TODAY! JUNE 1ST, 10am-7pm!

IT’S HERE! ARTLANTIS 2013 is happening today at 1085 Ponce de Leon Ave. (Druid Hills Baptist Church) from 10am-7pm!!! Come by for local art you won’t want to pass up, live music from some of Atlanta’s greatest, yummy food, gorgeous weather and a helluva good time!

HELP!!

volunteer

We’re still low on volunteers. Any help, particularly in the morning or evening, would be much appreciated.

Festival Day Shifts:

7:30-10am: Unloading and setting-up tents. Assisting artists. Smelling the morning dew.
10am-1pm: Whatever we may need, like staffing the welcome table and fetching things for artists/musicians and making friends.
1-4pm: Whatever we may need, like staffing the welcome table and fetching things for artists/musicians and making friends.
4-7pm: Whatever we may need, like staffing the welcome table and fetching things for artists/musicians and making friends.
6:30-8pm: Breakdown the festival–tents and general picking up. Assisting artists.

If you’re interested, please email us at artlantisfestival@gmail.com with your preferred shift. Thanks, y’all!

How You Can Help!

logoThe 5th annual ARTLANTIS Arts and Music Festival is just around the corner! We started Artlantis for the same reason we started Beep Beep Gallery: to showcase and encourage the work of local emerging artists.

Artlantis is an all day summer festival that takes place on the lawn of Druid Hills Baptist Church. Unlike other Atlanta festivals, Artlantis is unique in that it exclusively showcases art and music from local talent. With ever-gaining momentum, Artlantis is well on it’s way to being a local tradition.

By creating this festival, we hope to not only expose visitors to a section of the Atlanta art scene that they wouldn’t usually encounter at most summer festivals, but alternatively to expose the artists to a larger audience they may not normally encounter in their day to day.

Each year, attendance and interest grows. And thanks to the support of the larger Atlanta community, Artlantis keeps coming back.

bands play throughout the day at ARTLANTIS [photo courtesy of Clark Brown]

Local bands play throughout the day (photo courtesy of Clark Brown)

IN THE PRESS

ScoutMob 2011 photo

Atlanta’s press has been supportive in promoting Artlantis. Here are a couple mentions and articles about us:

Creative Loafing 2012
SCOUTMOB 2011
Creative Loafing ATL 2011
Arts Critic ATL 2010
Creative Loafing ATL 2010

WHY ARTLANTIS NEEDS YOU

We will continuously be promoting the festival but need your help. Artlantis requires community to shape and support it. For Artlantis to truly thrive, it needs participants and supporters to take a moment to promote it, as well.

There are many reasons why you would want to promote Artlantis:

◊ As a festival that aggressively features local artists, we are providing a space for local artists to make a living, and as such, helping Atlanta’s art scene flourish.

◊ Participating artists offer their best work at affordable prices. Great for local art collectors. And aspiring ones, too!

◊ Each year, some artists choose to do interactive booths, allowing visitors to get their creative juices flowing and take home something they created themselves.

◊ Bringing together artists and entrepreneurs from all over the greater Atlanta area, Artlantis is the perfect place to meet local talent and get to know the people who help shape this city’s rich culture.

◊ It’s fun, there’s nothing else quite like it, and the more the merrier!

WAYS YOU CAN HELP PROMOTE

Please begin promoting asap! If you’re participating as an artist, consider promoting Artlantis as a way for you to promote your art. When you share Artlantis with people, add pics of your art, too! Let’s continue to build the excitement and community aspect of the festival.

ARTLANTIS at Druid Hills Baptist Church

ARTLANTIS takes place on the front lawn of Druid Hills Baptist Church at the corner of Ponce de Leon Ave. and N. Highland Ave.

Here are some suggestions on how to promote:

◊ Check out our blog. Post comments, share the blog with your email list or on your website: http://artlantisfestival.wordpress.com/. Also, blog about us!

◊ “Attend” the facebook event and “invite” as many people as you know as well. It takes a while but hand-picking people to invite in your address book is much more effective than just “sharing” an event on facebook.

◊ Share the event, too, anyway. And post comments with pics of your art and your website there as well: https://www.facebook.com/events/129137947273935/

◊ Become a “fan” of the facebook page. post info about your art and “share” this page with all your friends: http://www.facebook.com/artlantisfestival

◊ Ask people to help with the festival! We love volunteers. This can mean a variety of things. If you’re interested in volunteering, shoot us an email at artlantisfestival@gmail.com. We can always use extra help, especially with setup and breakdown.

