Welcome to the Piedmont Park Arts Festival

August 17-18, 2024

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Festival Hours
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Named as one of the TOP 100 Arts Festival in the Nation by Sunshine Artist Magazine, we are honored to produced and host the annual Piedmont Park Arts Festival located in Atlanta’s largest park, Piedmont Park. 1215 Piedmont Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30309.

The Piedmont Park Summer Arts Festival is a 2-day outdoor event with an emphasis on the visual arts and family fun presented by the Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces, for people of all ages,  customs, and interests. The Midtown community of Piedmont Park is considered to be home to one of the largest and most enthusiastic art buying communities in metro Atlanta. The Piedmont Park Summer Arts and craft festival brings back the tradition to Atlanta’s arts community.

This event will feature up to 250 painters, photographers, sculptors, leather and metalwork, glass blowers, jewelers, and crafters! The Festival will also offer artist demonstrations, live acoustic music, a children’s play area, plus festival foods and beverages with healthy alternatives.

The Piedmont Park Summer Arts Festival is organized by the Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces, LLC, who also partners with the fall fine arts Chastain Park Arts Festival and more than a dozen other events, along with a board of experts in various artistic disciplines. The festival will uphold the highest standards supporting the arts and offer participating artists the environment to nurture an appreciation for their skills.

 

About

The Piedmont Park Summer Arts & Crafts Festival is a 2-day outdoor event with an emphasis on the visual arts and family fun presented by the Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces, for people of all ages, races, customs and interests.

We created this festival with these goals in mind: 1) Give back to the community through art; 2) Bring the tradition of the Piedmont Park Arts Festival to the midtown community; 3) Create a festival for Artists by Artists, encouraging the artist have a voice in the creation and operations of the festival; 4) Create a show unlike any other in the City of Atlanta, bringing together outstanding artists from all over the country plus many from right here in Georgia.

This event will feature up to 250 painters, photographers, sculptors, leather and metalwork, glass blowers, jewelers and crafters! The Festival will also offer artist demonstrations, live acoustic music, an Emerging Artists Pavilion, a children’s play area, plus festival foods and beverages with healthy alternatives.

The Piedmont Park Summer Arts Festival is organized by the Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces, LLC , who also partner with the fall fine arts Chastain Park Arts Festival and the Buckhead Spring Arts and Crafts Festival, along with a board of experts in various artistic disciplines. The festival will uphold the highest standards supporting the arts, and offer participating artists the environment to nurture appreciation for their skills.

This event will benefit a local charity or scholarship which supports the arts to be selected by the jury. With the help of our contributors and partners, the Piedmont Park Summer Arts & Crafts Festival will become a successful annual tradition in our community. This event, hosted by AFFPS, is organized by artists for artists.

Admission is free – we look forward to seeing you at the festival!

Directions & Parking

The Piedmont Park Arts Festival is held in Atlanta’s historic park, Piedmont Park. The park is located approximately 2 miles northeast of downtown Atlanta. It runs along 10th Street (a block west of 10th & Monroe Avenue to a block east of 10th & Piedmont Avenue) and Piedmont Avenue (12th & Piedmont to just before 15th & Piedmont) in midtown Atlanta.

We have organized the festival by sections for Art, Craft, Antiques, and Children’s Area. Please refer to the map links below to navigate the festival and parking.

Parking in Piedmont Park is limited to the New SAGE Parking Facility. We strongly encourage visitors to use Atlanta’s public transportation MARTA.

By MARTA
Upon exiting the Midtown Station, take 10th Street towards Peachtree Street and continue on 10th until you reach Piedmont Avenue. Turn left on Piedmont Avenue and walk two blocks to the 12th and 14th Street gates of Piedmont Park. (or you can continue walking on 10th Street and the park will soon be on your left side).

Exit the Arts Center Station heading south on West Peachtree street for one block. Head east (go left) on 14th Street for three blocks until you reach the 14th Street entrance to the Park.

For additional information visit www.itsmarta.com or call MARTA at 404.848.5000.

By Bike/on Foot
Park entrances open to pedestrians and cyclists include:
Park Drive Bridge (access Park Drive from Monroe Drive)
10th Street & Charles Allen (park runs along 10th Street from just west of Monroe Drive on 10th Street to a block short of Piedmont Avenue & 10th Street)
Piedmont Avenue & 12th Street
Piedmont Avenue & 14th Street

Wheelchair Accessibility
The following park entrances are wheelchair accessible: 12th Street Gate; 14th Street Gate; Charles Allen Drive Gate; Park Drive. In addition, the following buildings and areas are disabled-accessible: Piedmont Park Conservancy Offices; Magnolia Hall; Piedmont Park Conservancy Community Center; Visitors Center; Tennis Center and Oak Hill.

