Thursday - April 19, 2018
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8:00 AM-5:00 PM One Gwinnett: Portrait of Diversity - OneStop Buford

Free! Snap and share #onegwinnett to celebrate Gwinnett’s diverse community! Add your selfie and post your Gwinnett connection on this interactive exhibit traveling throughout the County. The Coalition for Health and Human Services, Gwinnett Multicultural Advisory Committee, and the Health and Human Services division look forward to discovering and promoting your Gwinnett connection!

Location: OneStop Buford, 2755 Sawnee Avenue, Buford

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Lifetime Achievement Award Volunteer Reception - Gwinnett Historic Courthouse

Chairman Nash welcoming recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award.  These recipients have each volunteered 4,000 hours or more in their communities.
8:30 AM-4:30 PM Bicentennial Traveling Art Exhibition: Peggy Sullens - Bethesda Park Senior Center

Free! Kudzu Art Zone serves the artist community and promotes the importance of the visual arts to individual growth, cultural heritage, and economic growth. Kudzu Art Zone presents exhibitions by local, regional, national and international artists. It demonstrates proactive local leadership by educating artists of all ages; cultivating and growing audiences; and encouraging collaboration among diverse artists, institutions, communities and supporters. A group of artists shared a vision of a thriving artist community and in June 2006 Kudzu Art Zone became a non-profit corporation. In late 2006, the City of Norcross donated a 3,200sq ft. building, Kudzu Art Zone’s current home at 116 Carlyle St. The building features a gallery, artist’s studios and ample space for professional and artistic development opportunities. With over 100 artist members, the Kudzu Art Zone has become a place to thrive, of community support and fellowship.

Location: Bethesda Park Senior Center, 225 Bethesda Church Road, Lawrenceville

8:30 AM-4:30 PM Bicentennial Traveling History Display - Bethesda Park Senior Center

A Gwinnett County history exhibit will be on display at Bethesda Park Senior Center from April 9 through April 25.

Location: Bethesda Park Senior Center, 225 Bethesda Church Road, Lawrenceville

9:00 AM-8:00 PM Bicentennial Traveling Art Exhibition: Charlotte Elizabeth Edwards Howerton - George Pierce Park

Free! Charlotte was born January 27, 1916, in the family home on Level Creek Road (Sugar Hill, Gwinnett County). Living a full and adventurous life, she ventured from Gwinnett County in the midst of The Great Depression to Detroit, Michigan. There she found

employment and sent money home to assist her family. At the advent of World War II, she joined the Women’s Army Corps and served her country as a supply officer on several bases across the U.S. Married in 1946 in San Antonio, Texas, Charlotte and her husband were actively involved in the National Campers and Hiker’s Association for over 20 years. Here they served as state and national directors. It was during this time that Charlotte developed her skills as a painter. Her last years were devoted to creating three books about her life in “The House on Level Creek Road”, describing her life throughout the gold mining days, depression, and the war. It also describes her family life lived in the home on Level Creek Road and the family’s role in Gwinnett County.

Location: George Pierce Park Community Recreation Center, 55 Buford Highway, Suwanee

Bicentennial Traveling Art Exhibition: Peggy Sullens - Gwinnett Historic Courthouse

Free! Born and raised in Georgia, Peggy has been a Lilburn resident since 1965. While enjoying painting a variety of subjects, her true passion is painting on canvas. Peggy prefers the versatility of oils to create realistic pictures in a traditional realistic manner. Whether capturing unique still life, landscape, flowers, or nostalgic scenes, she also seeks out historical subject matter to remind us of our heritage. With a desire to preserve beauty and accuracy in her paintings, her goal is to capture the essence of her subject in a way that will evoke a feeling of emotion from the viewer. Peggy teaches adult and children’s art classes and has won many awards for her paintings. A series of her work entitled “A Moment in Time”, is a collection of historic and nostalgic scenes of Lilburn. One of Peggy’s portraits, Lilburn Trigg Myers, hangs in the new Lilburn City Hall.

Location: Gwinnett Historic Courthouse, 185 Crogan Street, Lawrenceville

Historical “Sovereign Scavenger” Hunting - Gwinnett Historic Courthouse

Get involved in this fun and unique scavenger hunt! Stop by the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse front office and pick up a list specific historical items located throughout the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse and the grounds surrounding the courthouse. Using the list as your guide, spend time getting to know the history of Gwinnett County while locating all items on the list. Bring your completed list back to the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse front desk to receive your bicentennial prize and have your name inscribed on a “Sovereign Scavenger” certificate to be displayed for all to see. Cost: Free.

Location: Gwinnett Historic Courthouse, 185 W. Crogan Street, Lawrenceville

This event occurs daily from January 15 – December 31, 2018 on Monday – Friday, 10:00am – 4:00pm; Saturdays 10:00am – 2:00pm.

Event will not be held on the following dates: January 1, April 1, May 29, July 4, September 3, November 22 & 23, and December 24 & 25

Looking Back Through the Lens: Bicentennial Traveling Art Exhibition

Free! View this collection of photos taken at various locations in Gwinnett dating from 1904 to 1978. This exhibit will travel throughout Gwinnett in celebration of Gwinnett County’s bicentennial year. 

Exhibit locations:

April 16 through July 10 (M – TH, 10:00am – 8:00pm; F-SA, 10:00am – 5:00pm; SU, 12:00pm – 5:00pm), Peachtree Corners Library, 5570 Spalding Drive, Peachtree Corners

July 16 – October 9 (M, 8:30am – 8:00pm; TU – F, 8:30am – 4:30pm), Bethesda Park Senior Center, 225 Bethesda Church Road, Lawrenceville

October 15 – December 18 (M – F, 10:00am – 4:00pm; SA, 10:00am – 2:00pm), Gwinnett Historic Courthouse, 185 Crogan Street, Lawrenceville