124 Highway 61 Connector
Villa Rica, GA 30180
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Arts & Museums
Visit this historical place which tells the stories about the lifestyle of people during the period of Great Depression and World War II. The history of McRitchie-Hollis can be traced back to 1939, when it was built. This house features the original furniture from that period and are a result of generous donations by Edgar Hollis.
The history of the Male Academy Museum can be traced back to the late 1800 when it was built. Today, this museum features the history of textile industry showcasing various clothes and materials from the yesteryears donated by the locals. It also displays the authentic Confederate flag and war instruments from the history and other special exhibits.
Choose from the wide selections of frames that can be customized according to your needs in Smyrna Frame & Art Gallery. If you are unsure, the experienced staff will assist in finding the right one for your precious art. Check out the Thomas Kinkade collections adorning the gallery walls which are considered to be one of the best that the city can offer.
This diminutive gallery is located on the second floor of a vintage office building, just down the street from the historic village square. Fronted by an impressive 12-foot (3.6-meter) door of oak and iron and topped by a large round window at the crest, the curbside entrance is one of the more distinctive elements to the place. Upstairs, you'll find a competent collection of nice pieces by area artists, some of which are for sale.
The history of Marietta is forever intertwined with that of Atlanta, and is in its full, perpetual glory just 15 minutes north of downtown. Located on the second floor of the historic Kennesaw House in downtown Marietta, the museum features relics from the Civil War, historic artifacts, and a parade of furniture that dates back to the first settlers of the area. The Kennesaw House was built early in the 19th Century as a hotel, and served as headquarters for General Sherman during his unappreciated visit to the area in 1864.
Marietta Gone With the Wind Museum takes you back in the olden days and gives you an insight into the Civil War and Reconstruction of Atlanta. The museum is a journey based on the perspective of Scarlett O'Hara and Rhett Butler.
The city of Atlanta doesn't have a monopoly on fine art in Georgia, as evidenced by this fine gallery in the suburbs. Housed in a 1908 National Historic Landmark building, the Marietta-Cobb Museum of Art showcases major exhibitions of international stature. While you're in the neighborhood, check out the historic Marietta Square just two blocks away, a prototypical Southern town square, complete with a county courthouse.
This neat concept is housed in a brightly painted brick building across from the Marietta Museum of Art, just in case the work of area artists should inspire you. Open five days a week for personal pottery painting, the center features six tables, all paints and supplies, an on site kiln and a bright atmosphere for your day behind the brush. Perfect for kids' parties, bridal showers or corporate meetings, Just Kiln' Time will open at any time to accommodate your group's party.
Civil War enthusiasts should make a point of visiting this museum, located about 15 minutes north of Atlanta off Interstate 75. The focal point is The General, the locomotive engine stolen by a group of Union spies during the Civil War which began what is known to Civil War buffs as the Great Locomotive Chase. Experience the exciting tale of "The General and The Texas" in a multimedia presentation, or pore over numerous Civil War artifacts and relics displayed throughout the museum. See website for guided tour details and seasonal program information.
When form meets function, art ascends to a whole new plane. Such is the philosophy behind the abstract offerings at the Artisan Resource Center. The art here consists not of your normal gallery fare, but of pieces that challenge traditional boundaries. Just north of the city in suburban Marietta, this fascinating art complex features works that will brighten your home while enlivening conversation. It features 27 studios that is home to talented artisans from various fields such as sculpture, painting, jewelry and more. The work of many creative local minds is yours for the asking, all within easy reach at the Artisan Resource Center.
Paces Bend Gallery features work by local as well as nationally recognized artists. Located in the Vinings neighborhood, this small yet trendy gallery offers customized framing services as well. The art selection though limited highlights artwork that are elegant. Appointments are recommended before a visit.
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site was the largest gathering place of Mississippian Indians between 1000 and 1550 CE. The largest mound is three acres (one hectare) in diameter and 63 feet (20 meters) tall, and is thought to have housed the chief's platform. The five other mounds are much smaller, and served primarily as burial sites. Archeological digs have excavated much of the remains, which are on display in a small museum, which also houses exhibits on the area's history.