We are thrilled the very first Midtown Festival of the Arts is September 24th and 25th, 2010, sponsored by Audi and another in a string of fantastic Atlanta attractions. Bustling Peachtree Street will be closed for a unique celebration of Atlanta’s exciting Midtown Community. It begins on Friday evening, September 23th with the Opening Party and Public Art Auction of 30 Signature Festival bar stools. These Signature bar stools have been designed by judge selected artists. You will have the opportunity to mix and mingle with new neighbors and old friends alike.
On Saturday the Midtown Festival of the Arts Peachtree will open with the Artist Market featuring over 100 artist showcasing a wide array of media from painting, photography, sculpture, jewelry fiber, ceramics and woodworking. After a morning of shopping head over to Plates on Peachtree, sponsored by Fifth Group Restaurants. This ticketed only Atlanta event will highlight special dishes and speciality drinks from 14 of our finest Midtown restaurants for you to sample. A few of my favorite dishes are Duck Rillettes by Ecco Restaurant, Chilled Shrimp with saffron and poached apples by TAP Restaurant and Creamy Chocolate and Pistachio Flan from the Bakeshop. At the Culinary Stage you will have the opportunity to watch your favorite chef prepare their featured dish. These cooking demonstrations are sponsored by Cooks Warehouse. Tickets are $30 in Advance and $40 the day of.
Experience new taste and the spirit of Midtown from the many food vendors along Peachtree Street. A few of the vendors I am looking forward to are The Nook serving Crab Cakes, South City Kitchen serving Pulled BBQ Pork Sandwiches and for desert don’t forget a handmade Popsicle from the King of Pops. To quench your thirst be sure and visit the Beer Garden and have a Terrapin Beer.
A Kid Zone will feature family activities that include music, dance, crafts and storytelling. Saturday plan on catching Movie Night on Peachtree with the free outdoor showing of Driving Miss Daisy, by Mr. Alfred Uhry. This classic film was filmed in and around Atlanta. The Main Stage will showcase a wide variety of music from Rock-N-Roll to R & B, bringing back fond memories of the Midtown Music Festival. Local Choirs will perform each afternoon at Peachtree and Fifth Street.
See you this weekend strolling down Peachtree Street, just two blocks from our Atlanta Bed and Breakfast!