Canton Festival of the Arts - May 17 -18 2014
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- Artist's Market with over 60 exhibitors from nine states.
- Serenity Gardens celebrates the art of living well. If you are interested in gardening, sustainability, incorporating nature into your life and all things green, this is the place for you
- Tempting food concessions and a wine and beer garden
- The Interactive Children's Experience offers hands on art activities for children, including mural painting, photography, drawing, dance, drama and so much more
- Live entertainment on the Main Stage
- 40 Minutes from Atlanta
- 25 minutes from Alpharetta or Marietta
- Free Parking
- Artist's Market Vendor Application
- Food/Concession Vendor Application
- Children's Experience Vendor Application
- Serenity Gardens Application
For pictures and videos of last year's festival, please visit the Canton Festival of the Arts Facebook Page.
Just 45 minutes from downtown Atlanta, Canton offers the charm of a historic river town with a view of the north
The popular Artist's Market will once again be the centerpiece of Canton Festival of the Arts for 2014.
Held in Canton's historic Downtown on Saturday and Sunday, May 17-18 from 10am-5pm, this annual
event will offer visitors the rare opportunity to savor the works of some of the most talented artists and
craftspeople from across the South and beyond. This year the Artist Market will include exhibitors whose fine art mediums
include oil, watercolor, fine blown glass, elegant and whimsical jewelry, decorative and functional pottery,
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Once again this year, Canton Festival of the Arts will feature a “Serenity Garden” area. Five years ago,
Serenity Gardens was envisioned as an area to expand the sensory experience of the Festival.
The Garden has developed into a learning opportunity for the whole family. It encompasses the art of gardening,
and healthy living.
The Cherokee Arts Council, with a generous donation from Red Bud Nursery, is proud to present local growers,
master garderners, garden clubs, bee keepers and green thumb enthusiast to The Canton Festival of the Arts! The
proceeds continue to promote the Arts in Cherokee County with their many events including Camp Imagine for the
B. J. Weeks, renowned local bee keeper from Ball Ground, GA, will have his bee hives on display. See bees
up close, smell the honey as it is collected from the hives; hear how bees are used in the treatment of Multiple
Sclerosis and Arthritis
One of the nation’s largest Orchid growers is located right here in Cherokee County, who knew? Peach State
Growers grow over 2000 orchids in their 1500 square foot facility and will be displaying for sale a large variety
of magnificent orchids. Orchids are a universally eye catching experience. Bring your orchid plants and learn,
hands on, how to repot and care for them. Peach States Orchids says: Our goal is to delight you with our wide
variety of plants and to assist you in your growing needs.
Merrilily Gardens, a perennial favorite at The Festival, and also a Cherokee County business, will exhibit for sale
her locally grown hybrid day lilies, hostas, phlox, astibe and ferns along with her incomparable homemade Jams,
jellies and salsas to titillate the taste buds. New this year is her green, pickled, cocktail tomatoes and hot,
crunchy pickled okra.
The southeast's highest quality producer of fresh culinary herbs, specialty greens, award-winning herb infused oils and
olive oils, Sweetwater Growers' herbs and specialty greens are grown hydroponically on our family farm located at the
foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in beautiful Cherokee County, Georgia. The southeast's highest quality producer
of fresh culinary herbs, specialty greens, award-winning herb infused oils and olive oils. Sweetwater Growers' herbs and
specialty greens are grown hydroponically on our family farm located at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in
beautiful Cherokee County, Georgia.
Renowned gardener Pamela Crawford will be on hand to talk about her new book, “Easy Gardening”. Bring
pictures of your problem areas and Pamela will personally advise and design solutions for you.
Tempting Food & Wine and Beer Garden
After shopping in the Artist Market, soaking up stories from your favorite authors, planning your flower garden with our master gardeners and watching your children experiment in a new art form, you'll want some time to relax. Try out any one of the carefully chosen food offerings and maybe a glass of wine or a beer. You can even listen to some very talented local performing artists while you take a moment or two to rest before you shop some more.
If you are interested in being a food vendor, please click here to print a food vendor application.
The Main Stage will feature bands and other entertainment. After a long day of wandering, shopping, learning and playing, sit down and enjoy a show!
The Children's Experience... Hands on Art Activities for Children
Various activities, including the opportunity to paint a mural, take a picture, learn a little hip hop, try some inprov acting, and more will be available to children of all ages. Our new Children's Experience will allow children of all ages to truly taste the wonderment of creating art.
Click here for a Children's Experience Vendor Application.
All funds raised at the festival benefit the Cherokee County Arts Center.
The Arts Center goal is to enrich the lives of area residents by promoting, developing, and coordinating
excellence in the arts. Funding from the festival allows the Arts Center to host a wide variety of arts
programming including classes and youth art camps. Email:festival@CherokeeArts.org
From I-575, take Exit 19 to downtown Canton. The Arts Center is just north of the town square
and adjacent to the Cherokee County Court House. Parking is available in the lot just in front
of the building.