Northwest Georgia residents are invited to enjoy some summer adventures at Howard Finster’s Paradise Garden up in Summerville, the former home of the late folk artist Howard Finster.

The closing reception for an art exhibit by Kimberly Dawn Crowder entitled ‘The Paradise Garden Inspiration’ is slated for Saturday, July 30th from 2 pm until 4 pm. Tina Cox, Executive Director of the Paradise Garden Foundation, says that the exhibit has been on display over the past three months. Crowder was a close friend of Finster, who died in 2001.

Admission to Saturday’s reception will be free to Paradise Garden members and residents of Chattooga County. The cost for all yet-to-be members will be $15 for adults, $10 for seniors age 65+ and $5 for students. Kids under 12 will be admitted free of charge. Crowder’s exhibit will be on display through this Sunday, July 31st.

The next of four exhibits for this year will open in August and will feature the work of Eric Legge.

Cox also encourages art enthusiasts to mark their calendars for Saturday and Sunday, August 6th and 7th. Those are the dates of the online Slotin Folk Art Auction to benefit the foundation.

Paradise Garden’s slate of events for Fall will be highlighted by Finster Fest 2022, set for September 24th and 25th.

For more information about these and other events, look for Howard Finster’s Paradise Garden on social media or visit