Tag Archive for: ART

SIP, SHOP AND STROLL AT ROSWELL SPRING ARTS FESTIVAL

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 4/29/24

Enjoy Two Days of Handcrafted Art, Delicious Bites, Live Acoustic Music, Dance Performances and More

Open to All Ages and Free to Attend on Saturday, May 4, and Sunday, May 5, 2024

Kick off the month of May at the Roswell Spring Arts Festival on Saturday, May 4 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, May 5, 2024, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the grounds of Roswell City Hall. 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. A fun and free annual tradition, the two-day outdoor festival will feature approximately 100 painters, photographers, sculptors, metalworkers, glass artists, jewelers and more. Festival goers will also have the opportunity to view artist demonstrations, live acoustic music, dance performances, food trucks with healthy alternatives and more. The festival is open to all ages and dogs are welcome. For more information about the Roswell Spring Arts Festival (38 Hill Street, Roswell, GA 30075) visit www.roswellartfestival.com or  www.affps.com.

HOP OVER TO SANDY SPRINGS ARTSAPALOOZA THIS EASTER WEEKEND

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 3/25/24

Featuring 150 Local and Regional Artists, Live Music, Food Trucks and More

Saturday, March 30, and Sunday, March 31, 2024

Sandy Springs Artsapalooza returns on Saturday, March 30, and Easter Sunday, March 31, 2024. The award-winning, free festival features more than 150 painters, photographers, sculptors, leather and metal craft makers, glass blowers, jewelers and more. Transforming the tree-lined streets of Sandy Springs into an expansive outdoor art gallery, festival-goers will have the opportunity to view artist demonstrations, participate in hands-on art activities, and enjoy music. The event also has an expansive children’s area and plenty of food trucks and beverages for all tastes. At 2 p.m. on Easter Sunday, the festival is once again hosting the largest Easter Egg Hunt in Sandy Springs with over 10,000 hidden Easter eggs. Kids are asked to arrive early with a small bag or basket. The festival is free to attend, open to all ages, and dogs are welcome. For more information about Sandy Springs Artsapalooza (6100 Lake Forest Dr. NE, Sandy Springs, GA 30328), visit sandyspringsartsapalooza.com or www.affps.com

THE ENCHANTED SLAY RIDE IN UNDERGROUND ATLANTA

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 11/28/23

Witchcraft, Yule Celebrations and Art Emerge at Mystic District Marketplace: The Enchanted Slay Ride in Underground Atlanta

Kick-off the holiday season with a dark, underground artistic experience featuring witchy vendors, immersive art and live performances.

Mystic District Marketplace invites you to an unforgettable evening of mischief, as The Enchanted Slay Ride takes over MOM SAID ITS FINE in Underground Atlanta on December 1st. Frankie &  Marley Productions and cfcm | design present an immersive experience that’s more than just a ride – it’s a journey into a world of Yule magic, live performances featuring an all queer cast, and occult vendors. 

Embrace the darker side of the holidays and capture memories with Krampus, the mythical creature of folklore. Attendees will have the opportunity to take photos with this legendary figure, adding a touch of mystique to their holiday photo albums.

Watch the drag and burlesque show hosted by JayBella Bank$, with a live musical performance by Coruja and then “Get Slayed” at the dance party featuring local Atlanta DJs, Necromanny and Abby Dear

Mystic District Marketplace is the perfect opportunity to find unique gifts for the magical beings in your life. Explore unique vendors like aura photographers, palm readers and taxidermy artists and get playful with holiday themed art installations throughout the market. 

“Mystic District Marketplace is where multiple facets of art merge for a one-of-a-kind, accessible and community based night of underground entertainment. Our vendors and performers are specially selected to fit the vibe of the show and theme. We are thrilled to be back at Underground Atlanta for our seventh edition of this production.” – said Liz Peña, Producer of Mystic District Marketplace. 

Experienced event producers Liz Peña, an artist curator, designer and marketer, along with Chrissy Culver, the fabricator and designer who brought Red Bull Unlocked to life, will each share their unique talents to create a witchy and enchanted event posed to kick-off a hauntingly magical holiday season. 

