Frequently Asked Questions

Saturday – Sunday June 24-25, 2017

Admission: Free
Bring a group and have a good time!

Location

The Old Fourth Ward Arts Festival will be held in the Historic Fourth Ward Park located between North Ave. and Ralph McGill Blvd. For Mapquest and Yahoo maps, use the following address:

592 N. Angier Ave., NE, Atlanta, GA 30308

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 pavillion! The Festival will also offer visitors the opportunity to view artist demonstrations, enjoy live entertainment, participate in hands-on arts activities, and enjoy festival foods and beverages.

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

 Alcohol

Per City code ordinance, no alcohol may be brought into the Festival area. Beer and wine will be available for purchase at several locations throughout the Festival. Revenue from on-site beverage sales will be benefit the Georgia Foundation for Public Spaces scholarship program. As always alcoholic beverage purchased at the Festival must remain on-site. The Atlanta Police Department and volunteers of the Festival will ask you to dispose of any alcoholic beverage before you exit or enter.

 Artists

A maximum of 150 of the finest local, regional and national artists, with an emphasis on metro Atlanta and Georgian artists. All artist applicants will be selected by a jury of their peers based on the merit of their work as well as booth presentation.

ATM

Of course we’ll have them!
We want to make it as easy as possible.

Beverages

Soft Drinks, lemonade, ice tea and water (all of your favorites) will be located throughout the event. Per City guidelines no alcohol or beer may be brought into the Festival area. No glass bottles may be brought into the area.

Credit Cards/ Payment Terms

Many of the Artists are equipped to accept credit cards payments, however keep in mind that some may or may not accept some types of cards. Many accept Visa, Mastercard and American Express, but many prefer cash. Each of the beverage stations and food concessions will accept cash or credit cards.  As noted earlier, we will have an ATM/Cash machine on hand for your use.

Entertainment

The Festival will have live entertainment on-site. Please see the schedule on this website.
For more information please email us at: entertainment@affps.com

First Aid

Because safety is important to us, we will have qualified trained staff available on-site and the EMS services available from 911 if needed.

Food

Our focus is going to be on Healthy lifestyle choices and we are currently reaching out to food vendors to help us reach this goal to bring you healthy refreshments. If you are interested, please email us at: info@affps.com

Information

We will have one information booth available. It will be located at the east side of the park at the main entrance of the Artist Market. This is the area closest to the children’s playground.

Lost and Found

Lost and Found will be located at the main information booth. (See above). After the event please feel free to email us at info@affps.com .

 Lost Children Inquires

During the event all of the staff and volunteers will have identifiable uniformed shirts on and many will have walkie talkies and cell phones. Please check with one of the staff members. All staff will be directed to take lost children to the information booth.

Parking

There is no parking permitted in the residential neighborhoods around the park. We ask that you utilize the several parking areas that are available in the park. We have asked the Atlanta Police Department and Neighborhood Watch groups to help enforce this policy. There is plenty of free parking available in the lots adjacent to the park.

Pets

We love your pets! As a Special Event Class D or E, the City of Atlanta allows you to bring your dog to the park. Just be sure to keep your dog on a leash and pick up their “calling cards” please!

Rain/ Weather

This is a rain or shine event. Certain events may be canceled or re-scheduled depending on rain. High winds may cause some Festival closure. Safety is always first. If the weather poses a safety risk to patrons and participants, the Festival will close and information will be announced as to the nature of the risk, exit instructions, and possible re-open times.

Restrooms

Got to have them and we also have some fancy ones for you! Portable Restrooms  will be available throughout the Festival area. They will be located at the main entrance as well as the area closest to the food concessions. Just ask a volunteer; they can point them out for you.

Rules of Conduct

(Now for the small details that the City requires…
and so does our attorney!):
No alcohol will be allowed to be brought into the Festival Area.
Alcoholic beverages purchased on-site must remain on-site. Festival security will ask you to dispose of any alcoholic beverages before you exit.
No coolers
No glass bottles
No skateboards, roller blades, roller skates, scooters, or motorized vehicles (except wheelchairs) are allowed into the Festival area.
No grills or grilling will be allowed in the Festival area.
No camp tents or overnight camping will be permitted in the Festival area.
No tents may be staked into the ground. Weights are REQUIRED.
No weapons of any kind
No illegal substances of any kind
All bags are subject to search by Festival security
The Festival reserves the right to decline admittance to anyone who violates the reasonable policies established for public safety.
Not sure, and don’t want to get in trouble? Just ask.

Information

If there is anything that we missed and you have a questions, just drop us an email to: info@affps.com.

 

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