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The 2015 Atlanta Arts Festival is an annual event that takes place in Piedmont Park on the 2nd weekend after Labor Day.

New Dates! Due to a scheduling conflict the 2015 festival will now take place on October 24th and 25th, 2015.
Sunshine Artist™ magazine has awarded the Atlanta Arts Festival's 2013 commemorative show poster as "Best Overall" Read More
Call for Entries

The Atlanta Arts Festival will begin accepting applications, via ZAPP ®, on February 27th for the 2015 show. The deadline for applications is June 15th, 2015 at midnight (EST).

Please see the Artist Info page for full details.
About the Festival

Set in historic Piedmont Park, the Festival fills the fall time art Festival void in the City of Atlanta.

This autumn Festival of excellence in the arts is an event dedicated to bringing together outstanding artists from throughout the country with the large and enthusiastic art buying community of the Atlanta area.

Fast Facts
  • Free Admission and Open to All Ages

  • Artist Demonstrations, Classes and Live Entertainment

  • Festival Food, Beverages and Merchandise
2015 Artist Market Schedule


Saturday, October 24, 2015
  10am - 7pm.  
Free to the Public
Saturday, October 25, 2015
  10am - 5pm.  
Free to the Public
2015 Artist Demonstrations & Classes

  • 2015 Activities - To Be Determined - Check Back Soon

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Canvas by U

Canvas by U! Join us for a FUN painting class in Piedmont Park. Our artists will guide you through this fun painting experience. Canvas by U! in Piedmont Park great fun for all ages and skill levels. No experience needed. We supply all art supplies for class. Refreshments and alcohol will be available for purchase from the festival venders. $25 per person. Seating is limited, so register today! Register here to reserve your seat!

Canvas by U! Schedule ►

Creation Station
10:00am - 6:00pm

For the grown-ups! Fun, inspiring artist demonstrations, art supply sponsor demos, hands-on and collaborative activities, and informative educational sessions by local professional artists.

Creation Station Schedule ►

Sunday, September 14th, 2014

Canvas by U

Canvas by U! Join us for a FUN painting class in Piedmont Park. Our artists will guide you through this fun painting experience. Canvas by U! in Piedmont Park great fun for all ages and skill levels. No experience needed. We supply all art supplies for class. Refreshments and alcohol will be available for purchase from the festival venders. $25 per person. Seating is limited, so register today! Register here to reserve your seat!

Canvas by U! Schedule ►

Creation Station
10:00am - 5:00pm

For the grown-ups! Fun, inspiring artist demonstrations, art supply sponsor demos, hands-on and collaborative activities, and informative educational sessions by local professional artists.

Creation Station Schedule ►
2014 Atlanta Arts Festival Award Winners

Best of Show Damien Younce
Clay William Kidd
Drawing/Graphics/Printmaking Richard Wilson
Fiber / Leather Zhiyong Ye
Glass Russ Schmidt
Jewelry Sadie Wang
Metal Robert Taylor
2-D Mixed Media Michael Madzo
3-D Mixed Media Grace Kisa
Painting - Oil /Acrylic Felix Berroa
Painting - Watercolor/Pastel Alison LaMons
Photography / Digital Art Athea Eberhardt
Wood Dennis Paullus

2014
Commemorative Poster


"And Everything's Quiet"

Michelle McDowell Smith
St. John's, FL
2D Mixed Media

Official Festival Hotel Official Festival Nonprofit Partner Official Festival Caterer Plese use MARTA!
Details here.

The Festival Grounds Are Wheelchair Accessible
  No Pets Per City Ordinance
*except for service animals


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