Arts and Entertainment

Gainesville’s art scene is as diverse and vibrant as our community.

We love ART!

Discover a Rembrandt etching, an original Andy Warhol polaroid study, a Howard Finster piece, amazing performances from the Gainesville Theater Alliance, and more while exploring the arts and cultures of Gainesville!

Upcoming Events!

Check out these upcoming events in Gainesville!

June 1, 2024 9th Annual Lake Show with the Jarrard Burch Foundation – Lake Lanier Olympic Park
Join us June 1 for everyone’s favorite summer kickoff, The Lake Show!
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June 3, 2024 Clay Camp 2024 – Quinlan Visual Arts Center
Welcome to our Clay Camp experience! Open to ages ten to fifteen.
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June 3, 2024 Summer Art Camp 2024 – Quinlan Visual Arts Center
Get ready to experiment with projects including 3D sculpture, drawing, painting, and collage.
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June 8, 2024 Harmony in Motion: Ballet & Strings – The Arts Council
SouthEastern Young Artists with the Gainesville Ballet Company!
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June 10, 2024 Clay Camp 2024 – Quinlan Visual Arts Center
Welcome to our Clay Camp experience! Open to ages ten to fifteen.
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June 10, 2024 Summer Art Camp 2024 – Quinlan Visual Arts Center
Get ready to experiment with projects including 3D sculpture, drawing, painting, and collage.
View Event

Arts & Entertainment in Gainesville

Blackstrap Rock Hall

Gainesville’s newest family-friendly rock club!

Hosting local and national acts, Blackstrap Rock Hall is a live music venue for rock, metal, and more. With weekly shows and other activities, this new venue has fun that the whole family can enjoy.

852 Main Street SW
Gainesville, GA 30501

Boot Barn Hall

Born on the front range of the Rocky Mountains, The Hall is a place to gather. A home for connecting with community, enterprise, teammates, friends, and family. A place to embrace local Georgia’s craftsmanship and to support talented artisans and creators. Built on a world-class standard of hospitality and entertainment.

Sitting on a $15 million campus with Bourbon Brothers Smokehouse & Tavern, the 18,000 sq. ft. venue and 7,800 sq. ft. outdoor patio is nestled in the heart of downtown Gainesville.

312 Jesse Jewell Pkwy
Gainesville, GA 30501
Young girl looking at an art gallery

Brenau University Galleries

Brenau University Galleries feature works by national and international artists, local and regional artists, as well as by Brenau University students, faculty and alumni.

200 Boulevard, Gainesville, GA 30501
Theater group waving to the crowd after a performance

Gainesville Theatre Alliance

Watch theatre doors open into new worlds, new people & new ideas. Gainesville Theatre Alliance is a collaborative ensemble of students, community members and professionals that perform for audiences throughout the year.

3820 Mundy Mill Road
UNG Performing Arts Building
Oakwood, GA 30566
Professional painting in a frame

Gallery on the Square

Your place for original fine art. Gallery on the Square is noted for its open and friendly atmosphere. Enjoy browsing as you search our walls for that special piece of art. We are celebrating our 10th year as a premier fine arts gallery.

112 Main St SW, Gainesville, GA 30501
Quinlan Visual Arts Center

Quinlan Visual Arts Center

Celebrating more than 60 years of unparalleled excellence in visual arts programming, the Quinlan Visual Arts Center is north Georgia’s premier arts organization. Admission is free and offers a unique blend of exhibits for all art enthusiasts.

514 GREEN STREET N.E., GAINESVILLE, GA 30501
Musicians performing at a concert on stage

The Arts Council

Enjoy an extensive array of performing, visual and literary arts for audiences across Northeast Georgia with The Arts Council. You can relax with an evening of intimate jazz, see a movie on the lawn or take pleasure in the elegance of the symphony. Make sure to see what is on the schedule during your trip to North Georgia.

331 Spring Street, SW
Gainesville, Georgia 30501