Nestled in the North Georgia Mountains, Sleepy Hollow is a
delightful little enchanted park & gardens hidden away in plain sight - on busy
Hwy 76/515, just 6 miles East of Blairsville, Georgia.
all ages can peek in the fairy & hobbit houses, observe whimsical figures,
whirligigs and more in the enchanted park setting. Visitors can also purchase
any of the fairy houses, fairy doors and figurines in the artist's shop or watch
the artists at work and the crew is happy to field visitor questions.
Sleepy Hollow is a family run enterprise - owner Art Millican Jr is a former
Disney artisan with many years in Orlando as a senior artist and craftsman.
Bringing all of the imagination and magic of his experience at Disney to the
North Georgia Mountains, Art's fairy houses are all hand made and crafted right
here in his woodworking studio. Visitors can see Art and his wood-elves toiling
in the studio, designing and building all manner of exciting and mysterious
toys, houses and magical fairy doors.
Art, Sr. is usually found
working his magic in the garden. Long retired from his own flower and garden
center in Lexington, Massachusetts, Art senior enjoys keeping the flower
displays and ground covers fresh and vibrant. Mom, Pat Millican helps out around
the studio and runs the retail store where in addition to her son's, whimsical
creations, you can find other unique gifts and a large line of art supplies for
those wishing to create their own magic.
It's not all about just the
fairy houses, Art's imagination and creativity extends to Automata (small
ingenious wood hand crank toys); a series of gremlin figurines and miniature
Fascinated with wood hand-crank toys, Art has
developed several whimsical toys with moving parts, his leprechaun in a Mason
Jar has a small hand-crank and when operated, the leprechaun pounds on the jar.
Mechanical toys have been made throughout man's history, as soon as a mechanical
discovery was made, someone usually used it in a toy. Over the years, these toys
have developed a marvelous sophistication, the art, engineering and imagination
needed to create these working miniature machines presents a unique challenge.
Our fairy doors are also unique - by placing them around homes and businesses
they create a fun buzz for employees, visitors and families.