This weekend, don’t miss the 9th annual Norcross Art Fest on Oct. 6 and 7. More than 150 artists will display and sell their works downtown. There will also be live music and the Kidz Zone with activities for children. Proceeds will go to the Norcross Lions Club, who will distribute the money to charitable causes. For parking and other information, check out this festival guide.
And if you’re looking for live music, Julie Gribble will play a free concert at Thrasher Park at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6 Gribble is a fresh face on the American/Country music scene. Her music has shades of bluegrass and country, with her main base in Americana. Bring chairs, blankets and a picnic, or get a to-go dinner downtown.
The Beauty of Africa kicks off Oct. 4 with a Grand Opening party at the Nest. It is a monthlong celebration of African art, culture and vision. Continuing through the weekend, African artists will sell their wares during the Norcross Art Fest, and there are more activities planned through Oct. 30. You can take classes on African cooking, drumming, holistic healing and jewelry making. Proceeds go to the African Women Health, Education & Empowerment Center. For details on activities throughout October, visit the Nest.
An art exhibit by Duck Ae Karasek, entitled "His Presence," is also going on through Dec. 22 at the Pinckneyville Park Community Recreation Center.