554 W. Main Street, Buford GA 30518 

Nurturing creativity along the tracks of the Buford, Georgia railroad, Tannery Row Artist Colony is nestled in the North Georgia hills of Buford, Georgia with easy access to Lake Lanier, the Buford Dam, the Mall of Georgia, and I-985. Only 39 miles from Atlanta, Tannery Row Artist Colony is a place for people of all ages to explore creativity and the visual arts in a nurturing and inviting atmosphere.

Our regular business hours are Tuesday-Saturday from 12-4 pm. We are closed to the public Sundays and Mondays.


The Tannery Row art colony, filled with 15 working art studios and an art gallery with rotating exhibits, supports artists and creative seekers at every step of their creative journey from novice to professional artist through a variety of educational and exhibition opportunities.  Many of our artists offer private lessons, classes, artist talks, family-friendly activities, (including our second Saturday open studios), and artist-driven community events. 

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Find artwork in a wide variety of media - including painting, encaustic, ceramics, photography, jewelry, fiber, printmaking, and sculpture.

EXPLORE our ARTISTS PAGE to take a look at what our artists create!

The art colony is housed in an old historic Bona Allen collar factory building that dates back to 1897. The building features exposed brick, wooden beams, and high windows that fill the studios with natural light. Its historic charm and spirit ignites inspiration and artistic productivity and provides a welcoming atmosphere for visitors. 


Located at 554 W. Main StreetBuford GA, the entire facility offers a restaurant, yoga studio, event space, several businesses, and ample paved parking.

In the same building, separated by adjoining doors are the Tannery Row Ale House and the To Life yoga studio. Artists and guests at the Tannery Row Artist Colony enjoy the close proximity of these businesses, and tend to enjoy events that coincide with various exhibitions and open studios at the colony. Guests find that it is great to be able to visit the art colony and simply walk through a connecting door to have lunch or dinner at the Tannery Row Ale House. 

With so much to see, review the Visitors Guide and Map to plan your day. Don’t forget to tag @tanneryrowartistcolony and #madeinbuford in your photos. Also, follow the Tannery Row Artist Colony on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.