Welcome to the Old Fourth Ward Arts Festival

October 21-22, 2023

Saturday 10 AM – 5 PM
Sunday  11 AM – 5 PM

We are excited to bring another vibrant component to the newly completed Historic Fourth Ward Park: ART!

The Old Fourth Ward Arts Festival at the Historic Fourth Ward Park is a two-day celebration of community and tradition presented by the Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces, for people of all ages, customs and interests. The Festival is a major celebration of the arts while honoring the rich history of our community.

At this festival, there is something for everyone: fine arts and crafts, a children’s play area, local food and beverage concessions, live acoustic entertainment on the lawn.  All this within the environment of Atlanta’s most lovely park, part of the celebration on the Beltline redevelopment.  Formerly, this area flanked “City Hall East,” which is now under redevelopment as Ponce City Market by Jamestown Properties.  This area is targeted as one of the prime examples of urban redevelopment and innovation, benefiting the surrounding communities.

Want to learn more about the Historic Fourth Ward Park?  Click HERE.

The Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces was founded by artists, for artists; by the community, for the community.  We respect the environment to showcase artists in public and hope you will, too!



The Old Fourth Ward Arts Festival at the Historic Fourth Ward Park is a two-day outdoor event with an emphasis on the visual arts. Located in the newest public park in Fulton County, we set out with many different goals in mind: 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 Fourth Ward Park area is rich with diversity and one of the most enthusiastic art communities in the Atlanta area. This event will feature up to 150 fine painters, photographers, sculptors, leather and metal craft persons, glass blowers, jewelers plus an Emerging Artist pavilion! The Festival will also offer visitors the opportunity to view artist demonstrations, enjoy live entertainment, participate in hands-on art activities, and enjoy festival foods and beverages.

The Festival benefits a scholarship fund for local artists administered by the Georgia Foundation for Public Spaces.

Directions & Parking

If there’s one thing always helps is a good set of directions!
The address that you can use for Yahoo maps and Mapquest is:

592 N. Angier Ave. NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30308

(This is not a mailing address only a locator for the park)

There is ample public parking at the Historic Fourth Ward Park. Designated parking for artist participants will be provided during the event.



Click Here For 2015 Calendar of Festivals

Founder/ Development
Randall Fox

Randall Fox


Caren West / Chad Shearer
Caren West PR


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Our Sponsors’ commitment to the success of this event truly speaks volumes for their commitment to the metro Atlanta Arts community. We appreciate these fine folks, and hope you will support them as they are supporting you.

Sponsors -Thank you for your generous support! Without you, this event would not be possible.

Visitors, please patronize these fine establishments!

Plan Ahead!

It’s not too late to secure a sponsorship role for any of our events. We invite sponsors who support the arts and environment to participate at various levels. We understand the current economic challenges and allow combining direct financial support with in-kind services.

Tax Deductible!

All sponsor contributions are made to the Georgia Foundation for Public Spaces, and are tax deductible as allowed by IRS standards and Georgia law under Tax ID 80-0615037.

Selected Charity

Each event has a selected charity, with proceeds and support dedicated to the cause.