Named for a Native American resident of the area before it became Chattooga County, the annual event offers an up close look at a variety of fine arts and crafts and the opportunity for the public to mingle with artisans and crafters in a small, intimate setting. During the two day event, visitors can expect a stellar collection of handmade jewelry, pottery, turned wooden bowls, paintings, photography, and carvings. The Chattooga Garden Club will also serve refreshments throughout the two-day event.
“The Rattling Gourd Arts and Crafts Festival offers holiday shoppers a chance to purchase an original piece of work to give as a unique Christmas present or to keep for their own enjoyment,” said Harriet O’Rear, president of the Mentone Area Arts Council. This year’s event coincides with the Victorian Christmas Walk, an incredible life-size display of Christmas vignettes in the store windows of downtown Summerville, which is set to open on Sunday, December 9.
Show hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days and admission is free. The Chattooga County Civic Center is located at 44 Highway 48 in Summerville, Georgia. Summerville is located approximately 10 miles east of the Georgia/Alabama state line.
The annual festival is sponsored by the Mentone Area Arts Council, Paradise Gardens Foundation and Vision Gallery of Summerville. For more information on the Rattling Gourd Arts and Crafts Festival, email Fran Myers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Mentone Area Arts Council
Founded in 2006, The Mentone Area Arts Council (MAAC) is a non-profit tax exempt organization that has enriched the quality of life for people in Mentone, Alabama, and neighboring communities by raising funds for the arts, sponsoring events, providing educational opportunities, and strengthening cultural resources for the benefit of all businesses and citizens in the Mentone area.