Event Information

Art in the Park Marietta 2019

Glover Park, Marietta Square
Marietta, Georgia (South)

Event Dates: 8/31/19 - 9/2/19
Application Deadline: 4/18/19 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 33rd year! The 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 named "100" Best Art Shows in the country by Sunshine Artist Magazine, is consistently awarded a Top 20 Event by the Southeast Tourism Society 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 patrons. The 2018 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 and managed by the same company for its entire existence. 

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 
  • Meal delivery service
  • 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 imaage and live link to the artist's website
WAIT LIST:  Those artists not accepted (because of limited booth space) will be placed on a waitlist and will be notified as space becomes available.  Payment will be required prior to set up.


DATES, TIMES & LOCATION:  Saturday – Monday, August 31 - September 2, 2019    10:00 – 5:00 p.m.  Marietta GA.  Glover Park on the Marietta Square. 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.  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.

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 1 hour prior to the start of the festival. 

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 deadline                   April 18
Notification-Jury decision          May 16 
Zapplication payment due          May 28
Festival details sent                    July 30
BOOTH:  Booth size is either 10 X 10 or 10 X 20.  Booths will be located on either brick or asphalt. Weighting tents is mandator.  Staking or 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.
SET UP:  Either Friday, August 30th from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. or Saturday, August 31st from 6:00 – 9:00 a.m.  Early set up is available for booths located inside the park - this is a dolly only.   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 festival hours. 
TEAR DOWN: Begins at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, September 2nd, however, vehicles are not permitted in the festival area until 5:30 p.m. Tear down must be complete by 8:00pm. 
  • 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. (2019 will be the last year mail-in applications will be accepted.)
  • 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. 
Non-refundable Jury/application  -  $25.00: If payment is made by check, payment MUST be received within 1 weeks of the application date and all payments must be received by the jury date. Checks made payable to CES.
10 X10 - $260.00
10 X 20 - $520.00 
Charge for a returned check is $35.00.
Refunds will not be issued after May 30, 2019. 
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. Those artists not accepted into the show (because of limited booth spaces) will be placed on a waitlist and will be notified as spaces become available (from “like” category).  Checks will only be deposited if space is found.  No refunds will be given for the cancellation of the event due to inclement weather or circumstances beyond our control.
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