It’s difficult to walk a block in the Old Fourth Ward and not see a piece of art. Whether it’s a satirical mural on the side of a building or an abstract sculpture that also functions as a children’s playground, it’s only fitting that the evolving neighborhood will host the Old Fourth Ward Art Festival this weekend. Located in Historic Fourth Ward Park, the festival is a celebration of the area’s transformation and the art community that has embraced it. Here are four reasons we can’t wait to head to the festival.
It’s a festival for artists by artists. Of course there will be booths where artists can show and sell their creations, but the Old Fourth Ward Art Festival doesn’t stop there. There will be artist demonstrations, live music, and hands on activities. Visitors will be able to immerse themselves into the community’s thriving art scene.
It’s free. Finally, a summer festival that you don’t have to pay to enter. There will be up to 150 painters, sculptors, jewelry designers, glass blowers, and other makers with their art on display. No entrance fee means you have more in your pocket to spend on supporting your local artists.
It’s in the Historic Fourth Ward Park. Atlanta has numerous parks, but the Historic Fourth Ward Park is one of the best based on looks alone. It’s easy to celebrate a neighborhood when you’re surrounded by arresting greenery and a scenic, as well as sustainable, lake.
It’s accessible through the BeltLine. Is there a better way to gear up for an art festival than walking along the art packed Atlanta BeltLine? We certainly don’t think so. Get in an artsy mood and take a stroll down the BeltLine before you hit the festival.