Community Group Ribbon Cutting (alt)

The city of Sugar Hill has announced the openings of an art gallery and a history museum as additions to its downtown offerings.

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held Thursday, Feb. 25, with community members from the Sugar Hill Historic Preservation Society, Sugar Hill City Council, Downtown Development Authority, Arts Commission, Gwinnett County Chamber of Commerce and city staff gathering with Mayor Steve Edwards to celebrate the new community spaces, which are located on the ground level of the Broadstone at Sugar Hill across West Broad Street from the Eagle Theatre.

Pictured from left to right at a ribbon cutting for Sugar Hill’s new art gallery and history museum are city council members Taylor Anderson and Brandon Hembree, Sugar Hill Mayor Steve Edwards, and council members Nic Greene and Marc Cohen. Photo courtesy of the city of Sugar Hill

The art gallery will offer a mix of featured artwork from various artists both local and from other areas. The gallery will host traveling exhibitions curated by the Sugar Hill Arts Commission on a regular basis.

The gallery’s first show features small works available for purchase including photography, mixed media, pottery and sculpture.

Adjacent to the art gallery, the history museum displays permanent and special exhibitions of a large collection of items collected, researched and organized by the Sugar Hill Historic Preservation Society. A current special exhibition focuses on the first black families in Sugar Hill and follows a month-long partnership between the city of Sugar Hill and Black Women’s Association of Sugar Hill in February to celebrate Black History Month.

The history museum also includes a designated space for visitors to research their genealogical history. The research room is offered through a partnership with the Suwanee Creek Chapter of the Daughters of the Revolution, the sponsor of the room.

Visitors to the art gallery and history museum are encouraged to check the city’s website for updated hours of operation and exhibit information. Guests are asked to observe six feet of distance between each other and wear masks to ensure the safety of staff, volunteers and other visitors.

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