27th Annual Art in the Park Festival Returns Labor Day Weekend

What's better than combining the outdoors, beautiful art and a celebration to mark the official end of summer? Well, very few things actually, especially if you consider that the 27 th annual Art in the Park Festival is set to return this holiday weekend. Promising fun and good times for all, this is an artistic highlight for Atlanta, specifically Marietta, so don't hesitate to add this event to your list of activities to bid summer 2013 a fond farewell.

Art in the Park has been a part of the Marietta Square's history since 1986 and takes place in and around the Historic Marietta Square and Glover Park on Labor Day weekend. It is a Marietta signature event and tradition that celebrates the arts featuring local and national artists from around the country. This fine art extravaganza features an artist market, children's art alley, the Marietta ChalkFest and the famous Painted Pots. Art displayed will include paintings, photography, pottery, graphic arts, sculptures, jewelry, and woodworking from 175 of the country's finest artists. For dog and cat owners, be sure to stop by the Citrus Magic Pet Rest.

Festival guests will also have the opportunity to visit the unique shops and boutiques, restaurants, museums and galleries, take in a historic walking tour plus much more, all within walking distance of the festival. It has been selected by Southeast Tourism Society as a Top 20 event since 2007, ranked 81st in Classic and Contemporary Craft Shows by Sunshine Artist Magazine, is a Kaleidoscope Award winner from the Southeast Festivals and Events Association and a Pinnacle Award winner from the International Festivals and Events Association. The festival is free with plenty of free parking on the street and in the Cobb County Park Decks located on Waddell St at Lawrence St. For more information on this event, please visit www.artparkmarietta.com . For more information about the author, Danielle Jennings, please visit my Google+ profile page.