Lilburn Art Alliance hosts 'sip-and-see'


• What: Lilburn Art Alliance’s sip and see

• When: 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday

• Where: 107 Main St., Lilburn

• Cost: Free

• For more information: Visit www.cityoflilburn.com

LILBURN -- Gwinnett, there is a new art organization in town.

The newly formed Lilburn Art Alliance is hosting its first official event Saturday for art lovers and artists alike.

For five hours, residents can stop by 107 Main St. to observe pieces, meet those in the group and to learn about the organization's mission to "promote public art projects throughout the city."

"I hope that the Lilburn Art Alliance will be a catalyst to harness the artistic energy in this city," Mayor Johnny Crist said. "We have a lot of talented artists here in Lilburn and a cultured community that appreciates the fine arts. The Art Alliance will help bring them together."

The Alliance will have complimentary hors d'oeuvres, wine and music at the event. The artists displaying works of art include Susan Boudreaux, Diana Dice, Teri Enfield, Alan Harp, Gwendolyn McDonald, David Raderstorf and Peggy Sullens.

The group plans to create works of public art, support local artists of all kinds and create studio space in Old Town Lilburn, according to a recent release.

The first public meeting of the Lilburn Art Alliance is scheduled for 7 p.m. Jan. 23. For more information, email Sonny Franks at signcreations@comcast.net.