“First Friday on the Square & Art Walk 2009”
First Friday Art Walk (6-9pm) is a free self-guided tour of the Marietta Square’s galleries, museums, cultural venues, restaurants and businesses on the first Friday of every month, April October (except for July), rain or shine. New this year is “Artist’s Alley” an area where artists can exhibits their works. There will also be a specialty beer tasting at the Marietta Wine Market in conjunction with the Art Walk fro m 6-8pm. The Artist’s Alley will be in the courtyard outside the Marietta Welcome Center & Visitors Bureau, in the historic train depot at 4 Depot Street. Participating shops and galleries are open late and offer in-store events and so much more. Art Walk Maps available at the Marietta Welcome Center & participating shops. Get your map stamped at Art Walk locations along the way and earn a free gift bag at the last stop.
Step aboard the trolley for a spirited 90 minute fully-narrated ride through Marietta. Learn the history of Marietta though the eyes of the dearly departed. Hear stories of the ghosts residing in the Kennesaw House and the story of the haunted Mary Meinert statue at the St. James Episcopal Cemetery. Take a short stroll into the Old City Cemetery and learn the legend of Marietta’s most famous ghost the “Lady in Black.” The ride concludes with stories of local haunted history and the apparition of a Union soldier who refuses to go quietly into the night!
Call 678-290-9193 to make your reservation or go to www.ghostsofmarietta.com for more information
The festival will include 150 fine art booth displays, make and take art stations and an artists demonstration area featuring Michael White, illustrator of the book titled, The Library Dragon and local artists featured in the Avisca Gallery. The Painted Pots will return this year will the addition of one more painted by Chris Glennon from Dunwoody. Volunteers are needed as booth sitters, this service allows those artists that travel alone an opportunity to leave their booth for a quick bite to eat or visit the restroom. Call Laura if you are interested to be a booth sitter…even for a few hours. Festival hours are 9-5 Saturday – Monday
SATURDAY, Marietta Square Farmers Market”
The Farmers Market ( 9 a.m.- 12 noon) located on the Historic Marietta Square. The market will take place every Saturday rain or shine through December 2009. The market has products that are Georgia grown, made or produced. That includes fresh vegetables, fruits, herbs, plants, flowers, honey, breads, garlic, cheese and other such items.