The Quinlan Visual Arts Center was founded initially as the Gainesville Arts Association in 1946, the organization has grown to the comprehensive visual arts center today providing only the best quality art education opportunities for all ages and all stages of artistic development, special events for the community, a summer art camp program for children, up to 20 fine art exhibitions featuring solo and group artists and a special Members’ Exhibition each fall. The Quinlan is a proud affiliate of the Arts Council and the Annual Art in the Square music and art festival. The Quinlan is funded by our membership, the artist community, local and regional corporations and foundation support. Our mission is “Bringing visual arts to life, and to the life of the community
Junior Achievement is the only organization focused on economic, education and workforce development. We believe that inspiring and preparing Georgia’s young people to succeed in a global economy will result in a skilled workforce that will allow Georgia’s business community to flourish and grow. We strive to impact tomorrow’s business and community leaders by bridging the gap between the business and education communities, encouraging Georgia’s youth to set long term career goals and showing them the value of education
Kiwanis clubs focus on changing the world by serving children, one child and one community at a time. To do this, many clubs also sponsor a Kiwanis family club—K-Kids for primary school children; Builders Clubs for adolescents; Key Clubs for teens; CKI clubs for university students and Aktion Clubs for adults living with disabilities—to reach more people and have a greater service impact on their communities.
The Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to supporting an aggressive business environment and making a positive contribution to the community by serving as a resource for information, a voice for business and a valuable link to government. Gainesville-Hall County, Georgia, USA, is an ideal location to do business and strive to help you maximize your success in every arena
The George Washington University – We strive to provide an environment where knowledge is created and acquired and where creative endeavors seek to enrich the experiences of the global society. With ten schools and colleges and nearly 100 research centers and institutes, our students receive hands-on experience as they explore nearly any avenue of personal interest.
Brenau University – Not just excellent — extraordinary. At Brenau, this is education: Using your language skills to translate scientific research from a foreign language to complete a biology experiment; learning dance by participating and performing with a professional company; researching zoology, speaking Spanish and studying Mayan culture deep in the Yucatan forest. And such is living and learning at Brenau, where education has the power to change lives. “Brenau University has shown me how things connect,” says one student. “And in those connections, I discovered how I could succeed.”
Rotary Club of Gainesville – The object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster: First the development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service; Second high ethical standards in business and professions; the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations; and the dignifying of each Rotarian’s occupation as an opportunity to serve society; Third the application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian’s personal, business, and community life; Fourth the advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.
United Way Gainesville-Hall County – unites people and organizations who bring the passion, expertise, and resources we need to get things done to improve lives in communities of Hall County. United Way of Hall County continues our legacy of community collaboration. These values are not only a description of who we are today, but who we strive to be tomorrow.
The Arts Council – Enhance, educate and expand public interest in the arts in Northeast Georgia. From promoting over 30 regional arts affiliates, to presenting a board spectrum of performing, visual and literary arts programs, to our Grassroots arts grants and advocacy efforts to our Arts in Schools program, the Arts Council is steadfast in fulfilling its mission.
Junior League – is an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively education and charitable. The Junior League of Gainesville-Hall County is committed to making Northeast Georgia a better place for children and families. Acting as a catalyst for positive change, we seek new opportunities to import our community.
WomenSource – was formed in response to a community needs assessment commissioned by the United Way of Hall county in 2007. While a number of effective women’s support programs exited in the community, results from the assessment revealed a need for a channel that could improve the current systems through the coordination and expansion of existing programs. WomenSource serves women of ALL ages, backgrounds, races, and socioeconomic levels in the Gainesville-Hall County community.
Challenged Child & Friends – offers a tailored and integrated experience where children with a variety of developmental delays and disabilities learn and grow in a full inclusion program with children who have typical development. This is done through state-of-the-art educational, therapeutic, nursing and family counseling services in an integrated environment.
Gainesville Ballet– The relationship between the Gainesville Ballet Company, the Gainesville School of Ballet, and Brenau University spans over thirty-five years. The tremendous volunteer efforts of dedicated individuals, small businesses, and corporations allow the company to reach more than 6,000 children and 2,000 adults from 22 different counties across the state of Georgia and beyond.
Raymond James is not affiliated with any of the above organizations.