The Gwinnett Convention and Visitors Bureau bestowed the honor of “Event of The Year” to Norcross Art Fest at their annual holiday luncheon held at the Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center in Buford, Georgia. The beautiful facility was the perfect venue for the hospitality industry’s award celebration. Cindy Flynn and Frances Schube of Splash Festivals Inc., producers of the event, were thrilled to receive the trophy. “I can’t wait to give this beautiful glass sculpture to Bucky Johnson, because I think it would look great on the Mayor’s desk,” laughs Flynn. Lisa Anders, Deputy Director of the Gwinnett CVB, presented the award and commented that Norcross Art Fest does a wonderful job attracting visitors to the area and filling hotel rooms. Attendees of the ceremony also included Gwinnett hotel executives, general managers and restaurateurs.
Inside Gwinnett Magazine also has named Norcross Art Fest “Best Festival” by their readers for both 2010 and 2011. “Art Fest is truly a team effort. We have incredible volunteers, a wonderful committee and a super City staff that is there with us all the way,” explains Schube “We have more than 400 community helpers, students from Norcross High School, scouts from several troops, and even our Mayor and Councilmen are there to help make Art Fest a winner. Some of these tireless workers meet and greet the artisans at 4:30 am when it is still dark outside. They are the true heroes,” says Flynn.