Blue Grassroots Music & Arts Festival - Expired Event
922 Main St Stone Mountain, GA 30083
March 29, 2014 - March 30, 2014 - CONFIRMED!
From Blue Grassroots Music & Arts Festival Website:
This affordable event is a great opportunity for folk and outsider artists! The two-day festival includes southern Bluegrass musicians on stage, street jams, Contra dancing and room for 150 artists and artisans. The location is 922 Main Street in historic Stone Mountain Village, Georgia (30083) just a 15 minute drive from Atlanta. The Village is home to small galleries, Art Station (exhibits and theater), public art installations as well as unique merchants and foods, which attract visitors from all over the world.
The town is named for Stone Mountain, the largest exposed granite dome in North America. Stone Mountain harbors plant and animal life found no other place in the world. The mountain has contributed to the city's economy both through its continuing status as a tourist attraction, and its former use as a granite quarry. It is also the site of a famous giant carving commemorating the military leaders of the Confederacy as well as a state park and museum, including a tourist railroad. The pedestrian entrance to the park begins in Stone Mountain Village!
The Festival is a two-day outdoor event with an emphasis on folk and outsider art. Hosted by the Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces and Stone Mountain Village, the goals are to: 1) Give back to the community through art; 2) Bring a festival to the folks in suburban metro Atlanta; 3) Create a festival for Artists by Artists, letting the artist have a voice in the creation and operations of the festival; 4) Create a show unlike any other, bringing together outstanding artists not only from all over the country but many from right here in their own back yard.
This annual event will feature approximately 150 painters, photographers, sculptors, leather and metal craftspersons, glass blowers, jewelers and more! The Festival will also offer artist demonstrations, live music, dance performance, street jams and a fantastic children's play area plus festival foods and beverages with healthy alternatives.
The Festival is organized by the Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces, LLC as well as a board of experts in various artistic disciplines. The festival will uphold the highest standards supporting the arts, and offer participating artists the environment to nurture appreciation for their skills.