Georgia Fine Arts Academy

promoting the arts and humanities in Georgia since 1980


Exhibition of art by Jon Barwick


The Georgia Fine Arts Academy was founded in 1980 to encourage and stimulate the development of the arts and humanities in Georgia. Through its arts classes at the Daffodil Farm in northwest Georgia, art exhibits in Atlanta, and Cafe Apollinaire in Athens, it has helped young, aspiring visual artists, actors, filmmakers, architects, and writers achieve their dreams for decades.


Our Programs

The Art Spot Gallery in Atlanta


Major programs include Emerging Artists Exhibitions in the Georgia Fine Arts Academy's Art Spot Gallery in the Peachtree Branch of the Atlanta Public Library, directly across the street from the High Museum. The Georgia Fine Arts Academy established The Art Spot Gallery in 2008. In the bulding the library occupies there is also an architectural firm which has 220 architects, and the Design Museum of Atlanta, in addition to patrons of the library providing additional exposure to artists' exhibtions there. Featured here is an exibition of Teddy Johnson.

Classical Athens Institute

Classical Athens Institute is a plan to turn Athens, Georgia into a virtual living museum of Classical Athenian Festivals the first part of which was staging two of Plato's Dialogues - First Alcibiades and Ion - on September 24, 2012 (the first time in 2,400 years Plato's dialogues have been staged).

Academy Without Walls

Academy Without Walls offers Classes/Roundtables/Discussion Groups on relevant topics modeled after those held at Harvard University Institutes, as well as modeled after the tutorial method of Oxford University. Our mission is to recreate and emulate Plato's Academy in Athens, Georgia, which was named Athens by the visionary founders of the University of Georgia in 1785 with the intention that it would be like the Athens of Socrates and Plato in Ancient Greece.

Cafe Apollinaire

Named for Guillaume Apollinaire, a poet, playwrite and author, who encouraged emerging artists arranaging their first exhibits during the Surrealist Movement in Paris. He coined the term Surrealism, and was a champion of Cubist painters. Cafe Apollinaire is held in the Cine Lab in Athens, where tables are arranged like the outdoor cafes of Paris, where artists gathered nightly to discuss their art and new ideas.


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