Welcome to the Old Fourth Ward Arts Festival

October 21-22, 2023

Hours:
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!

 

About

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:

Address
592 N. Angier Ave. NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30308

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

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

 

Staff

Click Here For 2015 Calendar of Festivals

Founder/ Development
Randall Fox

FOR PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
Randall Fox
randall@affps.com
404-873-1222

PR / PRESS INQUIRIES * PLEASE DO NOT EMAIL FOR EVENT DETAILS*

Caren West / Chad Shearer
Caren West PR
404.614.0006
caren@carenwestpr.com
chadavid@carenwestpr.com

Email
info@affps.com

(Note: for the quickest reply, use email.)

 

General Information for Artists

October 21-22, 2023

Info for Artists

Welcome Artists to the annual Old Fourth Ward Arts Festival at the Historic Fourth Ward Park! This event has become a mainstay in the Atlanta Arts community. The Old Fourth Ward Arts Festival will showcase a wide variety of artistic disciplines including painting, metalwork, fiber art, ceramics, jewelry, woodcraft and more.

Important Information

SHOW LOCATION
592 N. Angier Avenue NE
Atlanta, GA 30308

IMPORTANT DATES & DEADLINES:

Accept applications: September 25, 2022
Application deadline: August 21, 2023
Jury dates: August 21-22, 2023
Notification of acceptance: August 23, 2023 
Accept invitation & purchase deadline: September 20, 2023
Wait List Released: September 21, 2023 (or as deemed necessary by event/ category by category)

Event Dates: October 21-22, 2023
Load In- Friday, October 20, 2023 (1:00 PM -6:00 PM)
*Limited load-in on Saturday – (Prior approval and participation are required – no driving in)

Late applications may be accepted at the discretion of the Director and included on the Wait List.

APPLICATION AND BOOTH FEES:

Application fee: $30 (Non-refundable Processing fee)
Standard booth fee: $300
Double booth fee: $600 (limited availability)
Corner upgrade: $75 (limited availability)
Electricity: $100 (limited availability)

Assigned booth spaces are approximately 10’ deep and 11’ wide or greater. Double booths are also available.  Please note that the festival route is along a street with some areas that are not level.  All work exhibited must be confined to the assigned space(s). Artists are responsible for providing their own means of displaying their work.  All artist tents must be weighted with a minimum of 40 pounds per leg with a white canopy. 
 
LOAD-IN/LOAD OUT
Artists will be able to unload near their booth during set-up and tear down. Artists can load in only during the designated times and must check in with a photo ID. The lane of traffic where the festival takes place is only wide enough for one vehicle. Therefore, we depend upon artists’ cooperation to keep traffic moving at a pace that will allow everyone equal time to set up. We ask that upon arrival at your booth location you unpack then move your vehicle before you start set-up. Artists will be responsible for bringing in additional merchandise after the designated load-in time.

NO SHOW POLICY
Artists who have not checked-in by 7:00 PM FRIDAY will be considered a “no-show.” No Show artists are not eligible for refunds. Assigned space(s) will be forfeited to a wait-list artist.

RAIN OR SHINE
There will be no “rain date” and fees will not be refunded in the case of inclement weather. The event will take place in rain or shine.

AWARDS
The Artist Market Jury will award Exhibitor applications based on technical ability, originality of the art, and quality of the booth display. Judging and awards will be held on Saturday for Best of Show, Fine Arts; Best of Show, Crafts; 2nd Place; 3rd Place; Honorable Mention (two) and Best Booth.

AMENITIES
– Booth Sitters are available during event hours upon request.
– Designated Festival Hotline available during event hours regarding assistance, emergencies, questions, concerns, etc.
— Friday load-in
– 24 Hour on-site Security

ADVERTISING & PROMOTION
– AFFPS is among the top award-winning art festival organizations in the southeast.
– With three events named in the TOP 100 of Arts Festivals in the nation.
– Voted Best Festivals by local media
– A holder of the only Guinness World Record by any arts festival organization in the U.S.
– AFFPS employs professional marketing strategies including:
– PR and online media platforms
– Print and online media ads
– Radio and TV
– Billboards, banners, posters, and yard signs
– Extensive business partner collaboration
– Social media
– Dedicated interactive website
– Direct mail
– 300+ online calendar entries

PARKING
Free parking is available for both artists and festival guests within close proximity to Roswell City Hall.
Parking on the residential streets around the park is not permitted.