“I’ve designed the Krampus costume to custom fit the vibe of the market. So expect touches of the most popularly known mystical and terrifying Krampus mixed with Tim Curry’s character,  Dr. Frank-N-Furter, from The Rocky Horror Picture Show. My aim is to capture the essence of the traditional Yule holiday mixed with the queer and feminine culture of Mystic District.” – said Chrissy Culver, owner of cfcm | design.

In addition, ticket holders can sip on non-alcoholic concoctions from the elixir bar featuring holiday drinks, engage with pop-up performances and have a chance to win a raffle with prizes from local businesses. A portion of the raffle proceeds will be donated directly to Sol Underground, a Black-led anti-fascist and anti-capitalist ecosystem fighting for Black & Indigenous liberation.

The market opens at 8:00 pm and the show starts at 10:00 pm. Purchase entry tickets to the show on Universe for $15 ahead of the show and $20 at the door. Photo packages for Krampus, which includes a handmade ornament and free drink from the elixir bar, start at $12. 

THE GIFT OF LIFE: ART FOR A LIFE-SAVING MATCH

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 10/25/23

Distillery of Modern Art, Sunday, November 11 at 1pm

Attention art enthusiasts and philanthropists! 

We are thrilled to announce an extraordinary art show that combines creativity, community, and a noble cause. Join us for an unforgettable evening filled with stunning artwork, live painting, delectable food, and a mission to find a kidney donor. 

This art show is a celebration of talent featuring over 20 incredible artists from various backgrounds and styles. From mesmerizing paintings to breathtaking photography, this event promises to ignite your imagination and leave you inspired. 

Adding to the excitement, we have invited two talented live painters who will create masterpieces right before your eyes. Witness their artistic process unfold in real-time, as they transform blank canvases into stunning works of art. 

But, this event is not just about art; it’s about making a difference in someone’s live. We are working to raise awareness for an individual, Vy Tran, as he is in his late stages of kidney failure and is in desperate need of a hero donor. 

About Vy Tran: 

Just before the pandemic hit, I was diagnosed with end stage renal disease, essentially my kidneys stopped working. I’ve been on dialysis for the past 3 years or so and am currently on the transplant list (which can take years to find a donor). It’s been a very rough road till this point and a lot of it has to do with the physical and mental changes that come with all of this. But as of right now, I am in a good place and I am pushing forward as best I can. 

On the bright side, my transplant surgeon says I’m a good candidate for a donor kidney but no amount of surgery will change my personality. 

In addition to the mission, we are also giving back to the community and to the artists. As the holidays are closely approaching, booth space was provided free of charge to the artists allowing them to showcase their work with no overhead. As a gift to the community, food will be provided to attendees at no charge by Ruchi Bangladeshi during the duration of the show (while supplies last-food arrives at ~2:30pm) .

Free Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/717567041337?aff=oddtdtcreator

SIP, SHOP AND STROLL AT THE BUCKHEAD FINE ARTS FESTIVAL

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 9/11/23

Fun-Filled Weekend With Sprawling Artist Market, Live Music, Variety of Food Trucks and Much More

Free to Attend on Saturday, September 16 and Sunday, September 17, 2023

Held in the heart of Buckhead, the Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces will once again present the Buckhead Fine Arts Festival on Saturday, September 16 and Sunday, September 17, 2023. The two-day, outdoor arts festival will feature approximately 100 painters, photographers, sculptors, metalworkers, glass artists, jewelers and more. Festival goers can celebrate the arrival of fall, while shopping, strolling, enjoy artist demonstrations and DJ sets from Captains of Revelry. The festival will also have a variety of food and beverage offerings from vendors and the merchancts in Buckhead Village. Free to attend, the Buckhead Fine Arts Festival (259 Buckhead Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30305) is open to all ages, and leashed dogs are welcome. For more information visit  http://buckheadartsfestival.com  or www.affps.com.

