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Posted on: July 22, 2021

Annual Art in the Park Returns to Marietta Square on Labor Day Weekend

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July 22, 2021

CONTACT: Carolyn Morris

Creative Event Specialists


MARIETTA – After a necessary one-year hiatus, Art in the Park returns to historic Marietta Square this Labor Day weekend. Featuring more than 150 fine art booths, this outdoor event also delights the entire family with children’s activities, live music and great food from local restaurants.   

ART: Art in the Park is a fun and interactive way to experience a wide variety of artists working in many media. This year, the festival will feature more than 150 artists with offerings in watercolor, acrylic, oil, pastel, woodworking, glass, photography, textiles and jewelry in fine metals and precious stones. At the Artist Market, visitors can purchase art and learn about it in person with the artists. Some will even offer demonstrations during the festival for a real behind-the-scenes look at how to make certain pieces. 

CHALK ART: The children’s Chalk Spot, sponsored by THE Marietta Local is a street art display benefitting the Marietta High School Visual Arts Department and offers participants the opportunity to create their own designs on their own sidewalk spaces. This chalk art will be displayed throughout the festival, and participation is just $10 per person. The registration fee (advance or onsite) includes a box of chalk and coupons from local businesses,  while supplies last.  

Also for the kiddos, Art in the Park includes the Children’s Art Alley, a free, interactive “make and take” area located on Atlanta St. on the south side of the park.    

FOOD: Local restaurants along the Square offering a variety of cuisine will provide indoor and outdoor seating for dining.  

MUSIC CAFÉ: The gazebo offers Art in the Park visitors a relaxing place to take a break, enjoy a to-go bite from the surrounding restaurants and unwind under an umbrella with a cool beverage.      

WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 4 - Monday, Sept. 6, 2021, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, includes Children’s Art Alley, Chalk Spot – Saturday, Sept. 4 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.                                  

LOCATION: Glover Park on the Historic Marietta Square, 50 N. Park Square, Marietta, GA 30060

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 registration. Pre-registration is not required.  Supplies are limited. 

WHO: For 2020, Art in the Park was again ranked in “Sunshine Artist” magazine’s 200 Best Fine Art & Design Shows in America – this time at No. 9! 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. 

Free Festival Admission

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