Lisa Windle sends this in.
I'd like to add the following event to your events calendar. It is a
free Art Festival, and open to the public. The information is listed
Bursts of Color Welcomes Fifth Annual Chastain Park Arts Festival
November 2 and 3 in Atlanta, Georgia
The Atlanta Foundation for Public
Spaces is proud to announce the Fifth Annual Chastain Park Arts Festival on
November 2nd and 3rd in Atlanta, Georgia. This event will feature 185 fine
artists and artisans along the tree lined Park Drive, turning Chastain Park into
a living gallery for the weekend.
Visitors will enjoy fine art and
crafts, a children’s area and local food and beverage concessions including the
“gourmet” food trucks. Local acoustic musicians will enliven the atmosphere in
addition to a special VIP Tent. This event is organized by the Atlanta
Foundation for Public Spaces and volunteer artists. Best of all, it’s entirely
free to attend!
The Chastain Park Arts Festival is a two-day outdoor
event with an emphasis on the visual arts. Located in the largest public park in
Fulton County, we set out with many different goals in mind: 1) Give back to the
community through art; 2) Create a venue that emphasizes local and Georgian
artists so they have a show they can depend on in their own back yard; 3) Bring
a festival to the folks in the northern part of Fulton county; 4) Create a
festival for Artists by Artists, letting the artist have a voice in the creation
and operations of the festival; 5) Create a show unlike any other in the City of
Atlanta, bringing together outstanding local, regional and national artists.
The Chastain Park area is rich with one of the largest and most
enthusiastic art buying communities in the Atlanta area. More than 20,000
visitors are expected over the weekend to view the many painters, photographers,
sculptors, leather and metal craft persons, glass blowers, jewelers and more!
The Festival will also offer visitors the opportunity to view artist
demonstrations, enjoy live entertainment, participate in hands-on art
activities, and enjoy festival foods and beverages.
The festival benefits
a scholarship fund for local artists administered by the Georgia Foundation for
4469 Stella Dr., Atlanta, GA 30327 (inside
upper Chastain Park on Park Drive)
Sat., November 2, 2013 from
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sun., November 3, 2013 from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00
Admission: Free to attend
For more information, please visit www.chastainparkartsfestival.com.