THE SIXTH ANNUAL OLD FOURTH WARD ARTS FESTIVAL
This May, Historic Old Fourth Ward Park will come alive with artwork by more than 100 local and regional artists during the sixth annual Old Fourth Ward Arts Festival.
The two-day event celebrates arts, crafts and the local community, and is presented by the Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces that works to support the arts community through festivals and events.
“Historic Old Fourth Ward Park has quickly become one of the focal points of the rapidly growing area,” says Randall Fox, head of the foundation. “When the festival started about six years ago, the area was just beginning to blossom around the park. The arts festival has grown with it and has become part of the culture of the Old Fourth Ward.”
Guests are invited to browse an assortment of works, including paintings, photography, ceramics, glass, jewelry, wood works and handcrafted items.
The all-ages festival also features live music, art demonstrations, food, drinks and a children’s area. And with the park nestled just off the Atlanta BeltLine, dogs are also welcome. “Guests of the festival often walk or bike from their homes and spend the afternoon in the park, shopping, enjoying the arts, visiting the food trucks and making a day of it,” says Fox. “It has quickly become one of the focal points of the rapidly growing area.”
STORIES: Claire Ruhlin