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Suwanee Arts in the Park deadline soon

SUWANEE -- The vibrant north Gwinnett arts scene is amping up for one of the headline events of the year.

Suwanee's Arts in the Park, a festival that features art in a variety of forms, returns to Town Center Park on May 18. But applications for food vendors and artist exhibitors are due by April 30 and can be found at suwaneeartsinthepark.com.

The festival is hosted by the North Gwinnett Arts Association, and event organizers are interested in artists who demonstrate their craft on-site or to educate the public, a city news release said.

Exhibitors are selected through a jury process, and prize money is available.

Last year's festival counted about 50 artists and more than 4,000 attendees.

The event will run from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.