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Barefoot in the Park Arts Festival in Duluth May 9th & 10th

Duluth, GA, April 20, 2015 --( The 11th Annual Barefoot in the Park Arts Festival will have performances and artists from all over the Southeast and beyond. Barefoot and the City of Duluth are proud to celebrate eleven consecutive years of bringing some of the most outstanding regional artists, entertainment, and flavors to Greater Atlanta and Northeast Georgia.

The main focus is on educating 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 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 an Arts Education Scholarship Fund. Each year, scholarships are provided to area fine visual and performing arts students. Since the beginning, The Arts Education Scholarship Fund has granted over $58,000 in arts scholarship 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. 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 where they can get their hands on the potter’s wheel or just relax and enjoy the entertainment from the Main Festival Stage or Second Stages.

Food and drinks will be available. Festival-goers can always enjoy a cool drink in the Beer Garden and listen to some live music.

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 11 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.
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