On this beautiful, sunny morning, the Midtown Festival of the Arts began.
Upon entering the Festival around 10th Street and Peachtree Place, the Margaret Mitchell House was immediately visible. Children were enjoying the hoola hoops, games, chalk and bounce house, while parents mingled nearby. (The gated facility made for a most appropriate Kid Zone.) The House was open to visitors, and booths were occupied by the Atlanta Center for Puppetry Arts, the Atlanta History Center, a cotton candy vendor, and others.
Further down Peachtree Street, one gets the impression that the Festival food really is different than average. Strawberry-lemonade and Mexican chocolate popsicles from The King of Pops, organic (corn)dogs, and that Yumbii Truck selling tofu or beef Korean tacos are just a few examples of the culinary treats. A stop by the Culinary Stage, at the right moment, results in tastes of the presenting chef’s fare.
Artists like StevOtomic, from Marietta, who specializes in Retro Mod sculpture; Marie Scott, who creates bright and vibrantly colored oil paintings, from South Carolina; fused glass artist Debra Emerick of Starpath Designs in Macon; and Black artist and author Michael M Moore represent the Festival well. Everyone was very friendly, but in this atmosphere, who wouldn’t be?
So, an entertaining event: great weather, great food, and plenty of eye candy, make for a great festival. If you haven't made it to Midtown today, consider stopping in tomorrow from 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM. What's stopping you?
If you've already been to the Midtown Arts Festival, let me know what you think. Please leave a comment. Thanks.