Arts and Entertainment

“Ringgold, Georgia” is a mixed media abstract cityscape — oil on top of acrylics with 3-D metal elements screwed onto the wood on which the work was painted. The artist, Keith Abney, grew up in Ringgold and spent three years on this 6-foot by 8-foot piece for Ringgold attorney McCracken Post…

Thousands turned out Saturday, June 1, for LaFayette’s third annual Honeybee Festival, a day full of music, food and fun for the whole family. The festival included a host of musical acts and craft vendors.

Upon walking through the downtown area, the sounds of bluegrass, folk, and acoustic music rang in the ears of visitors as they perused in each of the vendor booths on Saturday, May 18, for the 47th annual Down Home Days festival in Chickamauga.

“It’s the inspiration behind the entire story,” said actress/producer Jenn Gotzon Chandler, discussing why she and her husband and fellow producer Jim E. Chandler chose to film their movie “Farmer and the Belle: Saving Santaland” in Walker County. “I couldn’t imagine it being anywhere else.”

Making a movie is never an easy process, involving much planning and labor. For “Farmer and the Belle: Saving Santaland,” much of that difficulty has been alleviated through the generous Walker County community.

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