PLEASE NOTE: the Cumming Arts Center is now open Thur., Fri., and Sat. 11am to 3pm. Plus Sunday 12/5,12&19 from 1pm-4pm. We will be adhering to CDC guidelines. IF you are not fully vaccinated, we request that you please wear a mask while visiting.

Events/Exhibits/ Classes

Cumming Arts Center



Each year, Sawnee Association of the Arts dba Cumming Arts Center puts on  numerous exhibits including:

Festival of Trees Open 11AM to 3PM Thur.- Sat.

and Sun. 1pm-4pm

Christmas Festival 2021 

2022 Artists’ Calendar

SAA/CAC 2022 Calendar Contest Thanks to all of the talented artists who participated in the 2022 Calendar Contest. Voting has ended and CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE WINNERS posted on the “2022 Calendar Page”.   

The 2022 calendars are currently available in the CAC gift shop for $10 each plus tax







“Vendors and local artists lined the halls of the Forsyth Conference Center as the Cumming Arts Center hosted its 18th annual Christmas Arts and Crafts Festival on Saturday, Nov. 20 to Sunday, Nov. 21.
Vendors selling food, ornaments, jewelry and more hustled their wares and greeted each spectator with a friendly smile. Not only were adults able to find carefully-crafted and handmade items, but kids could shop at the Elf Corner and find goodies for $5 or less, allowing children to help out with the holiday shopping.
One to four-foot tall Christmas trees sat at the entrance of the event, inviting people to take a tour of the Festival of Trees. Like years past, each tree was decorated by local artists from the Cumming Arts Center.
Families were also able to take photos with Santa in his sleigh, allowing kids to make sure he knew what toys and treats might be on their wish lists this holiday season.”





Plus a number of ongoing and upcoming art shows and exhibits

              NOW OPEN Thur.,Fri.,Sat., 11am-3pm and Sun. 1pm-4pm

                                    Member Art Exhibit   


PARTICIPATING ARTISTS: Ruby Bagby, Emile Foisy, Charlotte Gardner

                                                        Vicki Gladden, Bert Grant, Arris Grace Hodge

                                                        Sharon Iaquinto, Phil Iaquinto, Susan Kennedy 

                                                               Carole Kjellsen, Ginger Malone, Kay Money
                                                             Allen Money, Bunny Salter, Donna Tinsdale

Forsyth County Student Art Exhibit and Poster C0ntest


The artworks and posters are the creations of students at Denmark, West and  Central High Schools and two home-schooled students.             


Off premises Art Display 

Rock Solid Brewery  345 Gilmer Ferry Road., Ball Ground, GA 30107


                                           JOHN KIRKPATRICK, ART MCNAUGHTON, KAY MONEY

                                                        BUNNY SALTER, DARLENE SUDDERTH


Photos of Past Exhibits and  Christmas Festivals

Springtime in the City

@ Cumming Arts Center

Christmas Festival

@ Lanier Tech