Paintings by Noah McCarthy are on display at the downtown Jittery Joe's.
AMICI (233 E. Clayton St.) Whimsical drip paintings with bright colors and narrative themes by Sophie Howell. Through August.
ANTIQUES & JEWELS ART GALLERY (290 N. Milledge Ave.) Paintings by Mary Porter, Christine Shockley, Dortha Jacobson and others. Art quilts by Elizabeth Barton and handmade jewelry by various artists.
ARKIVE. ART & FRAME (160-2C Tracy St.) "Dealt & Framed" presents ATHICARDS, a deck of playing cards designed by local artists. Through August.
ART ON THE SIDE GALLERY AND GIFTS (1011B Industrial Blvd., Watkinsville) A gallery featuring works by various artists in media including ceramics, paintings and fused glass.
ARTINI'S ART LOUNGE (296 W. Broad St.) "Virtual Landscapes," by Brian Macbeth, are iridescent paintings influenced by cosplay, street art and graphics imaging.
ATHENS ACADEMY (1281 Spartan Lane) Jewelry and larger metal pieces created by the Athens Metal Arts Guild. On display Aug. 19–Oct. 11. Reception Sept. 27.
ATHENS FORD (4260 Atlanta Hwy., Bogart) Colorful paintings by June Ball, Christine Bush Roman and Jim StipeMaas.
ATHENS INSTITUTE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART (ATHICA) (160 Tracy St.) "ATHICA Emerges 6" features works by Andy Giannakakis, Susan Hable, Manda McKay, Eric Simmons, Spirit Cat (Ciara and JT Bringardner), Aja Steele and Tinker Lab Collective. Through Aug. 25.
THE BRANDED BUTCHER (225 N. Lumpkin St.) Paintings and drawings by Sanithna Phansavanh.
BROAD STREET COFFEE (1660 W. Broad St.) Photography by Jeremy Ayers. Through August.
CINÉ BARCAFÉ (234 W. Hancock Ave.) The UGA Center for Continuing Education sponsors a show of works by students in a photography certificate program. Through Aug. 14.
CIRCLE GALLERY (285 S. Jackson St.) "Breaking Dormancy: The Sapelo Island Greenhouse Show" features works by Karekin Goekjian, Caroline Montague, Sue Goldstein and Ginger Goekjian. Opening reception Aug. 15. Through Sept. 20.
COFFEE SHOP OF ATHENS (2950 Atlanta Hwy.) "Grayscale" includes black and white oil paintings by Chrissy Clouse and works by multiple other artists. Through Sept. 27.
THE CLASSIC CENTER (300 N. Thomas St.) "Here & There" includes photography by Thom Houser, Michael Marshall, Jim Fiscus and Chris Bilheimer, Rinne Allen, Michael Lachowski and Michael Oliveri. • "Inhabit" features paintings by Jennifer Hartley, Hooper Turner, Claire Dunphy and Art Rosenbaum.
EARTH FARE (1689 S. Lumpkin St.) Nature watercolor paintings by Donna England. Through August.
FARMINGTON DEPOT GALLERY (1011 Salem Rd., Farmington) Owned and staffed by 14 artists, the gallery exhibits paintings, sculpture, folk art, ceramics and fine furniture. Permanent collection artists include Cheri Wranosky, John Weber, Suzanna Antonez-Edens, Diane Perry and more.
5 POINTS ACUPUNCTURE (2027 S. Milledge Ave.) Colorful oil paintings by Mark Hodges. Through August.
FLASHBACK GAMES (162 W. Clayton St.) An exhibit of over 40 video game inspired works by local artists.
FLICKER THEATRE & BAR (263 W. Washington St.) New paintings by Matt Blanks. Through August.
GALLERY@HOTEL INDIGO (500 College Ave.) "Make Paper & Print Works" is curated by Didi Dunphy and features pieces created by Double Dutch Press and a dozen paper and printmaking artists. Through Aug. 20.
GEORGIA MUSEUM OF ART (90 Carlton St.) "Pick of the Kiln: The Work of Michael Simon." Reception Aug. 25. Through Sept. 8. • "Fashion Independent: The Original Style of Ann Bonfoey Taylor." Through Sept. 15.
THE GRIT (199 Prince Ave.) Paper works by Double Dutch Design. Through August.
HEIRLOOM CAFE AND FRESH MARKET (815 N. Chase St.) Watercolor and plein air paintings by Susie Burch. Through August.
HENDERSHOT'S COFFEE BAR (237 Prince Ave.) "Words" features works by Charley Seagraves. Through September.
JITTERY JOE'S DOWNTOWN (297 E. Broad St.) Video game drawings and paintings by Noah McCarthy. • Acrylic portraits by Lea Purvis.
JITTERY JOE'S FIVE POINTS (1230 S. Milledge Ave.) Silkworks by René Shoemaker. Through August.
JUST PHO (1063 Baxter St.) Animal paintings by Leslie Moody. Through August.
LAMAR DODD SCHOOL OF ART (270 River Rd.) A group faculty exhibition. Opening reception Aug. 16. Through Sept. 16.
LAST RESORT GRILL (174 Clayton St.) Paintings by Ainhoa Bilbao Canup. Through August.
LOFT GALLERY AT CHOPS & HOPS (2 S. Main St., Watkinsville) Colorful abstract oil and acrylic paintings by Maria Nissan.
LYNDON HOUSE ARTS CENTER (293 Hoyt St.) "BIG" includes large scale works in printmaking, sculpture and mixed media by Duane Paxson, Scott Stephens, Judy Majoe-Girardin and Briana Palmer. Through Sept. 27. • An exhibition of recent jewelry and metal works by artists of the Athens Metal Arts Guild. Through Oct. 12. • A collection of one-of-a-kind archival pigment print images created using digital media by musician Richie Havens. Through Oct. 26. • "Period Decorative Arts Collection (1840–1890)" includes artifacts related to the historic house.
OCONEE COUNTY LIBRARY (1080 Experiment Station Rd.) UGA-themed paintings by Jim Hamilton. Through August.
SEWCIAL STUDIO (160 Tracy St.) Hand-dyed art quilts by Anita Heady and rust and over-dyed fabric on canvas by Bill Heady.
STATE BOTANICAL GARDEN OF GEORGIA (2450 Milledge Ave.) "2Hot!," inspired by the summer months of Georgia, features oil paintings by Joan Terrell and Patricia Fabian. Through Aug. 25.
STEFFEN THOMAS MUSEUM OF ART (4200 Bethany Rd., Buckhead) "Oscillations: An Exhibition of Abstract Works" by painters Liselott Johnsson, Erin McIntosh and Diane Wiencke. Opening reception Aug. 16. Through Nov. 16.
SURGERY CENTER OF ATHENS (2142 W. Broad St.) Photography by Sally Ross, an international traveler. Through Aug. 16.
TECH STOP COMPUTERS (390 Atlanta Hwy.) Abstract expressionist acrylic paintings by Frances Jemini. Through September.
TOWN 220 (220 W. Washington St., Madison) "Art Marks" features paintings and drawings by husband and wife duo Art Rosenbaum and Margo Newmark Rosenbaum. Through Nov. 3.
VISIONARY GROWTH GALLERY (2400 Booger Hill Rd., Daniesville) "Creative Maladjustment" is a collective show featuring some of the hundreds of artists whose work has been acquired by the gallery over the past two decades.
WHITE TIGER (217 Hiawassee Ave.) Artwork by Cap Man. Through August.