It’s that time of year again…ATHFEST is upon us!
From Flagpole’s Art Notes:
This weekend marks AthFest’s 15th year and, along with showcasing dozens of local bands throughout the five-day festival, local artists will also be part of the scene. The 46 artists presenting their work at the AthFest Artists Market this year are primarily Athens-based, but some are traveling from North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama and Florida to attend. A few returning artists areJamie Calkin, Chris Hubbard (CHUB), Robert Smith of BlackSmith Guitars, Chuck Hanes of Misty Mountain Pottery, ReCycle Jewelry by Russell Williams and Ken Turk Glass. Newcomers to the festival include Mandy Elias, Sergio Ruano of Spoke-N-For, Jason Thomas of Red Rocket Farm,Letter Landmarks, Gabriel Brown and Kathleen Masters. Art market Chair Sean Cook worked with two other jurors, Pat McCaffrey of Swampware Pottery and glass artist Susan Staley, to select the artists.
Cook says that the group is really excited about presenting their work and that he “loves them all.” Drop by Washington and Hull streets to say hello, check out the artwork and take some home with you! The Artists Market is open Friday, June 24, 5–10 p.m., Saturday, June 25, noon–10 p.m., and Sunday, June 26, 12:30–8 p.m.
Read more: http://flagpole.com/Weekly/ArtNotes
Check out Athfest’s website for more information: http://athfest.com/