Through September 24, 2016


“When approaching this exhibition, it was my goal to feature artists whose ‘making’ was an extension of themselves.  Whose making was so much a part of their being and everyday life that it has become an extension of who they are.  And also an extension of where they are. 

The four artists whose work is featured in this exhibition are all makers of utilitarian beauty.  I relish in the joy I can see and find in the process, the influences and the outcomes.”

-Angela Nichols

Dig a little deeper in your southern roots as you discover the artistry behind what “handcrafted” really means in the heart of the South.

Susan Hable in her Workshop

Susan Hable in her Workshop

Featuring works by Natalie Chanin, Susan Hable, Rita Mae Pettway, and Rebecca Wood, made presents the finest works from these artists’ careers. With works featured in the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City, Vogue, the High Museum of Art, and much more, these artists hold great prestige beyond their southern homes.

 In a fast-paced world where mass production means profit, originality remains in these artists handmade works, and the evidence is right in our gallery. Learn more about the featured artists in our exhibition here.



Also On View Through Sept 24

Creative Enterprises

Creative Expressions from Creative Enterprises

The Hudgens is pleased to present artwork in partnership with the Creative Enterprises Art Program.

Creative Enterprises is a non-profit organization based in Lawrenceville, GA that is dedicated to assisting adults with disabilities and others with barriers to employment in maximizing their potential.

Their positive works are available for purchase in our gift shop. All profits will be given directly to the artist of the purchased work. Click here to learn more about the organization and how you can help.



Programs & Events:

Call (770) 623-6002 for more information about any Programs & Events

Family Day, August 20
Toddler Fridays, July 29 & August 26
Makers Rally, August 27, 9-5:00 pm
Handmade Market, September 10, 11-6:00 pm




Saturday, August 27th 9am – 5pm

Cost: $55

First 100 people to register get a VIP Swag Bag at the event!

A one-day summit for makers including classes from experts and fellow makers on product photography, getting your handmade products in retail, social media for your business, Etsy and more! Lunch included.

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More Maker’s Rally information and tickets!


Indie Craft Experiencemade: handcrafted market


Saturday, September 10th 11am – 6pm    FREE to attend!

The Made Market is presented in partnership with the Indie Craft Experience.

More information.


members exhibit

Applications Now Being Accepted For

The Hudgens 5th Annual
Juried Member’s Exhibition!

Deadline to Enter: September 2, 2016

Apply online now at Slideroom

Exhibit on view October 8 – December 23, 2016

 For detailed information, please view the Call Sheet

Important Dates: 

Sept 2 – Entry Deadline
Sept 2-4 – Jury Process
Sept 8 – Notification
Sept 27 & 28 – Delivery of Works
Installation – First week of October


Tickets Now Available!

Mark your calendars now and plan to attend
The Hudgens’ Annual pARTy!

Click here for more information
Buy Tickets Now!

October 8, 2016


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