Event Information


Duluth Spring Arts Festival 2020: (4th Annual) Towne Green, Duluth, Ga

City Town Center : 3167 Main Street, Duluth, GA 30096
Duluth, Georgia (South)

Event Dates: 5/23/20 - 5/24/20
Application Deadline: 4/15/20 Midnight EST
242 day(s) and 13 hour(s) remaining


Images: 5 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Application/ Jury Fee): $25.00


Event Summary
With an emphasis on the visual arts and family fun, this two-day event is presented by the Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces for people of all ages, races, customs, and interests. Considered to be one of the most vibrant and fastest growing communities in the north Atlanta region Duluth is considered to be home to one of the largest and most enthusiastic art buying communities in metro Atlanta. The Duluth Spring Arts and craft festival is excited to bring back the tradition to the arts community.
Featuring up to 125 painters, photographers, sculptors, leather and metalwork, glass blowers, jewelers, and crafters! The Festival will also offer artist demonstrations, live acoustic music, a children’s play area, plus festival foods and beverages with healthy alternatives.
The 2019 Duluth Spring Arts Festival is organized by the Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces, LLC, who also sponsor several events of which three have been named to the TOP 100 Events nationwide by Sunshine Artists.

AFFPS offers more than a dozen other events across the southeast, along with a board of experts in various artistic disciplines. The festival will uphold the highest standards supporting the
 art and offer participating artists the environment to nurture an appreciation for their skills.
Festival Hours: Saturday 10am - 5pm, Sunday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm 

General Information
Accept applications: July 10, 2019
Application deadline: April 15, 2020
Jury dates: April 17-18, 2020
Notification of acceptance: April 22, 2020  
Accept invitation & purchase deadline: May 10, 2020
Wait List Released: May 11, 2020
*(The Wait List will only remain open until all available spaces are filled).

Event Dates: May 23-24, 2020

Load-In: Friday, May 22, 2020 (3:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.)  | Saturday (walk-in) 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM (with approval)

Late applications may be accepted at the discretion of the Director and included in the Wait List.

Application fees are non-refundable. 

The 2017 Duluth Spring Arts Festival is organized by the Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces, LLC and a board of experts in various artistic disciplines.  The festival will uphold the highest standards supporting the arts and offer participating artists the environment to nurture an appreciation for their skills.

2-D Mixed Media: Includes more than one type of physical material such as collage, papermaking, encaustic, pen and ink, paint, pencil, watercolor, or photography.  Finished art suitable for wall mounting. 
3-D Mixed Media: Includes more than one type of physical material such as mosaic, papier mache, clay, fiber, glass, metal, wood or any other 3-dimensional objects.
Ceramics: Original shaped and fired clay including earthenware, porcelain, and raku.
Digital Art: Two-dimensional works from which the original image is manipulated by the artist using a computer using programs such as Drawing, Illustrator, Paint or other software applications. 
Drawing & Printmaking: Original drawings made with pen, pencil, charcoal, pastels or chalk.  Printmaking process may include pulled plates, linoleum prints, etching, engraving, silkscreen or lithography.  All prints must be signed and numbered by the artist. Photocopies are not permitted.
Fiber: Works created from fibers including basketry, batik, weaving, papermaking, knitting, and quilting.  Embellishment of manufactured materials is not permitted.  
Glass: An object made of glass including blown, fused, stained, cast and molded.  Embellishment of manufactured materials is not permitted.
Handcraft:  Handmade items made by the artist from manufactured, recycled, or repurposed materials transforming the combined materials into a unique product in a cohesive collection.  A complete description of items is required.
Jewelry: All Jewelry crafted from metal, glass, stone, clay, or other materials.  Commercial molds or casts are not permitted.  At least 50% of the organic materials in the finished product used must be produced by the artist.
Metal: Functional and non-sculptural works incorporating metal.
Painting: The use of oils, acrylics, watercolors, and tempera suitable for hanging.
Photography: Prints, transparencies or digital images made from the artist’s original negative or taken with a digital camera that has been processed by the artist.
Sculpture: Three-dimensional work is done in any individual medium.
Wood & Furniture: Original works in wood that are built, turned, carved or tooled. Embellished manufactured wood items are not permitted.
- T-shirts and commercial clothing
- Posters
- Manufactured toys
- Commercially manufactured or reproduced items (resale)
- Jewelry made from more than 50% manufactured components
-  Any item that employs the use of commercially available molds or patterns
- Snacks and water will be provided for artists on Saturday and Sunday.
- Booth Sitters are available during event hours upon request.
- Designated Festival Hotline available during event hours regarding assistance, emergencies, questions, concerns, etc.
- AFFPS is among the top award-winning art festival organizations in the southeast. 
- Three Events listed in the TOP 100 by Sunshine Artists 
- Voted Best Festivals by local media
A holder of the only Guinness World Record by any arts festival organization in the U.S. 
- AFFPS employs professional marketing strategies including:
            - PR and online media platforms
            - Print and online media ads
            - Radio and TV
            - Billboards, banners, posters and yard signs
            - Extensive business partner collaboration
            - Social media
            - Dedicated interactive website
            - Direct mail
            - 300+ online calendar entries
Off-site Artist Parking will be available.  
Artists parking will be available at 3221 Hill Street, NW, Duluth, GA 30096