LOAD-IN/LOAD OUT
Artists will be able to unload near their booth during set-up and tear down. Artists can load-in only during the designated times and must check-in with a photo ID. All work must be dollied/wagoned in, as we will be setting up in the park. Therefore, we depend upon artists’ cooperation to keep traffic moving at a pace that will allow everyone equal time to set-up. We ask that upon arrival at your booth location you unpack then move your vehicle before you start set-up. Artists will be responsible for hand carting in additional merchandise after the designated load-in time. We will be setting up inside the park, and all work must be dollied or wagoned in, (there is a sidewalk to follow) to your spot.

WAITLIST
A waitlist will be maintained. Selected waitlisted artists may be contacted when the Wait List is released one day prior to the event date.

NO SHOW POLICY
Artists who have not checked-in by Friday at 7:00 p.m. will be considered a “no-show.” No Show artists are not eligible for refunds. Assigned space(s) will be forfeited to a wait-list artist.

RAIN OR SHINE
There will be no “rain date” and fees will not be refunded in the case of inclement weather. The event will take place in rain or shine.

SALES TAX
Artists are responsible for collecting and reporting Sales Tax. A Sales Tax reporting documents are provided to participating artists at check-in at the event.

HOW THE FEES ARE USED
All AFFPS Festivals support the Georgia Foundation for Public Spaces, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to building a stronger arts community. The GFPS provides scholarships for artists to help them with their artistic career

RULES AND REGULATIONS

1. The Festival provides only the ground space for exhibits. Each Exhibitor must provide and prepare his/her own displays. We require Exhibitors to use white top tents of EZ UP quality or higher. All tents must be weighted (40 lbs. per tent leg min.). Set up will be on grass/ mulch (inside the park) Everyone must dolly/ wagon in.

2. Two weeks prior to the Festival, Exhibitors will be notified of their site location and detailed setup information. Plan to set up your booth on Friday.

3. After unloading Exhibitor vehicles must be moved to designated parking. Vehicles will not be permitted to remain in the exhibition space during the Festival, nor may they enter the Festival grounds until approved by the Festival Committee.

4. Exhibitors shall be responsible for obtaining any required licenses, permits, or approvals under state laws applicable to his/her activity at the Festival and for paying any taxes, sales taxes, fees, or other charges that may be applicable to any Exhibitor’s activity at the Festival.

5. The Festival is a rain or shine event. Cancellations prior to the due date must be made in written form and submitted by mail or email received by AFFPS 60 days prior to the event. By mail: send to P.O. Box 422571, Atlanta GA 30342. By email: to info@affps.com. No refunds will be given for cancellations after the 60-day deadline date or no-shows. All refunds will incur a $50 administration fee. Jury Exempt spaces are none-refundable. Covid credit will carry over on account until used.

6. The Festival reserves the right to cancel an Exhibitor’s contract. The Festival may require the Exhibitor to leave the Festival at any time if the Exhibitor is in violation of any rules and/or regulations stated herein.

7. Neither AFFPS nor its agents or representatives will be responsible for any injury, damage, or loss that may occur to the Exhibitor, the Exhibitor’s agents or representatives, or his/her property from any cause whatsoever. Exhibitors should obtain, at their own expense, insurance against any loss, damage, or injury they may require.

8. All Artist Market merchandise must be original, handmade, and created by the Exhibitor. Reproductions must be clearly identified as such. Original art must occupy at least 50% of the artist’s space. Browse bins may occupy only minimal space and must be aesthetically pleasing and not obstruct patron flow. All artwork on display must be for sale.

9. Artists may only show work in categories approved by the Jury.

10. Artists must be present with their work for the duration of the Festival. No commercial agents, dealers or, salespeople may operate an artist’s booth.

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