OUTDOOR SHINDIG OFFERS INSPIRATION FOR CREATIVELY INCLINED KIDDOS

With kids activities and many types of art on display, Artsapalooza is ideal for a multi generational day of fun.

With kids activities and many types of art on display, Artsapalooza is ideal for a multigenerational day of fun.

Story: Maria Carter

What does a festival organized by artists for artists look like? You might envision a cross between a block party and an outdoor gallery—in other words, Sandy Springs Artsapalooza. Now in its fourth year, the two-day fete is a hotbed of homegrown talent, bursting with the works of nearly 150 creative minds specializing in ceramics, glassblowing, mixed media, painting, woodwork and more. Interactive art stations entice older kids, while the littlest ones will likely make a beeline for the play area decked out with bungee-jump trampolines, inflatable bounce houses, slides and more. If the family gets a hankering for grub, food trucks aren’t far away: on-site options include sushi and noodle bowls at Genki To-Go, sandwiches from Roly Poly and Williamson Bros. Bar-B-Q, plus beer and wine vendors for thirsty adults. Feel free to bring Fido out for the day of fun, too—dogs (on leashes!) are welcome. Admission and parking are free.

Sandy Springs Artsapalooza 2014 Collage

SANDY SPRINGS ARTSAPALOOZA
Apr. 18, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Apr. 19, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
6100 Lake Forrest Drive N.E.
Sandy Springs 30328
404.873.1222
sandyspringsartsapalooza.com