Food That Rocks

With its seventh show taking place this month, it’s no wonder that the Dunwoody Art Festival has become a beloved tradition in the Dunwoody community. The festival takes place on Mother’s Day weekend, offering the family a unique opportunity to spend quality time together while enjoying art, live entertainment and local food. As the largest art festival in the Dunwoody area, the festival has been known to attract crowds of more than 60,000 people each year, and festival organizers expect this year will be no different.

Festival-goers can expect to find art and artisan crafts ranging from handmade jewelry to paintings to home décor. The Dunwoody Art Festival features 150 artists from across the country who represent wide variety of media.

Returning for another year is the Chairs for Charity silent auction that benefits the art programs at local schools. Students from these schools have painted one-of-a-kind chairs that will be available for bidding or to buy on the spot at a special “buy it now” price. The auction is open from the start of the festival until 3 p.m. on Sunday, at which point chairs may be picked up by the winners.

In addition to exploring the artists’ booths, festival-goers can try tasty treats from food trucks from the surrounding area in the festival food court.  Whether you want to stay savory with gourmet lobsters rolls or indulge your sweet tooth with a homemade donut, the options are endless. Food and a show? The food court is located beside the live entertainment stage, where festival goers can enjoy performances from local acts.

While parents shop, children can hang out in the Kidz Zone where they participate in games, ride inflatables, or create a masterpiece of their own with arts and crafts activities. These activities are sure to keep kids entertained for hours, giving their parents ample time to explore the booths.

The Dunwoody Arts Festival will be located at the Dunwoody Village Parkway on May 13 and 14, rain or shine. The festival will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Parking and admission are free of charge. For more information, check out Dunwoody.splashfestivals.com.