The Ninth Annual Piedmont Park Arts Festival Returns This Month

The Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces has announced the return of the Piedmont Park Arts Festival Aug. 18-19. With an emphasis on the visual arts and family fun, the ninth annual event will once again be held in Piedmont Park, one of the most respected and beautiful public parks in the City of Atlanta. This year’s two-day event will feature 250 painters, photographers, sculptors, leather and metalwork artisans, glass blowers, jewelers and crafters. Festival-goers are also invited to enjoy artist demonstrations, live acoustic music, an expansive artist market, children’s play area, festival foods and beverages, games and much more. Free to the public, the event is open to all ages, and pets are welcome. The festival is rain or shine. For more information, visit PiedmontParkArtsFestival.com.

Donetto’s New Executive Chef, Elliot Cusher

Having joined the team at Donetto earlier this year, Elliot Cusher brings an international culinary resume to the kitchen, utilizing his extensive knowledge and passion for Italian cuisine to shape the restaurant’s menus at dinner and Cosa Nostra services. Since coming on board, he has also supplemented the Donetto menu with new and interesting dishes like the corn ravioli with gulf shrimp, grilled corn and pickled Fresno peppers and the tagliatelle nero with littleneck clams and baby octopus. 976 Brady Ave. NW, Suite 110, Atlanta, Georgia, 404.445.6867, DonettoAtlanta.com

BronzeLens Film Festival Returns Aug. 22-26

The BronzeLens Film Festival of Atlanta, Georgia, is a nonprofit organization founded in 2009 that is dedicated to bringing national and worldwide attention to Atlanta as a center for film and film production for people of color.

Each year, film lovers, actors and filmmakers gather in culture- and heritage-rich Atlanta, Georgia, to share a creative platform of education, entertainment and empowerment discussions related to film, as well as television, and the production of both. The BronzeLens Film Festival will feature screenings in multiple venues, as well as informative panels, and enlightening Master Classes led by top names in film, direction and production. For more information, visit BronzeLens.com.

Renowned Plastic Surgery Practice Expanding to Midtown This Fall

Dr. Randy Rudderman is board-certified in plastic surgery and has been practicing in Alpharetta for more than 25 years. He has specialized in breast and body procedures such as breast lifts, revisions, augmentations, tummy tucks and liposuction. Dr. Rudderman, along with his team of medical estheticians and expert nurse injectors, will soon open a second office in Atlanta, in the Northside Midtown Medical Campus (across from Whole Foods). He and his experienced staff are excited to introduce their brand of unparalleled patient care to the Midtown market. Experience matters…and so do you! 678.566.7200, DrRudderman.com