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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

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.

SPRING 2019 AFFPS FESTIVAL LINEUP

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 3/19/19

Eighth Annual Spring Festival on Ponce – 4/6-4/7 
Eighth Annual Sandy Springs  Artsapalooza – 4/20-4/21
Third Annual Duluth Spring Arts Festival – 4/27-4/28
Second Annual Roswell Spring  Arts and Crafts Festival – 5/4-5/5
Eleventh Annual Chastain Park Spring Arts & Crafts Festival – 5/11-5/12 

Spring 2019 AFFPS Festival Lineup: 

Eighth Annual Spring Festival on Ponce

The eighth annual  Spring Festival on Ponce will be held Saturday, April 6 and Sunday,  April 7, 2019 in Atlanta’s historic Olmsted Linear Park. The sister festival to  the  Fall Festival on Ponce (October 12 and 13, 2019), 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, local 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 http://www.affps.com

Eighth Annual  Sandy Springs Artsapalooza  

The eighth annual Sandy  Springs Artsapalooza presented by The Atlanta Foundation For Public Spaces  returns on Saturday, April 20 and Sunday, April 21,  2019. Featuring more  than 150 painters, photographers, sculptors, leather and metal craft persons, glass blowers, jewelers and more, the festival will  transform the  beautiful tree-lined streets of Sandy Springs into an expansive outdoor art gallery. Festival goers have the opportunity to view  artist demonstrations, participate in  hands-on art activities  and enjoy live acoustic performances. The award-winning, two-day festival  will also have a children’s area, gourmet food trucks with healthy  alternatives  and beverages. The festival is free to attend, open to all ages, and dogs  are welcome.  For more information about the festival, please  visit  http://sandyspringsartsapalooza.com or www.affps.com.

Third Annual Duluth  Spring Arts Festival  

The  Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces is thrilled to present the third annual Duluth Spring Arts Festival on Saturday, April 27 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  and  Sunday, April 28, 2019 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 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  with healthy alternatives, 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.

Second Annual Roswell Spring  Arts and Crafts Festival 

The  second annual Roswell Spring Arts and Crafts Festival will be held on Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, May 5, 2019 in the historic Roswell Town Square. Known for its preservation of history, celebration of the  arts and cultivation of the entrepreneurial spirit, Roswell is recognized as a family-friendly and enthusiastic art buying  community.  An ideal locale for a free outdoor festival that welcomes all ages and furry friends, the two-day juried event features approximately 100 painters, photographers, sculptors,  metalworkers, glass blowers, jewelers and more. Festival goers will also have the  opportunity to view artist demonstrations, live  acoustic music and dance  performance while enjoying gourmet food trucks with healthy alternatives, craft brews, and much  more. For more  information about the festival,  visit  www.roswellartfestival.com  or   www.affps.com.

Eleventh Annual  Chastain Park Spring Arts & Crafts Festival  

The  eleventh annual Chastain Park Spring Arts Festival will return to beautiful Chastain  Park along  Park Drive in Buckhead on Mother’s Day weekend on Saturday, May 11 and  Sunday  May 12, 2019.  Produced by the Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces, the  award-winning, two-day festival features more than 185 painters,  photographers,  sculptors,  leather and metal craft artisans, glass blowers , jewelers and more.  Event goers are also invited  to view artist demonstrations, enjoy live entertainment, and participate  in hands-on activities.  The festival will also have a children’s area, food trucks, beverages and a small stage for live acoustic music performances.  The festival is free to attend, open to all ages, and dogs are welcome. For  more information, please visit   http://chastainparkartsfestival.com or www.affps.com.