BELOVED ARTS FESTIVAL RETURNS AFTER A HIATUS
If you missed checking out your favorite artists at the Brookhaven Arts Festival last year, here’s your chance—after an absence in 2014, the annual event is back by popular demand. On Oct. 17 and 18, more than 100 artists from across the country will gather to showcase their creations in mediums ranging from painting to photography, woodworking to weaving. Individuals signed up to display their wares include Atlanta’s own Susan Morehead, whose custom handcrafted hats look like they came straight off a “Downton Abbey” set, and Dawn Muscio, who creates exquisite one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces in her Brookhaven studio (see her profile on page 52). The festival’s new organizer, the Brookhaven Community Foundation, promises plenty of food, fun and live tunes throughout the day. The event is free, but don’t forget your wallet in case you see a piece you just can’t live without. There’s plentiful free parking, too—and, let’s face it, how often does that happen in Atlanta? – Jill Becker
BROOKHAVEN ARTS FESTIVAL
Oct. 17, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Oct. 18, noon-5 p.m.
Apple Valley Road (in front of MARTA station parking lot)
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