Experience the 23rd Annual Art in the Park festival, September 5-7, on the Marietta Square.
This fine art extravaganza held each Labor Day weekend is presented by the Marietta Business Association and one of the Top 20 Events selected by the Southeast Tourism Society for September.
One hundred thirty artists, whose works include paintings, photography, pottery, graphics, sculptures and jewelry will be on display at the festival. Artists representing 16 states will display and sell their wares in Glover Park.
Guests young and old can discover their hidden artist within at the back-by-popular-demand Interactive Art Alley, which is full of many wonderful and free make and take art stations.
The Marietta Cityscape Project, sponsored by Keep Marietta Beautiful, is the featured station. Everyone is invited to design their own piece of the town using boxes, paper towel rows, paper bags, paints, construction paper and other recyclable materials. Marietta landmarks will be featured along with local businesses, and the project could measure 10 feet by 40 feet when complete. “With all the growth and development Marietta is experiencing, it is only fitting to feature Marietta 3D style,” Keep Marietta Beautiful director Joan Ellars said.
Visitors can enjoy a break from the sun on a walking tour of five registered historic districts, lined with antebellum houses and shaded sidewalks. A walking tour brochure and other information are available at the Marietta Welcome Center & Visitors Bureau located in the historic old train depot on the west side of Marietta Square.
Attractions such as the Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art, the Marietta Museum of History, the Earl Smith Strand Theatre and Theatre in the Square will have special weekend hours. A Heritage Passport, which saves visitors 25 percent on admission into Marietta’s three heritage museums, can be purchased at the Welcome Center.
Festival hours are Saturday, September 5 to Monday, September 7 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission to the festival is free, and weekend parking is free in the Cherokee Street Parking Deck. Handicapped parking is also available.
* Marietta Power and Water
* Marietta Daily Journal and Neighborhood Newspapers
* Comcast Spotlight
* Cobb Living
* WSB Talk Radio
* B98.5 FM
* Blick Art Materials
* Atlanta Home Improvement Magazine
* East Cobber
For more information, call the Marietta Welcome Center at 770-429-1115.