May is a month of honoring and celebrating!

May 5th - Cinco De Mayo


May 13th - Mother's Day

May 27th - Memorial Day

There is plenty to see and experience at the Helen Arts & Heritage Center.

Open Daily 12pm - 5pm

& NEWLY ADDED we will be opening Saturday's at 10am starting in May

Gallery Exhibit - Fly Away

Come see all things "flight" from birds to balloons.

Exhibit Runs from 4/11/2024 - 7/08/2024

History Museum Exhibit

The Old Heidelberg & the Link Family

Exhibit Runs from 4/11/2024 - 7/07/2024

Art Classes

Visit HelenArts.org to register

FREE Veterans Art Classes

At Helen Arts & Heritage Center, we love to support the Veterans with 2 FREE Art Workshops a month on the 1st and 2nd Thursdays from 10a-12p.

Class Locations:

1st Thursday

Unicoi Springs RV Resort

2444 GA-356

Helen GA 30545

2nd Thursday

270 West Savannah St.

Toccoa GA 30577

VFW #4346

Learn more

GCA is accepting submissions for

the Art of Georgia

The Office of Governor Brian Kemp, in partnership with Georgia Council for the Arts, is pleased to announce a call for entries for the next round of The Art of Georgia. Since 2012, Art of Georgia exhibits have displayed 473 works by 341 artists in the Office of the Governor at the State Capitol and the Governor’s Mansion.

Work is being sought from contemporary Georgia artists, ages 18 and up, currently residing in Georgia. Visual artists are invited to submit two-dimensional work depicting landscapes of the state for consideration. Artwork from across the state will be selected and displayed for approximately one year. This is not a professional, juried competition. Pieces will be selected by the Georgia Council for the Arts and the Office of the Governor. All decisions are final.

Submissions must be received by May 20, 2024.

Artists are limited to two submissions for consideration.

Please email an image of the work and contact information to gaarts@gaarts.org.

Complete guidelines can be found at https://gaarts.org/programs/art-of-georgia/ 

HAHC is on the Tour....

Be sure to visit Helen Arts & Heritage Center during the 2024 Northeast Georgia Arts Tour on June 14th, 15th & 16th

Learn more

Alpine Summerfest - Festival of Art & Fine Crafts

July 20 & 21, 2024

10:00 am to 5:00 pm both days

Enjoy two-days of the regions finest artists and craft persons. Original/handmade works.

Learn more

Save the date....

August 15th

Heart for the Arts Fundraiser

Change in fundraising event theme......

Our new theme will be - "Heart for the Arts" and we hope that you will join us at the Helendorf River Inn & Suites from 5pm to 8pm for our biggest and best fundraiser of the year!

Our Mystery Fundraiser will be at a later date at the Helen Arts & Heritage Center.

Accepting Donations for HEART FOR THE ARTS Fundraiser

In order to have a successful fundraiser we need your help and donations.

We are looking for the following donations:

  • Business donated items and/or gift certificates
  • Artwork from Artists
  • Monetary Donations

Attention HAHC Artist -

With your donation - you will qualify to have one of your Gallery Items to sell at our fundraising event at the Mini HAHC Gift Shop.

Helping Hands - we need volunteers in the following areas:

  • 2-3 Volunteers for Decorating Crew
  • 2 Volunteers to Check in Guest
  • 1 Volunteer to work the Mini HAHC Gift Shop
  • 3-4 Volunteers for Cleanup Crew
  • 2 Volunteers to operate the refreshments/beverage station
  • 1 Volunteer to be our Auctioneer (Maybe Mully would be so kind and be our auctioneer again this year!)

Other Items Needed:

  • Fresh Flower Donations
  • Table Linens

Please contact Sandi Liscinsky, Executive Director and let her know how you can help.

Please be sure to donate no later than July 31st.

Thank you!!

Email Executive Director

The Artful Taste of Helen

This month's recipe will be an amazing addition to your Mother's Day Brunch!

Tomato Pie from our very own Missy Whitlock. Our Cookbook, Artful Taste of Helen is available with a $20 donation at the Helen Arts and Heritage Center.

  • 4 tomatoes, peeled and sliced 1 cup grated mozzarella
  • 10 fresh basil leaves, chopped 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onion 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 9" pre baked deep dish pie shell Salt and Pepper

Preheat oven to 350. Place sliced tomatoes on paper towels to drain. Sprinkle with salt and allow to drain for 10 minutes. Layer tomato slices, basil and green onions in pie shell. Season with salt and pepper. Combine the cheeses and mayonnaise then spread over tomato slices and bake for 30 minutes or until lightly browned. Slice and serve warm.

Why your donations are invaluable to the

Helen Arts and Heritage Center

          The relationship between the community of Helen Georgia and Helen Arts and Heritage Center (HAHC) is built on common interests and beliefs. The desire to preserve the heritage of the area and share the crucial impact the arts have on many lives is a mutual vision. Through various programs, classes, volunteer dedication and History and Heritage events, HAHC provides and encouraging and educational environment where comradery and lasting relationships are built.

HAHC invites you to support our mission and purpose, so we can continue to make an impact on our area. Whether you select to become a member, make a financial donation or provide a gift of your time, we appreciate your essential contributions to our growth. Your philanthropic support will ensure that we are able to sustain our efforts to support our neighbors and visitors while we share the love of art and preserve our unique history.

Suzanne Evans, Gallery Coordinator

We have a donation link on our website at www.Helenarts.org or click on the giving hands below:


2024 Sponsors

Art Advocate

Steve & Sally Fowler

Connie Gilbert

Faith Malenke-Kaylor

Art Buff

Patricia Noell

Linda Partington

Flynn Gentry-Taylor

Linda Lloyd

Community Partners

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