We thank you for your support and we hope to see you there!

ARTLANTIS Arts and Music Festival

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Saturday, June 1st, 2013
10am-7pm
1085 Ponce De Leon Ave NE Atlanta, GA 30306

http://artlantisfestival.wordpress.com

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Contact: artlantisfestival@gmail.com

What 2012 Participants Had to Say About Artlantis:

1) What was great about Artlantis this year? Set up and break down went quickly this year. You were very helpful in set which made everything go smoothly.

2) What could be improved upon for next year? Not sure I have any idea there. I had a great time.

3) Did you sell enough to pay for your booth rental? Yes, plenty.

4) Do you feel like the event was well attended? I had all kinds of traffic. Really busy.

5) Would you consider doing Artlantis again in the future? I am in next year for sure.

6) Anything else you would like to add? (Suggestions? Comments?) Hope you got the pictures I sent. Next time I will try to take a break and get more. I really didn’t have much time for that during the show.

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1) What was great about Artlantis this year? I like that it is a well organized and very affordable show focused on local art. The price tier is a great option. I also feel that the quality of art presented has way more hits than misses than most art festivals have.

2) What could be improved upon for next year? The only thing that I would have a complaint about was that the tents and tables were being set up as we were all showing up. Maybe if everything was ready to go before our load in time. That way we could start setting up our booths immediately. The tents were not staked properly and because of the wind that morning we had some issues. My tent actually flew up into the air and landed in the walking area.

3) Did you sell enough to pay for your booth rental? Yes. I sold way over my goal.

4) Do you feel like the event was well attended? Yes.

5) Would you consider doing Artlantis again in the future? Yes.

6) Anything else you would like to add? (Suggestions? Comments?) Just Thanks. What you guys are doing is great. The idea of making it affordable is great and it seems to be curated well. Please keep the quality of art high and try to keep out as much crap as you can. I feel that some shows get watered down and the quality drops and that in turn causes two things. It makes both good artists and attendees lose interest.

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1) What was great about Artlantis this year? -The weather and the people

2) What could be improved upon for next year? -Longer Load in time (maybe 8am start)

3) Did you sell enough to pay for your booth rental? -Yes!

4) Do you feel like the event was well attended? -Yes, but our row did not see all of the traffic.

5) Would you consider doing Artlantis again in the future? -Yes

6) Anything else you would like to add? (Suggestions? Comments?) -Although I am happy with the success of this year’s event and upcoming opportunities that came my way from the event, I think for next year I would love the opportunity to move the location of my booth. Only a portion of the patrons ever came over to our row of tents and most were on the way to use the restroom in the church.

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1) What was great about Artlantis this year? The bands were excellent this year. And it was great that it wasn’t 1000 degrees.

2) What could be improved upon for next year? I think more featuring of the included artists from a promotional perspective (facebook etc.) would be good… like maybe 1 artist per day for the 2 weeks leading up to the festival, etc. Also, landing on the same date as 2 other festivals was probably a detracting factor, but I realize that might be impossible to prevent. :)

3) Did you sell enough to pay for your booth rental? I spent $50 on the booth and made about $450

4) Do you feel like the event was well attended? Not too bad!

5) Would you consider doing Artlantis again in the future? Yes, I certainly will!

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1) What was great about Artlantis this year? Everything! There was a lot of diverse booths and great music. I had an amazing time and met a lot of cool people.

2) What could be improved upon for next year? I can’t really think of anything. It was all fantastic. You can’t change the weather, but it could’ve been a little less windy.

3) Did you sell enough to pay for your booth rental? I broke even but made a lot of great contacts and got some Sam Flax coupons. So it was well worth it.

4) Do you feel like the event was well attended? Indeed! There was a wide variety of attendees and all of the booths were very interesting.

5) Would you consider doing Artlantis again in the future? I certainly would! I can’t wait til next year. I wish there were more festivals/events like this year round.

6) Anything else you would like to add? (Suggestions? Comments?) All of the Artlantis staff were extremely helpful and super friendly. A great crowd indeed! I may have missed out on some of the food, but I feel there could be more food vendors. Burgers, BBQ, things of that nature. The King of Pops was certainly a highlight. I know I must’ve eaten at least one of every flavor they had.

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1) What was great about Artlantis this year? The weather!

