What is the Canton Chalk Walk?2019-11-13T14:42:31+00:00

It is a street chalk art display where participants create one-of-a-kind designs in three square foot spaces during the festival 10:00 – 3:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.  The designs will remain on display throughout the festival (weather permitting).  Registration is recommended but walk-up participants are welcome as long as space is available.  There is a small fee to participate (discounted if registered by April 24th).  Each participant will receive a box of chalk.

What about inclement weather?2018-05-16T13:52:51+00:00

Safety of our artists and general public is our number one concern however, the festival happens rain or shine! Bring your umbrellas and a jacket or your sunscreen and hats and join the fun!

If I have questions during the festival, whom can I call?2018-02-09T10:58:17+00:00

The Festival Hotline number is 404-966- 8497

Is there an ATM close by?2019-03-22T16:31:06+00:00

No, there is not an ATM but many artists can process credit card payments.  You may also want to bring cash.

Is there music at the festival?2019-03-22T16:31:33+00:00

Yes!  Music Café will be a chance for you to set back, relax, grab a bit to eat and enjoy the sounds.  You can bring your own chairs or sit under the 20X20 tent where tables and chairs will be provided.


Will there be food at the festival?2019-11-13T14:47:05+00:00

Food will be available for purchase along with sodas and water.

Where are the restrooms?2019-11-13T14:49:14+00:00

Public restrooms are located next to Brown Park.

Can I bring my dog to the festival?2018-02-09T10:56:04+00:00

Dogs are welcome but they must be on a leash. Please be mindful that there will be large crowds.

Are there activities for the kids?2019-11-13T14:54:17+00:00

Yes, there will  be a few free make and take art stations, plus The Canton Chalk Spot (a small charge applies). 

Will any streets be closed?2018-02-09T10:55:11+00:00

Yes, Elizabeth St and S. Church St closure will be in effect from Friday afternoon until Sunday night.

Where should I park?2018-02-09T10:53:25+00:00

Free on street parking is available as well as the Cherokee County Courthouse parking deck, 94 N. Main St.

Where does festival take place?2019-03-22T16:43:24+00:00

Brown Park is located in front of the Canton Police Station (previously Canton City Hall) and one block off W. Main St. in Historic downtown Canton.  The address is 251 E. Marietta St., Canton 30114.

Is there a fee for the festival?2018-05-03T14:00:30+00:00

Admission is free but the suggested donation is $5/adult and $10/family.

What is Canton Festival of the Arts?2019-03-22T16:44:01+00:00

The festival is an art and craft show featuring local and national artists.  Art includes jewelry, pottery, paintings, woodworking, metal, textile, sculpture, glass and photography.  It will also include music, the Canton Chalk Walk,  the Jack Fincher Jr. Rising Artist Area, food and plenty of entertainment.