PIEDMONT PARK ARTS FESTIVAL 2023 

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 7/17/23

Featuring an Expansive Artist Market, Music, Children’s Area, Food Trucks and More Free to Attend on Saturday, August 19 and Sunday, August 20, 2023

Recognized as one of the best outdoor festivals in Atlanta, the Piedmont Park Arts Festival returns to the heart of Midtown on Saturday, August 19 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, August 20, 2023, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Presented by the Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces and held in picturesque Piedmont Park, the festival will feature approximately 250 artists including painters, photographers, sculptors, leather and metalworkers, glass blowers, jewelers, and crafters. Festival enthusiasts are also invited to enjoy live acoustic music, DJ sets from Captains of Revelry, a children’s play area, and a variety of festival food and drinks for all tastes. Free to attend, the event is open to all ages and dogs are welcome. For more information on the Piedmont Park Arts Festival (1215 Piedmont Ave., Atlanta, GA 30309), visit piedmontparkartsfestival.com or www.affps.com

ART POP-UP SHOP IN TOWN BROOKHAVEN

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 4/21/23

With Brookhaven Locals:  

Lauren Loden, Steve Shaw, Len Brown, Bryan Dyker Brown, Sally W. Eppstein,  

and 25 More Artists. 

April 27 – May 21, 2023 

Opening Reception Friday, April 28, 6pm – 8pm 

srmART CONNECT and Explore Brookhaven are pleased to present the second annual Art Pop Up + Shop in Town Brookhaven, a temporary gallery of paintings, mixed media, photography, limited series prints, ceramics, jewelry and more by 30 Atlanta-area artists.  The free exhibition opens April 27 and continues until May 21, 2023, with a special opening reception Friday, April 28, 6PM – 8PM.  

Art advocate and consultant, Sharon Moskowitz of srmART CONNECT looks forward to another successful exhibit. “An art pop-up shop is a great way to network with neighbors and local businesses,” says Moskowitz. “There is incredible value in connecting and interacting with the community in-person, talking about the artwork, and generating sales and future art projects. The economic impact and ‘happy factor’ go hand in hand.” 

Our Brookhaven featured artist is Lauren Loden, artist and encaustic painter, whose work reflects fluid seasons of wonder, loss, rebirth, and letting go. Other Brookhaven artists include Steve Shaw, Len Brown, Bryan Dyker Brown, and Sally W Eppstein.  

The Pop Up will be in a currently available retail space within Town Brookhaven, located on Peachtree Road in the heart of Brookhaven. Art lovers and visitors alike are invited to enjoy this temporary gallery and take home a piece of local art.  

The Art Pop Up + Shop will donate a percentage of proceeds to the Buford Highway Orchestra Project, We Love Buford Highway’s first direct service program that connects music around the educational and social needs of Buford Highway’s youth. Last year’s gallery fulfilled a monetary goal for the Cross Keys Foundation’s Humanities Scholarship Fund. 

Pop Up + Shop Hours: Thursday through Saturday 11 AM – 7 PM and Sunday 12 PM – 5 PM 

Location: Town Brookhaven, 705 Town Blvd Suite R440. Brookhaven, GA 30319 Tickets to the opening reception on Friday, April 28 can be purchased for $10 on Eventbrite or at the door. The opening reception will include light bites, beer, wine, music, and artist demonstrations.

ATLANTA FOUNDATION FOR PUBLIC SPACES FALL FESTIVALS 2022

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 9/12/22

Fall Into Fall Festivals With The Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces

Sandy Springs Fall Arts Festival (September 24-25)

Old Fourth Ward Arts Festival (October 1-2)

Fall Festival on Ponce (October 8-9)

Chastain Park Arts Festival (November 5-6)

Shop, Sip and Stroll at The Sandy Springs Fall Arts Festival

Celebratethe official start to the fall season during the Sandy Springs Fall Arts Festival on Saturday, September 24 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, September 25, 2022 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 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 will have the opportunity to shop, view artist demonstrations, participate in hands-on activities and enjoy live acoustic performances. The award-winning, two-day festival will also have a children’s area, food trucks with healthy alternatives and beverages for all tastes. 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.  

