Next Festival: October 2021 - TBD

Sugar Hill's largest and sweetest event of the year (and winner of Gwinnett Magazine's 2018 Best Festival!) features art, music, food and more!  For the 2017 + 2018 festivals, the Arts Commission transformed a parking garage into a Juried Art Show, hosted artist Greg Mike and Vivian Antoni to live-paint one-of-a-kind canvases and premiered the "Flow Space" by local artist Craig Tilley. Festival goers also enjoyed  Screen Printing their own Sugar Rush Posters, Drawing on a Doodle Wall, Hunting for Free Art and Making Sun Prints.

Want to get involved in some of these projects?  We are always looking for volunteers and new ideas for this annual event.  Join us at an Arts Commission meeting and make sure to subscribe to our newsletter to keep informed!

Volunteers hang art for the Juried Art Show.

Street artist Greg Mike live paints.

Craig Tilley and the Grapevine Wall

The popular screen printing station.

Take-home poster custom designed by local artist Jason Jones.

Sun Prints!

Festival goers color their screen prints.

The Doodle Wall fills with quotes and doodles.

The Doodle Wall inspires young artists.

Greg Mike puts the finishing touches on his canvas.

Craig Tilley shares his passion for art and the environment.

Free Art Scavenger Hunt



The Sugar Hill Art Gallery, soon to be located at the Broadstone Complex across from City Hall features a rotating exhibit of artists and art collections.  Make sure to subscribe to our newsletter to be notified of upcoming art receptions.

Opening reception for Chad Shore.

Opening Reception for Post War Modernists

Opening reception for North Georgia Arts Association Exhibit

Zane Brock Show


Live Music - Show Reception

Ingrid Bolton

Opening reception for North Georgia Arts Association Exhibit

Drew Dylan Show

Vivian Antonini

Modernist - Brenau Show



Public art enriches our downtown area, engages residents and visitors and showcases the vibrant personality of our Sugar Hill Community!

The City of Sugar Hill is proud to offer Lanier High School a Feature Space to display student artwork. The work is on display on the upper floor stairwell of the ECenter Gymnasium.

Artist Chris Walker hard at work on the newest mural depicting the history of Sugar Hill.

Progress! The City’s second outdoor mural by Christopher Walker should be completed soon!

Artist, Jennie Osiek creates large scale mural in downtown Sugar Hill. Photo Credit: Erica Wells | Gwinnett Daily Post

Make music under the town gazebo on this public piano painted by Nicole Klein.

Thursdays on the Hill - Chalk it Up!

A young artist hard at work at Thursdays on the Hill.