Festival

  

Canton Festival of the Arts - May 17 -18 2014

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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
Georgia mountains. The festival is located in Canton’s newly revitalized historic downtown district.   

The Artist's Market 

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,

sculpture and hand turned wood, among others. 

Artist Application

For infomation about the Artist's Market please contact Pat Gold at portergolds@aol.com or 770-479-5443.

 

Serenity Gardens

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

children.

 

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.      

 

Entertainment

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

Directions

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.