The photography competition, Norcross, Life through the Lens, or La vida a trave’s del lente, opens on September 14 at three locations. The Rectory at 10 College Street, Cafe45South Peachtree, and Norcross Gallery and Studios at 116 Carlyle Street. The exhibitions feature 75 photographs taken in Norcross during the July 4 holiday celebration and selected by a jury of professional photographers, Tracey Rice, HGay Allen, and Pablo Andres Rodriguez.

Norcross Public Arts Commission was first among the competition’s sponsors, whose generosity helped make the competition free for everyone to enter. These were April MacManus of Keller Williams, Cafe45South, the City of Norcross, the Georgia Council for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Gwinnett Creativity Fund, and Southwest Gwinnett Magazine.

The exhibitions will be up until the end of October, forming part of Artober events in the City of Norcross along with Hispanic Heritage Month and the Art Splash Festival. Most weekends during that time period the public is invited to watch NG&S Director Anne Hall painting her interpretations of competition photographs at The Rectory, Saturday and Sunday from 1-5. The first photograph she attempts will be “A Strange Quiet,” by Gabriel Trujillo, who has provided permission for her to use his artwork to make hers.

If you can’t make it to any of these exhibitions, all of the entries are available to see online.

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Our Focus is our Artists and their artwork. Go to our Artists page to learn about your favorite artist, see some of their work, and find out how to contact the artist to purchase that special piece.


Workshops are led by professional instructors providing artists the opportunity to experiment in a wide variety of different artistic techniques and media. All levels are welcome.


We conduct exhibitions, programs, and art demonstrations throughout the year, featuring talented professional artists who are renowned at the local, regional, national, and international levels.


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Norcross Gallery and Studios has eight art studios for rent. These studios offer the artists space to work and display their artworks in an inviting and open environment. The artists who rent these studios make up our Studio 8 artists group. Studio 8 artists participate in group shows that are displayed in our gallery and outside venues.

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In Memorium​
Terri Enfield, Kudzu Benefactor

Terri Enfield​

We dedicate this website to the loving memory of Terri Enfield who was an award-winning painter, a friend to many and a beloved member of the Kudzu community.

(Kudzu Art Zone, Inc. dba Norcross Gallery and Studios formerly known as Kudzu Gallery and Studios.)

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