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The Murphy Art Center sponsors a monthly Art Walk downtown.

Take an Art Walk in state’s westernmost town

The county seat of Cherokee County, Murphy is nestled within a stone’s throw of northern Georgia and eastern Tennessee. The area beckons visitors with camping, hiking, fishing, hunting, local restaurants and breweries, a satellite of Harrah’s Cherokee Casino, and a vibrant local arts scene.  

The Murphy Art Center is a collaboration between the Cherokee County Arts Council and the Valley River Arts Guild. The Art Center hosts exhibits and provides such classes as perspective drawing, rubber stamping card making, and clay sculpture. The Center is housed in a two-story red brick building in downtown Murphy.  

The Valley River Arts Guild was formed in 2010 to provide opportunities for  artists to show and sell their work, sponsor monthly art events, and establish the region as an arts destination. The guild opened the Valley River Arts gallery and sponsors the Murphy Art Walk. 

The monthly Art Walk showcases art and artists in shops and on the sidewalks.  Many downtown merchants feature live music and art on display inside their shops and restaurants.  Artists often demonstrate painting, drawing, creating a variety of arts and crafts, along with musicians engaging the downtown visitor.  

For more details, check out the website.

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