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Suwanee celebrates creativity with Arts in the Park

By Heather Darenberg

Staff Writer

heather.darenberg@gwinnettdailypost.com

SUWANEE -- Art in all of its various forms -- 2-D, 3-D and performance art, will be celebrated during Suwanee's Arts in the Park event May 22.

With a theme of "The Art of Making Art," the event offers artists a unique opportunity to educate the public about various art forms, said Lynne Bohlman DeWilde, the city's spokeswoman.

Artists are encouraged to demonstrate or educate festival attendees about their art. Best of Show cash prizes will be offered based on originality, presentation and display of goods, as well as interaction with attendees, craftsmanship and skill.

Applications are available online at www.suwanee.com and are due by April 15.

The festival also will include live entertainment and a chalk-walk art competition. Chalk artists in four different age divisions, from pre-K to adults, are invited to put their creative genius to work in designated sidewalk areas for their chance to win cash prizes.

Applications for the inaugural chalk-walk art competition are due before May 15.