Free Fall Fun at The Old Fourth Ward Arts Festival

Join the Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces as they celebrate the return of the Old Fourth Ward Arts Festival on Saturday, October 1 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, October 2, 2022 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The two-day festival will once again be held in Atlanta’s picturesque Historic Fourth Ward Park that is conveniently located along the bustling Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail. With an expansive artist market winding throughout the park, festival goers are invited to explore painting, photography, ceramics, glass, jewelry, woodwork and handcrafted items that are all available for purchase. The festival also features live music in the amphitheater, local food vendors, drinks, a children’s area, art demonstrations, and much more. The Old Fourth Ward Arts Festival is free to attend, open to all ages, and dogs are welcome. For more information, visit  www.oldfourthwardparkartsfestival.com or www.affps.com.

Enjoy the Season at Fall Festival on Ponce 
Presented by the Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces, the Fall Festival on Ponce will be held on Saturday, October 8 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, October 9, 2022 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 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 charming park, festival goers are invited to enjoy local food trucks, beverages, a children’s play area, live, acoustic music and much 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

Chastain Park Arts Festival Returns This November

Chastain Park Fall Arts Festival will return to beautiful Chastain  Park in Buckhead on Saturday, November 5 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, November 6, 2022 rom 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Produced by the Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces, the award-winning, two-day festival will feature more than 185 painters, photographers, sculptors, leather and metal craft artisans, glass blowers, jewelers and more. Event goers are also invited to enjoy a children’s area, view artist demonstrations, listen to live acoustic music, participate in hands-on activities, and explore a variety of offerings from food trucks and vendors. Chastain Park Fall Arts Festival is free to attend, open to all ages, and dogs are welcome. For more information, please visit  www.chastainparkartsfestival.com and www.affps.com

PIEDMONT PARK ARTS FESTIVAL RETURNS THIS AUGUST 

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 7/6/22

 
Featuring an Expansive Artist Market, Live Music, Children’s Area, Food Trucks and More 
 
Free to Attend on Saturday, August 20 and Sunday, August 21, 2022
Recognized as one of the best outdoor festivals in Atlanta, the Piedmont Park Arts Festival returns to the heart of Midtown on Saturday, August 20 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, August 21, 2022 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Presented by the Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces and held in picturesque Piedmont Park, the festival will feature approximately 250 artists including painters, photographers, sculptors, leather and metalworkers, 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 drinks for all tastes. Free to attend, the event is open to all ages and dogs are welcome. For more information, visit piedmontparkartsfestival.com or www.affps.com.

MAY FESTIVALS WITH ATLANTA FOUNDATION FOR PUBLIC SPACES

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 4/29/22

May AFFPS Festivals!

Roswell Spring Arts and Crafts Festival 
The Roswell Spring Arts and Crafts Festival will be held on Saturday, May 7 and Sunday, May 8, 2022 on the grounds of Roswell City Hall. 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 art festival created for artists by artists, the two-day outdoor  festival will feature approximately 100 painters, photographers, sculptors,  metalwork, glass artists, jewelers and more. Festival goers will also have the  opportunity to view artist demonstrations, live  acoustic music, dance  performances, food trucks with healthy alternatives and more. The festival is free to attend, open to all ages and dogs are welcome. For more  information about the festival,  visit www.roswellartfestival.com   or    www.affps.com.
Chastain Park Spring Arts Festival
Chastain Park Spring Arts Festival will return to beautiful Chastain  Park on Park Drive in Buckhead on Saturday, May 14 and Sunday May 15, 2022. An ideal destination to bring the family and pups to the award-winning, two-day festival that features more than 185 painters, photographers, sculptors, leather and metal craft artisans, glass blowers, jewelers and more. Produced by the Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces, 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 acoustic music performances. The festival is free to attend, open to all ages, and dogs are welcome. For more information, please visit  www.chastainparkartsfestival.com and www.affps.com.