Saturday, July 17, 2010

Dahlonega's Big Loss!!

Dahlonega is a very special town in Northeast, Georgia. It is not only peaceful and beautiful, but the people are warm and friendly. Each time I go there I slow down, relax and get inspired. The Hummingbird Lane Art Gallery, owned by Todd and Amy Strickland, on the historic square always helped me do all three.

I still remember how back in 2008 Amy and Todd bought some of my watercolors to sell at their gallery. I was so happy to be part of this huge gallery; so full of beautiful creations. They had oils, watercolors, acrylics, wood, pottery and textile art. Each time we went back, Amy would welcome us with a big friendly smile and ready to share all of the wonderful things happening in our town.

This week Amy sadly wrote about how these tough economic times have forced the gallery to close on July 25th. She wrote, "in true Hummingbird Lane fashion, we have planned an enormous event for you to come and enjoy next Sunday, July 25th. The Big Empty Room Party and Auction will take place at 1:00 p.m., and the auction will begin promptly at 2:00. We will be auctioning off all of the remaining artwork, our antique displays, posters, pottery, tables, lamps, iron work, wood work, curio cabinets, antique doors and door displays, glass work, and even our giant hummingbird!"

The closing of Hummingbird Lane is a tremendous loss not only for the owners and artists, but for downtown Dahlonega. Thank you Amy and Todd for tirelessly promoting the arts and our special place in the Georgia Mountains. Until we meet again.................


  1. Booooo! You're right, it's Dahlonega's loss!

  2. Very sad, for Dahlonega, the artists, and the shop owners.