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Mother’s Day brings Colors Festival to Roswell
by Joan Durbin
May 07, 2014 08:33 AM | 3672 views | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Roswell Arts Center West teacher Marlee Mincher helps ready artwork for the upcoming Roswell Colors Festival.
Roswell Arts Center West teacher Marlee Mincher helps ready artwork for the upcoming Roswell Colors Festival.
On a weekend when many families are planning to get together to celebrate Mother’s Day, Roswell’s historic Town Square will be bustling with people who know there will be fun available there for all ages.

On May 10 and 11, the 24th annual Colors Festival of Arts will offer fine arts, crafts, food, entertainment and children’s activities from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day.

“Over the years many other communities have added special events on Mother’s Day weekend, but I remember when the Colors festival was unique in that respect,” said Dotty Etris, executive director of Roswell’s Convention and Visitors Bureau.

“However, the large crowds proved it filled a void in the options of how families spent this day. Some families now make this event a traditional part of their celebration.”

Artists and craftsmen arrive from areas around the Southeast to join Roswell and north Fulton artists for the festival. “We will have 105 artists and craftsmen booths showing and selling,” Etris said.

Food vendors will be set up and entertainment is scheduled throughout the day, including storytelling, vocalists, instrumentalists and dance performances.

Coordinated and presented by the Roswell Junior Woman’s Club, the event raises funds that support the numerous charitable and community programs the club sponsors.

“This fundraiser, the largest event for our organization, is crucial for our efforts to make Roswell and north Fulton a better, safer and enriched community,” said the club’s Susan Yarbrough.

“By joining us, visitors will enjoy a variety of entertainment, food, a wide array of art, jewelry, photography, pottery, woodwork and so much more.”

Parking is always hard to find near the Square during the event, so a free shuttle will run from Roswell City Hall to the square throughout the two festival days.

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