Friday, October 4, 2013

Chastain Park Arts Festival November 2 and 3

 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 below:

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 Public Spaces.

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 p.m.

Admission: Free to attend

For more information, please visit

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