Duluth, GA, May 07, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- The 10th Annual Barefoot in the Park Arts Festival is right around the corner. This festival is a Fine Artist Market with performances and artist from all over the Southeast and beyond to Greater Atlanta and Northeast Georgia.
The festival's main focus is on educating our communities in the arts through a fun, approachable and a non-intimidating festival-like environment. Festival-goers can browse the Juried Fine Artist Market made up of more than 40 hand-picked artists with diverse mediums including: glass, metal, jewelry, printmaking, ceramics, watercolor, photography, wood, sculpture, painting, and mixed media.
Proceeds from Barefoot in the Park go to the Arts Education Scholarship Fund. Each year, scholarships are awarded to area fine visual and performing arts students. Since the beginning, The Arts Education Scholarship Fund has granted over $53,000 in arts scholarship awards and $5,000 in artist awards. No exception will be made this year as students submit their art work into the Student Art Exhibit for an exciting opportunity to showcase their work.
The festival offers something for everyone on Mother’s Day weekend. Festival-goers can find a special gift for Mom in the Artist Market. Children can participate in an array of free activities in the Children’s Art Park where artists will teach and assist children with various art projects. Adults can take part in the Adult Learning Village will they can get hands on with the potter’s wheel.
Food and drinks will be available. Attendees can always enjoy a cool drink in the Beer Garden and listen to some live music.
Barefoot in the Park Main Stage Performing Acts:
Saturday, May 10th
•10:30 – 10:45 Taiwanese Drums
•10:45 – 10:50 Children’s Exhibit Awards Presentation
•11:00 – 12:15 Gwinnett Community Band
•12:45 – 1:15 Gwinnett Choral Guild
•1:15 – 1:20 Artist Awards Presentation
•1:30 – 2:00 Atlanta Harmony Celebration
•2:15 – 2:45 Lawrenceville Community Orchestra
•3:00 – 3:30 Stone Mountain Chorus
•3:45 – 4:15 Kalavani Indian Dance
•4:30 onward Gwinnett School of Rock
•11:00 Taiwanese Drums
•12:00 Sean Dean, Singer
•1:00 – 2:00 Gwinnett School of Music
•2:00 – 3:00 Green Flag Band
•3:00 – 4:00 Adam Crane Classical Music Society
•4:00 – 4:30 The Dance Project
Sunday, May 11th
•12:00 – 12:30 Sounds of Suwanee
•12:30 – 1:00 Raven and Red
•1:15 – 2:00 Atlanta Chinese Dance Company
•2:15 – 2:45 Drake School of Irish Dance
•3:00 – 3:30 Jahara Phoenix
•3:45 – 4:15 Compa Flamenco
•4:30 – 5:00 Flat Rock Swing
•5:00 Exit Strategy
•12:30 – 1:00 Aananda Indian Dance
•1:15 – 1:45 Raven and Red
•2:00 – 2:45 Lawrenceville Com. Orchestra Quartet
•3:00 – 3:45 Compa Flamenco
•4:00 Gene Richards, the Sax Man
One of the most distinguishing attributes of Barefoot in the Park is that the revenues go back into supporting the arts community in Gwinnett. None of this would be possible without sponsors. Sponsors of the 2014 Barefoot in the Park Festival include: City of Duluth, Primerica, Binders Art Supply Gwinnett Medical Center, Gwinnett Magazine, Costco, Rotary Club of Duluth, Power House & Remodeling Group, Mobile Communications, Big Ring Media, Graphic Communications, American Backyard, Woody’s Wholesale, Ga Trail Golf Carts, Eye Candy, Forrestall CPAs, and Daven’s Clay.
Barefoot in the Park is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit festival whose mission is to raise awareness of the arts and to support arts education in Gwinnett County. For the past five years, the festival has dedicated a substantial portion of the event revenues to the Barefoot in the Park Grant Program. These grants support qualifies non-profit arts and cultural organizations, who participate, perform and volunteer at Barefoot, and whose efforts support Barefoot’s mission.