The Hudgens Center for Art & Learning

Call: (770) 623-6002 or visit thehudgens.org
The Hudgens Center is known to Duluth residents as part of the sprawling Gwinnett Center, a multipurpose complex running along an otherwise undistinguished stretch of suburban asphalt just outside I-285. It's also home to the Hudgens Prize, an irregularly awarded $50,000 cash prize for a single Georgia artist.

Birds in Portrait

Friday April 22, 2016 08:00 pm EDT
Joel Conison's exhibit features photographs of taxidermic birds, highlighting the beauty of birds in unnatural environments.
Cost: Free-$5

Tradition, Design, Surface: Two Approaches with Adam Field and Bryan Hopkins

Saturday April 16, 2016 08:00 pm EDT
In this two-day ceramics workshop, Adam Field and Bryan Hopkins will demonstrate methods of surface manipulation based in tradition. Field will demonstrate Korean Onggi-making and Hopkins will share his techniques for making pots using a combination of wheel thrown and slip-cast parts.
Cost: $120-$215

Personal Politics: Artist as Witness, Memory Keeper & Social Conscience

Friday March 25, 2016 08:00 pm EDT
Curated by Atlanta-based artist Jerushia Graham, the exhibit centers around the Black Lives Matter movement, and features work from Jamaal Barber, Alfred Conteh, Jessica Scott Felder, and many more.
Cost: Free-$5

Soap Making Workshop

Saturday March 19, 2016 08:00 pm EDT
Instructed by Anne Rambo, this beginner-level class teaches guests how to make soap from scratch. Using all natural ingredients, the course is designed for guests to make soaps based on their skin types and preferred fragrances.
Cost: $75-$85

Personal Politics: Breakfast and Artists Talks

Friday March 4, 2016 07:00 pm EST
Guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast and a morning full of artists talks with Personal Politics' artists: Jamaal Barber, Jessica R. Caldas, Alfred Conteh, Shanequa Gay, Carlton D. Mackey, Masud Olifani, Iman Person, and Dante Yarbrough.
Cost: Free

Collector's Series

Saturday November 7, 2015 07:00 pm EST
Meet collectors Wes & Missy Cochran and hear the fascinating story of how a stone mason and a school teacher in LaGrange, Georgia got their start collecting fine art over 35 years ago and what that collection looks like today.
Cost: Free for members. Cost of admission for non-members.

Collector's Talk

Friday November 6, 2015 07:00 pm EST
Meet collectors Wes and Missy Cochran and hear them talk about how their collection began more 35 years ago, and what that collection looks like today.

All-Natural Hand Lotions and Toiletries Making

Saturday October 31, 2015 08:00 pm EDT
Learn how to make easily customizable and natural body products.
Cost: $75-$85

Toddler Friday

Thursday October 29, 2015 08:00 pm EDT
Join us October 30th for our latest Toddler Friday Program and a special chance to see the Works by Warhol exhibit. Enjoy story time, music, sensory activities and a hands-on project! Toddler Friday is for children ages one to four.
Cost: Free for Family Members and $7 per child for non-Members. Sibling discount is $2 OFF 2nd child.

Family Day

Saturday October 24, 2015 08:00 pm EDT
Family Day FREE ADMISSION ALL DAY 10am - 5pm Join us for a fun filled Family Day and chance to see our Works by Warhol exhibit for FREE!

clay : : form : : surface - UGA Clay Now

Friday September 18, 2015 08:00 pm EDT
Works by faculty, instructors and current graduate students from the Ceramics Department at the University of Georgia in Athens.
Cost: Free-$5

The Art of Theatrical Design

Friday June 26, 2015 08:00 pm EDT
Aurora Theatre's sets and costumes are put on display for the public. The exhibition explores the process of making the vision for the production come to life. The design and construction of each set starts with paper and pen.
Cost: Free

Hudgens Prize Award Celebration

Friday June 12, 2015 08:00 pm EDT
The event presents work by the finalists for the 2015 Hudgens Prize. The $50,000 prize is one of the largest nationally awarded to an individual artist and Georgia resident. RSVP online.
Cost: Free

Intertwined: Contemporary Southeastern Fiber Art Exhibition

Friday March 20, 2015 08:00 pm EDT
Celebrate the beginning of 2015 and the Southeast Fiber Arts Alliance’s 5th anniversary with the best contemporary fiber art in the Southeast! Juried entries selected by Dot Moye from a large number of regional applicants along with work curated by Ray Pierotti representing five fiber artists who ...
Cost: $5

Blurred Lines: Contemporary Self-Taught Meets the Masters

Monday December 29, 2014 07:00 pm EST
Curated by Tina A. Cox, Blurred Lines: Contemporary Self-Taught Meets the Masters presents more than 65 works of arts from Thornton Dial Sr. and Jimmy Lee Sudduth, among others, alongside artists including Claes Oldenburg and Pablo Picasso. The exhibition also features an homage to Howard Finster.
Cost: Free-$5

Japanese Calligraphy and Paintings

Friday September 26, 2014 08:00 pm EDT
The Hudgens Center for the Arts in Duluth's newest exhibition, Hiroshima International: Japanese Calligraphy and Paintings, is now on view. The exhibit features over 90 works on paper created by a group of artists from Hiroshima, Japan. Hiroshima International is presented in partnership with the ...

