We invite you to spring into Atlanta’s festival season with the Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces (AFFPS) As always, their team has put together an incredible lineup of art driven events and festivals throughout Atlanta that are open to all ages, pet-friendly and almost all are free to attend.
Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces 2015 Festival Calendar
– Third Annual Old Fourth Ward Arts Festival – June 27 – 28
– Sixth Annual Piedmont Park Arts Festival – August 14 -16
– 29th Annual Sandy Springs Festival – September 19 – 20
– Fifth Annual Fall Festival on Ponce – October 17 – 18
– Sixth Annual Chastain Park Fall Arts & Crafts Festival – November 7 – 8
2015 AFFPS Festival Lineup:
Third Annual Old Fourth Ward Arts Festival
Join the Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces as they celebrate the third annual Old Fourth Ward Arts Festival on Saturday, June 27 and Sunday, June 28, 2015. The two-day festival will once again be held in Atlanta’s picturesque Historic Fourth Ward Park that is conveniently located along the bustling Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail. Named “Best New Event” by the Southeast Festivals and Events Association, festival goers are invited to explore painting, photography, ceramics, glass, jewelry, woodwork, handcrafted items and an Emerging Artists Pavilion along the park’s winding paved path with the beautiful pond and amphitheater as a backdrop. The festival also features live music in the amphitheater, local food vendors, drinks, a children’s area, hands-on art demonstrations, games, and much more! The event is free to attend, open to all ages and dogs are welcome. The festival will also provide additional ike racks for bicycle storage.
Sixth Annual Piedmont Park Arts Festival
The 2015 Piedmont Park Arts Festival is a two-day outdoor event held on August 14 and 15 with an emphasis on the visual arts and family fun presented by the Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces. Located in Piedmont Park, one of the most respected and beautiful public parks in the City of Atlanta, the sixth annual event will feature up to 250 painters, photographers, sculptors, leather and metalwork, glass blowers, jewelers and crafters. Attendees are also invited to enjoy artist demonstrations, live acoustic music, a street market, children’s play area, festival foods and beverages, games and much more. Attendees are also invited to enjoy and participate the Atlanta Foundation of Public Spaces’ third attempt at breaking the Guinness World Record for the Longest Chain of People to Pass through a Hula Hoop. Free to the public, the event is open to all ages and pets are welcome. For more information, visit www.piedmontparkartsfestival.com.
The festival will also feature a ticketed Preview Sales Party on Friday, August 14 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. hosted by Sean O’Keefe Events. Visitors may purchase any artwork on display for a $100 donation to the Piedmont Park Conservancy. Guests will be treated to cocktails, live music and hors d’oeuvres in the historic Greystone building. The event is a new annual fundraising tradition for the Conservancy to show appreciation for their successful efforts to preserve and enhance Atlanta’s “jewel” of a park. Tickets on sale date will be announced in the coming weeks and available for purchase online at www.piedmontparkartsfestival.com.
29th Annual Sandy Springs Festival
The 29th Annual Sandy Springs Festival returns to the heart of Sandy Springs this September offering two exciting days of fine art, live music, cultural performances, a pet parade, Chalk Walk Art Competition, 10K and 5K race, children’s programming, classic rides, gourmet and festival food options, and much more. The Sandy Springs Festival has grown from a small picnic to a major event drawing 30,000 attendees. As the primary fundraiser for Heritage Sandy Springs, the nonprofit organization that saved the original “sandy springs” and is dedicated to building community through preserving and promoting the historic and cultural identity of Sandy Springs, this celebrated community tradition has something for everyone. This year’s festival will be held Saturday, September 19 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, September 20, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are $5 for Adults (age 18+) and $2 for Youth (ages 6 – 17). Children ages 5 and under and Heritage Sandy Springs Members are free. Two-day passes are also available for adults ($7) and youth ($3). All proceeds benefit Heritage Sandy Springs, a 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicate to building community through preserving and promoting the historic and cultural identity of Sandy Springs. The event is also pet-friendly.
Fifth Annual Fall Festival on Ponce
The fifth annual Fall Festival on Ponce will be held Saturday, October 17 and Sunday, October 18, 2015 in Atlanta’s historic Olmsted Linear Park. The sister festival to the Spring Festival on Ponce (April 11 and 12, 2015), the Fall Festival on Ponce will transform the park, which was carefully restored by the Olmsted Linear Park Alliance, into an outdoor art gallery to the backdrop of beautiful fall foliage. The two-day fine arts event will feature over 125 displays of local and regional fine art and crafts, utilizing the gorgeous landscape designed by one of America’s most celebrated landscape architects, Fredrick Olmsted, Sr. In addition to the abundance of unique art, there will be a children’s area, local gourmet food trucks, beverages and a small stage for acoustic musical performances. The event is free, open to all ages, and dogs are welcome.
Sixth Annual Chastain Park Fall Arts & Crafts Festival
The sixth annual Chastain Park Fall Arts Festival returns to picturesque Chastain Park in Buckhead on Saturday, November 7 and Sunday, November 8, 2015. Featuring more than 185 painters, photographers, sculptors, leather and metal craft persons, glass blowers, jewelers and more, the festival will also offer visitors the opportunity to view artist demonstrations, enjoy live entertainment, and participate in hands-on art activities. The award-winning, two-day festival will also have a children’s area in the adjacent green space, food trucks, beverages and a small stage for acoustic musical performances. The festival is free to attend, open to all ages, and dogs are welcome.
About The Atlanta Foundation For Public Spaces:
The Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces, LLC was established in 2005 to support the arts community by operating arts and craft events and festivals in the metro Atlanta, Georgia area. AFFPS was formed to create a way of integrating and encouraging both social interactions and the opportunity for individuals and businesses to obtain cross exposures in marketplaces that they may normally not have. Our festivals, events and markets enjoy diverse social and economic participants. All events are professionally managed and maintained to create a “destination” in which both public and private opportunities for economic growth can be explored. AFFPS works in partnership with the communities and cities in the metro Atlanta area to expand public access to art.