Art in the Park returns to Marietta Square for Labor Day weekend

Man painting face of human and bird
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Art in the Park returns to historic Marietta Square this Labor Day weekend. Featuring more than 150 fine art booths, this outdoor event also delights the entire family with children’s activities, live music and great food from local restaurants.   

Art in the Park is a fun and interactive way to experience a wide variety of artists working in many media. This year, the festival will feature more than 150 artists from 17 states with offerings in watercolor, acrylic, oil, pastel,woodworking, glass, photography, textiles and jewelry in fine metals and precious stones. At the Artist Market, visitors can purchase art and learn about it in person with the artists. Some will even offer demonstrations during the festival for a real behind-the-scenes look at how to make certain pieces.

CHALK ART       
The children’s Chalk Spot, sponsored by The Marietta Local is a street art display benefitting the Marietta HighSchool Visual Arts Department and offers participants the opportunity to create their own designs on their own sidewalk spaces. This chalk art will be displayed throughout the festival, and participation is just $10 per person. The registration fee (advance or onsite) includes a box of chalk and coupons from local businesses, while supplies last.  

Also for the kiddos, Art in the Park includes the Children’s Art Alley, a free, interactive “make and take” area located on Atlanta St. on the south side of the park.    

Local restaurants along the Square offering a variety of cuisine will provide indoor and outdoor seating for dining.

The gazebo offers Art in the Park visitors a relaxing place to take a break, enjoy a to-go bite from the surrounding restaurants and unwind with a cool beverage.  The Music Café is sponsored by the North Georgia State Fair.     

Saturday, Sept. 4 – Monday, Sept. 6, 2021
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, includes Children’s Art Alley
Chalk Spot – Saturday, Sept. 4 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  


Glover Park on the Historic Marietta Square                        
50 N. Park Square, Marietta, GA 30060
Free Festival Admission

Free on-street parking is available around Marietta Square. Additional parking is available in the decks located at Waddell and Lawrence streets. 

Attendance at Art in the Park is free! $10 for Chalk Spot registration. Pre-registration is not required.  Supplies are limited.

For 2020, Art in the Park was again ranked in “Sunshine Artist” magazine’s 200 Best Fine Art & Design Shows in America – this time at No. 9!   The festival also made the list of top 200 best show of the past 10 years by “Sunshine Artist” magazine.  Art in the Park is a fundraiser for the Marietta Business Association (MBA). The MBA promotes civic, social, commercial, economic welfare and business goals to its members.

Festival Map & More Information:
Festival hotline – 404-966-8497

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