The Brookhaven Arts Festival celebrates its 8th anniversary this year on Oct. 15 and 16. Open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday, the event highlights new talents and established artists from around the Southeast.

Artists will bring their art for sale and display, and many artists will also provide demonstrations. The festival will offer a children’s interactive market, food stands, and live music from Women of Rock and the Round, Gwen Hughes, and Brown and Taylor. Saturday the festival stays rolling with food and music for a block party from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

The festival takes place on Apple Valley Road, directly behind the Oglethorpe MARTA station. MARTA will provide free parking for festival-goers. The Brookhaven Arts Alliance, a non-profit organization, organizes the event with the help of local volunteers. The Alliance is highly appreciative to all their volunteers, especially the returnees, but is always looking for more members of the community to get involved. For more information, visit brookhavenartsalliance.com.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.