You don't need to attend an institute to know how to create art. As the self-taught artists showcased at the 14th annual FOLK FEST demonstrate, art is based on passion and raw self-expression. With more than 90 galleries present, the outsider-art celebration, which closes Sun., AUG. 19, shines the spotlight on a genre that hasn't always gotten the respect it deserves. $7-$15. Fri., 5-10 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. North Atlanta Trade Center, 1700 Jeurgens Court, Norcross. 770-532-1115. slotinfolkart.com.