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Carrollton Center for the Arts Hosts Twentieth Arts Festival

The Arts Festival of Carrollton returns to the Carrollton Center for the Arts October 14 and 15 for its twentieth year presenting fine artists from across the United States.

“We feel like this is one of the best arts festivals in the state,” said Center for the Arts Manager Tim Chapman. “We have a large variety of artists and performers and things to do and this year we have even more food vendors.”

Chapman’s views are shared by Sunshine Artist Magazine, who ranked the Carrollton Festival of the Arts the 14th most profitable art and craft festival in the country based on artists’ reported sales in 2022.

The two-day event is held each year on the second weekend in October and features more than 70 visual artists, live entertainment and demonstrations, food trucks, youth exhibits and roving artists. The festival will also host a performance by the Carrollton Jazz Orchestra at the Amp at Adamson Square, Saturday night at 7pm.

New this year, Arti Gras, a New Orleans-style parade, will wind its way through the festival site starting at 10:05am opening day. The procession will feature Grand Marshal Linda Fulford followed by Mother Arts and costumed representatives of all the different types of art offered at the Center for the Arts. Mayhayley’s Grave will stroll and play music.

Chainsaw artist Chris Lantz of Extreme Sculpting will participate for the first time..

In the meantime, art lovers can start an art savings account by purchasing Art Bucks certificates, either by calling (770) 838-1083 or going by the center. The certificates can be used to buy art during the festival. Art Bucks purchases include the certificate and a Patron Award, which are presented to the artist when the patron makes a purchase. The artist will display the award in their tent and redeem the Art Bucks for cash. Art Bucks and Patron Award ribbons are picked up at the information booth on Saturday and Sunday of the festival.

For more information, visit artsfestivalofcarrollton.com.

The event is sponsored by Georgia Council for the Arts, Community Foundation of West Georgia, Carroll EMC, Cole Family Foundation, Almon Funeral Home, SMI, Randy and Connie Jones, Charlie and Sissy Almon, Syncglobal and Edward Jones – Fred O’Neal.

What: Arts Festival of Carrollton
When: October 14 and 15, 10am – 5pm
Where: Carrollton Center for the Arts

For questions concerning the Arts Festival of Carrollton or the Carrollton Center for the Arts, please call (770) 838-1083.