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Posted on: August 13, 2019

Marietta Square to Host 33rd Annual Art in the Park on Labor Day Weekend

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August 13, 2019

CONTACT: Carolyn Morris

MARIETTA – Known best for its fine art offerings, Marietta Art in the Park gives individuals and families the chance to have all kinds of outdoor fun during Labor Day weekend. With more than 175 fine artists, a children’s area, the popular Chalk Spot, entertainment, food trucks and more, plus free admission, it’s no wonder 45,000 visitors attend Art in the Park in historic Marietta Square each year!

ART    Cobb County’s only annual fine art show, Art in the Park features a broad spectrum of artists and artwork. With offerings in watercolor, acrylic, oil, pastel, woodworking, glass, photography, textiles and jewelry in fine metals and precious stones, the Artist Market gives visitors the chance to purchase art but also to talk with the artists who make it. Some artists also offer demonstrations during the festival for a real behind-the-scenes look. 


PROJECT    For the third year, Art in the Park is pleased to present the One Piece Project. At this year’s festival, each participating artist will select one work of art - marked with a One Piece Project purple ribbon - for which he or she will donate 10 percent of the sale price to the festival. Art in the Park will then distribute the proceeds to the “Inspired by the heArt” exhibition 

The “Inspired by the heArt” show is an event that began in 2013 and allows Cobb County students with mild to severe intellectual disabilities to create, celebrate and display their artistic skills. Last year, more than 200 students participated in the event held at The Art Station-Big Shanty. 

GALLERY TOUR    Marietta Square includes several year-round art galleries, so Art in the Park is teaming up with them to present the self-guided Marietta Square Art Gallery Tour. In addition to perusing the Artist Market, Art in the Park guests can enjoy a look at what some of the city’s best galleries exhibit during the festival and return for additional visits throughout the year. 

CHALK ART    The Chalk Spot street art display for children benefits the Marietta High School Visual Arts Club and offers participants the opportunity to create one-of-a-kind designs in individual sidewalk spaces. This onsite art will remain on display throughout the festival (weather permitting). Chalk Spot participation is only $10 per person (for applications postmarked by August 16, 2019) and includes a box of chalk plus other goodies,      

FOR KIDS    Art in the Park includes the Children’s Art Alley, a free, interactive “make and take” area located next to The Strand Theatre. Kids can also participate in activities like face painting and sand art for a small fee.

FOOD    In addition to local restaurants along the Square offering indoor and outdoor seating, Art in the Park presents Food Truck Row with plenty of menu options from a variety of mobile restaurants.  

MUSIC CAFE    Visitors to Art in the Park can take a break, enjoy lunch from the surrounding restaurants or onsite food trucks and relax under an umbrella with a beverage while enjoying smooth jazz tunes in the Music Café. 

WHEN    Saturday, August 31 - Monday, September 2, 2019

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, includes Children’s Art Alley

    Chalk Spot – Saturday, September 1 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.       

LOCATION    Glover Park on the Historic Marietta Square

        50 N. Park Square, Marietta, GA 30060

Free Festival Admission 

PARKING     Free on-street parking is available around Marietta Square.

Additional parking is available in the decks located at Waddell and Lawrence streets. 

FEES        Attendance at Marietta Art in the Park is free! 

$10 for Chalk Spot applications postmarked by August 16, 2019; applications postmarked after August 16 are $15. 

WHO     For 2018, Art in the Park was ranked in Sunshine Artist Magazine’s 200 Best Shows in America in Fine Art & Design.  Since 2007, Art in the Park has been honored as a Southeast Tourism Society Top 20 Event, ranked in the Top 100 in the nation in the Classic and Contemporary Craft Shows by Sunshine Artist Magazine and has also earned awards from the Southeast Festivals and Events Association and the International Festivals & Events Association. 

Festival Map & More Information: 

Festival hotline – 404-966-8497. 

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