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Student artists go green with local art contest
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Art for the eARTh
2-5 p.m. Saturday
Where: Barnes & Noble, The Avenue Forsyth, 410 Peachtree Parkway, Cumming
How much: Free

The Avenue Forsyth has joined with South Forsyth High School and a local environmental organization to celebrate Earth Day through creations from some student artists.

Students were encouraged to transform soda cans, water bottles, cardboard boxes and other recyclable materials into works of art.

The judging panel included several local artists and Amanda Kroll, director of the Quinlan Visual Arts Center in Gainesville. The winning artists, as well as a voters' choice winner, will be recognized during a ceremony on Saturday at the Avenue. They will receive gift cards for Avenue retailers.

The Saturday event will also feature giveaways and performances by local musicians.

Tammy Wright, director of Keep Forsyth County Beautiful, said the opportunity to work with the school system and merchants "will help our organization fulfill its mission of working with local businesses to improve beautification, litter reduction and recycling."

The Avenue Forsyth is located at 410 Peachtree Parkway in Cumming, just off Ga. 400.