Locals fondly remember the old Piedmont Park Arts Festival and now the name is being reclaimed for a new festival to be held Aug. 20-21.

Organized by the Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces, which also puts on festivals in Buckhead, Chastain Park and, most recently, on Ponce, the two-day event will feature more than 150 painters, photographers, sculptors, leather and metalwork, glass blowers, jewelers and crafters.

The festival will also offer artist demonstrations, live acoustic music, a street market, children’s play area and food and beverages with healthy alternatives.

“The Piedmont Park Summer Arts and Craft festival is bringing back a beloved tradition to Atlanta’s arts community,” said organizer Randall Fox. “We’re placing an emphasis on showcasing outstanding artists from right here in Georgia.”

Admission to the festival is free. Hours will be 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. Parking will be available in the Piedmont Park deck, but organizers encourage visitors to take MART, walk or bike to the festival. For more details, visit. piedmontparkartsfestival.com.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.