Acworth Art Fest celebrates local craft talent


Sabrina Kerns

Although his booth display lacked creativity compared to others, photographer Michael Amos makes up for it with these beautiful and witty pieces.

Sabrina Kerns, Photographer, Reporter

The city of Acworth started its two-day annual art fest on April 11, crowding main street with various local artists’ work, food vendors’ tables, fun games, and inflatables.

The event supported an important opportunity for the community to help local artists by not only purchasing their artwork but also by showing appreciation for it. The art fest provided a little something for everyone by hosting a variety of different artists, the creative and beautiful booths displaying paintings, pottery, folk art, metalwork, jewelry, yard art, and much more.

“I love coming to the art fest every year! I like to know that my community supports me and admires the work that artists like us go through. It means the world to me that all of these people come out just to see my photos, and so many of these people that visit my booth also take the time to talk to me and express how much they love my work,” said photographer Michael Amos.

This year’s art fest added to the excitement with the kidz zone, a group of booths monitored by event volunteers offering free crafts for kids to make and take home. The colorfully decorated playland entertained the little ones with inflatables, sand art, and face painting. A train also drove around the streets of downtown Acworth, picking up kids and allowing them to see all of the bright and vibrant decorations that volunteers set up for the event.

Various food vendors also set up booths at the fest this year including Henry’s Louisiana Grill and King of Pops as well as culinary artists Judi Rhodes and Kathy Stempf. The two culinary artists sold wine and cheese to event patrons while local popular New Orleans restaurant, Henry’s, set up a booth directly in front of their regular location, offering various items from their menu and refreshing drinks.

“I have had a booth at the fest for the past two years now, and both times it was such a great experience. It’s so nice for an entire community of people to be able to try the food and tell us what they think about it. It is a great way to meet new people and also to get feedback on our products,” said Kathy Stempf.