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Visitors enjoy crafts and quaffs at art, music and beer festival
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Patrick Foss and Judy Mitchell, both from Buford, look at jewelry during the Pottery, Art and Brews Festival at Left Nut Brewing Company in Gainesville, on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. - photo by David Barnes

Left Nut Brewing Co. joined together artisans, musicians and beer enthusiast Saturday for its second Pottery, Art and Brews Festival.

Both festivals were host to about 10 vendors.

“It did so well in April that we wanted to do it again and we have a great turnout today,” said Carolyn Foote, Left Nut Brewing investor. “A lot of people are really enjoying it.”

Folk artist Teo Barth came to the brewery with the idea of hosting a festival within its walls.

“Barth is the one that started this and brought the idea to us. He in involved in the folk art community,” Foote said. “It is a nice opportunity for our brewery. It has opened us up for a lot of different people and it’s a wonderful event.”

The festival offers the opportunity to purchase handcrafted items from local artists such as Brian Wilson, Steve Turpin and Bo Thompson.

“I love pottery and folk art and that’s where a lot of these artists are from,” Barth said. “We are not going to keep it at just folk art, we just want handcrafted items.”

Barth said the goal is to have about 20 vendors next year.

“It’s a good start, Barth said. “It has a local vibe to it. It’s a lot of fun and it gets people together from different areas all for a good time and good art.”

There was live music by Atlanta singer Jordan Harris and authentic street tacos from El Tacoman.

“Other than being just another brewery, we want to open it up and let people have fun. We want everyone to come enjoy themselves,” Foote said. “This is a place to relax and have fun.”

Admission is free to the Pottery, Art and Brews Festival. To become a vendor or for more information contact Barth at

Left Nut Brewing Co. is located at 2100 Atlanta Highway, Gainesville.

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