Art in the Park, August 31 - September 2, 2013
Saturday, Sunday and Monday, 10am-5pm
Art in the Park has been a part of the Marietta Square’s history since 1986 and takes place in and around the Historic Marietta Square and Glover Park on Labor Day weekend. It is a Marietta signature event and tradition that celebrates the arts featuring local and national artists from around the country.
This fine art extravaganza features an artist market, children’s art alley and the famous Painted Pots, Chalk It Up, sidewalk art competition and display and the Artcar Palooza. Art displayed will include paintings, photography, pottery, graphic arts, sculptures, jewelry, woodworking from 150 of the countries finest artists. Festival guests will also have the opportunity to visit the unique shops and boutiques, restaurants, museums and galleries, take in a historic walking tour plus much more, all within walking distance to the festival.
It has been selected by Southeast Tourism Society as a Top 20 event since 2007, ranked 81st in Classic and Contemporary Craft Shows by Sunshine Artist Magazine, is a Kaleidoscope Award winner from the Southeast Festivals and Events Association and a Pinnacle Award winner from the International Festivals and Events Association.
The festival is free with plenty of free parking on the street and in the Cobb County Park Deck.
Chalk-It-Up! A Sidewalk Chalk Art Competition
The Art in the Park Festival, in conjunction with The Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art, will feature the 3rd Annual Chalk Art Competition and display.
This juried contest will feature a competition for all age groups, kindergarten through Professional. The categories are divided by grade level: k-2nd, 3rd-5th, 6th-8th, and 9th-12th and will also include a graduate to professional category. Participants will have the opportunity to "Chalk-it-up!" with dynamic chalk art works in randomly selected sidewalk squares. These works will be judged on Saturday and will remain on display throughout the Festival (weather permitting). Prizes will be awarded.
Spaces are limited so pre-registration is recommended. Check back to down load the registration form.
This car show features fun wacky artcars and contraptions plus classic customized, hot rod and low rider vehicles from across the United States. The cars will be on display Saturday and Sunday during the festival. Check back to down load the application. For more information, visit artcarpalooza.com.