Quality Inn & Suites Mt. Chalet
834 Highway 441 South
Clayton, GA 30525
Phone: (706) 782-2214
Fax: (706) 782-1093
Arts & Museums
An hour north of the city in the rolling hills of North Georgia, you'll find this aptly-named gallery on the lazy Main Street of Clayton. A far stretch from the image-conscious attitude of cosmopolitan galleries, Main Street Gallery is in easy harmony with the natural beauty that surrounds it, and the featured art reflects that spirit. Representing well-known and emerging self-taught artists from the Southeast, it also features artisan furniture, pottery and jewelry. This is a perfect spot for those who love modern folk art.
Situated in the green environs of the forests of Mountain City, the Foxfire Museum is all about revisiting the past. This museum and heritage center offers a glimpse of the evolution of America through the ages. With its very basic and simple display in the form of replicas, the museum is the best place to learn about the country's rich past. Popular choice for school visits, the museum is a must visit attraction for one and all. Check the website for further details.
Timpson Creek Gallery is more than a quintessential art gallery. This elemental showroom in the North Georgia mountains hosts a great collection of folk art by some of the area's most talented artists, and also caters to antique aficionados. Yard sculptures, painted art, rustic furniture, and unique accessories for the home are all featured in an inviting setting.
If your home, cabin, or personal collection is in need of a piece with rustic charm and idyllic beauty, this gallery in the North Georgia mountains is the place to find it. Nestled in a renovated barn, Tallulah Gallery can be found on the breathtaking Tallulah Gorge Scenic Loop, offering views that no doubt inspired many of the works. The gallery features distinctive folk art and paintings in all mediums by regional artists.
A not-for-profit visual art center, the Fine Art Center displays regional art and contains a permanent art collection of 20th and 21st century artists in a variety of media and styles including oil, pastel, acrylic, watercolor, ceramics, mixed media, wood, stone, metal, and pencil. They have an educational center for workshops and lectures as well.
Over 400 pieces of antique cut and engraved glass from the American Brilliant Period (1876-1916) can be seen at the Museum of American Cut & Engraved Glass.
Exhibits and artifacts which display and depict the history of this amazing town are displayed at this museum that features changing exhibits throughout the year.
This gallery showcases works of art by local artists, as well as from those from around the state, and has changing exhibits throughout the year.
An art wildlife museum, Wilderness Taxidermy is a unique 5,000 square foot facility that features a museum, wildlife art gallery, and a working studio. Treasures from around the world are on display including paintings, woodcarvings, and original pieces of animal art. Visitors can also watch demonstrations on the process of taxidermy while at this facility.
Displays on education, the Civil War, early medicine, textiles, photography, and the local history and genealogy of Macon County can be found in this museum that is located in a beautifully preserved 1904 retail store, the J. R. Pendergrass building, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Located in the historic old jail on the square in Franklin, this museum features exhibits related to gems, minerals, and mining. There are displays of specimens from around the world inside the museum, as well as a good exhibit of Indian artifacts.
Helen Arts & Heritage Center offers visitors a look at local artists, a craft shop, and a history museum.