Thousands walked through downtown Norcross to get a taste of the arts on Sunday.
The annual Norcross Art Fest brought thousands of visitors to the downtown area on Saturday and Sunday. Festival-goers were introduced to a multitude of artists each selling unique works made from jewelry, glass, sculpture, photography, window panes and much more. With over 180 artists lining the streets, downtown Norcross was a bustling place over the weekend. Patch tried to capture some of the energy of the Fest.
Crisp weather brings out shoppers and gawkers en masse for the biggest Fest yet.
Bright sunshine and a crisp breeze set the mood for the first day of the Norcross Art Fest, with inflatables, a new literary arts stage and more adding to the energy of the over 180 artist booths downtown. The main attraction was, of course, the artwork. From giant, happy metal butterfly chairs to delicate silk and bamboo clothing to fine art photography to massive oil-painted canvases, there was quite a variety of work on display—all of it curated to have a whimsical, fun feel. The festival continues today. “Last year, we got really busy right around one, so this is very good,” said organizer Frances Schube around noon, as the streets started filling up. She was pleased that the cheerful, colorful art selected seemed to be giving the …
Thousands attend the July 3rd Fireworks Festival in downtown Norcross on Sunday.
Food, music and vendors line the streets as thousands of people attend the July 3rd Fireworks Festival in downtown Norcross on Sunday. Two stages pumped music through downtown during the annual event while people picniced as they waited for the fireworks finale that started close to 9:30 p.m. The fireworks show lasted close to 20 minutes.