The Sandy Springs Artsapalooza is a two-day outdoor Atlanta event with an emphasis on the visual arts and handcraft. Located in the heart of Sandy Springs in Fulton County, we set out with many different goals in mind: 1) Give back to the community through art; 2) Create a venue that emphasizes local and Georgian artists, so they have a show they can depend on in their own back yard; 3) Bring a festival to the folks in the northern part of Fulton county; 4) Create a festival for Artists by Artists, letting the artist have a voice in the creation and operations of the festival; 5) Create a show unlike any other in the City of Sandy Springs, bringing together outstanding local, regional and national artists.
The Sandy Springs area is a vibrant, upscale, family friendly community just north of Buckhead and Atlanta. This event will feature up to 150 painters, photographers, sculptors, leather and metal craft persons, glass blowers, jewelers and more! The Festival will also offer visitors the opportunity to view artist demonstrations, enjoy live entertainment, participate in hands-on arts activities, and enjoy festival foods and beverages. Plus, there will be artistic activities for children!
The Festival benefits a scholarship fund for local artists administered by the Georgia Foundation for Public Spaces.
Per City code ordinance, no alcohol may be brought into the Festival area. Beer and wine will be available for purchase at several locations throughout the Festival. Revenue from on-site beverage sales will be benefit the Georgia Foundation for Public Spaces scholarship program. As always alcoholic beverage purchased at the Festival must remain on-site. The Sandy Springs Police Department and volunteers of the Festival will ask you to dispose of any alcoholic beverage before you exit or enter.
A maximum of 150 of the finest local, regional and national artists, with an emphasis on metro Atlanta and Georgian artists. All artist applicants will be selected by a jury of their peers based on the merit of their work as well as booth presentation.
Of course we'll have them!
We want to make it as easy as possible.
Soft Drinks, lemonade, ice tea and water (all of your favorites) will be located throughout the event. Per City guidelines no alcohol or beer may be brought into the Festival area. No glass bottles may be brought into the area.
Credit Cards/ Payment Terms
Many of the Artists are equipped to accept credit cards payments, however keep in mind that some may or may not accept some types of cards. Many accept Visa, Mastercard and American Express, but many prefer cash. Each of the beverage stations and food concessions will only accept cash. The folks with the Big Trees Preserve will be accepting cash and credit cards for festival merchandise. As noted earlier, we will have an ATM/Cash machine on hand for your use.
The Festival will have live entertainment on-site. Please see the schedule on this website.
For more information please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Because safety is important to us, we will have qualified trained staff available on-site and the EMS services available from 911 if needed.
Our focus is going to be on Healthy lifestyle choices and we are currently reaching out to food vendors to help us reach this goal to bring you healthy refreshments. If you are interested, please email us at: email@example.com
We will have one information booth available. It will be located at the east side of the park at the main entrance of the Artist Market. This is the area closest to the children's playground.
Lost and Found
Lost and Found will be located at the main information booth. (See above). After the event please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or
call the office at 404-873-1222.
Saturday - Sunday April 12-13, 2014
Bring a group and have a good time!
The Sandy Springs Artsapalooza is located in the heart of Sandy Springs. The address (for GPS users) is:
6100 Lake Forrest Drive, NE
Sandy Springs, GA 30328
***located between Mt. Vernon Hwy and Hammond Drive.
Lost Children Inquires
During the event all of the staff and volunteers will have identifiable uniformed shirts on and many will have walkie talkies and cell phones. Please check with one of the staff members. All staff will be directed to take lost children to the information booth.
There is adequate off site parking, but we ask that you respect local businesses and residential areas. We have asked the Sandy Springs Police Department and Neighborhood Watch groups to help enforce this policy.
We love your pets! Just be sure to keep your dog on a leash and pick up their "calling cards" please!
This is a rain or shine event. Certain events maybe cancelled or re-scheduled depending on rain. High winds may cause some Festival closure. Safety is always first. If the weather poses a safety risk to patrons and participants, the Festival will close and information will be announced as to the nature of the risk, exit instructions, and possible re-open times.
Got to have them! Portable toilets will be available throughout the Festival area. They will be located at the main entrance as well as the area closest to the food concessions. Just ask a volunteer; they can point them out for you.
Rules of Conduct
(Now for the small details that the City requires...
and so does our attorney!):
No alcohol will be allowed to be brought into the Festival Area.
Alcoholic beverages purchased on-site must remain on-site. Festival security will ask you to dispose of any alcoholic beverages before you exit.
No glass bottles
No bicycles, skate boards, roller blades, roller skates, scooters, or motorized vehicles (except wheelchairs) are allowed into the Festival area.
No grills or grilling will be allowed in the Festival area.
No camp tents or over night camping will be permitted in the Festival area.
No tents may be staked into the ground. Weights are REQUIRED.
No weapons of any kind
No illegal substances of any kind
All bags are subject to search by Festival security
The Festival reserves the right to decline admittance to anyone who violates the reasonable policies established for public safety.
Not sure, and don't want to get in trouble? Just ask.
If there is anything that we missed and you have a questions, just drop us an email to: email@example.com or
call us at: 404-873-1222.
Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces
P.O. Box 422571
Atlanta, GA 30342
Copyright © 2011 The Atlanta Foundation for Public Space. All rights reserved.
Saturday: 10am - 6pm
Sunday: 11am - 6pm
Festival Site Map-
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Dogs Welcomed (leash and tags included)
Art by: Laura Ann Sikorwski