Photos: David Foster
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Atlanta’s eclectic and revered annual Inman Park Spring Festival, a two-day celebration of parades, entertainment, dancing, and open houses the last weekend of April, took place Friday through Sunday, April 23-25, 2010.
Atlanta’s largest street market (including a first-time Bhutanese Booth with beaded necklaces, henna body painting, and kudzu basket weaving!).
Also, food, music, fun, a most outrageous parade, and a home tour of Victorian-era treasures, Craftsman Bungalows, contemporary gems, and stunning renovations.
Bhutanese artisans and community volunteers
Atlanta Bhutanese Refugee Support Group "previously indefatigable" volunteer Craig Gilbert initiated, managed, and coordinated the project to include Bhutanese artisans among the festival vendors.
Beaded necklaces: Mrs. Oma Odari
Kudzu basket weavers: Misters Dulal, Pulami, Rimal, Rudra, MarMagar, Mapchan, Samal, Timshina
Drivers: Barbara Dorfman, Craig Gilbert, Deb Tawil, Leslie and Jeff Sokolow, Tika Rizal
At the Collective: The Inman Park gallery hosted weaving demonstrations of Bhutanese kudzu baskets, and sells them year-round.
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by Vernon Gross