Everything You Need to Know About the Piedmont Park Arts Festival

Midtown Atlanta never ceases to live up to the title “The Heart of the Arts.” Our National Register Historic District is home to a variety of galleries, artists, avid collectors and private collections, which is something worth celebrating! The Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces brings that celebration to life each year at the Piedmont Park Arts Festival. Creatives from all over Georgia and beyond gather in Midtown Atlanta from August 17 – 18 to showcase their talents, and you won’t want to miss it. Join us for a summer festival you won’t soon forget! Just don’t forget to explore our free Travel Guide to discover the best art galleries, museums, and theaters to check out while you’re here! It’s full of tips to help you plan the ultimate weekend in Midtown Atlanta.

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Your Guide to the Piedmont Park Arts Festival

The Artwork

Piedmont Park is an endless source of beauty year round, so it’s fitting for the park to host beautiful works of art at the festival. This treasured public space will be full of paintings, photographs, sculptures, crafts and more from up to 250 artists this year! Explore all of the booths to awaken your creative spirit and purchase your favorite works. You’ll be supporting the artists and helping this Midtown event live on, bringing the power of art to the community. Keep an eye out for various artist demonstrations, too!

The Entertainment

This festival isn’t only for the visual arts! As you peruse paintings and photographs, acoustic musicians provide pleasant sounds throughout the park. These local performers offer delightful background music for your artistic adventures. With the park’s beautiful scenery, the stunning artwork, and sweet sounds from musicians, you’ll wish the festival would never end!

The Food

You don’t need to walk far to satisfy your hunger. Simply head over to one of the plentiful food trucks and order something delicious to fuel your day in the park. There will be festival foods for every craving and plenty of healthy alternatives. Grab a seat on a picnic bench or eat on the go!

Helpful Tips

  • The festival happens rain or shine. Check the weather and dress appropriately.
  • Most booths accept credit cards, but you should bring cash just in case.
  • Check out the Piedmont Park Festival map for help getting around.
  • Visit the information booth in the red tent if you have any questions during the event.
  • The deadline for artist applications is June 6, 2019.

Enjoy Luxurious Lodging Within Walking Distance

View of the garden and lobster fountain outside Stonehurst Place

Reserve a room or suite at Stonehurst Place and forget about the stress of parking at the event. Our historic inn is a short walk away from Piedmont Park and features some of the most inviting accommodations in the city, along with pieces from the owners private art collection by artists such as Andy Warhol, Christo, William Wegman, Dale Chihuly and acclaimed British artist Nina Mae Fowler. Lush gardens greet you upon arrival with our art-filled walls and elegant decor waiting inside. We serve guests beautiful and palate-pleasing gourmet breakfasts each morning, and offer complimentary refreshments throughout the day. After an afternoon in the park, settle in at Stonehurst Place with a glass of wine and a freshly-baked treat!

Consider the enchantment of the Gables Suite for the Piedmont Park Arts Festival 2019. We designed it with relaxation in mind, including a large sofa and a king-size bed with seven layers of Comphy linens. Plus, the marble bathroom floors are heated, adding an extra touch of comfort for your stay!

Book your stay today and enjoy a relaxing retreat in August. We even offer several specials and packages to enhance your visit!