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Make Plans for the 8th Annual Atlanta Arts Festival


200 talented artists converge on Piedmont Park for a weekend full of Fine Art, Live Music,  Demonstrations, Activities and More!
ATLANTA –  The 8th annual Atlanta Arts Festival returns to Piedmont Park, September 13 and 14. This nationally recognized Festival brings together outstanding artists and Atlanta’s enormous art buying community for one of the country’s best art weekends. Featuring 200 artists from more than 12 mediums, artist demonstrations and classes, live music, festival cuisine and more, makes this award winning Festival perfect for all ages.
Free and open to the public, festival goers have many activity options to choose from. Browse through art selections from a variety of the country’s most talented artists in the Artist Market, entertain the kiddos by taking them to the Lil’ Artist Alley to enjoy special hands-on activities and live performances. Guests are invited to participate in a variety of demonstrations and classes throughout each day, and check-out the festival food, drinks and live entertainment provided by sponsors like Terrapin Beer Co, Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, Krog Street Market and more!
“We wanted to create a Festival that we could take our family to and share our passion and love of art with the Atlanta community,” said Tracy and Julie Tepp, Festival Co-Founders. “It is amazing to come back every year and make this Festival a more enhancing cultural experience for the artists, art enthusiasts and the casual festival goers.”
Atlanta Arts Festival participants can enjoy a fall weekend in the park with family and friends grooving to live music and interacting with the variety of artists in the Artist Market, with a glass of wine in-hand. The vast art buying community of Atlanta will be exposed to a diversified collection of art pieces, perfect for accentuating any room or office, and various kinds of jewelry to finalize that perfect autumn outfit. The prices for these pieces vary – allowing any art enthusiast to find the perfect piece that fits their style and budget.
Making their debut at the Festival this year, Krog Street Market will be sponsoring the Art of Cooking Stage where attendees will enjoy cooking demonstrations and specialty tastings from the chefs of the newly opened Market. Specially emceed by broadcast talent from WSB-TV, everyone is invited to have a seat, relax and learn how top chefs create their specialties.
Canvas by U! will offer five, two-hour adult art classes throughout the weekend, led by Stacy Abston, using a step-by-step method to allow each participant the opportunity to produce their own masterpieces. “No matter the age or skill level, it is always fun to create your own artwork,” says Stacy Abston, Owner of Canvas by U!. “We love bringing ‘Art in the Park’ year-after-year for this energetic weekend of art and family fun.”
Along with strolling through Piedmont Park observing artwork, the Creation Station will host demonstrations and classes throughout the day where guests are invited to not only observe but to participate in the educational sessions each taught by local professional artists. These hands-on and collaborative activities include jewelry wiring, basket weaving, silk painting, gouaches découpés, clay whistles and more.
To get all of the Atlanta Arts Festival details visit www.AtlantaArtsFestival.com or call Atlanta Arts Festival at 770.941.9660. To keep up with the conversation follow the Festival on Twitter @AtlantaArtsFest and become a “fan” on Facebook www.facebook.com/atlantaartsfestival.