donation will play a pivotal role in supporting all the incredible work we do at the arts center.

Please ensure that your art donations are delivered to the arts center no later than Wednesday, July 31st.

Your support and contribution will truly make a difference, and we are immensely grateful for your generosity.

Thank you for considering this opportunity to showcase your talent and support our cause.

Warm regards,

Sandi Liscinsky

Executive Director

Contact me and say you'll help!

Won't You Consider Monthly Giving?

Many supporters have initiated monthly contributions to the Arts Center, utilizing various methods such as online banking, in-person delivery, or receiving monthly invoices via email. This ongoing commitment to our cause offers a convenient and sustainable approach to giving, without the financial strain that a larger, one-time donation might entail. We encourage you to contemplate contributing a fixed amount on a recurring basis each month. Setting up this recurring donation is straightforward through your online banking, or you can simply click on the provided link to inform us of your preference, after which Sandi, our Executive Director will ensure you receive a monthly invoice reminder via email. Your consistent support plays a vital role in sustaining our efforts and fostering the arts within our community.

I'm interested in monthly giving

Pottery Classes

Instructor, Alyson Webber

For an exciting time creating with clay and socializing with friends. HAHC Pottery Studio welcomes pottery students of all experience levels and all ages to come and enjoy individual lessons within a group setting.

Explore hand building as well as wheel throwing and extruding, you decide the area of interest you want to study and teacher Alyson Webber will be there to help guide you on your clay journey. 

Membership fee for Open Studio 

$30/session, or

$100/month for unlimited sessions.


Open Studio hours are currently:

Sunday 1-4pm

Tuesday 6-9pm

Thursday 1-4pm

The single session is great if you are unsure clay is for you but you have always wanted to try it.


You have a choice of either a brown or white 25 lb. bag of clay. The clay fee covers the clay, glazes, and firing of your pieces.

Remembering Linda Lloyd

The Helen Arts & Heritage Council, Inc. extends our sympathy to the family and friends of Linda. She was an Artist and long time supporter of the Helen Arts & Heritage Center. Linda has served as Director, Asst Director and on the Board of Directors for many years. She will be missed dearly. Fly high Angel.

Please send your condolences to:

Lloyd Family

345 Audubon Lane

Clarksville, GA 30523

A Celebration of Life will be held April 12, 2025 (more details to follow as the date gets closer)

** 2024 Patron of the Art Sponsors **

Art Advocate

Steve & Sally Fowler

Connie Gilbert

Faith Malenke-Kaylor

Art Buff

Patricia Noell

Linda Partington

Flynn Gentry-Taylor

Linda Lloyd

ART Sponsorship Tier Donations:

ART Angel - $10,000 / ART Benefactor - $5,000 / ART Enthusiast - $3,000 /

ART Advocate - $1000 / ART Lover - $500 / ART Buff - $250

** 2024 Business Sponsors **

Silver Business Sponsor

S.T.A.R.S. - Studies of the Arts

BUSINESS Sponsorship Tier Donations:

DIAMOND Business - $10,000 / PLATINUM Business - $5,000 /

GOLD Business - $1000 / SILVER Business - $500 / BROZNE Business - $250