Art in the Park brings splash of color to Marietta Square

The 33rd annual Art in the Park will be held Aug. 31 through Sept. 2 at Glover Park at Marietta Square. Credit: city of Marietta.

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The 33rd annual Art in the Park will be held Aug. 31 through Sept. 2 at Glover Park at Marietta Square. Credit: city of Marietta.

Cobb County residents are invited to celebrate the unofficial end of the summer at Marietta Square with the 33rd annual Art in the Park.

The three-day, family-friendly event will be held Saturday, Aug. 31 through Monday, Sept. 2 at Glover Park on the square.

Art in the Park will feature work from more than 175 artists, a children’s area, Chalk Spot street art display, food trucks, entertainment and more. About 45,000 people are expected to attend the event, according to organizers.

The art show will feature works in oil, pastel, woodworking, glass, photography, jewelry, watercolor, acrylic and textiles. Visitors will also be able to talk with the artists and consider purchasing their work.

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Attendees will also have a chance to showcase their talent with the Chalk Spot display. Participants will be allowed to express themselves with unique designs at designated sidewalk locations. The participation fee is $10 for applications postmarked by Aug. 16, but the cost rises to $15 if they are postmarked after that date. The display benefits the Marietta High School Visual Arts Club.

Youngsters won’t be left out in the cold, as the Children’s Art Alley will feature a free “make and take” area, face painting and sand art.

Art in the Park hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Saturday, Sunday and Monday. The Chalk Spot display will only run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1. Admission is free and free on-street parking is available around the square.

For more information, visit the Art in the Park website.


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