Calendar Schedule of Events for 2023


Exhibit # 1 Love is in the Air; Early Spring Flowers; Birds Courting and Nest Building, and Remember that Valentines’ Day, Mardi Gras, and Black History Month are all happening in this first exhibit of get creative and find a piece of your work that meets any of those ideas if you do not have time to create a new piece, or  if you don’t have anything that is in the suggested category, bring whatever you would like to exhibit.

Ruby Bagby Curator

Bunny Salter, Assistant

Open to all members; Member exhibits are never juried.

This exhibit will also feature in the upstairs galleries, the artwork of participating Forsyth County Elementary and Middle School students’ artwork

Exhibit # 1 Opens to the Public: Thursday February 2nd, thru April 15

The Elementary and Middle Schools artwork exhibit will run thru March 4th



January Exhibits Continue



January/February Exhibits Continue



(this is the only month where the drop off dates are a bit different from usual)

Theme for Exhibit # 2 Let the Sunshine In  

(let your creativity be your guide to this theme)

Curator:  Bunny Salter

Assistant Curator: Debbie Greenlee

End Exhibit #1 on April 15

Drop Off artwork for Exhibit # 2  Sunday, April 16 1 PM – 4 PM

Drop Off Artwork for Exhibit # 2 Monday April 17 11 AM – 4 PM

Exhibit # 2 Let the Sunshine In Opens to the Public on April 26th – June 24



May brings the Mother’s Day TEAS

TEA at the Brannon Heard House 111 Pilgrim Mill Road, Cumming, GA

$25 per person; Reservations required; call 678 634 9240

Teas are 2 pm – 5 pm on the following dates

Saturday May 13th 2 PM – 5 PM

Mother’s Day afternoon:  May 14th   2 PM – 5 PM

Sunday May 21st 2 PM – 5 PM

The teas will also offer some entertainment and special exhibits in addition to all the lovely artwork on display an for sale in Exhibit # 2

May 31st Summer in the City  On Line Registration Opens

This is the annual Community and Members Art Show; all non-members works are juried for this show.



JUNE features the always popular Members and Community Art Show; this year SUMMER IN THE CITY (Exhibit # 3 for members); juried show with awards and reception.

Carole Kjellsen, Chair

Curator: Debbie Greenlee

Assistant: Kathy Gamble

Drop Off of artwork: Sunday, June 25th 1 PM – 4 PM

Drop Off artwork: Monday, June 26th 11AM – 4 PM

Professional Judging:  June 28th

Summer in the City OPENS TO THE PUBLIC afternoon of JUNE 28TH THRU August 26th.


July continues to feature The Cumming Arts Center’s Exhibit # 3 the Community and Members Summer in the City



Reception and Awards presentation 2 PM – 4 PM  August 26th  Summer in the City Community and Members Art Show.

Non Member Artists may pick up their artwork at the conclusion of the reception between 4 pm and 5 pm. Members should plan to pick up their artwork the following day when they drop off their artwork for AWOA.

August will be the drop off for artwork that will be a part of the second annual A World of Art, Bunny Salter Chairman, taking place in Sept.


Artwork should feature a theme Oh, the places we have been and the places we dream of going

Drop Off August 27th 1 PM – 4 PM

Drop Off August 28th 11 AM – 4 PM

Curator:  Kathy Gamble

Assistant:  Alison Sims

Poetry reading at the Cumming Arts Center: Date and Time to be announced


Exhibit # 4  A World of Art  Exhibit Opens to the public on August 30th  –   October 20th


Saturday, September 9th  10 AM – 4 PM A World of Art (the one day event)  features the diverse cultures which make up Forsyth County today.

Bunny Salter, Chair

Vendors’ tents feature arts of the different cultures; food trucks are for enjoying ethnic foods, fun, games and sidewalk art for children, Passports are available for purchase ($3 each) and get your passport stamped at all of the different tents that you visit for each country represented, while learning a little about each country. A fun day at the Cumming Arts Center as well as on the grassy area around the City Parking Deck across from the arts center. Street will be closed for the convenience of the visitors.

Cultural dances, musicians, and food trucks represent the diversity of Forsyth County.

This is a fun filled educational day for the entire family at the Cumming Arts Center.



Exhibit # 5  Brings back a  Photography Show, The Sights and Sounds of Forsyth County & Beyond at the Cumming Arts Center. Photography Show dates will be October 25th thru Dec 2nd.

The Photography Show is open to members and non members of the Community.

Photography Show Drop Off:  October 22nd 1 PM – 4 PM

Photography Show Drop Off: October 23rd 11AM –  4 PM

Reception & Awards Sunday, December 3rd 2 PM – 4 PM

This show will be professionally judged, and awards will be presented.

David Jones, Chair and Curator

Ruth Jones, Assistant Curator



October 27th and 28th

This is also the month we will need four judges for the Lantern Parade.

Paranormal Tours will be hosted along with 3rd annual Spirits Among Us



November 11th  & 12th  The 20th Annual Christmas Festival at Lanier Tech, with Alison Sims as the new Chair for CFLT. Start planning now to volunteer for this major event. As the retiring Chair Kris Straukas always told us: It takes a village to run CFLT which also features the very popular Elf Corner and the Festival of Trees.

Lattes on the Porch, John Kirkpatrick Chair

Thanksgiving weekend



In December the Cumming Arts Center features the artwork of all  the volunteers at the CAC

Photography Show ends Saturday Dec 2nd

Pick up Photography artwork Sunday, December 3rd 3 PM – 5 PM

Pick up Photography artwork Monday, December 4th 11 AM – 4 PM

Drop off of Volunteers Art Work Exhibit  

Drop Off Monday December 4th 11 AM   – 3 PM

Drop Off Tuesday December 5th 11 AM – 3 PM

Curator:  Alison Sims; Assistant

6th Annual Nativities of the World Opens Wednesday December 6th – January 6th, 2024