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2021 AFFPS ANNOUNCES SPRING AND SUMMER FESTIVAL LINE-UP

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 5/2/21

2021 AFFPS Festival Lineup

Chastain Park Spring Arts Festival — May 15-16, 2021

Duluth Spring Arts Festival — May 22-23. 2021

Spring Festival on Ponce — June 5-6. 2021

Roswell Spring Arts Festival — June 12-13. 2021

Piedmont Park Arts Festival — August 21-22, 2021

Chastain Spring Arts and Crafts Festival
To kick off the spring festival season, on Saturday, May 15, and Sunday, May 16, 2021, the annual Chastain Spring Arts & Crafts Festival presented by the Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces returns to Chastain Park. Celebrating its 12th year, the award-winning event will feature 175 artists and artisans painters, photographers, sculptors, leather and metal craft artisans, glass blowers, jewelers, and more. Festival-goers are also invited to enjoy live acoustic music, an array of bites and beverages including fare from local food trucks, and take advantage of a fun-filled children’s area. 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.
Duluth Spring Arts Festival
The Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces is thrilled to present the fourth annual Duluth Arts Festival on Saturday, May 22 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, May 23, 2021, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The two-day festival will be held in the fun, vibrant, and culturally diverse City of Duluth; recognized as one of the fastest-growing communities in the North Atlanta region and home to one of the largest and most enthusiastic art buying communities. Created for artists by artists, the festival will feature more than 85 painters, photographers, sculptors, metalwork, glass artists, jewelers, and more. Festival-goers will also have the opportunity to view artist demonstrations and enjoy gourmet food trucks, live acoustic music, dance performances, and much more. The festival is free to attend, open to all ages, and dogs are welcome. For more information about the festival, visit http://www.duluthartsfestival.com or www.affps.com.
Spring Festival on Ponce
The ninth annual Spring Festival on Ponce will be held on Saturday, June 5, and Sunday, June 6, 2021, in Atlanta’s historic Olmsted Linear Park. The sister festival to the Fall Festival on Ponce (October 9 and 10, 2021), the Spring Festival on Ponce will transform the park, which was carefully restored by the Olmsted Linear Park Alliance, into an outdoor art gallery to the backdrop of budding spring foliage. The two-day event will feature over 125 displays of local and regional fine art and crafts, utilizing the gorgeous landscape designed by one of America’s most celebrated landscape architects, Fredrick Olmsted, Sr. In addition to the abundance of unique art, there will be a children’s area, gourmet food trucks, beverages and a stage for acoustic musical performances. The event is free, open to all ages, and dogs are welcome. For more information, please visit http://festivalonponce.com/ or www.affps.com.
Roswell Spring Arts and Crafts Festival
The Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces is delighted to announce the return of the Roswell Spring Arts and Crafts Festival on Saturday, June 12, and Sunday, June 13, 2021. Located in Historic Roswell, the two-day outdoor event celebrates the city’s rich history and features approximately 100 artists including painters, photographers, sculptors, metalwork, glass artists, jewelers, and more. Event-goers are also invited to dive into bites from gourmet food trucks, enjoy live acoustic music and artist demonstrations along with entertaining music and dance performances. Free to the public, the event is open to all ages and dogs are welcome. For more information, please visit www.roswellartfestival.com or www.affps.com.
Piedmont Park Arts Festival
Recognized as one of the best outdoor festivals in Atlanta, the Piedmont Park Arts Festival returns to the heart of Midtown Saturday, August 21 and Sunday, August 22, 2021. Presented by the Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces in picturesque Piedmont Park, the 10th annual festival will feature approximately 250 artists including painters, photographers, sculptors, leather and metalwork, glass blowers, jewelers, and crafters. Festival enthusiasts are also invited to enjoy live acoustic music, a children’s play area, and a variety of festival food and drink. Free to the public, the event is open to all ages and dogs are welcome. For more information, visit piedmontparkartsfestival.com or www.affps.com.

Grant Park Summer Shade Festival 2019

Date: Saturday, August 24th and Sunday, August 25th

Time: Noon

About: The Grant Park Conservancy has revealed the live music lineup and schedule for the 17th annual Grant Park Summer Shade Festival on Saturday, August 24 and Sunday, August 25, 2019. Earning a reputation as a must-attend event to see some of the hottest up-and-coming bands, local talent and notable favorites, festival goers are invited to watch two days of nonstop high-energy performances. Featuring a diverse lineup for all tastes, 2019 artists include Blair Crimmins, Stripped, Cicada Rhythm, Common Ground, Old Ceremony, Mafia do Samba, ASH, R.A.H and many more. Produced by and benefiting the Grant Park Conservancy, the 2019 Grant Park Summer Shade Festival is open to all ages and free to attend. In addition to the impressive music lineup, this year’s festival will also have an expansive artist market, a Kids Zone presented by Grant Park Parents Network, the annual Adams Realtors Run for the Park 5K, a diverse selection of local food trucks, wine, frosty beers, craft cocktails and more. Additionally, tickets are now available for the exclusive VIP Lounge. Attendees are invited to relax in a private tent and enjoy complimentary food from a local caterer, premium wines, Monday Night Brewing craft beer, and the Signature Summer Shade Cocktail served in a souvenir cup. Guests are also invited to enjoy private, air-conditioned restrooms, misting stations, lounge seating.  Both single day and weekend VIP tickets are available for purchase at www.summershadefestival.org/vip.

More Information:

http://www.summershadefestival.org/

17TH ANNUAL GRANT PARK SUMMER SHADE FESTIVAL

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 7/7/19

Free, Family-Friendly Festival Featuring Live Music, an Expansive Artist Market,
Food Trucks, Craft Beer, a 5K Run, and Much More
 
Saturday, August 24 and Sunday, August 25, 2019

An annual tradition, the Grant Park Summer Shade Festival will welcome music and art lovers to Atlanta’s oldest park for its 17th year on Saturday, August 24 and Sunday, August 25, 2019. Produced by and benefiting the Grant Park Conservancy, the two-day, fun-filled festival will once again feature an impressive lineup of live music throughout the weekend in addition to an expansive artist market, Kids Zone, 5K run, and much more. Open to all ages and free to attend, the 17th annual festival will also have a diverse selection of local food trucks and vendors with offerings for all tastes, cocktails, a beer garden featuring acoustic music and family-friendly games and more.

On Saturday morning at 8 a.m., runners, walkers and strollers are invited to take part in the annual Adams Realtors Run for the Park 5K, which includes a free kid’s tot trot for ages 5 and under and a stroller stroll along the race course. Raising funds to support the Grant Park Conservancy, the course map start and finish will be at the main entrance to Zoo Atlanta. Pre-registration is available at www.summershadefestival.org or active.com or onsite at 7 a.m.

Additional details about the 2019 festival including the full performer lineup will be announced in the coming months.  For the most up to date information, visit www.summershadefestival.org.

AFFPS SUMMER AND FALL ART FESTIVAL CALENDAR 2019

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

Eighth Annual Fall Festival on Ponce – 10/12-10/13  
Eleventh Annual Chastain Park Fall Arts Festival – 11/2-11/3

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.