You know Spring has arrived when the Alpharetta Arts Streetfest is around the corner. The annual event is this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, from 10am to 6pm each day. As in the past, Milton Ave from Main St to Canton St/Roswell St, will be closed off with numerous arts and crafts vendors. This year will feature 100 juried artists! And throughout the day there will be live musical and cultural arts performances, children’s activities and the mesmerizing smell of food trucks offering scrumptious delights.
Art In Action
Out of the Box Studio is offering children the opportunity to create FREE art projects in the interactive “Art in Action” area of the festival. This year the studio will help children create a piece in the style of “face pots” made out of clay, with a paper version also available if parents can’t return to pick up the clay project once cured. Other areas of the festival will offer “tattoos”, wacky hair, face painting, balloon and ceramic art, and more. There’s also a pottery wheel demonstration, fascinating for both children and adults.
The upcoming Earth Day will also be celebrated with an “upcycling” art exploration area. This area will show you inventive ways to turn junk into art- you can even make a drum to play!
2013 Festival Cuisine
Enjoy a variety of festival cuisine from Smokejack: A Southern Grill, Pacific Rim Noodles, ZPizza, Jilly’s Cupcakery, The Bubble Tree Truck, Scoop-itz, and other street fare treats such as kettle corn, Italian Ice, lemonade and roasted almonds.
Arts and Music Schedule
Enjoy great performances throughout the weekend. Here is the schedule:
Saturday, April 13
11am Rhythm nâ€™ Shoes – Alpharetta Recreation and Park dance groups
12pm Naja and Joseph Reed – Acoustic Soul
2pm Cole Thannisch – Acoustic Guitar
4pm Jazz Jones Legacy – Contemporary Jazz Group
Sunday, April 14
10:30am RISPA – Performing Arts/ Dance
12:30pm Tortoise and Hair – Acoustic Rock Duo
2:30pm Sydney Rhame – Acoustic Pop/Rock
4:00pm Laura Monk and High Cotton – American/Folk Music Group
Parking is available at Milton Center (Milton Ave), the Police Athletic League (PAL) parking lot (Haynes Bridge Rd) and lots on Roswell St and Old Roswell St.
The weather forecast so far looks great with no rain in sight and temps close to or in the 70s. So come out and enjoy the best of Alpharetta!