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Metro Atlanta Arts Festivals

Festival Name Festival Month Application Deadlines and Links
Festival on Ponce, Spring April Application deadline is March
Dogwood Festival April Application deadline is late October via Zapplication.org
Kennesaw Big Shanty Festival April Application deadline is February
Inman Park Festival April Application deadline is March
Wesleyan Artist Market May Application deadline is February
Snellville Days Parade May Application deadline is March
May-retta Daze Arts & Crafts Festival (Marietta) May Application deadline is March
Kirkwood Spring Fling & Tour of Homes May Application deadline is April
Sweet Auburn SpringFest May Apply in the fall
Buckhead Arts Festival May Application deadline is March
Dunwoody Art Festival May Contact for submission requirements; invitation only
Colors Festival of Arts (Roswell) May Application deadline is January
Barefoot in the Park (Duluth) May Application deadline is April
Canton Festival of the Arts May Application deadline is March
Decatur Arts Festival Memorial Weekend Application deadline is January
Virginia Highlands Summerfest June Application deadline is March
Peachtree Hills Festival of the Arts May/June Application deadline is April
Peachtree Corners Festival June Application deadline is April
AthFest (Athens, GA) June Application deadline is March
Piedmont Park Summer Arts & Crafts Festival August Application deadline is July
Marietta Art in the Park Aug/Sept Application deadline is April
Yellow Daisy Festival (Stone Mountain) September Application deadline is March
Festival on Ponce, Fall September Application deadline is September
Atlanta Arts Festival September Application deadline is April
Roswell Arts Festival September Application deadline is May
Sandy Springs Festival at Heritage Green September Application deadline is August
Candler Park Fall Fest September Application deadline is July
Duluth Fall Festival September Application deadline is May
Norcross Art Fest October Application deadline is May
Atlanta Pride Festival October Application deadline is August
Brookhaven Arts Festival October Application deadline is June
Chastain Park Arts Festival November Application deadline is August
Metro Atlanta Holiday Markets
Marist School Holiday Traditions Late October or Early November Application deadline is May
Mt. Bethel Ribbons & Holly Handcrafted Market November Application deadline is August
Dunwoody United Methodist Church Holiday Festival November Application deadline is March
Northside Methodist Preschool Holiday Gift Show November Application deadline is May
St. Pius X Holiday Marketplace November Application deadline is June
ICE Holiday Shopping Spectacular November Start applying in September
Apple Annie Arts & Crafts Show December Application deadline is February
Decatur Holiday Marketplace December Application window is July 15 to Sept 15
Chattahoochee Nature Center Holiday Market & Festival December Application deadline is November
Avondale Tour of Homes and Holiday Market December Start applying in September

Metro Atlanta Artist Collectives & Craft Shows/Markets

5Continents Boutique, 326 Pharr Road, Atlanta, GA 30305; 404/846-9988

The Collective, 723 Lake Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30307 (next to Krog Street Market); 770-696-5845

The Beehive, 1250 Caroline Street, Suite C120, Atlanta, GA 30307; 404/350-3898

HomeGrown Decatur, 412 Church Street, Decatur, GA 30030; 404/373-1147

Indie Craft Experience (ICE) holds several events throughout the year, including a bridal show.

Queen of Hearts Antiques & Interiors, Locations in Alpharetta, Marietta, Buford

Woodstock Market & Show, Corner of Hwy 92 & Bells Ferry Rd in Cherokee Corners plaza; 404/835-2463

Young Blood Gallery & Boutique, 636 N Highland Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30306; 404/254-4127

Here's an article in the AJC from November 2010 about how artist collectives are on the rise in Atlanta.

