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PHOTOS: Atlanta International Night Market Showcases Over 70 Nationalities

Over 50,000 people were projected to come out to the Atlanta International Night Market.
Over 50,000 people were projected to come out to the Atlanta International Night Market.
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Flavors, sights and sounds from around the world were celebrated at the Atlanta International Night Market.

More than 50,000 people were projected to come out to the three-day, open-air festival that had over 70 nationalities represented.

“The mission of the Night Market is to bridge gaps and communities,” Anna Bellury Volle, the non-profit’s executive director, said. “Atlanta is incredibly diverse, and that’s what we want people to see is that we don’t live in the bubbles that we circulate in.”

With the goal of “celebrating diversity, inclusion, community & culture” more than 150 food and artisan vendors opened up shop at the North Point Mall from Oct. 5 to 7.

“I love the diversity and what all is being celebrated here, all of the different cultures being represented,” Olivia Stallcop, festival vendor and partner of Turkish towel and throw company LottB, said.

There was also a new international village where attendees could learn more about eight different cultures and countries, such as Taiwan and Iran.

Live performances, ranging from a Polynesian fire show to an Indian fusion dance, also had the spotlight on the main stage.