Posted by Liz and John Attaway
Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces’ Summer and Fall Art Festival Calendar:
Ninth Annual Piedmont Park Summer Arts & Crafts Festival – 8/17-8/18
Second Annual Buckhead Fine Arts Festival – 9/21-9/22
Seventh Annual Old Fourth Ward Arts Festival – 9/28-9/29
Ninth Annual Piedmont Park Arts Festival
Consistently recognized as one of the best outdoor festivals in Atlanta, the Piedmont Park Arts Festival will return to the picturesque park in the heart of Midtown for its ninth year on Saturday, August 17 and Sunday, August 18, 2019. A favorite for all ages, the two-day, family-friendly event will feature approximately 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. The event is free to attend and dogs are welcome. For more information, visit www.piedmontparkartsfestival.com.
Second Annual Buckhead Fine Arts Festival
Taking place in the heart of Buckhead, home to one of the city’s most enthusiastic art buying communities, the Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces presents the second annual Buckhead Fine Arts Festival on Saturday, September 21 and 22, 2019. Offering extend hours until 8 p.m. on Saturday, the two-day fine arts festival will feature approximately 100 painters, photographers, sculptors, metalworkers, glass artists, jewelers and more. Festival goers can also soak up the sun and cityscape, while enjoying artist demonstrations and live acoustic music. The dynamic merchants in and surrounding the festival in the Buckhead Village will provide an array of beverage and food offerings. Free to attend, the festival is rain or shine, open to all ages, and four-legged friends are welcome. For more information, visit http://buckheadartsfestival.com/ or www.affps.com.
Seventh Annual Old Fourth Ward Arts Festival
Celebrate the seventh annual Old Fourth Ward Arts Festival on Saturday, September 28 and Sunday, September 29, 2019. Presented by the Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces, the two-day festival will once again be held in Historic Fourth Ward Park that is conveniently located along the bustling Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail. Festival goers are invited to explore painting, photography, ceramics, glass, jewelry, woodwork and handcrafted items. The festival also features live music in the amphitheater, local food vendors, drinks, a children’s area, art demonstrations, games, and much more. The event is free to attend, open to all ages and dogs are welcome. For more information, visit www.oldfourthwardparkartsfestival.com or www.affps.com.
Eighth Annual Fall Festival on Ponce
The eighth annual Fall Festival on Ponce presented by the Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces will be held on Saturday, October 12 and Sunday, October 13, 2019 in historic Olmsted Linear Park. The two-day festival will feature 125 displays of local and regional fine art and crafts along with folk and outsider art. While taking in the beautiful fall foliage and picturesque park, festival goers can also enjoy local food trucks, beverages, a children’s area, live, acoustic music and more. The event is free to attend, open to all ages and dogs are welcome. For more information about the festival, please visit www.festivalonponce.com or www.affps.com.
Eleventh Annual Chastain Park Fall Arts and Crafts Festival
The eleventh annual Chastain Park Fall Arts Festival presented by The Atlanta Foundation For Public Spaces returns to Chastain Park in Buckhead on Saturday, November 2 and Sunday, November 3, 2019. Featuring more than 185 talented painters, photographers, sculptors, leather and metal craft persons, glass blowers, jewelers and more, the festival will transform Chastain Park into an expansive outdoor art gallery. Festival goers are invited to view artist demonstrations, participate in hands-on art activities and enjoy live acoustic performances while taking in breathtaking fall scenery. The award-winning, two-day festival will also have a children’s area in the adjacent green space, gourmet food trucks with healthy alternative, beverages and more. The festival is free to attend, open to all ages, and dogs are welcome. For more information, visit http://chastainparkartsfestival.com or www.affps.com.