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“One of a Kind and Worth the Drive”
Review of Paradise Garden

Paradise Garden
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 9, 2013

Howard Finster was a prolific self-taught artist and, most of all, man of God. His work is in major museums and brings six figures at auction. For more than 40 years he created his own world at his house in Summerville GA using discarded tools, bicycle parts, colored glass bottles, concrete and much more. After he died in 2001, weeds and feuding family seriously impacted this one-of-a-kind artist's studio / creation. Two years ago, the County bought it, hired a young native of Summerville who is a trained preservationist, and began the process of restoration. We visited during the June 8-9 Finster Fest and absolutely loved it, though one has to sort through a lot of Bible thumping in the process. Not much else in Summerville, Armstrong's BBQ fed us a terrific lunch.

4  Thank Mary M
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Reviewed May 15, 2013

A strange, inspired and amazing site which houses the beginnings and collection and creative spirit of Howard Finster's folk art. A "Must See" if you are touring through North Georgia.
Meditate in the chapel....It came to me the relative razor thin line there is between "folk art" and junk. This exhibit really navigates that line.

3  Thank Jaded-Bird
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