Historic Norcross will be busting with creative artwork and whimsical displays as more than 170 local and national artists line the charming streets at the seventh annual, invitation-only ART FEST October 2 - 3, 2009. The show will open Saturday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. “
Norcross Art Fest is always the fun festival with the colorful personality,” says Frances Schube, ART FEST Co-owner. We have hand-picked the most talented and entertaining artists from around the country in painting, folk art, photography, pottery, jewelry, metalworking and so much more. That means, there’s something for everyone, and the result is the best two-day art event in Gwinnett County.
“This year, we are increasing the artist market, so that festival-goers have more fun art to explore.” Schube, along with her partner, Cindy Flynn of Splash Festivals, also produce the successful Dunwoody Art Festival held on Mother’s Day weekend in the heart of the City of Dunwoody.
The weekend celebration draws crowds of 30,000 – 40,000 annually and will feature continuous jazz, bluegrass and live entertainment on Thrasher Park stage, as well as great food and exciting children’s rides. As a special bonus from the City of Norcross, Friday night, October 1 from 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm, the Stephen Lee Band will be playing the blues, and Saturday night, October 2 from 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm, and the Beau Hall Band will be singing the blues as well for the crowds. The popular Kidz Zone returns with the lively art pavilion for young artists of all ages to enjoy free arts and crafts projects, and Thrasher Park’s expanded playground is a must-see for youngsters and their parents.
A silent auction filled with decorated chairs by local school students will be waiting for the highest bidders at the Norcross Art Fest “chairs for charity” booth, managed by the Norcross Arts Alliance. Local Historic Norcross boutiques, shops and restaurants will also be open during the event to welcome visitors. Proceeds go to the Norcross Lions Club to be distributed to their wonderful charities. Parking and shuttle service are free. For more information, check out www.NorcrossArtFest.com
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