Monday, May 13, 2013
Visitors gather on the Duluth Town Green to admire art and celebrate Mother's Day.
Art lovers and families celebrating Mother’s Day flocked to Duluth for the Barefoot in the Park Fine Arts Festival this past weekend. The art admirers and shoppers included many mother-daughter-grandchildren groupings. The weather was beautiful for the two-day festival May 11 and 12 featuring performances on two stages and artists displaying their creations under tents on the Duluth Town Green. Their artwork included jewelry, paintings, photography, wood art, sculpture, fiber art, and more. Fifty-plus juried artists participated in the festival. Children explored their artistic inclinations with colored sand and other media in the Art Park tent. Artists demonstated their talents under the Learning Village tent. For adults, there were wine …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Ninth annual Barefoot in the Park Fine Arts Festival to fill the Duluth Town Green with jewelry, paintings, photography, wood art, sculpture, fiber art, and more.
Barefoot in the Park Fine Arts Festival will celebrate its ninth year of bringing an exhilarating and diverse offering of visual and performing arts to the Duluth Town Green May 11 and 12. The festival will showcase the work of 50-plus juried visual artists in a garden of white tents. Two stages of live performing arts groups will entertain festival-goers. A Children’s Tent full of activities, Binder’s Adult Learning Village featuring live art demonstrations, wine tastings, a beer garden, and plenty of good food will complete the experience. There is no admission fee. The traditional “Barefoot Gala” will happen on Saturday from 5 until 8 p.m. Accompanied by the young musicians of “38th Parallel,” partygoers will sip wine, sample food from …
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Anyone wearing an Iron Man/Avengers costume or T-shirt to the movie showing will be entered into a drawing for a $50 gift card.
Spend a fun evening with the family at “Flicks on the Bricks” Friday, April 26, on the Duluth Town Green and watch the movie “Iron Man,” based on the Marvel Comics action hero. The movie will be shown outdoors on a giant screen. Anyone wearing an Iron Man/Avengers costume or T-shirt will be entered into a drawing for a $50 Suno gift card. When wealthy industrialist Tony Stark, portrayed by Robert Downey Jr., is forced to build an armored suit after a life-threatening incident, he ultimately decides to use its technology to fight against evil. The movie will begin at dusk, but come out at 7 p.m. for pre-show activities. Admission to “Flicks on the Bricks” is free. “Iron Man” is rated PG-13. “Brave” will be the featured movie at the May 17 "…
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Pack a cooler, buckle the kids into the car, and head over to the Duluth Town Green for some family fun.
Flicks on the Bricks, a series of free outdoor events featuring movies and other activities that parents can share with their children, starts this Friday, April 5, on the Duluth Town Green. A screening of the classic Jim Henson movie “Labyrinth” will be accompanied by a visit from the Center for Puppetry Art’s Puppet Factory. Festivities begin at 7 p.m. The movie will be shown on a giant screen at dusk. The featured movie April 26 will be “Ironman” based on the Marvel Comics character. The series continues May 17 with a showing of “Brave” and a special performance and lesson on dance and hula-hoop by Shelby Rawles. So pack a cooler, buckle the kids into the car, and head over to the Duluth Town Green for some family fun.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Activities on the Duluth Town Green include trick or treating, a children's costume contest and appearances by Laughing Pizza Family Band and Atlanta Circus Camp.
Besides traditional trick or treating and a children’s costume contest, Halloween on the Green from 1 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, on the Duluth Town Green will feature the Laughing Pizza Family Band and Atlanta Circus Camp. Laughing Pizza, a real family band that writes and performs its original pop music for families, will appear on the Duluth Festival Center stage with the Atlanta Circus Camp as the opening act. Showtimes are 1:30, 3:15, and 4:30 p.m. Atlanta Circus Camp introduces children to circus, performing, and visual arts. Admission to the concert is free with a canned food donation for the community food bank. Halloween on the Green will also include a Cat Cruise In Car Show to benefit the Duluth High School Basketball …
Friday, October 19, 2012
Gwinnett and Duluth restaurants offering samples of their specialties for $1-$4.
