(Media release from Paradise Garden Foundation):

With temperatures rising and flowers blooming, now is the perfect time to plan a visit to Howard Finster’s Paradise Garden — and support artists while you enjoy touring the famed folk artist’s 4-acre folk art environment/roadside attraction!

Paradise Garden Foundation will host the May Artist Market featuring 17 Northwest Georgia, Alabama and Tennessee artists selling their work from 11am-4pm Saturday, May 14.

Participating artists include: Becky Altman (paintings and fiber arts), Kay Cook (paintings), Kimberly Dawn Crowder (paintings), Dale “Breezy” Ellis and Marianne Talarick (folk pottery), Evergreen Studio by Ash (Ash Pontrelli), (studio pottery), Mandy Grant (stained glass and pottery), Lucy King (paintings and prints), Lee Laney (pottery and paintings), Will Linn (paintings), Little River Arts Council (an array of art), Peter Loose (paintings), Mountain Mama Farms (Stacie Scoggins Marshall), (soaps and other handmade goods), Olivia Myers (pottery and wooden spoons), Martha Sandlin (mosaic tile creations), James Schroeder (stenciled paintings and painted wooden cutouts), Billy Smith (paintings) and Tom and Judy Touchstone (folk pottery and ceramic jewelry).

Famed for their pimento cheese sandwiches at Finster Fest, the Chattooga Garden Club will offer lunch items as well as plants for sale.

Paradise Garden admission is reduced for this special day: $10 general admission; $5 students and seniors; free for ages 12 and under and Chattooga County residents and members. Proceeds benefit the nonprofit Paradise Garden Foundation for the care, year-round operations and ongoing restoration of Howard Finster’s Paradise Garden.

Information:, on Facebook at Howard Finster’s Paradise Garden, or 706-808-0800.