January 24, 2018
CONTACT: Lindsey Wiles
Inaugural M2R TrailFest Celebrates Opening of Marietta’s Mountain to River Trail
MARIETTA — The City of Marietta and the Marietta Arts Council are pleased to present the inaugural M2R Trailfest, a two-day celebration of Marietta’s new Mountain to River Trail. The festival kicks off Saturday, April 14 at 3pm with a unique ribbon cutting to be held at the center point of the Festival. The festivities continue on Sunday, April 15, as the trail hosts additional performing acts along the trail between 12-4pm.
Visual and performing arts, live music, food trucks, and public art installations stretch throughout 2 miles of the trail and offer an immersive celebration of the arts for all ages. The M2R Trailfest will stretch from Lewis Park near WellStar Kennestone Hospital, along the Marietta Square, ending in Brown Park.
The juried art festival will focus on three themes: the experience of living in Marietta, health and well-being, and/or the history of Marietta. Public art installations will be on display during the two-day festival with select visual art installations displayed for up to 60 days. Interested artists and art groups should visit www.m2rtrail.com to submit an application.
Presented in tandem with the Marietta Square Art Walk is the M2RTrailfest Preview Night. Street performers, dancers, and live music will line a portion of the trail from 6pm-9pm Friday, April 6, 2018.
A limited number of sponsorship opportunities are available, including artist and installation pairings. Funds raised will be used to produce M2R Trailfest and support the Marietta Art Council, whose mission is to enrich the artistic and cultural landscape of the City of Marietta through advocacy, education, and public art. Please visit www.m2rtrail.com for more information.
About the Mountain to River Trail
More than 15 years in the making, the Mountain to River trail stretches from Kennesaw Mountain, continues through the Marietta Square, and ends at the City limits on Atlanta Street. It serves as the backbone for future growth of Marietta's planned trail system which will connect residents, pedestrians, and cyclists from across the City of Marietta. Even better, the Mountain to River Trail will connect separated trail systems from across Cobb County.
About the City of Marietta
A vibrant and bustling area for both businesses and the arts, the City of Marietta is a full-service municipality distinguished by its unique history, sense of community and modern quality of life. Marietta is located just a short 15 miles northwest of Atlanta and the Cobb County seat. At 23 square miles, Marietta is one of Georgia's most populous cities, with about 60,000 residents calling the city home.
A two-day, two-mile immersive arts festival celebrating the opening of the Mountain to River Trail
Saturday, April 14: 3p-8p (ribbon cutting at 3pm)
Sunday, April 15: 12p-4p
M2R Trailfest Preview Night, in tandem with Marietta Square Art Walk
Friday, April 6: 6p-9p