Known best for its fine art offerings, Marietta Art in the Park gives individuals and families the chance to have all kinds of outdoor fun during Labor Day weekend. With more than 175 fine artists, a children’s area, the popular Chalk Spot, entertainment, food trucks and more, plus free admission, it’s no wonder 45,000 visitors attend Art in the Park in historic Marietta Square each year!
Cobb County’s only annual fine art show, Art in the Park features a broad spectrum of artists and artwork. With offerings in watercolor, acrylic, oil, pastel, woodworking, glass, photography, textiles and jewelry in fine metals and precious stones, the Artist Market gives visitors the chance to purchase art but also to talk with the artists who make it. Some artists also offer demonstrations during the festival for a real behind-the-scenes look.
For the third year, Art in the Park is pleased to present the One Piece Project. At this year’s festival, each participating artist will select one work of art - marked with a One Piece Project purple ribbon - for which he or she will donate 10 percent of the sale price to the festival. Art in the Park will then distribute the proceeds to the “Inspired by the heArt” exhibition
The “Inspired by the heArt” show is an event that began in 2013 and allows Cobb County students with mild to severe intellectual disabilities to create, celebrate and display their artistic skills. Last year, more than 200 students participated in the event held at The Art Station-Big Shanty.
The Chalk Spot street art display for children benefits the Marietta High School Visual Arts Club and offers participants the opportunity to create one-of-a-kind designs in individual sidewalk spaces. This onsite art will remain on display throughout the festival (weather permitting). Chalk Spot participation is only $10 per person (for applications postmarked by August 16, 2019) and includes a box of chalk plus other goodies.
Art in the Park includes the Children’s Art Alley, a free, interactive “make and take” area located next to The Strand Theatre. Kids can also participate in activities like face painting and sand art for a small fee.