The Tater Patch Players in Jasper, Georgia are performing a play, “Gypsy” in July, 2012. The story is based on the life of the famous striptease artist, Gypsy Rose Lee and it focuses on her mother “the ultimate show business mother” and her pursuits of raising two daughters to perform onstage and the hardships they faced through it all.

Show times are July 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, and 28 at 7:30 PM and July 15 and 22 at 2 PM. Tickets are $15 for adults, $14 for seniors and students. For more information, call 706-253-2800.

Tater Patch Players
95 Philadelphia Lane
Jasper, GA

Summer Camps at CAPAA Jasper

Child PaintingThe Creative and Performing Arts Academy in Jasper, Georgia is offering summer camps for children.

Camp Try-It is a week long camp on June 11 – 15, 2012 from 9 AM to 12 Noon that gives children a chance to try out all the academy has to offer. Everything from cello to voice, guitar to art, violin to piano and more will be offered. Cost for this camp is $75 per person. Scholarships are available.

Bee Sharp is a young writers and illustrators workshop which is also being held the week of June 11 – 15, 2012 from 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM. Another workshop will be held on July 9 – 13, 2012 from 9 AM to 11 AM. This workshop helps children to express themselves through short stories, poems, and illustrations. Their completed writings will be formatted into a book for them to keep. Cost for this camp is $75 plus $20 publishing costs per person. Scholarships are available.

You can get more information on the academy at

Creative and Performing Arts Academy (CAPAA)
95 Whitfield Dr., Suite A
Jasper, GA

Art in the Summer

Summer Art CampWant to help your children have a fun and educating summer? Bring them to VanGogh’s Hideaway located at Burnt Mountain Trading Co. in Jasper, Georgia for a week full of fun with art. This summer art camp will be given weekday mornings beginning on June 25, 2012 and ending on June 29, 2012 from 9:15 AM until 12 Noon. It is designed for children K – 6th grade.

The cost for the week is $65 for one child, $55 each for 2 or more per family. The price includes all art supplies, T-shirt, and snack. Advance registration is required by June 2, 2012 and space is limited so get your kids signed up today! For more information, call 706-692-5625.

VanGoghs Hideaway
Terrace Level at
Burnt Mountain Trading Company
14 Mark Whitfield St.
Jasper, GA

The Dixie Swim Club

The Dixie Swim Club will be performed by the Tater Patch Players in Jasper, Georgia as the first show of the 2012 season. This hilarious play features 5 women who met in college as part of the swim team and they leave their families at home and gather together every year at the same beach house to reminisce and catch up on each other’s lives. Each woman is very different and have very different lifestyles but their friendships and laughter never change.

The show will run February 10 – 12, 17 – 19, and 27, 28, 2012. Showtimes are 7:30 PM except for Sunday matinees at 2 PM. Tickets are $15 for adults, $14 for seniors 60+, and $13 for students. For more information, call 706-253-2800.

Home of the Tater Patch Community Theater
95 Philadelphia Lane
Jasper, GA

Jasper Art Fest

Artist BrushesMake plans to attend the Jasper Art Fest on April 16 – 17, 2011 on Main Street in downtown Jasper, Georgia. This is a juried art show and is limited to 80 booths. Not only can you enjoy the art displays but there will be a classic car show going on as well. You can see a parade of Model A’s at 11 AM on Saturday and more classic cars on Sunday. Many of the artists are donating their work to be raffled off on Sunday so don’t miss out on buying some tickets. You just might win a beautiful work of art!

If you enjoy traditional German food and good beer, you’ll want to come by the Woodbridge Inn Restaurant on Saturday, April 16 where local celebrity from the Food Channel, Hans Rueffert, is staging a Biergarten.

Hours for the festival are Saturday, 10 AM to 6 PM and Sunday, 10 AM to 4 PM.

This festival is being brought to you by Pickens Art and Cultural Alliance, Georgia Council for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, and Sharptop Arts Association. You can get more information and details at or call 678-520-6648.

Drawing for Fun

Drawing sketchIf you have some artistic ability but feel like you would like some instructions on how to best hone that ability, take some beginner drawing classes at Burnt Mountain Trading Company. Instructor Alan Young will lead these classes every Friday in March, 2011 from 1 PM to 3 PM and every Saturday in March, 2011 from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM. You can sign up for as many sessions as you would like. Students are required to bring their own drawing paper, pencils and erasers. Each 2 hour session is $25. Registration is on a first come-first serve basis and class size is limited to 5 students ages 11 and up.

For more information, call 706-299-0820.

Burnt Mountain Trading Company is located at:
14 Mark Whitfield Dr.
Jasper, Georgia

Applique-Take and Make

Sharptop Arts Association has a monthly gathering every 3rd Tuesday from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM where a skilled artisan shares an art technique and then helps with a hands-on session for everyone to work on the technique discussed. These classes are free but you will need to bring all supplies for the hands-on portion of the class. This is a great opportunity to learn art techniques from a pro and put it to use at the same time!

Sharptop Arts Association is located at:
68 D.B. Carroll St.
Jasper, GA

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