Friday, October 19, 2012
Gwinnett and Duluth restaurants will offer samples of their specialties at Taste of Duluth from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, on the Duluth Town Green. Tasting samples will be available for $1 to $4. Participants include: The family-friendly event, hosted by JRM Management Services Inc., will also feature a Kids Zone and live entertainment on the Duluth Festival Center stage. Entertainment will be provided by the Peachtree Ridge High School Orchestra, Priceless Performers Dance Studio, Duluth Idol and Gwinnett’s Most Talented winners, Miss Cindy’s Dance Studio and more. For more information, visit www.duluthga.net.
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Free showing of movie musical on Duluth Town Green Saturday, Aug. 11, concludes summer series.
Thursday, August 9, 2012
The “Flicks on the Bricks” summer movie festival concludes Saturday, Aug 11, with a free showing of “Mamma Mia” starring Pierce Brosnan, Meryl Streep and Amanda Seyfried on the Duluth Town Green. Pre-movie festivities begin at 7 p.m. with a dance contet, hula hoop competition, and trivia games. The movie musical will be shown at dusk on a huge screen. “Mamma Mia” is rated PG-13. Adult beverages will be allowed during the event. The Town Green is located at 3167 Main St. in downtown Duluth. For information call 770-476-3434.
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Local Olympics fans, athletes cheer Team USA during 11Alive TV live broadcast from the Town Green Tuesday evening.
Local Olympics fans were featured in an 11Alive TV live broadcast on the Duluth Town Green Tuesday (Aug. 7) from 5 to 6 p.m. The Atlanta television station brought a double-decker red London tour bus and its W.I.Z-O-Meter to town for the broadcast. Citizens wearing red, white and blue holding posters supporting Team USA in the 2012 London Olympics were joined by groups of local gymnasts, cyclists, archers, fencers and other athletes. Duluth Historical Society President Judy Wilson brought a display of memorabilia from past Olympic games. Mary Buck, who was interviewed in her 1996 Centennial Atlanta Olympics shirt, showed her Olympic pin collection. This was the second time this year Duluth has been spotlighted by 11Alive. The TV station …
Friday, June 8, 2012
11Alive Morning Show to broadcast live from the Duluth Town Green early next Friday, June 15.
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Friday, June 8, 2012
Set your alarm clocks early for next Friday, June 15, so that you can show up on the Duluth Town Green where 11Alive’s Morning Show (WXIA-TV Channel 11) will be broadcasting live from 4:30 to 7 a.m. Bring signs and banners and show your love and support for Duluth! The entire community is invited to come out, according to Alisa Williams, director of public information and marketing for Duluth. Reporters will be moving through the green talking to people during the show, she said, and merchants are welcome to display their products. Duluth Patch will be there, too, reporting on the TV coverage of the city. See you bright and early next Friday! In case of inclement weather, the show will move indoors or onto the Duluth Festival Center stage.
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
With or without shoes, visitors enjoyed visual and performing arts on Duluth Town Green.
Duluth’s Town Green was an artistic feast for the eyes and ears during the Barefoot in the Park Fine Arts Market. The eighth annual event showcased visual and performance arts over the May 5-6 weekend and attracted 15,000 visitors to the city. Sixty juried artists displayed paintings, watercolors, photography, mixed media, ceramics, glass art, sculpture, metal art, jewelry, fiber art, and more under tented booths on the green. Among the unusual items were Dan Finerman’s handcrafted wooden banks made with doors from vintage post office lock boxes. A variety of performing arts filled the Main Stage and Second Stage on both days. The acts included the Gwinnett Community Band, Southern Ballet Theatre, Stone Mountain Chorus, Metro Jazz Band, …