On September 11th, 2021 the Cumming Arts Center at 111 Pilgrim Mill Road in downtown Cumming is celebrating the arts of the many cultures who reside in our county and enrich our lives.

If you are part of an ethnic group or know someone who is, please share this with them so they can participate in this wonderful opportunity to share the cultural experiences that make you, your family or your business a unique asset to Forsyth County. This is also an amazing and exciting opportunity for the people of Forsyth County to come to know and appreciate what your culture brings to all of us.

We are looking for artists and artisans from different cultural backgrounds to display, demonstrate and sell their art.  We are also looking for vendors of ethnic foods to sell affordable snack-size tastes of their cuisine.  Dancers and musicians who can perform short performances are also needed.  Sponsors for the festival are most welcome.

We have a very limited number of 10’ x 10’ tent spaces available.  In order to pay the city permit costs we are charging $30 per vendor space.  Tents and serving tables are not included in the fee and must be provided by the user.  Food vendors may be able to use a small food cart or truck in a street space.  All vendors of food must have the proper permits from the county health department.  Vendors of food and art must have their own tax number.  All permits will be subject to inspection during the event.

There will be a plein air workshop and quick paint event held during this festival, as well, and artists from all cultures and backgrounds are invited to participate.  Mary Negron will be team leader for the plein air events.

There will also be a chalk art contest for kids.

Volunteers are needed to help with all aspects of this festival.  Please let Bunny know what you would like to do to help.

Event Schedule:

Saturday, September 11th from 9am – 4pm (Vendors must be in place by 8:30am)

If you would like to know more, please contact Bunny Salter at bonita@jbsalter.com  or text her at 480-789-9994.  Space is limited so apply soon.  A $30 non-refundable the tent space fee for vendors is required with the registration.  There is no fee for entertainers. 

Vendor application deadline is June 27, 2021.