Downtown Historic Norcross Art Fest

by Jacki Schklar

Atlanta ‘burb Norcross, Georgia, has an old-fashioned historic feel complete with train tracks, iron park benches and cool shaded walkways. This community also hosts one of the brightest and best run art festivals, Downtown Historic Norcross Art Fest. Over 170 Folk, Craft  and Fine Art exibitors arrived from all over the nation to be a part of this juried show. Exibitors appreciate how well organized this event is, with  helpful volunteer support.

Folk Art Cow Painting

Folk artist Peggy Thibodeau from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina,  displays a friendly cow painting (above). Tom Blunt of Richmond, Virginia, puts his handy-man skills from reparing and restoring houses to use building delightful Funky Folk Art robot sculptures from wood, metals and scrap materials (below). Peggy and Tom both use FolkArt Acrylics in their artwork.

Funky Folk Art

Blockhead Arts Folk Art Collage

Marian Baker, of Blockhead Arts implements found and unconventional items to works creating  vintage feel Folk Art mixed media pieces. She gives repurposed material such as game boards, trading cards and book pages new life in her art. (see image left)

Create Folk Art

Carolyn Cordell uses paint and mediums in her low relief acrylic paintings which she calls “metal paintings.” Carolyn uses FolkArt Acrylics in her inventive technique of simulating embossed sheet metal. Carolyn reminds us to live creatively in this original picture, which just might be a self portrait.

The sister festival to Downtown Historic Norcross Art Fest, Dunwoody Art Festival, will be held in May of 2011.

5 Responses to “Downtown Historic Norcross Art Fest”

  1. So nice to see Marian’s work featured. What an imagination:)

  2. Creativity at its best!!! It’s very nice that we see art presented this way, simple but colorful. More power to the people who contributed their masterpieces and wish them more works of art in the future.

    Adelle Jefferson
    audiocreed forums – Indexing art,
    literature, science & philosophy

  3. Jacki,

    Thanks for a great review! Your website look fabulous, too!



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