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Old Fourth Ward Park Arts Festival In Atlanta

Old Fourth Ward Festival

Photo Credit: AFFPS

The Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces has partnered with the Historic Fourth Ward Park Conservancy to present this brand new weekend festival, June 29-30. There will be 200 arts and crafts vendors from around the state and Southern region offering all mediums including painting, sculpture, photography, jewelry, woodwork and much more.

Along with the fine arts and crafts there will be a Street Market, children’s play area, local food and beverage concessions and live acoustic entertainment. Historic Fourth Ward Park is just off North Avenue, across from the Ponce City Market. Grab your walking shoes, bike or roller blades and take the Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail to the park!

Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces

Photo Credit: AFFPS

This two-day celebration of community and tradition is for people of all ages, races, customs and interests. The Festival is a major celebration of the arts while honoring the rich history of the community. This is within the environment of Atlanta’s most lovely park, part of the celebration on the Beltline redevelopment.

Beltline along O4W Park

Beltline along O4W Park (Photo Credit: AFFPS)

Located in the newest public park in Fulton County, the festival targets many different goals : 1) Give back to the community through art; 2) Create a venue that emphasizes local and Georgian artists, so they have a show they can depend on in their own back yard; 3) Bring a festival to the folks in the northern part of Fulton county; 4) Create a festival for Artists by Artists, letting the artist have a voice in the creation and operations of the festival; 5) Create a show unlike any other in the City of Atlanta, bringing together outstanding local, regional and national artists.

The historic Old Fourth Ward Park area is rich with diversity and one of the most enthusiastic art communities in the Atlanta area.  The Festival benefits a scholarship fund for local artists administered by the Georgia Foundation for Public Spaces. It also enables awards, educational programs, tools for artists as well as maintain sponsorships for various other events. The mission of the organization is to host events by artists for artists, to support the regional arts community, create a direct link between artist and buyer, and provide opportunities for growth and partnerships.

WHEN: Saturday, June 29, 2013 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday, June 30, 2013 from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

WHERE:
Old Fourth Ward Park
592 N Angier Ave NE
Atlanta GA 30308

TICKETS: Admission is free for all.

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