Arts festival packs Alpharetta

Crowds enjoy art, fine weather

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ALPHARETTA, Ga. – Once again, Milton Avenue was jam-packed with people for another weekend event April 26-27. This time, it was the annual Alpharetta Arts Streetfest. With near-perfect, sunny weather, artists and vendors from throughout the country converged on the street to set up booths and hock their wares.

This is the second year that Alpharetta artist Camille Kohler has held a booth at the arts festival.

“It’s definitely worth my time to come back,” said Kohler.

Carolyn Wilson came from McHenry, Ill., to set up her fused glass pieces.

“I did the show last year and did enough business to warrant coming back,” she said. “I lucked out with the weather this year.”

Wilson takes pieces of colored glass and fuses it onto background glass. This creates a layered effect. One piece was a fishbowl with goldfish floating inside, all made of glass.

She and her husband, Leonard, have been creating the glass art for 30 years. What started as a hobby has turned into their full-time business.

RN 05-01-14