Buckhead arts do Sunday in the park with gays

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Betty and Freddie Buckhead rolled out the red carpet over the weekend. Atlanta’s gay and gay-friendly festival crowd rolled into their ‘hood for the Buckhead Spring Arts & Crafts Festival on Saturday and Sunday.

An eclectic throng of visitors flowed into Chastain Park over the weekend to browse the festival’s vendors, enjoy its musicians and otherwise soak in the warm weather and fun. Festival goers included perennial candidate, divider of the gay vote and current City Council member Mary Norwood and perennial eye candy and tongue teaser King of Pops.

The event is the latest in a well-established annual schedule of arts fests by the gay-run Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces. The couple behind it oversees a dozen park festivals dotting their map of Atlanta from spring through summer and well into fall each year. Up next is the Old Fourth Ward Arts Festival in June.

Photos by Sher Pruitt


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