Paradise Garden Foundation presents the second Outsider Art Trail Tour on Saturday, August 17, 2019. Start your day early at a “picker’s paradise,” strolling through Trade Day (outdoor flea market) and digging for treasures in Summerville. Enjoy walks through two great Georgia art environments – world famous Howard Finster’s Paradise Garden in Summerville and The Rock Garden in Calhoun. Visit two folk/outsider art galleries in Summerville — Folk America Gallery, and Finster Framing & Art Gallery. Somewhere in between, cool off at lunch at Jefferson’s for juicy burgers and salads or at The Willow Tree Grill for their specialty chicken salad. Depending on where you start your road trip, find your way to Rome to the Harbin Clinic Gallery at Makervillage to see works by 85-year old memory painter Charles Wimpee. The Outsider Art Trail Tour is a self-guided, puppy-dog-friendly tour designed as a day of chilling, discovery and art. The Tour is free with Paradise Garden admission ($15 adults/$5 children), with donations appreciated at the Rock Garden, as well. Trade Day opens at 7 a.m. (just ½ mile from Paradise Garden), galleries and art environments 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pick-up your Outsider Art Trail “Passport” at any location, as you tour you will earn stamps to qualify for free prizes including a drawing for an Airbnb overnight stay at Paradise Garden. Details
Also announced, Paradise Garden Foundation is hosting an Art Party on Saturday, September 7 at the Harbin Clinic at Makervillage in Rome. An art auction, dinner and music (featuring Pony Bradshaw) starts at 7 p.m. Proceeds support the Garden’s operation and community outreach. Details
Georgia Legal Services Program assistance will be available in the Judicial Courthouse located at 3 Government Plaza, Suite 114 on Friday, August 9, 2019 at 9:00 AM till Noon to assist low-income clients in a range of civil matters, including TPOs, public benefits, housing, consumer issues, school suspensions and unemployment. This service is provided on the second Friday of each month by Superior Court Clerk Barbara H Penson and Georgia Legal Services Program. For more information call 706-291-5190.