Scenes from the 2023 All Hands Art Festival


The talented Dean Brown performed at the 2nd Annual All Hands Art Festival (Photographer Nate Weeks)

The All Hands Art Festival is just one of the many unique events that take place in downtown Macon every year. The festival celebrates art crafted from clay, glass, metal, or wood and includes art vendor booths, demonstrations, an exhibition, live music, food trucks, according to the organizer 567 Center for Renewal.

The owner of Pink Tiki Glass Designs came to the festival from Gainesville, Florida and she uses a unique method to create her colorful glass art pieces: click on the photo to visit her website (Photographer Nate Weeks)

This year the festival took place next to the Grand Opera House from Saturday, October 7th until 6 p.m. through Sunday, October 8th from 12 p.m. until 5 p.m. 

The multi-talented artist Heidi Clinite, owner of the Ember Maypop Shop, was at the festival this year: click on the photo to visit her website (Photographer Nate Weeks)

The Art Olympics is a competition where artists face off against each other in technical competitions in glassblowing, pottery, or welding.  The final artworks created by the artists who competed in the competition will be unveiled on the last day of the art festival and attendees will also be able to vote on their favorite pieces.

Arthur Wilson, owner of Silica Burns Glass, came to the event from Atlanta: click on the photo to visit his website (Photographer Nate Weeks)

Adult general admission tickets are $7 for the All Hands Art Festival while children 12 years old and younger get in for free.

Bryan Beck of Macon's Blazing Paddles Studio and stARTup Studios struck a pose while vending at the festival: click on the website to visit his website (Photographer Nate Weeks)

On the last day of the festival, Sunday, October 8th, the All Hands Art Festival will take place until 5 p.m. and include demonstrations by potters, glass blowers, and blacksmiths.

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