Peachtree Hills Festival of the Arts – Celebrate Summer in Style!

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Who hasn’t wanted to wander the lovely tree lined Peachtree Hills Avenue between Buckhead and Ansley Park neighborhoods? This area is begging for an arts festival, and now it will happen. Visitors will enjoy a cool summer weekend stroll through the Peachtree Hills Festival of the Arts on June 9-10, 2012. There is plenty to see and do with 150 artists and artisans lining the festival route, plus a children’s area, gourmet foods and local acoustic music. The event is easy to find from Peachtree Rd. or Marta. There is plenty of parking, and is free to attend.

The inaugural Peachtree Hills Festival of the Arts will make it’s debut on June 9-10 featuring approximately 150 (mostly) local artists and crafters along the tree lined Peachtree Hills Rd. This event will be very conservative, with sensitivity to the nearby Peachtree Hills park and neighborhood. Emerging artists of all stripes are encouraged to participate.

Location:     285 Peachtree Hills Rd., Atlanta, GA 30305
Times:         Sat., June 9, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Sun., June 10, 2012 from 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Music:     Acoustic music only
Admission:     Free to attend

“When we first explored the Peachtree Hills area with regards to its suitability for an arts festival, it was a huge surprise,” says Patrick Dennis, President of the Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces. “The area is tree-lined, home to a major design center (ADAC), beautiful homes and lots of wide open space in a densely populated area in the heart of Atlanta. I couldn’t believe this area had never been the site of an arts festival before and am so proud to pioneer this site with an arts event.”

The festival is organized and run by artist volunteers who understand the needs and challenges of artists and how best to connect with consumers during this difficult economy.

“During a better housing economy, the Peachtree Hills neighborhood would be so heavily developed there might not be room for an outdoor event,” says Randall Fox, V.P. of the Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces. “But at this time we think the locals and visitors will be impressed by the beauty of the area and enjoy the natural environment while supporting the arts.

For more information, contact Patrick Dennis at 404-845-0793.

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