Photography by Tony Benner
ATLANTA – This weekend the 9th Annual Atlanta Arts Festival filled Piedmont Park with life, color, music, and art from
more than 200 talented artists in 12 different mediums. The 2015 Festival was enjoyed by art lovers, families, friends, and foodies alike. Attendees experienced beautiful weather, hands-on art activities, live music and savory bites while
perusing incredible artwork from across the country. While the Festival founders pride themselves on offering a variety of activities and beautiful art for every interest, they also take time to highlight the true stars of the show, the artists.

Each year, several artists are recognized for their artistry and craft with one artist from each of the 12 categories of art
awarded “Best of” in their respective craft. The winners are chosen by a panel of highly-esteemed judges, the same
artists and educators who chose the participating artists. The 9th Annual Atlanta Arts Festival is proud to announce this year’s winners:
2-D Mixed Media                                       Chris Mason              www.chrismasonphoto.com
Drawing | Graphics | Printmaking     Richard Wilson         www.richardwilsonart.com
3-D Mixed Media                                       Grace Kisa                  www.gracekisa.com
Fiber | Leather                                            Clay Bush                  www.etsy.com/shop/SalvageGoodsTN
Painting – Oil | Acrylic                             Patrick DeAngelis   www.facebook.com/patrickdeangelisart
Glass                                                              David Russell            www.russellartglass.com
Painting – Watercolor | Pastel             Alison LaMons          www.alisonlamons.com
Jewelry                                                         Harry Roa                   www.harryroagallery.com
Photography | Digital Art                       Michael Bryant         www.Michael-Bryant.com
Metal                                                               Robert Taylor           www.roberttaylormetalsmith.com
Wood                                                              Jeff Vollmer               www.merchantsofmirth.com
Clay                                                                 Lee Hazlegrove        www.leehazlegrove.com
With a beautiful weekend as its backdrop, the 9th Annual Atlanta Arts Festival filled the Piedmont Park pathways with
captivating and irresistible photographs, jewelry, wood pieces, paintings and so much more. Festival-goers of all ages
were encouraged to discover their inner artist. Kids created masterpieces at the Lil’ Artist Alley, while adults participated in classes at the Creation Station and Canvas By U! pavilion. Food lovers explored the flavors of Atlanta as chefs from 521 Kitchen & Que, Murphy’s, Parkers on Ponce, Spice to Table and more brought food to life at the Art of Cooking Stage.

The artistry of local musicians filled the air providing a live soundtrack for the Festival. Attendees participated, absorbed, and experienced all of the Festival offerings throughout the weekend.
ABOUT ATLANTA ARTS FESTIVAL
Atlanta Arts Festival is a professionally-juried fine arts event that fills Piedmont Park in Atlanta GA with color and life.
Ranked among the Top 100 Fine Art & Design Shows in the country by Sunshine Artist magazine in 2012, Atlanta Arts
Festival brings to the drawing board 200 local and nationally recognized artists from an eclectic mix of 12 mediums,
Including jewelry, painting, photography, ceramics and sculpture, leather and metal, glassblowing and more – all in one weekend!
 


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