2nd Annual Arts Fest, Sneak Preview Party & Festival

The 2nd Annual Arts Fest: September 9th, 6 p.m. Spirited Preview Party, Tickets $5
Arts Fest, September 10th, 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. Free Admission

Escape to the mountains of North Georgia and enjoy the 2nd Annual Arts Fest at The Lodge at Copperhead.  It’s a weekend jam-packed with the arts and music. The Grand Hall and wrap- around porch will host a gallery and en plein air exhibits by respected artists and crafters.

Bring your special occasion and Christmas gift list and be prepared to find that special something for your loved ones.  There will be artists from 16 year old emerging artist, Branson Byers, with paintings displayed in the Atlanta High Museum of Art, to Scandinavian Flat Plane style woodcarvings, master potters, jewelers and crafters in all juried art categories.  These master artisians and crafters will display a grand assortment of arts and crafts for your shopping pleasure.

Ron Midkaff - 1st Annual Arts Fest (2010)

Ronald Midkiff, a retired university professor, has many years of needlework experience and discovered beadweaving while teaching in Korea in 2000. It became a passion. Ronald has studied with leading beadweavers in U.S., Canada, and Japan, and now teaches on- and off-loom beadweaving in the North Georgia area.

Evelyn Gantnier – Internationally renowed for her art

"Very Evelyn" by Evelyn Gantnier

sculpture, Ladies are proud to say they are “Very Evelyn” when wearing the jewlery design by Evelyn Gantnier. Make your special lady smile this Christmas with an intricate piece of jewelry by Evelyn Gantnier.

As usual at the Lodge, there are many things to enjoy during special events.  There’s food and drink and music throughout the day and evening.  The restaurant will be serving Chef’s taste tantalizing menu.  A full service bar is available to enhance your dining experience.

Pat Siler, Back Creek Pottery, NC

Tom Willner, singer-songwriter and classically trained pianist, will be on the resort during the show and will give inpromptu performances throughout the day. A dinner concert by Tom Willner is scheduled for 7pm.  Register for Free tickets.  Two tickets to the evening concert of rock, jazz, gospel, and reggae.  Advance Tickets ($10) are on sale now and available when making dining reservations.

Tom Willner in Concert, 7pm, September 10th – Tom Willner

Singer-Songwriter, Tom Willner

was diagnosed with cancer over a decade ago and after a year-long battle he emerged with a new lease on life.  This experience inspired his first solo CD called “Turning Thirty,” which has sales and fans worldwide. Willner’s next album “Greener” with band “Screen Door” was hailed by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution as having “an inescapable resemblance to some of James Taylor’s best work, displaying the same sprightly mix of sweetness, smarts and irresistible melodic hooks.”  Legendary award-winning mastering engineer Earle Holder, known for his work with Public Enemy and numerous projects with other Platinum artists, says of “Rescue Me,” Willner’s next release, “Tom’s diverse stylistic talents truly shine on this album. The industry needs more music like his.” Most recently, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution had this to say about his musical, “Seeing things differently is the guiding principle behind ‘Turning Thirty,’ which attempts to do for cancer what the Tony Award-winning musicals ‘Next to Normal’ and ‘Rent’ did for bipolar disorder and people living with HIV, respectively. Set it to music… Similarly, Willner’s score packs emotional wallops along with punch lines.”

When planning a special event, weekend getaway or vacation.  Look no further than The Lodge at Copperhead.  We have you covered with nearly two hundred special events each year. It’s a mountain destination worth exploring  in the North Georgia Mountains.


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