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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Day Trip: Midtown Atlanta

Day Trip: Midtown Atlanta

Atlanta is a premier hub for arts and culture in Georgia, with music, art, entertainment and food around every corner. There’s always something new and exciting to catch your eye, and one of the best examples of this sense of wonder comes from the district of Midtown,...

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Let’s Gogh…to an Immersive Experience

Let’s Gogh…to an Immersive Experience

Have you ever heard the rumors of a famous artist who cut off his ear? Well, that artist, a painter named Vincent Van Gogh, indeed cut off a piece of his ear in a fit of rage. Despite his notoriety for being a little mad, he created many beautiful works that have been...

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The Arts Are Back!

The Arts Are Back!

2021 has been a year of recovery for almost everyone, but no one has felt the impact as much as our arts, cultural and event industries. It’s been a relief and a revelation to see our arts groups evolve, change and re-define themselves over the past 18 months, as well...

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Road Trip: Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Road Trip: Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Gatlinburg is a small town nestled in the valley of the Great Smoky Mountains and is a close neighbor to Pigeon Forge — home to the famous Dollywood amusement park. Gatlinburg is roughly 10 square miles, so it is very walkable with many different theatres, activities,...

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5 Within 50: Foodie Shops

5 Within 50: Foodie Shops

What we Dig about all of the 5 within 50 foodie shops featured in this issue isn’t just that they are all unique in their own way by the various products they offer. But they may as well be called 5 within 50 over the top nicest shops and owners! Each overflowing with...

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DAY TRIP: Julep Farms, Dillard, GA

DAY TRIP: Julep Farms, Dillard, GA

On the winding drive up to Highlands, NC, through the Blue Ridge Mountains, you pass a modern farm resort on a hill complete with all the necessities for a perfect day.  Enjoy bonfires, a game of croquet or peaceful walks to see the fantastic gardens and visit with...

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Gwinnett Film is Back

Gwinnett Film is Back

Gwinnett Film is back, and happy to report, busier than ever.  As we move into late summer and fall, the Gwinnett Film Office is happy to report after an extremely challenging 2020 for our entertainment industry— film and TV is back and busier than ever. Tracking by...

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Sips & Sunshine

Sips & Sunshine

You know those places where you feel totally at home, but also like you've slipped away on a little vacation? That's Cloudland Winery. Cloudland was founded in 2015 by owner and winemaker Sean Wilborn, but Sean has been working behind the scenes on this passion...

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Road Trip: St. Simons Island, GA

Road Trip: St. Simons Island, GA

5 h 9 min (340.4 mi) Slipping away during the hot steamy summer months to embrace the salty sea air and experience the low country island life is the perfect change of scenery. The deep beaches of St. Simons at low tide (seriously, 800 steps from boardwalk to toes in...

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Small Biz Spotlight: Flavor Rich Food Truck

Small Biz Spotlight: Flavor Rich Food Truck

Got flavor? At Flavor Rich, partners Christopher Fletcher and Angelica Finley do! Inspired by the home-cooked goodness of their parents' kitchen, the culinary-trained duo found a mutual interest in bringing delicious flavors to the metro Atlanta area, creating...

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5 Within 50: Scenic Runs

5 Within 50: Scenic Runs

The dogwood blossoms are bursting, and so are your sinuses, which can only mean one thing: the spring/summer running season is here! Trillium Trek Trail RunMay 12125 Elachee Drive | Gainesville Take a 3.1 or a 13.1 mile run through Georgia’s only National Dedicated...

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Day Trip: Atlanta Botanical Garden

Day Trip: Atlanta Botanical Garden

An urban oasis in the heart of Midtown, the Atlanta Botanical Garden is 30-acres of outdoor gardens, including an award-winning children’s garden, canopy walk in Storza Woods and Skyline Garden. Founded in 1973, the garden has grown to include 16 distinctive gardens...

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