Canton Festival of the Arts, sponsored by the Cherokee Arts Center, is a two-day outdoor festival with an emphasis on fine art and crafts, the art of living green, and the literary arts. Scheduled this year for May 18th & 19th it will be held at Brown Park in downtown Canton, 223 E. Marietta St. adjacent to historic city hall.
The festival promises a wide range of activities for every age and interest. The Artist Market is expected to include more the 60 fine artists from throughout the south and beyond, including popular local water colorists Elly Hobgood and Brenda Harris Tustian. The artists will be judged on their works and be eligible for up to a $1,000 Grand Prize.
This will be the fifth year for the Festival’s Literary Celebration, which will feature nationally acclaimed authors as well as several regional poets, writers and children’s authors.
A new addition this year are self-guided Walking Tours of Historical Downtown Canton. Brochures with a map and information about the significant homes and buildings in the area will be available at the festival’s information booth.
Other events include hands-on children’s art activities and the return of the popular Serenity Garden area where visitors can enjoy demonstrations on fascinating topics related to gardening and green activities. This area will also offer a wide variety of plants and natural products available for sale. Each evening the festival will close, with a live performance by the Cherokee Theatre Company .
Festival admission is free, and complimentary parking is conveniently located behind City Hall and other local city lots.
For more information contact the Cherokee Arts Center at (770)704-6244 or visit their Facebook Page to learn more.