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Hambidge Great ARTdoors Festival

The Hambidge Center brings together World-Class Art and The Great Outdoors.
Escape to our 600-acre creative sanctuary, enjoy the art and artists, and help
support the center’s residency program and nature preserve.
Saturday, October 12, 2013
10am to 5pm
The Hambidge Center in Rabun Gap, Georgia

Autumn Casual with walking shoes

$10 Advance tickets online, $15 at the door,
free for children under 12

Buy tickets here.


Open Studio Tour & Talks with our distinguished artists-in-residence 
from Japan, North Dakota, Pennsylvania and Georgia

Art Installations presented by Didi Dunphy, Linda Hall and William Massey

Performance by Beacon Dance

Printed-While-You-Watch T-shirts by printmaker Chris Neuenschwander of Noosh Studios

Invitational Pottery & Handmade Objects Exhibition featuring Hambidge 
Fellows and artists from across the region (click here to see the list of artists)

– choose a pot, glaze it yourself and have it fired to take home  

Foot-stomping Live Music with bluegrass and blues, punctuated by ethereal folk music

An Old-fashioned Pig Roast serving up our own Bar-B-Q alongside 
local tasty provisions, wines and brews
Native Plant Sale

Activities for All Ages
, with hay riding, grits grinding, pumpkin painting, a bouncy house,
and face painting by Macon Faces
This is the only time during the year when full access is granted to our protected
creative sanctuary and artist studios. The 600-acre property, lovingly cared for by
Hambidge since 1934, is home to seven miles of hiking trails, waterfalls, wildflowers,
a swimming hole, and a number of historic structures including a working 67 year-old
water-powered gristmill.
artists   |   hosts & sponsors   |   directions & parking   |   back to top   |   tickets


Check out the gallery page - Future Relics Gallery by Lori Buff


  1. NEVER been, will pay closer attention to your blog next year for a month's notice to get it into my calendar of things to do! HINT.

    Garden & Be Well, XOT

    1. Great idea Tara, Hambidge also has an email list ( and they are on Facebook and Twitter so you can find out all the fun and interesting things they do there.


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