The Path to 200 Buttons

The Path to 200 Buttons

What started out as a joke between two colleagues has now turned into a public art project dedicated to furthering the love of art in Gwinnett County.  Have you driven around Gwinnett lately and noticed that giant buttons are popping up all over town? No, there is no...

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A Tale of Two Tours

A Tale of Two Tours

Have you ever wondered how the groovy, cool town of Suwanee fosters such an artistic vibe? There is no easy answer, but when visiting, it’s very obvious that art IS a passion of the city and an intentional strategy in creating a more connected community.  One of the...

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Never Have I Ever… Painted a Mural

Never Have I Ever… Painted a Mural

By: Bryce Boigner When it comes to public demonstration, the mural is a common and eye-catching way to express oneself, document or tribute, promote a political or social cause, or to simply beautify a space. From the immaculate religious frescoes of antiquity to the...

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5 Within 50 Creative Activities

5 Within 50 Creative Activities

A spark of creativity might not come easily to all (not without some professional help or liquid courage), but have no fear there are many DIY creative activities in Gwinnett that will let out your inner artist. When you make something with your hands, your mood...

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What Does the Artist Say?

What Does the Artist Say?

116 Carlyle Street Norcross, GA 30071 770-840-9844 nocrossgalleryandstudios.org Born in Connecticut, artist Kathy A. Kitz was gifted with the passion to create. In 1992, she rented out a studio space known as Norcross Gallery and Studios and has made it her home ever...

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Small Business Art From the Heart: Citizen Exchange

Small Business Art From the Heart: Citizen Exchange

A former world traveler and executive for a Global Mission agency, Amy Valdez Barker suddenly found herself unemployed and short on hope amidst the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic. Amy had always been inspired by art and found it to be therapeutic, comforting and inspiring. ...

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We Dig: Local Artists

We Dig: Local Artists

From musicians and glass blowers to woodworkers and nail artists, we certainly have no shortage of talented Gwinnettians. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite local artists and convinced them to share all the details about their work, motivation and how you can snag...

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Gwinnett in Deco

Gwinnett in Deco

Art Deco — a name that commands. A style that calls to mind towering buildings and endless cityscapes. The chiseled lines and symmetrical shapes invoke feelings of pride, wealth and prestige from a world lost to time. In the United States, no architectural style...

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In Season: Oh My Gourd

In Season: Oh My Gourd

With the harvest season upon us, everyone is looking for fun ways to get into the spirit of autumn. Whether you’re running through a corn maze, touring a local farm or even just heading to a hardware store to pick up supplies to fall-ify your home, you’re sure to come...

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Tipsee: Creative “RTD” Cocktails

Tipsee: Creative “RTD” Cocktails

The progression of “professional drinking” over the last year has spurred an innovative and creative approach to the beverage industry. First there was the basic beer, then craft beer became all the rage with the plethora of breweries popping up all over the country....

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