August 7, 2018
CONTACT: Angella Ocheltree
Marietta Business Association
MARIETTA – Once again providing locals with a reason to stay in town for Labor Day, the 32nd Annual Marietta Art in the Park showcases 175+ fine artists, the Chalk Spot, a children’s art area, an art gallery tour, food trucks and plenty of entertainment for the entire family in historic Marietta Square. For the second year, Art in the Park includes the One Piece Project, a benefit for nonprofit organizations and a celebration of art and beauty.
With an expected attendance of 45,000 visitors, Art in the Park offers three days of creative fun and free festival admission!
Art in the Park is Cobb County’s only annual fine art show and offers visitors a fun way to meet and talk with artists and even see works in progress. In the spacious Artist Market, attendees are delighted by the range of artists who offer a high level of fine art in media including jewelry made from fine metals and precious stones; ceramics; paintings in watercolor, acrylic, oil and pastel; woodworking; glass; photography; textiles and much more.
ONE PIECE PROJECT
For the second year, Art in the Park is pleased to present the One Piece Project. At this year’s festival, each participating artist will select one work of art - marked with a One Piece Project purple ribbon - for which he or she will donate 10 percent of the sale price to the festival. Art in the Park will then distribute the proceeds to selected beneficiaries, this year including the “Inspired by the heArt” exhibition and Keep Marietta Beautiful.
The “Inspired by the heArt” show is an event that began in 2013 and allows Cobb County students with mild to severe intellectual disabilities to create, celebrate and display their artistic skills. Last year, more than 200 students participated in the event from which no one is turned away. Keep Marietta Beautiful’s mission is to generate an environmental pride and a sense of ownership within the Marietta community through events that reduce waste, recycle and beautify the community.
Art in the Park is pleased to celebrate fine art with the Marietta Square Art Gallery Tour, a self-guided walking tour through six local galleries located in and around the downtown area. In addition to the Artist Market, Art in the Park guests can enjoy a look at what some of the city’s best galleries exhibit during the festival and return for additional visits throughout the year.
The Chalk Spot street art display benefits the Marietta High School Art Club. Chalk Spot participation is only $10 per person (for applications postmarked by August 17, 2018) and includes a goodie bag.
Kid-sized fun doesn’t end with chalk art. Art in the Park also includes the Children’s Art Alley, a free interactive “make and take” area.
In addition to local restaurants along the Square offering indoor and outdoor seating, Art in the Park presents Food Truck Row, featuring a variety of offerings from today’s popular mobile restaurants.
Visitors to Art in the Park can take a break, enjoy lunch from the surrounding restaurants or onsite food trucks and relax under an umbrella with a beverage while enjoying smooth tunes in the Music Café.
32nd Annual Art in the Park Festival - Saturday, September 1 - Monday, September 3, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, includes Children’s Art Alley
Chalk Spot Art Display – Saturday, September 1 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Art will remain on display through the festival (weather permitting).
Glover Park on the Historic Marietta Square - 50 N. Park Square, Marietta, GA 30060
Free on-street parking is available around Marietta Square. Additional parking is available in the decks located at Waddell and Lawrence streets.
Attendance at Marietta Art in the Park is free! $10 for Chalk Spot applications postmarked by August 17, 2018; applications received after August 17 are $15
Since 2007, Art in the Park has been honored as a Southeast Tourism Society Top 20 Event, ranked in the Top 100 in the nation in the Classic and Contemporary Craft Shows by Sunshine Artist Magazine and has also earned awards from the Southeast Festivals and Events Association and the International Festivals & Events Association.
Festival Map & More Information: http://www.artparkmarietta.com/