Art & Culture

Our local arts scene is diverse and preserves the traditional local craftsmanship of North Georgia’s deep historic roots. From pottery and glassblowing to performing arts and historic sites, art lovers, history buffs and antique collectors have plenty of arts and culture to immerse themselves in.

Located in the Historic Nacoochee Village, The Willows Pottery has a large selection of Handmade Pottery from the Southeast. Go and watch the potters working and even have some fun by painting your own pottery.
Location: 7273 S Main St, Helen, GA
Phone: 706-878-1344
The Glassblowing Shop is a unique place to see amazing works of are using methods of “Flamework” glassblowing, “Furnaceworking” and “Stained Glass” work all original had blown creations by local artists.
Location: 8600 N Main St #1, Helen, GA
Phone: 706-878-3156
Visit the Sautee Nacoochee Community Association Center, nestled in the Appalachian foothills of Northeast Georgia, this is a non-profit organization dedicated to nurturing creativity and committed to preserving and protecting the natural and historical resources of the Sautee and Nacoochee Valleys and the surrounding area. Check out this site for Performing Arts, Art Studio Workshops, Programs for Kids and more during your visit to the Helen area.
Location: 283 GA-255, Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Phone: 706-878-3300
Gone With The Wind fans don’t want to miss this beautiful historical white plantation style home, “Scarlet`s Secret” full of Collectibles and Memorabilia.
Location: 1902 GA-17, Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Phone: 706-878-1028
Serving historic Sautee Valley continuously for over 127 years, the Old Sautee Store is famous for the eclectic combination old store museum and contemporary Scandinavian gifts, not to mention the on sight homemade bakery & sandwich shop.
Location: 2315 GA-17, Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Phone: 706-878-2281
Helen Arts Gallery & Heritage Center is a must see for history, pottery and art enthusiasts.
Location: 25 Chattahoochee Strasse, Helen, GA
Phone: 25 Chattahoochee Strasse, Helen, GA
Take a ride out scenic Highway 197 and enjoy watching history continuing to be made at Mark of the Potter. Mark of the Potter was established in 1969 in an old mill on the banks of the Soque River in the mountains of Northeast Georgia where local potters specialize in handmade pottery.
Location: 9982 GA-197, Clarkesville, GA
Phone: 706-947-3440
The Folk Pottery Museum of Northeast Georgia showcases the handcraft skills of one of the South`s premier grassroots art forms and explores the historical importance and changing role of folk pottery in southern life.
Location: 255 N Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Phone: 706-878-3300
Glass Mountain Gallery was established in 1996 in Robertstown Georgia, just one mile north of Helen. Local artists have produced handcrafted fine art glass which has been sold all over the world.
Location: 257 Clayton Rd, Helen, GA
The Gourd Place is a North Georgia delight featuring educational nature displays as well as gourd art and pottery handmade on site.
Location: 2319 Duncan Bridge Rd, Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Phone: 706-865-4048
Yonah Mountain Treasures features local artists, potters, woodworkers and others.
Location: 2047 Helen Hwy, Cleveland, GA
Phone: 706-348-8236
Enjoy guided tours of the historic Hardman House and Sautee Nacoochee Indian Mound.
Location: 143 GA-17, Sautee Nacoochee, G
Phone: 706-878-1077