Sunday, January 8, 2012

2012 Spring Festival on Ponce Announced

“Spring Festival on Ponce” will host approximately 150 (mostly) local artists and crafters in a two day outdoor art and crafts festival to be held in April 14-15, 2012 in the chain of parks along Ponce de Leon Ave. The success of the inaugural Festival on Ponce was so strong that the Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces will now hold two events in the Olmstead Parks: one in spring, and one in fall. These beautiful parks have lovely trees and paths and great visibility from one of Atlanta's truly historic avenues. This is a unique and wonderful opportunity for locals and visitors to appreciate the vision and legacy of one of America’s most celebrated landscape architects, Fredrick Olmsted, Sr., at an ideal location for one of the most enjoyable art shows of the year!

Location: 1451 Ponce de Leon Avenue, N.E., Atlanta, GA 30307

Olmsted chain of Parks

Times: Sat., April 14, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Sun., April 15, 2012 from 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Music: Acoustic music only

Admission: Free to attend


This is the second year to hold an outdoor arts and crafts festival in the chain of parks on Ponce de Leon Ave in the historic Druid Hills neighborhood. This event will be very conservative, with a sensitivity to the park and neighborhood. Visitors will appreciate the extensive renovations and maintenance accomplished by the Olmsted Linear Park Alliance. The parks on Ponce are just down the street from the Fernbank Museum (at Boulevard and Ponce de Leon), and designed by Frederick Olmsted, Sr. with total enjoyment in mind. Emerging artists of all stripes are encouraged to participate.

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