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Posted on: August 17, 2022

Art in the Park Happening Labor Day Weekend on Marietta Square

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August 17, 2022

CONTACT: Andi Frey, Launch Atlanta

678-560-2466 ext. 4

MARIETTA – Once again providing locals with a reason to stay in town for Labor Day, the 36th-annual Art in the Park showcases 170 fine artists, the Chalk Spot, Children’s Art Alley and plenty of entertainment for the entire family in historic Marietta Square. The only fine art festival in Cobb County, the outdoor, family-friendly event regularly welcomes more than 45,000 attendees. A portion of the proceeds from Art in the Park benefits the Marietta Business Association, serving as its largest fundraiser. 

FINE ART    The Artist Market welcomes 170 fine artists working in mediums including watercolor, acrylic, oil, pastel, pottery, woodworking, glass, photography, textiles and jewelry in fine metals and precious stones. All art is hand crafted, and artists are invited by an independent jury of art professionals. At the artist booths, not only can visitors browse and purchase art, they also have the chance to talk with the artists, some of whom offer demonstrations during the festival for a real behind-the-scenes experience. Artists also offer the opportunity for shoppers to commission pieces. 

CHALK ART    Chalk Spot is an interactive street art display for children that benefits the Marietta High School Visual Arts Club. This creative festival feature gives kids the chance to design a one-of-a-kind masterpiece in a 3-foot-square space on the closed street. Chalk Spot takes place on Saturday, Sept. 3 only, but the art will remain on display throughout the weekend (weather permitting).  All participants get a box of sidewalk chalk. Supplies will be limited, and spots are available on a first come, first served basis, but everyone can watch!       

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

FOOD    Local restaurants along the Square offering a variety of cuisine will provide indoor and outdoor seating for dining. Beer, wine, soft drinks and water will also be sold throughout the festival. 

MUSIC     The gazebo welcomes local singer/songwriters throughout the three-day weekend. All live music performances at Art in the Park are free to enjoy. Bench seating is available, or attendees can bring a blanket or chairs to relax, making the gazebo the ideal spot to take a break, enjoy a to-go bite from the surrounding restaurants and unwind with a cool beverage or simply enjoy the music all day.   Sponsored by the North Georgia State Fair.

TOUR    In addition to the fine art and festivities within the Art in the Park grounds, visitors can enjoy more of what downtown Marietta has to offer, like the surrounding shops and boutiques, museums, galleries, the 2-mile immersive Downtown Marietta Mural Program presented by the Marietta Arts Council and even a historic walking tour. 

WHEN    Saturday, Sept. 3 - Monday, Sept. 5, 2022

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, includes Children’s Art Alley

    Chalk Spot – Saturday, Sept. 3 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  

LOCATION    Glover Park on the Historic Marietta Square

        50 N. Park Square, Marietta, GA 30060

        Free Festival Admission 

PARKING     The Marietta City Hall Parking Deck (205 Lawrence Street) has free weekend parking, and free on-street parking is available around Marietta Square. Additional pay parking is available in the decks located at Waddell and Lawrence streets. 

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

WHO     Art in the Park’s mission is to draw awareness to the historic downtown Marietta area through art. 

For 2022, Art in the Park was again ranked in “Sunshine Artist” magazine’s 200 Best Fine Art & Design Shows in America – this time at No. 13 and ranked in the top 100 for 2010-2022.  The festival has earned awards from the Southeast Festivals and Events Association and the International Festivals & Events Association.

Festival Map & More Information: 

Festival hotline – 404-966-8497 

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