DATES & TIMES: Saturday – Monday, September 4-6, 2021 10:00 – 5:00 pm.
DESCRIPTION: Marietta Art in the Park, an Atlanta Labor Day weekend tradition is celebrating its 35th year! The three-day juried Fine Art Festival takes place on the historic Marietta Square in Glover Park and attracts over 45,000 guests. This professionally managed event is ranked #9 by Sunshine Artist Magazine in the 100 Best Fine Art & Design Shows, is consistently awarded a Top 20 Event by the Southeast Tourism Society and is the only fine art festival held in Cobb County.
LOCATION: Marietta GA. Glover Park on the Marietta Square. Marietta is located just 15 miles northwest of Atlanta and 5 miles west of I-75 in Cobb County.
ART: All items must be hand crafted by the artist and categorized as a “fine art”. Resale or wholesale items (buy/sell) are not permitted and will result in immediate dismissal without refund. No manufactured, imported items or raw materials will be allowed. Accepted categories include jewelry, pottery, glass, painting/drawing, photography, textile/leather, metal, wood, digital media and mixed media. Artists may only show and sell work from the category in which they have been accepted. Artwork and booth submitted in photos must be representative of display and art offered for sale. Festival organizers reserve the right to ask the artist to remove items not representative of art submitted for jury process/acceptance.
JURY: Exhibitors are selected on the basis of design, quality and presentation as determined by an independent jury of art professionals with knowledge and experience in multiple art disciplines. Artists are juried by category and each artist is then assigned a score. Those with the highest scores per category will be invited to participate. A limited number of artists per category will be accepted to provide a balanced show. In addition, a score-based wait list will be maintained in each category with cancellations filled from that list. The jury process is done anonymously and the decision of the jury is final.
ARTIST: The artist must arrive on time and stay for the duration of the festival. No agents, dealers, or representative may attend in place of the artist. Only one artist may display in a booth unless the work produced is a collaboration of two artists.
BOOTH: Booth size is either 10 X 10 or 10 X 20. Booths will be located on either brick or asphalt. Weighting tents is mandatory, and staking/tie downs to streets or adjacent structures is not permitted. Artists must furnish their own white tent, display tables, skirting, & chairs. All displays must be designed and constructed to be aesthetically pleasing, and all sales and promotional activities must be confined to artist’s assigned space. Power is only available in a limited number of predetermined areas and must be requested on the application for consideration. Portable generators or drop cords across the walkway are not permitted.
PARKING: Artist parking (trailers, motor homes and vehicles) is available a few blocks from the festival site. Artists must park in the designated parking area during show hours. All vehicles must be removed from the festival site 1 hour prior to the start of the festival.
SET UP: Either Friday, September 3 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. or Saturday, September 4 from 6:00 – 9:00 a.m. Early set up is available for booths located inside the park – this is dolly in only. All cars must be removed from the festival area and returned to the artist’s parking area 1 hour before the festival begins. Vehicles are not permitted in the festival area during festival hours.
TEAR DOWN: Begins at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, September 6th, however, vehicles are not permitted in the festival area until 5:30 p.m. Tear down must be completed by 8:00 pm (streets open at 8:00 pm)
SECURITY: 24-hour security is provided with the understanding that Creative Event Specialists, LLC, the City of Marietta and the festival director/staff will not assume any liability for lost, stolen or damaged items.
- Zapplication: follow online rules/regulations.
- Accepted artists understand and agree that images of their work may be used by the show promoter for the sole purpose of marketing the event.
- Zapplication: Application deadline May 18
- Deadline has been extended from May 4th after Gov. Kemp lifted requirements for large scale events.
- Notification: Jury decision June 1
- Zapplication: payment due June 22
- Notification: Set up details August 3
$25.00 administrative processing fee
$285.00 standard – 10X10
$570.00 double – 10X20
$35.00 returned check for insufficient funds
Refunds will not be issued after July 6th. Artists are solely responsible for collecting, reporting and paying all sales tax collected. The sales tax rate in Cobb County is 6%. No refunds will be given for the cancellation of the event due to inclement weather or circumstances beyond our control. Artists placed on the waitlist will be notified via email. As space becomes available, artists will be pulled from the waitlist based on “like art” from vacated space. All checks made payable to CES.
Each artist is required to follow local and state guidelines (masks, touchless payment, social distance, hand sanitizer and any other regulations). The number of artists and festival layout will depend largely on any and all future safety precautions and standards set by government agencies. Should the festival by cancelled by those agencies, a full booth refund will be issued. Administrative processing fee is non-refundable.