I had a wonderful selfie date at the Buckhead Spring Arts & Crafts Festival over the weekend. First of all, I love any festival that takes place in Chastain Park, as they are peaceful, shaded and lack the hordes of people that crowd some of the other festivals in town. In Chastain, you can actually look at the art without narrowly squeezing past others or waiting your turn to enter a booth. Additionally, a lot of my favorite vendors tend to sell their wares at the Chastain festivals.
I saw a lot of my faves on Saturday – Marisol Spoon (whimsical paintings in elaborate, hand-carved frames), A Whirl & A Twirl (ultra classy headbands), and Uncorked Candles (funky candles made out of beer and wine bottles), just to name a few. I also discovered an artist named Marc James Villanueva who makes adorable, irresistible owl art, as well as some great jewelry from MJM Designs.
But best of all, I spied two Asian food trucks that I had not encountered previously – Pho Sho (serving up Vietnamese delights) and The Bubble Tea Truck. My barbecue pork banh mi and lychee smoothie went great with a country music performance by Courtney Dickinson – girl can saaang!
The festival was on the small side, but that just meant I had enough energy to walk around the scenic, tranquil park – passing a golf course, a girl taking riding lessons at the Horse Park, and a lovely stream. I was in need of some R&R this weekend, and this festival surely fit the bill. If you didn’t make it out to this one, be sure to check out the Chastain Park Arts Festival in November.Tags: art festival, bahn mi, buckhead, buckhead spring arts & crafts festival, Chastain Park, food trucks