Monday, October 29, 2012
Two-day event debuted at the Atlanta Athletic Club fields this weekend.
Making its debut this year, the Johns Creek Arts Festival drew healthy crowds over Saturday and Sunday, with city officials estimating some 10,000 patrons on Saturday alone, based on car count. Hosted by the City of Johns Creek, the Johns Creek Convention & Visitors Bureau and Arts on the Creek, the event was a reincarnation of sorts over previous years' Arts on the Creek festivals. This year the city joined forces with the other hosts to make the festival bigger and better, hiring Splash Festivals to coordinate the event. "I'm so excited," said Heather Blanchard of the Johns Creek CVB. "We're already talking about next year." One key difference was location - this year's festival took place on the spacious fields owned by the Atlanta …
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Fun included costume contest, live entertainment, food and, of course, art.
The Johns Creek Arts Festival continued its two-day debut on Sunday with a children's costume contest, more live entertainment, and hundreds of art vendors. Taking place at the Atlanta Athletic Club Fields, officials estimated that some 10,000 patrons enjoyed the festivities on Saturday alone. Did you take photos or video at the festival? Upload them to this article! See also: PHOTOS: Johns Creek Arts Festival, Day 1 Johns Creek Arts Festival Debuts This Weekend
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Festivities continue Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Day 1 of the city's first annual Johns Creek Arts Festival saw healthy crowds enjoying art vendors, food stands, live entertainment, a Kids Zone and a pet parade. The festival continues today, Saturday, through 6 p.m. followed by a free concert by the Johns Creek Symphony Orchestra and fireworks tonight at 7. The fun starts all over again tomorrow, Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., with a children's parade at 11 and a jazz brunch. The festival is taking place at the Atlanta Athletic Club fields. For a complete schedule and everything else you need to know to enjoy the festivities, see "Johns Creek Arts Festival Debuts This Weekend". Did you take photos at the festival? Upload them to this article!
Friday, October 26, 2012
What you need to know to enjoy the city's first annual arts fest.
Debuting this weekend, the first annual Johns Creek Arts Festival will boast more than 120 artists showcasing and selling their wares to an expected to an expected 20,000 visitors. But it's not just about the art – "It will be an event for the entire family," Grant Hickey, the city's communication director, told Patch earlier this month. In addition to artists tents, food vendors will be on site, and an expansive Kids Zone will entertain children with artistic activities, rides and inflatables. Here's what you need to know to properly enjoy the event: LOCATION & PARKING: The festival is taking place on the fields across from the Atlanta Athletic Club (1390 Bobby Jones Drive, intersection with Medlock Bridge Road). Ample parking will be …
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Volunteers needed for Oct. 27-28 event.
As Johns Creek gets ready for its first annual Arts Festival, the city's Communications Manager Grant Hickey and Chief of Staff Patty Hansen took time to tell Patch what's in store for the 20,000 visitors expected to attend. Taking place over the Oct. 27-28 weekend, the city has partnered with Arts on the Creek, the Johns Creek Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Atlanta Athletic Club to build on the arts festival previously produced by Arts on the Creek that took place on Perimeter Church grounds. "We were looking for a way to take it to the next level, and make this a regional event," said Hansen. So the city and its partners have hired Splash, which produces festivals in Dunwoody, Norcross and Acworth, to produce the event, which will …