Works by Lillian Blades

Friday March 28, 2014 08:00 pm EDT
Features large-scale multi-media works by the Atlanta artist, inspired by quilts and the textural quality of memorial art.
Cost: Free- $5

Panel Discussion: Mentoring

Wednesday March 12, 2014 08:00 pm EDT
Led by Larry Walker, the panel includes artists Walker has mentored, whose works are featured in the exhibit Evolving Visions." Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. for visitors to view the exhibit."
Cost: Free

Evolving Visions- Larry Walker and Colleagues

Friday March 7, 2014 07:00 pm EST
This exhibit explores the dual themes of the evolution of Walker's work throughout his life, and the mentor/mentee relationship in art.
Cost: Free- $5

Artist Talk: Larry Walker

Wednesday February 12, 2014 07:00 pm EST
The featured artist in the current Evolving Visions – Larry Walker & Colleagues exhibit will be talking about his work, his life, and his art. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. for visitors to view the exhibit.
Cost: Free

Family Day

Friday February 7, 2014 07:00 pm EST
This fun event features a guided hands on art activity that relates to the current exhibits, creating a fun collage to take home, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Cost: Free

Holiday Art and Pottery Show

Friday December 20, 2013 07:00 pm EST
The Hudgens Center for the Arts in Duluth is sponsoring a Holiday Art and Pottery Show, featuring the Hudgens' own talented students and teachers. A large variety of handmade items, from pottery to paintings, will be on sale in the lobby, with new items added periodically throughout the show.
Cost: Free-$5

Collections in Clay: The Works of Eight Georgia Artists & Their Collections

Friday December 21, 2012 07:00 pm EST
The Hudgens Center for the Arts hosts an exhibit showcasing the work of eight Georgia clay artists.
Cost: $5, $3 Seniors and Students

DRAWN: From Athens

Tuesday August 21, 2012 08:00 pm EDT
Featuring work from 15 North Georgia-based artists, DRAWN explores drawing as the essential creative act where ideas are played with, investigated, and edited. Curator's talk takes place Sat., June 16, at 11 a.m.
Cost: Free-$5

Summer Sk8

Friday June 22, 2012 08:00 pm EDT
Expanding from her Play-inspired sculpture, Didi Dunphy presents her skateboard designs. Skateboard design workshop takes place on Sat., June 16, at 1 p.m. Cost is $20, for ages 9-15.
Cost: Free-$5

Bloom! An Invitational Exhibition

Thursday May 10, 2012 08:00 pm EDT
Cost: Free-$5

Buds! Children's Flower Artwork Invitational

Thursday May 10, 2012 08:00 pm EDT
Cost: Free-$5

Blossoms! Emerging Talent

Thursday May 10, 2012 08:00 pm EDT

Kathy Fincher Professional Development Workshops

Thursday April 26, 2012 08:00 pm EDT
Free two-part workshop series for Hudgens members. Spaces are limited. Please RSVP to info at thehudgens.org to reserve your spot.April 20th – Licensing – Get an insider’s view on the licensing industry and an education on the opportunities that are out there in today’s world.April 27th – Discoverin...
Cost: Free

Fresh Paint: Golden Paint Acrylics Demonstration

Monday April 23, 2012 08:00 pm EDT
Artist Phillip Garrett of Golden Paint will give a demo of their acrylics. Free for Hudgens members, but spaces are limited. Please RSVP to info at thehudgens.org to reserve your spot.
Cost: Free

Flower Power Family Day

Friday April 20, 2012 08:00 pm EDT
A scavenger hunt through the exhibits! 10:00-12:00 guided hands on art activities for children
Cost: free

Artist to Artist: An Evening for Gwinnett's Art Lovers, Leaders & Learners

Tuesday April 17, 2012 08:00 pm EDT
Bloom! Curators Linda Lindeborg and Ann Morrow will lead visitors though the exhibit and talk about the works on display. Artist Kathy Fincher will talk about the works in her exhibition, Capturing the Spirit of Childhood. Join us for this free special event.
Cost: Free

Free Altered Book Workshops

Friday March 23, 2012 08:00 pm EDT
10 a.m. to 12 p.m. - youth workshop, for students in grades 6-12.1 p.m. to 3 p.m. - adult workshop, for individuals 18 or older.

Bloom! Curator's Talk

Thursday March 22, 2012 08:00 pm EDT
Curator Linda Lindeborg will lead visitors though the exhibit and talk about the works on display. Free for members of the Hudgens; include in general admission for the public; no rsvp necessary.

The Soup Bowl Benefit

Friday March 16, 2012 08:00 pm EDT
Early Bird Sale, $30 per bowl - 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. $25 bowls and free soup served - 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.Live Musical Entertainment, pottery wheel demos, and a Silent Auction. Leave with a full belly and a handmade treasure! Soup, chili and bread provided by La Madeleine, Magnolia Bakery,...

Opening Reception for Bloom!, Blossoms! and Buds!

Friday March 2, 2012 07:00 pm EST

In a Landscape Anew: Gyun Hur

Friday February 10, 2012 07:00 pm EST
Though you may have witnessed some serious shredding, it was probably not the kind that won installation artist Gyun Hur the $50,000 Hudgen’s Prize last year. Hur’s artistic process involves the meticulous shredding of silk flowers, which are organized by color (this isn’t confetti, folks) then laid...
Cost: Free-$5
6400 Sugarloaf Parkway
Duluth, GA 30097
(770) 623-6002

Duluth, GA

Art Gallery

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Sunday: Closed