By: Staff Reports | Gwinnett Citizen

The Hudgens hosts educational summit for makers

Join The Hudgens Center for the Arts in Duluth on August 27th for the Maker’s Rally. Held between 9am and 5pm, this one day summit will be filled with classes led by experts and fellow makers to teach the business and marketing sides of selling handmade products.

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This event is being held in conjunction with The Hudgens made exhibit featuring the handmade artwork of four major Southern artists which will be on display until September 24th. The first 100 registrants to The Maker’s Rally will receive a complementary “rally swag bag.” Presenters and speakers include crafters such as Tiffany Barry from Lillian Eve, a cruelty-free beauty brand, Kristen Bach from Treehouse, a kid & craft store with locations in Athens and Decatur, and many more.  To see the full lineup of presenters and to register for the event, visit www.makersrally.com.  

The Hudgens Center for the Arts is a non-profit organization that has been focused on supporting the arts in Georgia since its establishment in 1981.  The Hudgens presents fine art exhibits year round, and offers art classes for adults and children through its Fine Arts School.  It supports local community-based arts organizations through its programs, exhibits and partnerships.  The Hudgens’ mission is to bring art lovers, leaders and learners together through quality programs and exhibits.  Hours are Tuesday through Saturday 10am to 5pm daily.  Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students and seniors.  

The Hudgens Center for the Arts is located at 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Bldg. 300, in Duluth, in the Gwinnett Center complex.  For more information about exhibitions, events and classes at the Hudgens, please visit the website at www.thehudgens.org or call 770-623-6002.

Made: Handcrafted in the South

On view: June 7, 2015 – September 24, 2016

Also on view:

Reclaimed: Creative Expressions from Creative Enterprises

Maker’s Rally August 27th 9:00am-5:00pm

Toddler Friday July 29th and August 26th 10:30

Made Handcrafted Market Saturday, September 10th 11:00am-6:00pm

Family Day Saturday,August 20th  

For additional programming & more information please visit our website: www.thehudgens.org
Hudgens Hours: Tues – Sat  10am – 5pm