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Spring art show this weekend
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Artists and artisans from across the North Georgia area will soon be gathered in Dawsonville for what has become a yearly tradition.

The 13th annual Art in the Garden Festival, sponsored by the Dawson County Arts Council, will be held at the Bowen Center for the Arts from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. this weekend.

"The council's aim is to promote and cultivate an appreciation for the arts and artistic spirit of Dawson County with this arts, crafts and garden event," said Bowen Center for the Arts Executive Director Ginny Greenwood.

Attendees will be able to shop from a variety of handcrafted goods, including furniture, jewelry, leather purses, pottery, woodcrafts and homemade soaps, all produced by local and regional artists.

For those that prefer an outdoor medium, a variety of bedding plants, shrubs, vegetables, tools and supplies will be available.

In the gallery, visitors are welcome to roam through the art exhibit featuring local artists' paintings and sculptures.

"There will be roving musicians, great food and an old-timey ice cream machine to entertain and please your palate," Greenwood said.

For more information on the event, call (706) 216-2787 or visit