Free arts festival in DeKalb to feature classic car show, live music

Credit: Courtesy of Saldivia Jones

Credit: Courtesy of Saldivia Jones

DeKalb County residents will treated to roughly 140 artists, specializing in photography, painting, sculpture and the like, at the Brookhaven Arts Festival.

The two-day festival, now in its 14th year, is the brainchild of Brookhaven resident Kelly Marsh, a realtor with Keller Williams.

“My mother was an artist and taught me how to appreciate art, and I love collecting art,” Marsh said in a statement. “This festival draws crowds of thousands each year from all over the region and is an opportunity for Brookhaven to shine right alongside our many talented artists.”

Held Oct. 20 and Oct. 21, the festival is expected to bring between at least 8,000 visitors to the city in support of the Brookhaven Community Foundation.

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The festival runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Attendees will be treated to musical performances both days ending an hour before the festival closes.

If your artistic interests lean toward the automotive side, patrons will also be treated to a car show on Sunday.

The festival is just a short walk away from Brookhaven MARTA Station near Apple Valley and Peachtree roads.

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