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Buckhead Spring Arts and Crafts Festival this weekend
by Staff Reports
May 08, 2013 02:58 PM | 1329 views | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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‘Mr. Right’ by Carol Reynolds, one of the artists whose work will be on display this weekend at the Buckhead Spring Arts and Crafts Festival.
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‘Mr. Right’ by Carol Reynolds, one of the artists whose work will be on display this weekend at the Buckhead Spring Arts and Crafts Festival.
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The fourth annual Buckhead Spring Arts and Crafts Festival, hosted by the Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces, will take place Saturday and Sunday at Chastain Park .

The event will include 175 artists and artisans, live acoustic music, a children’s area, local food and beverages and surprises. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

Admission is free, and children and pets are welcome.

Last year’s event drew about 25,000 visitors, and the 2013 festival is expected to have a larger crowd.

More than 75 percent of the artist participants are from Georgia, and all applicants were juried equally. The park is located at 4469 Stella Drive.

In honor of Mother’s Day, the festival is giving away 5,000 stems of Mum’s in its Mum’s for Mom campaign. At the event’s sponsor booths, attendees can also register to win two tickets valued at $3,000 to the Atlanta Food and Wine Festival May 30 through June 2.

Carol Reynolds, a Sandy Springs resident who has been an artist for “10 to 12 years,” will have her work featured at the event. She specializes in mosaics.

“I use three different tiles: stained glass, glass tile and ceramic tile that I make,” Reynolds said. “I didn’t get started with this until after I was 50 years old. I worked with a local artist [Dolores Fawkes] who was a potter and helped her in her studio and took a mosaics class and it went from there.”

The spring festival is Reynolds’ first one, though she had her artwork displayed last year at the Buckhead Fall Arts and Crafts Festival and last month at Artsapallooza in Sandy Springs.

“[The foundation’s] Patrick [Dennis] does business with my husband [Don], who has a sign shop, Sandy Springs Signs,” she said. “I’ve done Patrick’s other shows. … This is a weekend in which my sister [Laura Kelly] is in town and she’s helping me at my booth. My mother [Lois Commander] also will in town for Mother’s Day.”

Information: visit www.buckheadartsfestival.com.
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