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Yellow Daisy Festival is back in Stone Mountain

STONE MOUNTAIN -- Calling all craft shoppers, holiday gift seekers and art collectors: The annual Yellow Daisy Festival is returning to Stone Mountain Park on Thursday through Sunday. More than 400 artists and crafters from 38 states and two countries will have their works on display for purchase.

There will be art in every form imaginable: jewelry, paintings, sculptures, magnets, mixed-media, wood, pounded metal and much more.

This year's featured artist is Charity Elise from Tucker and this isn't her first time gracing the event.

"This is my 10 year anniversary of doing the Yellow Daisy Festival, and out of all of the shows that I do and any of the venues that I have experienced, this is certainly a favorite," Elise said. "I love having the chance to meet so many wonderful people at this show and to be able to spend these four days sharing what I love with them in such a beautiful setting."

She works with pottery, porcelain and plenty of colors. Elise crafts everything from humorous garden signs that say "Are my roots showing?" and "Annuals ... live fast, die young" to playful paintings of flowers, houses and quotes from Baha'u'llah, the founder of the Baha'i Faith.

"The world is so rich with color and pattern, and the 'rhythm' that is created by contrasting colors next to one another, the movement of a line or the repetition of a pattern is mesmerizing to me," Elise said. "I am always thrilled to see how these common threads emerge and flow through the arts of people all over the world."

There are other activities keep the whole family entertained, including a Children's Corner, live music with JaneDear Girls headlining Sunday night and craft demonstrations. Attendees are encouraged to stay for the Lasershow Spectacular in MountainVision Saturday night.

Stone Mountain Park compiled a list of shopping tips for amateur buyers and professional consumers. Tip No. 1: Bring a buddy to help with the shopping because the number of booths can be overwhelming. Tip No. 2: Wear clothes appropriate for the weather -- there is always a chance of rain. Read the full list at festival.stonemountainpark.com.

There are no pets allowed in the festival. This is a rain or shine event.