The annual Piedmont Park Arts Festival is a two-day event celebrating the Atlanta arts community. It will feature painters, photographers, sculptors, leather and metal work, glass blowers, jewelers, and crafters. The event also will have artist demonstrations, live acoustic music, a children’s play area, plus festival foods and beverages with healthy alternatives. The Piedmont Park Summer Arts Festival is organized by the Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces. This event will benefit a local charity or sch

Piedmont Park Arts Festival will feature more than 250 artists

Whether you’re looking for inspiration or something to hang on your wall, you’ll want to head to Midtown this weekend for the Piedmont Park Arts Festival.

The event gathers about 250 painters, photographers, sculptors, leather and metal workers, glass blowers, jewelers, and crafters. If that’s not enough, there will be musical entertainment, a kids’ play area, and food and drinks.

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The two-day annual festival is organized by the Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces and was created with four goals in mind, its website states:

  1. Give back to the community through art
  2. Bring the tradition of the Piedmont Park Arts Festival to the Midtown community
  3. Create a festival for artists by artists, encouraging the artist to have a voice in the creation and operations of the festival
  4. Create a show unlike any other in the city of Atlanta, bringing together outstanding artists from all over the country plus many from right here in Georgia

Piedmont Park Arts Festival is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, August 17, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, August 18, at 1071 Piedmont Ave., Atlanta, GA 30309.

Admission is free, and the event will take place rain or shine. Although your dog is welcome (if on a leash), your alcohol isn’t. Soft drinks, lemonade, iced tea and water will be available for purchase.

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