Manami Yagashiro Lingerfelt featured artisian at Norcross Art Splash Festival

Manami Yagashiro Lingerfelt is the featured artist at the Historic Downtown Norcross Art Splash Festival, held Oct. 7-8. (Special Photo)

More than 100 artists will be featured this weekend at the Historic Norcross Art Splash Festival, including Manami Yagashiro Lingerfelt.

Lingerfelt, originally from Japan, is the featured artesian at the festival, which runs Saturday and Sunday in Norcross. She will have her newest pieces for sale at her booth and her work (a soaring owl with gray and blue tones) will also be on display on the T-shirts worn by festival volunteers.

Said Lingerfelt: “I am always physically and emotionally involved in my art, and I strive to express positive energy and power through my lyrical and mystical images.”

According to a press release from festival organizers, each fall, planners for Art Splash choose a feature artist whose work illustrates the magic and enchantment of the historic district. This year it is Lingerfelt, who graduated in 1985 from the Tokyo Musashino Art College and then began a career as an illustrator and graphic designer. She took a 10-year break from the art scene to travel to India, Nepal and Sweden.

“Seeing the world definitely broadened my scope of the beauty that surrounds us all,” she said.

In addition the the artists and their displays, the festival will feature live entertainment, a play area for kids and a food court. The festival runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Parking and shuttle service are free. For more information, visit

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