Savor the Flair d’art at the Suwanee Fine Arts Festival
With a bit of a French twist, enjoy the unexpected at every turn!
There will be more than a few buskers milling through the park as festival goers discover a myriad of fine artists and live exhibitions to dazzle the imagination at the newly revamped Suwanee Fine Arts Festival this fall, presented by the North Gwinnett Arts Association. With the emphasis on fine art, there will be plenty of painters, glass blowing, pottery, a make and take silk scarf and bandana water marbling station and the coveted Chalk Walk Competition. Go to ngaa4arts.com/fineartsfest to reserve a piece of the sidewalk. Walk-ups will be accommodated as space allows.
Janke Studios glass blowers, Richard Shivers, potter, and Geek Space Gwinnett will lend their expertise with live and hands-on creations, and for Game Day fans, two wide screen TV’s and beer will be offered up in the Huddle Up Hub.
Taste buds will be tickled with mouth-watering fare from crowd favorite food trucks and vendors like Bust N Butts BBQ, Hobie Kettle Corn, Jerk Brothers, and Jolly’s Cakes, to name a few. And Creative Juices Sponsor, Sip Happens, will be offering art and wine pairings with vintages from around the world in a park approved carafes and cups for sipping and strolling.
Guest Artist, Suzy Schultz, will host a stunning, open-air gallery on Center Stage. Suzy is an artist whose paintings and drawings explore the themes of longing, struggle and the spiritual search for home.
Suzy writes of her work, “There is a first innocence – a beauty that is young, unmarred, untested.
There is a second innocence – one in which the beauty is a result of the scars borne from the battles of life. I am interested in this second innocence.
I work the surface. I sand, layer, and scar, wanting to reproduce a piece that has a patina of age, and it is out of these surfaces that figures emerge. I seek figures, faces that seem to be familiar with the tensions of life. That bear some battle scars. And yet, have victory, even if a crippled or limping one.”
The Suwanee Fine Arts Festival is located in the award-winning Suwanee Town Center Park. Art is a major part of Suwanee's culture, providing an ideal location for a fine arts festival. Organized by the North Gwinnett Arts Association, with a 10-year history of running the successful springtime Arts in the Park, this festival is now a two-day fall festival with a focus on high quality, fine art.
Visitors can also enjoy the Suwanee SculpTour, and visit the NGAA Center for the Arts, both located in Suwanee Town Center.
For more information, please contact Cherie Heringer of the NGAA.