Frequently Asked Questions

2014_Piedmont_posterAugust 13-14, 2016

Saturday: August 13, 2016
10:00AM – 5:00PM
Sunday: August 14, 2016
11:00AM – 5:00PM

Admission: FREE
Bring a group of friends and have fun!


Piedmont Park – Atlanta, GA
1071 Piedmont Avenue,
Atlanta, GA 30309

The Piedmont Park Summer Arts & Crafts Festival is held in Atlanta’s most notable and historic park, Piedmont Park. The park is located approximately 2 miles northeast of downtown Atlanta. Piedmont Park 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.

Parking in and around the park is limited. Festival attendees are strongly encouraged to utilize public transportation. If you drive, we recommend parking in the new SAGE Parking Facility. The parking facility is operated by the Atlanta Botanical Garden and is available for visitors to Piedmont Park.

About the Festival

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. 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 is bringing back the tradition to Atlanta’s arts community.

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 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!

Per City code ordinance, no alcohol may be brought into the Festival area. Beer and wine will be available for purchase at several locations throughout the Festival. Revenue from on-site beverage sales will be benefit the Georgia Foundation for Public Spaces scholarship program. As always alcoholic beverage purchased at the Festival must remain on-site. The Atlanta Police Department and volunteers of the Festival will ask you to dispose of any alcoholic beverage before you exit or enter.

A maximum of 250 of the finest local, regional and national artists, with an emphasis on metro Atlanta and Georgian artists. All artist applicants will be selected by a jury of their peers based on the merit of their work as well as booth presentation.

Of course, we’ll have them!
We want to make it as easy as possible.

Soft Drinks, lemonade, ice tea and water (all of your favorites) will be located throughout the event. Per City guidelines, no alcohol or beer may be brought into the Festival area. No glass bottles may be brought into the area.

Credit Cards/ Payment Terms
Many of the Artists are equipped to accept credit cards payments, however, keep in mind that some may or may not accept some types of cards. Many accept Visa, Mastercard and American Express, but many prefer cash. Each of the beverage stations and food concessions will accept cash and credit cards. As noted earlier, we will have an ATM/Cash machine on hand for your use.

The Festival will have live entertainment on-site.
We are currently accepting applications for acoustic entertainment. For more information please email us at:

First Aid
Because safety is important to us, we will have qualified trained staff available on-site and the EMS services available from 911 if needed.

Our focus is going to be on Healthy lifestyle choices and we are currently reaching out to food vendors to help us reach this goal to bring you healthy refreshments. If you are interested, click here.

We will have one information booth available on site, located strategically in the park and identified by a red tent.

Lost and Found
Lost and Found will be located at the main information booth. After the event please feel free to email us at or call the office at 404-873-1222.
Saturday: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Lost Children Inquires
During the event, all of the staff and volunteers will have identifiable uniformed shirts on and many will have walkie talkies and cell phones. Please check with one of the staff members. All staff will be directed to take lost children to the information booth.

There is no parking permitted in the residential neighborhoods around the park. We ask that you utilize the several parking areas that are available in the park. We have asked the Atlanta Police Department and Neighborhood Watch groups to help enforce this policy. There is plenty of free parking available in the lots adjacent to the park.

We love your pets! As a Special Event Class D or E, the City of Atlanta allows you to bring your dog to the park. Just be sure to keep your dog on a leash and pick up their “calling cards” please!

Rain/ Weather
This is a rain or shine event. Certain events may be canceled or re-scheduled depending on rain. High winds may cause some Festival closure. Safety is always first. If the weather poses a safety risk to patrons and participants, the Festival will close and information will be announced as to the nature of the risk, exit instructions, and possible re-open times.

Got to have them! Portable toilets will be available throughout the Festival area. They will be located at the main entrance as well as the area closest to the food concessions. Just ask a volunteer; they can point them out for you.

Rules of Conduct
(Now for the small details that the City requires… and so does our attorney!):
No alcohol will be allowed to be brought into the Festival Area.
Alcoholic beverages purchased on-site must remain on-site. Festival security will ask you to dispose of any alcoholic beverages before you exit.
No coolers
No glass bottles
No bicycles, skateboards, roller blades, roller skates, scooters, or motorized vehicles (except wheelchairs) are allowed into the Festival area.
No grills or grilling will be allowed in the Festival area.
No camp tents or overnight camping will be permitted in the Festival area.
No tents may be staked into the ground.
Weights are REQUIRED.
No weapons of any kind
No illegal substances of any kind
All bags are subject to search by Festival security
The Festival reserves the right to decline admittance to anyone who violates the reasonable policies established for public safety.
Not sure, and don’t want to get in trouble? Just ask.

If there is anything that we missed and you have a question, just drop us an email to: or
call us at: 404-873-1222. *(please consider sending an email for a quicker reply).

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