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!

July 25, 2024 Summer Exhibition: Artist Talk- Quinlan Visual Arts Center
Join us for an Artist Talk with Keith Burgess, Marty Levine, and Lisa Guyton on…
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July 26, 2024 Live Music: Ruch of Fools – The Arts Council
Welcome Rush of Fools to The Arts Council this summer!
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July 28, 2024 Let There Be Rock School: Emo vs Industry – Blackstrap Rock Hall
Get ready for an electrifying afternoon as Let There Be Rock School proudly presents its…
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July 29, 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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August 3, 2024 Live Music: Chi-Town Transit Authority, Music of Chicago – Boot Barn Hall
Chi-Town Transit Authority (CTA) is an 8-piece Chicago tribute band founded in 2017 and based…
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August 10, 2024 Bird Feeder Wreath-Making Workshop – Atlanta Botanical Garden GVL
This hands-on class allows you to create a beautiful garden decoration that will bring music…
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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
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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.

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