Welcome to Chastain Park Arts Festival

Chastain Park Spring Arts Festival: May  13-14, 2023

Chastain Park Fall Arts Festival: Nov. 4-5, 2023

Saturday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM  – Sunday 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Named as one of the nation’s Top 100 (67) Arts Festival Nationwide by Sunshine Artist Magazine the Chastain Park Arts Festival will host its 13th annual event at Chastain Park along Park Drive for approximately 175 artists and artisans.

Visitors will enjoy fine art and crafts, a children’s area, and local food and beverage concessions including gourmet food trucks. Local acoustic musicians will enliven the atmosphere. This event is organized by the Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces and volunteer artists. Best of all, it’s entirely free to attend!

About

The Chastain Park Arts Festival is a two-day outdoor event with an emphasis on the visual arts. Located in the largest 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 Chastain Park area is rich with one of the largest and most enthusiastic art-buying communities in the Atlanta area. This event will feature up to 185 fine painters, photographers, sculptors, leather and metal craft persons, glass blowers, jewelers and more! 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

Did you know that Chastain Park is the largest public park in Fulton County?

Chastain Park is home to many year round events such as the Classic Chastain Concert series, The Chastain Horse Barn, Fulton County’s largest public golf course, several baseball diamonds, swimming pool and the Chastain Art and Cultural center.
Below you will find the festival map with some details to help you find your way.

Directions

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:

Chastain Park

4469 Stella Drive,
Atlanta, Georgia 30327
(This is not a mailing address only a locator for the park)

Artist booths and site map

Artist booth assignments are sent by email to all participants in advance.
A map is handed out at check-in showing assigned spaces.

In the meantime, get acquainted with the site plan on this page.

(NOTE: You can enlarge it by clicking “View” and “Zoom” in your browser.)

Parking

Participant check-in will be in the general parking, available in and around Chastain Park. There’s plenty of room for trucks and trailers.

 

Staff

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 Info For Artists

GENERAL INFORMATION
 
IMPORTANT DATES & DEADLINES FOR SPRING:
Accept applications: September 25, 2022
Application Deadline: March 01, 2023
Jury dates: March 2-3, 2023
Notification of acceptance: March 4, 2023
Accept invitation & purchase deadline: March 31, 2023
WaitList Released: March 31, 2023Event Dates: May 13-14, 2023
Load-In Dates: May 12, 2023 (Friday only: 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM)
No Saturday – Load in
 
Late applications may be accepted at the discretion of the Director and included on the Wait List.
 
IMPORTANT DATES & DEADLINES FOR SPRING:
Accept applications: September 25, 2022

Application deadline: September 13, 2023
Jury dates: September 13-15, 2023
Notification of acceptance: September 16, 2023  
Accept invitation & purchase deadline: October 11, 2023 
Wait List Released: (or as deemed necessary by event/category by category)

Event Dates: November 4-5, 2023
Load-IN Date: Friday, November 3, 2023 (12:00 PM – 7:00 PM)
 
Late applications may be accepted at the discretion of the Director and included on the Wait List.

APPLICATION AND BOOTH FEES:

Application fee: $30 
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.

In the occurrence that the event has to be canceled, postponed or, suspend, as a result of a pandemic such as the COVID Pandemic of 2020. Full credit for the upcoming show will be given and a Zapp code will be generated.

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.

Click here to access Zapplication for this event : Chastain Park Spring Arts Festival

Click here to access Zapplication for this event : Chastain Park Fall Arts Festival