Buckhead Fine Arts Festival

September 16-17, 2023

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

Located in the heart of Buckhead and considered to be one of the most prestigious areas and home to one of the most enthusiastic art buying communities in the Atlanta metro area. Rain or shine, visitors from all over the country enjoy this event.

The Buckhead Fine Arts Festival is a two-day fine arts outdoor festival, located in Buckhead, Atlanta, this neighborhood is rich in tradition and has one of the highest and richest demographics in metro-Atlanta. Featuring approximately 100 painters, photographers, sculptors, metalwork, glass artists, jewelers and more! The Festival will also offer artist demonstrations and live acoustic music. 

The Buckhead Fine Arts Festival is organized by the Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces, LLC and a board of experts in various artistic disciplines, which has a long history of building some of the most notable events in the south with several holding spots in the TOP 100 in the nation.  The festival will uphold the highest standards supporting the arts and offer participating artists the environment to nurture an appreciation for their skills.

At this festival, there is something for everyone and best of all, it’s entirely free to attend!

We hope to see you there!

About

The Buckhead Fine Arts Festival is a two-day fine arts outdoor festival, located in Buckhead, Atlanta, this neighborhood is rich in tradition and has one of the highest and richest demographics in metro-Atlanta. Featuring approximately 100 painters, photographers, sculptors, metalwork, glass artists, jewelers and more! The Festival will also offer artist demonstrations and live acoustic music. 

The 2018 Buckhead Fine Arts Festival is organized by the Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces, LLC and a board of experts in various artistic disciplines, which has a long history of building some of the most notable events in the south with several holding spots in the TOP 100 in the nation.  The festival will uphold the highest standards supporting the arts, and offer participating artists the environment to nurture an appreciation for their skills.

Directions & Parking

If there’s one thing always helps is a good set of directions!
The location you can use is:

Location
Buckhead Village | Shops Buckhead Atlanta

200-300 Block of Buckhead Avenue, Atlanta, Georgia 30305

GPS: 259 Buckhead Avenue, Atlanta GA 30305 (center of the event)

(This is not a mailing address only a location for the event.)

Parking
Parking is available in various areas around the event site. Please follow all signs and do not park in restricted areas.

Staff

Click Here For 2015 Calendar of Festivals

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

September 16-17, 2023

SHOW LOCATION
Buckhead Village, Atlanta, Georgia 30305

IMPORTANT DATES & DEADLINES:
Accept applications: September 25, 2022
Application deadline: August 08, 2023
Jury dates: August 08-09, 2023
Notification of acceptance:  August 10, 2023
Accept invitation & purchase deadline: August 30, 2023
Wait List Released: September 01, 2023 (or as deemed by the Director)

Event Date: September 16-17, 2023
Load-IN: Saturday (morning) September 16, 2023 (8:00 AM – 10:00 AM)
Event Hours: Saturday 10:00AM – 5:00PM / Sunday 11:00 AM – 5:00 M
 
Late applications may be accepted at the discretion of the Director and included on the Wait List.

Cancellations by confirmed artist participants must be received in writing 60 days prior to the event date for a refund of booth fee. Application fees are non-refundable and a $50 dollar admin fee will be charged. 

APPLICATION AND BOOTH FEES:
Application fee: $30
Standard Booth Fee: $300 (10×10)
Premier Booth with extra space behind the tent: $400 (limit to 15)
Premier Corner: $500 (only 3 available) *Must be approved
Corner Upgrade: $100 (limited availability)
Double Booth Fee: $600 (10×20)
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.

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.

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