Arts fest makes for gay day in Piedmont Park

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Few things attract throngs of gays in cute shorts quite like a free weekend, sunshine in Piedmont Park and an arts festival run by a gay couple. Twice a year, that’s the Piedmont Park Arts Festival.

Randall Fox and Patrick Dennis, the metro’s biggest gay park lovers who launched Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces in 2011, rolled out the rainbow carpet for everyone on Saturday and Sunday. A little rain, a lot of sun and a mixed crowd enjoyed the art booths, food vendors and live music to wile away the weekend.

AFPC has a few more park tricks in its future this year. Rendezvous for Sandy Springs Festival at Heritage Green on Sept. 21-22, Stone Mountain Oktoberfest takes place Oct. 12-13, Fall Festival on Ponce returns Oct. 19-20, and Chastain Park Festival is Nov. 2-3.

Photos by Sher Pruitt

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