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Sharptop Arts Association
68 D.B. Carroll Street ~ Jasper, GA 30143

sharptopartsassociation.org

Phone
706-692-0101
Sharptop Arts Association

Hours:
Art Center Hours:
Wednesday Noon - 4 pm
Thursday • Friday
12 pm - 4 pm

Saturday
10 am - 2 pm


Offering classes (Yoga, Painting, Drawing, etc.), Workshops, Exhibits and Cultural Events.


GENERAL INFORMATION
The Sharptop Arts Association is a 501 non-profit community driven arts organization which was created to stimulate and encourage appreciation of all the fine arts and further help development of the arts and crafts in Pickens County. The S.A.A. governing Board of Directors is made up of concerned artists and citizens of the public and as such represent the wide scope and diversity of the regional arts community.

Through numerous classes, workshops, exhibits and cultural events the Association strives to provide a balanced but diverse program of art opportunities for all the people of Pickens County and the extended community in north Georgia.

Instructional fine art Classes and hands-on workshops are usually held at the Quinton Art Center in business district of Jasper, Georgia - including sculpture, pottery, painting, photography, basket weaving, ceramics, theater, philosophy and yoga, to name but a few of the ever expanding programs offered at Quinton by S.A.A. Most workshops, classes, and lectures are offered on Saturdays so as to accommodate the needs of the greatest number of citizens of our growing community by making the programing easily accessible and affordable to one and all.

Sharptop fine arts exhibitions feature a wide variety of local and regional artists in a assorted set of media. Each public exhibition has an opening night reception where the community has the opportunity to meet the artist in that exhibition. Artwork is generally on display every weekend at the Art Center, with most of the original works presented being for sale by the artists. for an extended period of time.


History
The Sharptop Arts Association was founded by Tom Quinton, assistant principal of the Pickens Elementary School, in 1976. Mr. Quinton, an artist, was interested in preserving our north Georgia mountain areas arts and crafts in a permanent location which was accessible to those interested in all the regional arts. In 1980 the historic building which now houses the Association was deeded to Sharptop Arts Association and named the “Tom Quinton Memorial Arts Center” in his lasting honor, and for the purpose he intended.

NEWS & PRESS RELEASES
  • Bent Tree Shutterbugs Photography Exhibit Opens August 1st (7/30/2014)
    Opening Reception Friday, August 1st from 5-7:30 p.m.
    Bent Tree Shutterbugs Photography Exhibit opens at Sharptop Arts Center on August 1st and runs through the 28th. The Opening Reception will be hel...
  • Sharptop Art Center, along with Co-Sponsor Creative and Performing Arts Academy Present Summer Sounds Concert (7/24/2014)
    Jordan Grassi, joined by Val Hoyt and Josh Arruda
    Jordan Grassi is a Key West native. Jordan Grassi, is a singer/songwriter who has quickly made a name for herself in the Southeast. With musical infl...
  • Join the Sharptop Art Association Brunch Bunch (7/1/2014)
    Next art instruction workshop is July 24th
    The Sharptop Arts Brunch Bunch June's workshop was 'PAINT A MINI-CANVAS' under the instruction of Artist, Sulaine Sims. An acrylic painting was create...
  • Sharptop Arts Association June Newsletter (6/16/2014)
    Sounds of Summer starts June 19th
    In this Issue: Youth Art Calendar, Open Gallery from June 15th - July 26th, Sounds of Summer Series Starts June 19th with Jeff Bianchi, Sulaine Sims ...
  • YOUTH ART CALENDAR TO DEBUT (6/4/2014)
    Commemorative Sponsorships Available
    Sharptop Arts Center, home to the annual Youth Art Month event that showcases student art from every Pickens County School and Wildwood Christian Acad...
  • Marketing Art on Social Media was Topic at Sharptop Arts Association April Brunch (4/11/2014)

    Sharptop Arts Association hosted their second Brunch on April 9, 2014 with 20 people attending to learn about marketing art on social media. Jessic...
  • Spring Happenings are Blooming at Sharptop Arts!! (4/2/2014)

    Spring is here! A time for birds to sing and flowers to bloom and that's not all. There seems to be a lot of things blooming at the Sharptop Arts Cent...
  • Pickens Goes Green for SAA, Youth Art, and the Animal Shelter of Pickens County (2/28/2014)

    Proclamation signing for "Pickens Goes Green for SAA, Youth Art, and the Animal Shelter of Pickens County". St. Patrick's Day Costume Celebration on M...
  • April Showers Bring Mountain Flowers (2/20/2014)
    Spring Art Show Entry Deadline April 4, 2014
    Sharptop Arts Association is pleased to announce our Spring Art Show for 2014. Artists are invited to participate in an exhibition of two-dimensional ...
  • SHARPTOP ARTS ASSOCIATION AND ANIMAL SHELTER OF PICKENS WILL “PAINT PICKENS GREEN” ON MARCH 15TH (2/19/2014)

    The Sharptop Arts Association for over 20 years has celebrated young artists and the fine art teachers in Pickens County. This year, from February 27...


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    Individual $25
    Family $40
    Bronze $100

    Business $100
    Cornerstone - $500

    Benefactor $1,000

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