Our History

Arts On The Creek started as the first and became the largest arts festival in Johns Creek, Ga. Its mission is simple: Support arts produced in and around Johns Creek, provide the community with a venue to see, watch and enjoy the arts and to have an annual meeting place for city and area residents.

The 2007 Johns Creek International Music & Arts Festival festival was the brainchild of the Johns Creek Chamber of Commerce Arts & Culture Committee, which included founders Ron Cioffi (chair), Edouard Charles, Noelle Simon, Tina Sadler and Lisa Keith. Supported by President Geoff Berlin, the event enjoyed two beautiful days during its run at Johns Creek Christian Church. The first annual festival attracted food, beverages and other attractions of an international flavor to our city.

Beginning in 2008 the festival started new traditions: a new name and logo designed by Cioffi with the painting and design of Anne Marie Noyman and a new schedule running on Labor Day Weekend. After one year at the Johns Creek Methodist Church, AOTC has settled in at Perimeter Church, the most visible location in the city. Under the leadership of Chamber President Doug Russ, a hard-working committee of volunteers and staff work throughout the year to improve and grow the festival. Fifth Third Bank signed on to be our presenting sponsor and has continued with this generous support.

In 2009 the festival's Juried Exhibition Art show was hosted offsite at the Johns Creek Arts Center. We also began a welcomed and productive partnership with the City of Johns Creek.

AOTC co-hosted the 2012 Johns Creek Arts Festival with the City of Johns Creek, coordinated by Splash Festivals. In 2013 we continued to participate in the Johns Creek Arts Festival, hosting the High School Art Exhibition -- with artwork by students of Centennial, Chattahoochee, Johns Creek and Northview High Schools) and a participatory children's art booth.

Photo Galleries

2015 High School Exhibition & Children's Art Project at Johns Creek Arts Festival
2015 High School Exhibition & Children's Art Project at Johns Creek Arts Festival
AOTC Runs Booths at the 2013 Johns Creek Arts Festival

Arts On The Creek, Inc. will continue hosting Children's Town and the High School Arts Exhibition at the 2013 Johns Creek Arts Festival (JCAF).Continuing the tradition started in 2012, AOTC partnered with the City of Johns Creek and Splash Festivals to handle two major areas of the JCAF.

High School Arts Show

In 2012, AOTC provided a booth for student artists from the three public high schools in the city to display and sell their artwork. Adding to Chattahoochee, Johns Creek and Northview high schools, the 2013 exhibition also featured student work from Centennial High School.

Student work sold from more than $200 in the two-day exhibit. As in the previous years, attendees were pleasantly shocked by the quality of the art, calling it among the most creative and accomplished in the entire festival.

Children's Town

AOTC hosted Children's Town, which will contain art projects and demonstrations for youngsters. Kids painted and decorated wood that emulated The Block Party blocks, which is an AOTC project. Additionally, children made visors and other items using materials provided by AOTC. Donations were given to support a local Girl Scout troop.

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The Block Party Examples
Here are examples of The Block Party contributed by professional artists (as examples) and students.
AOTC Co-hosts 2012 Johns Creek Arts Festival
2012 AOTC Juried Art Show at Johns Creek Arts Center
Congratulations to the winners of the AOTC's $500 first place cash prizes. Awards were announced at the opening at the Johns Creek Arts Center on Aug. 30, 2012.

Visual Arts First Place: SUMMER LOWE: "TEMPTATION"
Photography First Place: D'AN HOLMES GLUECKERT: "A STONY SEASIDE"
Ceramics First Place: JEANNE WILKIE YUHASCHEK: "QUIET STRENGTH"

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