Metro Atlanta Art Walks/Strolls

Downtown First Thursdays ArtsWalk (Forsyth St)

Third Thursday Alive After Five (Historic Roswell)

First Friday Marietta Art Walk (Marietta Square)

Castleberry Hill 2nd Friday Art Stroll (Peters St)

Westside Arts District 3rd Saturday Art Walk (Howell Mill Rd/Marietta St)

Metro Atlanta Farmers Markets
(Held on Saturdays unless otherwise noted)

Peachtree Road. Cathedral of St. Philip, 2744 Peachtree Road NW, Atlanta, GA 30305

Morningside. 1393 N. Highland Ave, Atlanta, GA 30306

Sweet Auburn Curb Market. 209 Edgewood Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30303

Piedmont Park. 12th Street entrance gate

Grant Park. 600 Cherokee Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30312

East Atlanta Village (Thur). 561 Flat Shoals Ave, Atlanta, GA 30316

East Lake. Corner of Second Avenue and Hosea L. Williams Drive, Atlanta, GA 30317

Brookhaven/Chamblee. 1441 Dresden Drive, Atlanta, GA 30319

Doraville. 5600 Buford Hwy NE, Doraville, GA 30340

Emory (Tue). 569 Asbury Circle, Cox Hall Bridge, Atlanta, GA 30322

Decatur (Wed). Close to 163 Clairemont Avenue, Decatur, GA 30030

Decatur (Sat). Close to 498 N McDonough St, Decatur GA 30030

Sandy Springs. 235 Sandy Springs Circle NW, Sandy Springs, Georgia 30328

Dunwoody (Wed). 1551 Dunwoody Village Parkway, Dunwoody, GA 30338

Roswell (City Hall). 38 Hill Street, Roswell, GA 30075

Roswell (Mountain Park). 118 Lakeshore Drive, Roswell, GA 30075

Alpharetta. 2 South Main Street, Alpharetta, GA 30009

Marietta Square. 65 Church Street, Marietta, GA 30060

Farmers Atlanta. St. Benedict's Episcopal Church, 2160 Cooper Lake Road SE, Smyrna GA, 30080

The Atlanta State Farmers Market. Open Daily. This is the Grand Daddy of metro farmers markets, also commonly called the Georgia State farmer's market or the Forest Park Farmer's Market. 16 Forest Pkwy, Forest Park, GA 30297.

Art Supply, Crafts and Hardware Stores* (Including Wholesale)

Binders, 3330 Piedmont Road, Suite 18, Atlanta, GA 30305; 404/237-6331

Blick Art Materials, 1165 Woodstock Road, Suite 830, Roswell, GA 30075; 770/993-0240

Sam Flax, Brookwood Place, 1745 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30309; 404/352-7200

Utrecht, 878 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30309; 404/347-9119

Aaron Brothers Art & Framing, 6255 Roswell Road NE, Suite 52, Atlanta, GA 30328; 404/475-7000

Tara Materials / Fredrix Artist Canvas, 322 Industrial Park Drive N, Atlanta, GA 30303; 770/963-5256

JFM Enterprises, 4476 Park Drive, Norcross, GA 30093; 770/447-9740

Artlite Office Supply Company, 2531 Piedmont Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30324; 404/875-7271

Mabef Studio Easels

New York Central Art Supply


Hobby Lobby Store Locator

Michaels Store Locator

Joann Fabric & Craft Store Locator

Home Depot Store Locator

Lowes Store Locator

Ace Hardware Store Locator

* Hardware stores are great for "Oops" paint -- paint that customers have returned, sold for as low as $1.

Other Online Resources

Artist Career Training (A.C.T.)

ArtExpo New York

Click Here for a great list of websites for artists to build online presence.

Southern Festivals

FestivalsAndEvents.com, Georgia


Indie Craft Experience has great links for handmade/craft resources and shows

U.S. Trade Shows & Gift Markets

AmericasMart, Atlanta

Dallas Market Center

L. A. Mart, Los Angeles

Seattle Gift Show

The Chicago Market

San Francisco International Gift Fair

Las Vegas Market

New York International Gift Fair

Boston Gift Show

Philadelphia Gift Show

More trade show resources:

   comprehensive list of specific gift shows around country.

   Trade Show organizers Urban Expositions and GLM.

Metro Atlanta Gallery Listings


Atlanta Gallery Association

Buckhead, Inc.

Atlanta Art Shows

U.S. Museums

High Museum of Art, Atlanta

The Guggenheim, New York

Museum of Modern Art, New York

Brooklyn Museum, New York

San Diego Museum of Art

Seattle Art Museum

Art Institute of Chicago

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Dallas Museum of Art

The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams, MA

The Maine Art Museum Trail