Monday, April 29, 2013
Patch is giving away a pair of prime tickets to the last show of the downtown Lawrenceville theatre's season.
Enter to win a pair of fifth row tickets to an opening weekend performance of Lark Eden at the Aurora Theatre in Lawrenceville on Saturday, May 4, at 8 p.m. from Patch. Aurora's final play of its 17th season, Lark Eden is a southern comedy about chosen family and best friends. The play by Natalie Symons follows three lifelong friends over 75 years. The play runs from May 2 through May 26. Full-price tickets start at $20. Visit www.auroratheatre.com for discount and matinee prices. To enter Patch's ticket giveaway, simply tell us about your best friend in the comment section below by Thursday, May 2, at 12 p.m. We will randomly choose the winner from the comments. The winner will be announced by Thursday, May 2, at 6 p.m. See our rules for…
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
The annual concert series at the Historic Courthouse features everything from Salsa music to "Yacht Rock."
Sunday, March 10, 2013
The Hudgens Center for the Arts in Duluth offering spring art classes for youth and adults and summer camps for children.
The Hudgens Center for the Arts in Duluth is looking forward to spring and summer and letting Gwinnett residents know what’s being offered. Spring art classes start the week of March 18 and include one and two-day workshops as well as regular eight-week long classes in a variety of media. Registration is also open for summer children’s art camps, which include four Color Wheel sessions and three Summer Pottery sessions. Two free Altered Books workshops are scheduled for Saturday, March 9. Spring art classes Classes to be taught this spring include pottery, plein air and landscape painting in pastels, acrylics or oils; figure drawing and creative drawing for adults and for children; and more. Two pottery classes will be taught in Korean. …
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
ArtWorks! Gwinnett to to recognize contributions to the arts at Feb. 25 ceremony in Buford. Duluth art leaders among nominees.
Tuesday, February 19
ArtWorks! Gwinnett will recognize contributions to art at the second annual “Fusion ArtWorks! Gwinnett Art Awards” Monday, Feb. 25, at the Buford Theatre and Community Center. The awards celebrate the artists, arts administrators, and citizens who support the arts countywide. Awards will given in more than a dozen categories, and this year’s nominees consist of almost 30 individuals and almost 20 companies and partnerships. Combined, the nominees represent seven municipalities from around Gwinnett. Including Buford, Duluth, Grayson, Lawrenceville, Norcross, Snellville, and Suwanee. Fusion tickets are $100. Discounts are available for ArtWorks! Gwinnett members and Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce members. Tickets can be purchased online at …
Thursday, December 27, 2012
City leaders hope artwork will help boost foot traffic in downtown Lawrenceville, Ga.
If you make it look inviting, they will come. That's what Lawrenceville leaders are hoping. Some vacant storefronts in downtown Lawrenceville have been turned into mini art galleries in order to entice interest. According to Mayor Judy Jordan Johnson, the plan is working. She started the idea shortly after being elected to attract entrepreneurs to the empty spaces and in turn build appreciation for the local art community. The "space available" signs on East Crogan Street are surrounded by eye-catching paintings, drawings and photography from members of the North Gwinnett Arts Association, a group of more than 100 creative types from the community. NGAA president, Vickie Johnson, a fine arts teacher at Central Gwinnett High School, helped …
Thursday, November 29, 2012
The LONA Gallery recently moved a few doors down on Crogan St. in Downtown Lawrenceville and Sparkle is getting ready to do the same. But just why did they decide to relocate?
It’s like businesses in Downtown Lawrenceville are playing musical chairs. At the beginning of November, The LONA Gallery moved down the block on Crogan St. to a larger location. And on Thursday, we spotted Sparkle owner Meg Earhart cleaning the front window for her store’s future home—right next door to her current spot. The Little Shop of Antiques most recently occupied Sparkle’s new location. While the square footage is smaller than her current space next to Niko’s Wine Corner, it will allow Earhart to do more. “Over the last year, we started doing more and more shows. Travelling all over the country—New York, Arizona, Chicago… We’re doing pop culture shows, ComiCons and DragonCons…” explains Earhart. She says while business in that …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
The Lawrenceville, Ga.'s theatre won a top award and their show "Clyde 'N Bonnie: A Folktale" took home six awards.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
The Aurora Theatre in Downtown Lawrenceville took home seven statues from the 2012 Suzi Bass Awards Monday. The awards honor the best in Metro Atlanta's professional theatre community. The theatre itself won the 2012 Audience Choice Award for Outstanding Season. Aurora's production of "Clyde 'N Bonnie" won the following awards: Ann-Carol Pence was nominated twice for Outstanding Music Direction. She won for "Clyde 'N Bonnie" and she was also nominated for "A Chorus Line."
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Dancers from the Gwinnett Ballet Theatre were on hand for the open house of their future home in Lawrenceville, Ga.
Wearing bright pink hard hats, dancers from the Gwinnett Ballet Theatre were all smiles as they toured their new facility for the first time. On Thursday, The non-profit dance company opened the doors to their new facility in Lawrenceville, Ga. The building is still under construction. GBT announced the move from Snellville in June. They plan to complete their relocation in the fall. Lawrenceville Patch will have more on this story.
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
The theatre in Lawrenceville, Ga. kicks off its 17th season with the Neil Simon classic show.
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
The Aurora Theatre in Downtown Lawrenceville is getting ready to raise the curtain on its 17th season with Sweet Charity. This play chronicles the misadventures of Charity Hope Valentine, a dancer trying to find her way through love and New York City in the 1960's. The original Broadway production with music by Cy Coleman, lyrics by Dorothy Fields, book by Neil Simon and choreography by Bob Fosse won five Tony Awards. The Aurora cast stars Rebecca Simon as Charity Hope Valentine and her husband Trent Blanton, a native of Canton, Ga., as all of Charity's love interests. “We traditionally open the season with a classic Broadway musical at Aurora," said Aurora's Producing Artistic Director Anthony Rodriguez in a release. "Sean Daniels …
Friday, July 13, 2012
Follow some of Gwinnett County best in arts and entertainment on Twitter.
Friday, July 13, 2012
The weekend is here and it's a great time to check out some music, comedy or a play. Here are some art and entertainment venues in Gwinnett you can follow on Twitter to find out who's playing what, when and where. Do you know of other venues to follow on Twitter? Suggest them in the comment section below. Don't forget to follow us on Twitter at @LawvillePatch!