Event Information

Art in the Park Marietta 2018

Glover Park, Marietta Square
Marietta, Georgia (South)

Event Dates: 9/1/18 - 9/3/18
Application Deadline: 4/18/18 Midnight EST

The application deadline has passed.


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
Marietta Art in the Park, an Atlanta Labor Day weekend tradition is celebrating its 32nd year! This three-day juried Fine Art Festival takes place on the historic Marietta Square in Glover Park and attracts over 48,000 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 is the only fine art festival held in Cobb County.  The adjacent streets are closed allowing for fast, easy access for set up/tear down and easy traffic flow for customers. The 2017 festival was a huge success with many of the artists achieving record sales!  In addition to the artist market, Art in the Park host the very popular Children's Art Alley with loads of free make and take art stations and the Chalk Spot, a sidewalk chalk art display.

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 plenty of parking. This artist friendly festival has been in the same location for its 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. 

ACCEPTED 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 photos must be current and 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 amenities include:
  • Drive up access for easy load in/load out
  • Limited to 170 Fine Artists
  • Generous booth space + storage behind booth
  • Over 100 corner booths
  • Great festival layout/traffic flow
  • Booth sitters 
  • Overnight security 
  • Artist parking
  • Veteran promoter onsite at all times during the festival
  • Discounted hotel room nights
  • Continental breakfast and snack bags
  • Festival website includes artist image and live link to the artist's website

WAIT LIST:  Artists placed on the wait list will be notified via email.  As space becomes available, artists will be pulled from the wait list based on “like art” from vacated space.   Payment will be required prior to set up.


DATES, TIMES & LOCATION:  Saturday – Monday, September 1-3, 2018    10:00 – 5:00 p.m.  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. GPS address is 50 N. Park Square, Marietta GA 30066

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.

PARKING: 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.  All vehicles must be removed from the festival site 30 minutes prior to the start of the festival. Artist parking is available one block off the festival site. Artists must park in the designated parking area during show hours. 

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/staff will not assume any liability for lost, stolen or damaged items.

Booth Information

Application Opens:                     December 1, 2017

Application deadline                   April 18
Jury process                                May 9
Notification-Jury decision          May 18 (via Zapplication/Email)
Zapplication payment due          May 31
Festival details sent                    July 26
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. A fee may be accessed for power. Portable generators or drop cords across the walkway are not permitted.
SET UP:  Either Friday, August 31st from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. or Saturday, September 1st from 6:00 – 9:00 a.m.  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 festival hours. The event will be held rain or shine.
TEAR DOWN: Begins at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 3rd however; vehicles are not permitted in the festival area until 5:30 p.m.
  • 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:  April 18, 2018    
               Notification-jury decision:  May 18, 2018 (via Zapplication/Email)
               Festival packet sent:  July 26, 2018 

Non-refundable Jury/application  -  $25.00: The jury check will be deposited when the application is processed. If jury fee is paid by check, payment MUST be received within 2 weeks of the application date. Failure to do so could result in no acceptance in the jury process. Checks made payable to CES.
Booth Space – (Single)    10 X10 - $260.00
                      (Double)   10 X 20 - $520.00 
Charge for a returned check is $35.00.
Refunds will not be issued after May 30, 2018. 
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. No refunds will be given for cancellation of the event due to inclement weather or circumstances beyond our control.  
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