By Car
The SAGE Parking Facility is now open and the surface lot at Piedmont Park is being returned to green space. The parking facility is operated by the Atlanta Botanical Garden and is available for visitors to Piedmont Park and the Garden.

  • The Conservancy staff, programs, and rental facilities are housed in two primary locations within Piedmont Park.

The Piedmont Park Conservancy Administrative Offices, and Magnolia Hall are located on the eastern side of the park, near the Tennis Center. Please enter from the SAGE Parking Facility.

The Piedmont Park Conservancy Community Center, and Clara Meer Dock and the Visitor Center are located on the southwestern side of the park near the Piedmont and 12th Street Gate.

Staff

Click Here For Calendar of Festivals

Staff:
Randall D. Fox
Sponsorship and Partnership – Deena Walter
Festival Directors – Jennifer Humphrey  and Brian Greene
Administration / Marketing – Jennifer Humphrey
Artist and Vendor Logistics  Management – Jennifer Humphrey /Irvine “Stretch” Hendershot
Logistics /Operations Manager – Risa Johnson
Logistics / Operations – Brian Greene
Website Design & Management – Brian Greene
Social Media – Courtney Robbins
Social Media – Jennifer Bennett
Equipment – Omari Neal
Director of Accounting – Julie Johnson
Senior Bookkeeper – Kara
Director of Security – Dect. Drew Bahry
Equipment – Walter Lopez, Oliver Lopez, Yuri Lopez

FOR PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
Randall D. Fox
randallfox2003@yahoo.com
470-929-6095 (Text messages only)

INFORMATION: Partnerships/Sponsorship
Info@affps.com

PR / PRESS INQUIRIES
Caren West / Chad Shearer
Caren West PR
404.614.0006 (PR Inquires only)
caren@carenwestpr.com
chadavid@carenwestpr.com

Email
Info@affps.com
randallfox2003@yahoo.com

(Note: for the quickest reply, use email.)

 

General Info For Artists

Piedmont Park Arts Festival: August 19-20, 2023
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Sunday 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Important Information

Show Location
Piedmont Park, Midtown
1071 Piedmont Avenue,
Atlanta, GA 30309

GENERAL INFORMATION
IMPORTANT DATES & DEADLINES:
Accept application: September 25, 2022
Application deadline: July 05, 2023
Jury dates: July 07-08, 2023
Notification of acceptance: July 8, 2023
Accept invitation & purchase deadline: August 01, 2023
Wait List Released: August 01, 2023 *(or as deemed by Director)Event Dates: August 19 -20, 2023
Load-In Dates: August 18, 2021 (ONLY -Friday: 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM)  Late applications may be accepted at the discretion of the Director and included on the Wait List.

 

APPLICATION AND BOOTH FEES:
Application fee: $30
Standard Booth Fee: $300 (10×10)
Premier Booth with extra space behind the tent: $400 (limit to 15)
Premier Corner: $500 (only 3 available) *Must be approved
Corner Upgrade: $100 (limited availability)
Double Booth Fee: $600 (10×20)
Electricity: $100 (limited availability)

Assigned booth spaces are approximately 10’ deep and 11’ wide or greater. Double booths are also available.  Please note that the festival route is along a street with some areas that are not level.  All work exhibited must be confined to the assigned space(s). Artists are responsible for providing their own means of displaying their work.  All artist tents must be weighted with a minimum of 40 pounds per leg with a white canopy. 
 
LOAD-IN/LOAD OUT
Artists will be able to unload near their booth during set-up and tear-down. Artists can load in only during the designated times and must check in with a photo ID. The lane of traffic where the festival takes place is only wide enough for one vehicle. Therefore, we depend upon artists’ cooperation to keep traffic moving at a pace that will allow everyone equal time to set up. We ask that upon arrival at your booth location, you unpack and then move your vehicle before you start set-up. Artists will be responsible for bringing in additional merchandise after the designated load-in time.

NO SHOW POLICY
Artists who have not checked in by 7:00 PM FRIDAY will be considered a “no-show.” No Show artists are not eligible for refunds. Assigned space(s) will be forfeited to a wait-list artist.

RAIN OR SHINE
There will be no “rain date” and fees will not be refunded in the case of inclement weather. The event will take place in rain or shine.

AWARDS
The Artist Market Jury will award Exhibitor applications based on technical ability, originality of the art, and quality of the booth display. Judging and awards will be held on Saturday for Best of Show, Fine Arts; Best of Show, Crafts; 2nd Place; 3rd Place; Honorable Mention (two) and Best Booth.

