DATES & TIMES: Saturday – Monday, September 5-7, 2020 10:00 – 5:00 pm.
DESCRIPTION: This three-day juried fine art festival takes place on the historic Marietta Square at Glover Park and attracts over 45,000 guests annually. It is professionally managed and has been ranked in the Top 100 Events by Sunshine Artist Magazine, is consistently awarded a Top 20 Event by the Southeast Tourism Society, a Top Event by Top Event USA and has also won awards by the International Festival and Event Association and the Southeast Festival and Event Association.
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.
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 is available one block off the festival site. Artists must park in the designated parking area during show hours.
SET UP: Either Friday, September 4th from 6:00 – 9:00 pm or Saturday, September 5th from 6:00 – 9:00 am. Early set up is available for booths located inside the park. All cars must be removed from the festival area and returned to the artists parking area 1 hour before the festival begins. Vehicles are not permitted in the festival area during the festival hours. The event will be held rain or shine.
TEAR DOWN: Begins at 5:00pm on Monday, Sept. 7th however; vehicles are not permitted in the festival area until 5:30 pm. All artists must be broken down by 7:00pm.
SECURITY: Management provides after hour security for the festival with the understanding that Creative Event Specialists, LLC, the City of Marietta or the festival director 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: postmarked by May 4, 2020
- Notification-jury decision: May 15, 2020 (via Zapplication/Email)
- Payment Due: May 31, 2020
- Festival packet sent: July 30, 2020
FEES/REFUNDS/WAITLIST: Non-refundable Jury -$25.00, Booth Space – 10 X10: $260.00 or 10 X 20: $520.00. Charge for a returned check is $35.00. Refunds will not be issued after June 3, 2020. 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. No refunds will be given for the cancellation of the event due to inclement weather or circumstances beyond our control. All checks made payable to CES.
We would further encourage you to take advantage of the financial assistance offered through the Paycheck Protection Program or programs recently enacted which are summarized nicely by clicking here.
REVISED refund policy for 2020: In the event local or state agencies require us to cancel the 2020 festival, all booth fees will be returned.
Important dates: REVISED deadline is May 4, 2020. The notification & payment dates remain the same
Marietta Art in the Park is pleased to announce the One Piece Project. During the Labor Day festival, each participating artist will place a purple One Piece Project ribbon on the artwork of their choice, when the art piece is sold, the artist will donate 10% of the sale to the Art in the Park Festival. The benefactor is Inspired by the Heart Art Show produced by Cobb County Schools. The Art show features art work from students with moderate to severe intellectual disabilities. Click here to learn more.