Explore your way through the Artisan Resource Center Saturday April 19, and you just don’t know what you might find! From paintings to birdhouses, photography to monster special effects, fabric design to jewelry making, the center boasts an impressive list of artists . Located a mile south of the Big Chicken, most people don’t know the bustling complex even exists. “We are kind of hidden behind the Easy Rental, next to the Marietta Bowling Alley” says landlord Rip Potter, a fellow artisan.
When you visit this year expect something a little different as the Artisans have devised a unique way for each interested patron to interact with each studio: an interactive scavenger hunt is the newest idea for this spring’s event. In addition each studio has been challenged to be more interactive. Some will be sending video e-mails, others offering mini workshops, still others showcasing their portfolios while demonstrating the tools of their craft.
Throughout the day expect free give aways from participating studios along with food and beverages, live performances and more. The center itself is considered one Marietta’s best kept secrets. That an artisan conclave exists off of the congested Cobb Parkway remains an enigma. But once you meet landlord Rip Potter and his wife, Jefflyne, you begin to understand and appreciate their unique vision for attracting artists of various trades.
Friday, April 18th, 6-9pm – opening night reception Saturday, April 19th, 10-8pm585 Cobb Parkway, Marietta Ga. 30060Artisan Resource Center: Official Site