AMENITIES
– Booth Sitters are available during event hours upon request.
– Designated Festival Hotline available during event hours regarding assistance, emergencies, questions, concerns, etc.
— Friday load-in
– 24-hour on-site Security

ADVERTISING & PROMOTION
– AFFPS is among the top award-winning art festival organizations in the southeast.
– With three events named in the TOP 100 of Arts Festivals in the nation.
– Voted Best Festivals by local media
– A holder of the only Guinness World Record by any arts festival organization in the U.S.
– AFFPS employs professional marketing strategies including:
– PR and online media platforms
– Print and online media ads
– Radio and TV
– Billboards, banners, posters, and yard signs
– Extensive business partner collaboration
– Social media
– Dedicated interactive website
– Direct mail
– 300+ online calendar entries

PARKING
Free parking is available for both artists and festival guests within close proximity to Roswell City Hall.
Parking on the residential streets around the park is not permitted.

LOAD-IN/LOAD OUT
Artists will be able to unload near their booth during set-up and tear-down. Artists can load in only during the designated times and must check in with a photo ID. All work must be dollied/wagoned in, as we will be setting up in the park. Therefore, we depend upon artists’ cooperation to keep traffic moving at a pace that will allow everyone equal time to set up. We ask that upon arrival at your booth location, you unpack and then move your vehicle before you start set-up. Artists will be responsible for hand carting in additional merchandise after the designated load-in time. We will be setting up inside the park, and all work must be dollied or wagoned in, (there is a sidewalk to follow) to your spot.

WAITLIST
A waitlist will be maintained. Selected waitlisted artists may be contacted when the Wait List is released one day prior to the event date.

NO SHOW POLICY
Artists who have not checked in by Friday at 7:00 p.m. will be considered a “no-show.” No Show artists are not eligible for refunds. Assigned space(s) will be forfeited to a wait-list artist.

RAIN OR SHINE
There will be no “rain date” and fees will not be refunded in the case of inclement weather. The event will take place in rain or shine.

SALES TAX
Artists are responsible for collecting and reporting Sales Tax. Sales Tax reporting documents are provided to participating artists at check-in at the event.

HOW THE FEES ARE USED
All AFFPS Festivals support the Georgia Foundation for Public Spaces, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to building a stronger arts community. The GFPS provides scholarships for artists to help them with their artistic career

RULES AND REGULATIONS

1. The Festival provides only the ground space for exhibits. Each Exhibitor must provide and prepare his/her own displays. We require Exhibitors to use white top tents of EZ UP quality or higher. All tents must be weighted (40 lbs. per tent leg min.). Set up will be on grass/ mulch (inside the park) Everyone must dolly/ wagon in.

2. Two weeks prior to the Festival, Exhibitors will be notified of their site location and detailed setup information. Plan to set up your booth on Friday.

3. After unloading Exhibitor vehicles must be moved to designated parking. Vehicles will not be permitted to remain in the exhibition space during the Festival, nor may they enter the Festival grounds until approved by the Festival Committee.

4. Exhibitors shall be responsible for obtaining any required licenses, permits, or approvals under state laws applicable to his/her activity at the Festival and for paying any taxes, sales taxes, fees, or other charges that may be applicable to any Exhibitor’s activity at the Festival.

5. The Festival is a rain or shine event. Cancellations prior to the due date must be made in written form and submitted by mail or email received by AFFPS 60 days prior to the event. By mail: send to P.O. Box 422571, Atlanta GA 30342. By email: to info@affps.com. No refunds will be given for cancellations after the 60-day deadline date or no-shows. All refunds will incur a $50 administration fee. Jury Exempt spaces are non-refundable. Covid credit will carry over on account until used.

6. The Festival reserves the right to cancel an Exhibitor’s contract. The Festival may require the Exhibitor to leave the Festival at any time if the Exhibitor is in violation of any rules and/or regulations stated herein.

7. Neither AFFPS nor its agents or representatives will be responsible for any injury, damage, or loss that may occur to the Exhibitor, the Exhibitor’s agents or representatives, or his/her property from any cause whatsoever. Exhibitors should obtain, at their own expense, insurance against any loss, damage, or injury they may require.

8. All Artist Market merchandise must be original, handmade, and created by the Exhibitor. Reproductions must be clearly identified as such. Original art must occupy at least 50% of the artist’s space. Browse bins may occupy only minimal space and must be aesthetically pleasing and not obstruct patron flow. All artwork on display must be for sale.

9. Artists may only show work in categories approved by the Jury.

10. Artists must be present with their work for the duration of the Festival. No commercial agents, dealers or, salespeople may operate an artist’s booth.

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