Event Information

Atlanta Music & Arts Festival 2019

Lake Lanier Islands - Margarita, 7650 Lanier Islands Parkway
Buford, Georgia (South)

Event Dates: 5/25/19 - 5/26/19
Application Deadline: 4/30/19 Midnight EST

The application deadline has passed.


Images: 5 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Application Fee): $25.00


Event Summary
Outlaw Nation, Promotions Marketing, and Lake Lanier Margaritaville are proud to present the Atlanta Music & Arts Festival, May 25-26, 2019, at spectacular Lake Lanier Islands. Come and enjoy live music, fine art displays, dozens of fun attractions and highlights, and the Taste of Atlanta Food Garden. National recording artists will be performing all afternoon and evening on the stage, as well as juried visual artists presenting the heritage and the culture of our great city. Best of all, admission is FREE!  Come discover the beauty and the majesty of Lake Lanier Islands, Atlanta‚Äôs vacation destination. 

General Information

Located less than an hour from Atlanta, Lanier Islands is Georgia’s most popular lake destinations. Encompassing immense natural beauty, featuring over 1,500 scenic acres, a stunning resort, restaurants, zip lining, award winning golf course or a day on the lake, this destination of North Georgia is sure to steal your breath away. Lanier Islands is one to be treasured long after your bags have been unpacked and your photos have been uploaded.

May 25, 2019, 10 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and May 26, 2019, 10 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Art, crafts and market goods (soaps, lotions, candles, prepackaged dips etc.)-all must be handcrafted.  Resale or wholesale (buy/sell) are not permitted.  No manufactured, imported items or raw materials will be allowed.  All work will be reviewed by a jury team.
Memorial Day Weekend estimated attendance 100,000
100% outdoors
Generous booth space and storage behind booth
Limited to 50 artists
Drive in access for load-in/out
Extensive corner booths
Great festival layout/traffic flow
Booth sitters 
Overnight security provided 
Veteran promoter onsite at all times during the festival
Ample patron parking 

Those not accepted into the show (because of limited booth spaces) will be placed on a waitlist and will be notified as spaces become available.  Once selected from the waitlist, payment must be made prior to set up. Anyone not wishing to be on the list can request to be removed from the list.

Artists will be located in a high traffic area away from musical entertainment not to interfere with conversation and sales. 

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.

Four (4X6 photos ONLY), 3 - actual work and 1 – outdoor booth display.

Parking is available and all participants must park in the designated parking area. Vehicles are NOT permitted in the festival area during festival hours.  All vehicles must be removed from the festival area 1 hour before the festival begins. Artists will receive free access to Lake Lanier Islands as well as free parking.  

Security is provided by Lake Lanier Margaritaville 24/7 with the understanding that Creative Event Specialists, LLC and Outlaw Nation will not assume any liability for lost, stolen or damaged items.
The exhibitor is responsible for collecting and paying all Georgia sales tax and any additional applicable city, county and federal taxes.  

Booth Information
Application deadline            April 30th 
Notification-Jury decision    May  6th
Zapplication payment due    May 13th 
Festival details sent              May 15th 

Artists must furnish their own tent, display tables & skirting.  All displays must be designed, constructed and operated in good taste.  Displays, sales and promotional activities must be confined to artist’s assigned space.  Tent weighting is required-all booths are located on the street. Power is only available in a limited number of predetermined areas and must be requested for consideration on the application.  

Friday, May 24, 1:00pm - 8:00pm 
Saturday, May 25, 6:00 a.m.– 8:00 a.m.  

Tear down may begin at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday; however, vehicles are NOT permitted in the festival area until 6:30 p.m.  All booth items and vehicles must be out of the festival site area by 9:00 p.m. on Sunday.  

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 - $200.00
10 X 20 - $400.00 
Charge for a returned check is $35.00.
Refunds will not be issued after May 15, 2019.
Artists are solely responsible for collecting, reporting and paying all sales tax collected. Sales Tax forms will be available onsite, if needed.  The jury check will be deposited when the application is processed and the booth check (if accepted) will be deposited after the jury process is complete.    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. Applications will not be processed without full payment and photos.  No refunds will be given for the cancellation of the event due to inclement weather or circumstances beyond our control.

Acceptance notification will be sent via email by May 6th, 2019.  Booth location & set up information will be sent by May 15th, 2019.