|Über uns||The Helen Arts & Heritage (HAHC) Council, a non-profit organization, was founded in 2007 to fulfill two missions: preserve the area’s unique heritage and support the arts and the talented artists who grace our community.|
|Mission||Preserve the area’s unique heritage and support the arts and the talented artists who grace our community.|
Welcome to Helen Arts & Heritage Center, a local non-profit art gallery, pottery studio, history museum and art educational facility, located in the Alpine Bavarian Village of Helen, Georgia, tucked away in the far northeast mountainous region of our great state. The center is responsible for serving area artists and others through art educational programs, annual gallery exhibits and competitions, marketing, publicity and stands as a pillar of the community in cultural outreach. The gallery serves many area artists through its sale of art and is in itself, a base location for artists desiring a quiet and relaxed place to master their skills and share interests and ideas with fellow working artisans.
The History & Heritage Museum is housed within the Arts Center and serves not only locals, but visitors from all over the world. The local history is rich and embedded deep here and it is our goal, as an organization whose membership consists of authorized historians, to do everything possible to carefully preserve the historic heritage and keep alive the valued past for our future generations.
In 2007, a handful of determined local area women had an idea that eventually turned into a reality. Their vision was of a place for artists to come together, share creative talents with each other and a place to display and sell their art; but more importantly, a place of fellowship among women, a "common ground" where they all shared an interest. After only a few frantic weeks of planning, much hard work and brainstorming, the Helen Arts & Heritage Center was born.
The Arts Center is now a growing community cultural outreach and support system for area artists, equipped with a working pottery studio where potters can create their wares from raw clay to finished glazed product. Located above the pottery studio is the Painter's Guild Loft where painters gather each week to paint and share their talents and skill, while inspiring others in the process. The center's gallery
|Gegründet||Judy Bynum George, Connie Gilbert, Paula Ash & Gayle Murdock|
|Produkt||Fine art and crafts, all original works of art by local artisans (watercolor, oil and acrylic paintings, pencil drawings and sketches, jewelry, fused glass pieces, pottery, fiber art, and other Appalachian folk art.|