Event Information


Art in the Park Marietta 2017

Glover Park, Marietta Square
Marietta, Georgia (South)

Show Dates: 9/2/17 - 9/4/17
Application Deadline: 4/6/17 Midnight EST
11 day(s) and 3 hour(s) remaining


Images: 4 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Application/Jury Fee): $25.00

You can submit up to 2 applications for this show.


Event Summary
You are invited to apply to Art in the Park Marietta, an Atlanta Labor Day weekend tradition celebrating it's 31st year! This three-day juried Fine Art Festival takes place on the historic Marietta Square at Glover Park and attracts over 45,000 guests. This professionally managed event 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. Adjacent streets are closed allowing for fast, easy access for set up/tear down and increased visibility for your customers. 2016 was an incredible success with many of the Artists acheiving record sales! We have increased our marketing and media efforts and will be making additional improvements to celebrate our 31st Anniversary!

General Information
Located just 15 miles northwest of Atlanta, Marietta serves as the county seat in progressive and affluent Cobb County Georgia. Art in the Park is located in and around the renovated Marietta Square/Glover Park, surrounded by local sidewalk service restaurants, museums and plentiful free parking. This artist friendly festival has been in the same location for it's entire existence, and has expanded to include an extensive free make/take art area for children, sidewalk chalk art and additional street closures to accommodate more buyers and improve artist access. 

Artist amenities include:
  • Drive up access for easy load in/load out
  • Generous booth space + storage behind booth
  • Over 100 corner booths
  • Great festival layout/traffic flow
  • Complimentary Booth sitters 
  • Overnight security provided by Marietta Police Department
  • Free artist parking and overnight RV parking located 1 block from festival
  • Veteran promoter onsite at all times during the festival
  • Discounted hotel room nights
  • Continental breakfast and/or snack bags/beverage provided daily
  • Ample free patron parking 

Booth Information
 Application deadline:                               April 6
 Jury process:                                            May 3
 Notification-Jury decision                       May 11 (via Zapplication/Email)
 Zapplication payment due:                      May 30
 Festival details sent:                                July 31

DATES & TIMES:  Saturday – Monday, September 2-4, 2017    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:  Located just 15 miles northwest of Atlanta and just south of the North Georgia Mountains is the City of Marietta. Marietta serves as the county seat in the center of Cobb County, Georgia.  
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.  Artists may not open their booth late or close early.  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: Free artist parking (trailers, motor homes and vehicles) is available one block off the festival site.  Artists must park in the designated parking area during show hours. 
SET UP:  Either Friday, September 1st from 6:00 – 9:00 pm or Saturday, September 2nd 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 30 minutes 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. 4th however; vehicles are not permitted in the festival area until 5:30 pm.
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. 
  • By mail: submit signed application, jury and booth checks (must be separate checks), 4 photos (4X6 only), one of the outdoor booth display and three photos of the individual art pieces and a self addressed stamped envelope. 
  • 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.
DATES:  By mail and Zapplication:  postmarked by April 6, 2017    
               Notification-jury decision:  May 11, 2017 (via Zapplication/Email)
               Festival packet sent:  July 31, 2017
FEES/REFUNDS/WAITLIST: Non-refundable Jury -$25.00, Booth Space - 10 X10: $230.00 or 10 X 20: $460.00.  Charge for a returned check is $35.00.  Refunds will not be issued after May 30th.   Mailed in booth checks (from accepted artists) will be deposited immediately after you have been accepted.  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. 
Non-refundable Jury/application  -  $25.00: The jury check will be deposited when the application is processed. If fury fee is paid by check, payment MUST be received within 3 weeks of the application date. Failure to do so could result in no acceptance in the jury process. 
Booth Space – (Single)    10 X10 - $230.00
                        (Double) 10 X 20 - $460.00 
Charge for a returned check is $35.00.
Sales tax rate in Cobb County is 6%. Artists are solely responsible for collecting, reporting and paying all sales tax collected. Sales Tax forms will be available onsite, if needed.
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