A wait list will be maintained.  Selected waitlisted artists may be contacted when the Wait List is released through one day prior to the event date.
Artists who have not checked-in and/or called the Festival Emergency Number (the number will be available in confirmation materials) by Friday at 8:00 a.m. will be considered a “no-show.” No Show artists are not eligible for refunds.  Assigned space(s) will be forfeited to a wait-list artist.
There will be no “rain date” and fees will not be refunded in the case of inclement weather.  The event will take place rain or shine. 
Artists are responsible for collecting and reporting Sales Tax.  A Sales Tax reporting documents is provided to participating artists at check-in at the event.  The current Sales Tax rate for this event is 7% (Georgia 4%, Gwinnett County 3%).

All AFFPS Festivals support the Georgia Foundation for Public Spaces, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to building a stronger arts community.  The GFPS provides scholarships for artists to help them with their artistic career

To view the AFFPS Event Policies for Artists online CLICK HERE.

1. The Festival provides only the ground space for exhibits.  Each Exhibitor must provide and prepare his/her own displays. This is an outdoor event, you must provide your own tent and display materials.
2. Exhibitors will be notified of their site location and detailed setup information - at check-in. 
3. After unloading Exhibitor vehicles must be moved to designated parking.  Vehicles will not be permitted to remain in the public parking area during the Festival, nor may they enter the Festival grounds until approved by the Festival Committee.
4. Exhibitors shall be responsible for obtaining any required licenses, permits or approvals under state laws applicable to his/her activity at the Festival and for paying any taxes, sales taxes, fees or other charges that may be applicable to any Exhibitor's activity at the Festival.
5. The Festival is a rain or shine event.  Cancellations must be made submitted in written form by mail or email before 5:00 p.m. on March 10, 2019.  By mail: send to P.O. Box 422571, Atlanta GA 30342.  By email: to info@affps.com.  No refunds will be given for cancellations less than 30 days prior to the event date or for no-shows. All refunds will incur a $50 admin fee.
6. The Festival reserves the right to cancel an Exhibitor's contract.  The Festival may require the Exhibitor to leave the Festival at any time if the Exhibitor is in violation of any rules and/or regulations stated herein.
7. Neither AFFPS nor its agents or representatives will be responsible for any injury, damage, or loss that may occur to the Exhibitor, the Exhibitor's agents or representatives or his/her property from any cause whatsoever.  Exhibitors should obtain, at their own expense, insurance against any loss, damage, or injury they may require.
8. All Artist Market merchandise must be original, handmade and created by the Exhibitor.  Reproductions must be clearly identified as such. Original art must occupy at least 50% of the artist's space.  Browse bins may occupy only minimal space and must be aesthetically pleasing and not obstruct patron flow.  All artwork on display must be for sale.
9. Artists may only show work in categories approved by the Jury.
10. Artists must be present with their work for the duration of the Festival.  No commercial agents, dealers or salespeople may operate an artist's booth.
 Only individual artists or two-person collaborative artists are permitted to submit an application.  Applications received from artist groups will be returned or rejected.
12. Booth sharing among non-collaborating artists is not permitted.  

Booth Information
Application fee: $25 ($35 for mail-in)
Standard space 10’x10’: $250 
Double Booth 10'x20': $500
Electricity: $75 (limited availability)
Corner Booth: $75

Assigned booth spaces are approximately 11’ deep by 11" wide. Double booths are also available.  All work exhibited must be confined to the assigned space(s). Artists are responsible for providing their own means of displaying their work. 

Artists can load-in only during the designated times and must check-in with a photo ID. All participants will be responsible for carrying or hand carting all materials.  Drop off areas are all on single lane roads so we depend upon artists’ cooperation to keep traffic moving at a pace that will allow everyone equal time to set-up. We ask that you unload then move your vehicle before you start set-up. Artists will be responsible for hand carting all work and displays for load-in and load-out.  All work must be dollied or wagoned in.