2) What could be improved upon for next year? Not really sure – perhaps more event marketing? Though I don’t think it was lacking, there is always room for improvement.

3) Did you sell enough to pay for your booth rental? Indeed, and have every year!

4) Do you feel like the event was well attended? Yep! Has been getting better every year, keep it up!

5) Would you consider doing Artlantis again in the future? Would love to.

6) Anything else you would like to add? (Suggestions? Comments?) Nope – thought everything was fantastic.

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1) What was great about Artlantis this year? Talked to some other artists who came by my booth and got ideas and feedback on my art. It was fun!

2) What could be improved upon for next year? Suggest vendors set prices between $5 and $100. I will know next time and prepare items or prints that are low-priced.

3) Did you sell enough to pay for your booth rental? No, did not sell anything.

4) Do you feel like the event was well attended? Yes! We had exceptionally nice weather.

5) Would you consider doing Artlantis again in the future? Yes, if I found a different price point or different way to package my artwork: prints etc.

6) Anything else you would like to add? (Suggestions? Comments?) 10-7 is a REALLY LONG TIME. Would love to do a 2-7 timeframe next time. 2:30 seemed like the height of the people flow. Also, food vendors should stay open til the end. They closed up at 5, right before everybody got hungry for dinner.

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We obviously love Artlantis and hope that we help draw some people for the event. Unfortunately I was out of town for it this year at a music festival in Arkansas but I heard the event was great. Thanks so much for putting it on and for allowing us to take part. We’d love to participate again in this or any other endeavors you may have.

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1) What was great about Artlantis this year? smaller size of the festival made the art more visible and wasn’t too overwhelming for people; also loved meeting new artists

2) What could be improved upon for next year? The music in the beginning of the festival was a bit too harsh in my opinion for a Sat festival. The music was great as the day went on. Maybe focusing on music artists that are less metal?

3) Did you sell enough to pay for your booth rental? Yes!

4) Do you feel like the event was well attended? Yes!

5) Would you consider doing Artlantis again in the future? Absolutely

6) Anything else you would like to add? (Suggestions? Comments?) Love that the booth fee was reasonable and the same weekend as Summerfest. Would it be possible to have Food Trucks next year?

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1.) Everything! Set up was organized and very easy, the music and booths were awesome.

2.) We had a bit of a problem with wind and one of the booths actually fell over. Probably could have staked down the tents.

3.) Yes

4.) Yes, There was a constant flow of people.

5.) Definitely!

The Rundown on Booths

There’s no one kind of booth at Artlantis, and if anything we want to encourage people to go about their participation in new and unconventional ways. For example, here are 3 different types of artists booths from previous years:

Ashley Anderson’s booth is the most typical in that artwork is displayed throughout the tent as you might see at any festival. He has a range of work (including prints, block carvings, and t-shirts) displayed on one of the walls Artlantis can provide.

Ashley Anderson's art booth 2010

Ashley Anderson’s booth, equipped with a wall, table and tent provided by ARTLANTIS.

Joe Tsambiras’s booth is less common in that the work is created instead of displayed. Here, Joe has a number of images that he can create using a press on site. A number of artists have booths where they’re doing face paint, caricature or portrait drawing, or pinhole camera development.

Joe Tsambiras' printing press booth where he printed on site

Joe Tsambiras at his press booth. From a selection of plates, visitors could arrangle them into a unique composition and have it pressed.

Plastic Aztecs’s booth is the least common in that it’s more of an experiential space. Here they created a comfortable den-like booth where they served tea and sold zines and cds they’d made just for the event. There have been photobooths, paint “shooting-ranges” and tarot reading booths in the past, and these types of booths have proven just as financially successful as more traditional ones because of the novelty they bring.

Plastic Aztecs socialize with guests offering them tea and selling zines/cds.

Visitors to Platic Aztec’s booth enjoyed tea and conversation.

Booth Pricing:

$50 - Rental of a 10×10 space within the artists’ market. Please bring a tent and anything else you might need.

$75 - 10×10 space and a 10×10 tent which will be setup for you.

$100 - 10×10 space, tent, peg-hole wall, table & chairs which will all be setup for you.

For more information on the festival please email artlantisfestival@gmail.com or visit one of our sites: artlantisfestival.wordpress.com and facebook.com/artlantisfestival.

The online submission form can be found in the right-hand sidebar or here.

Apply to Artlantis 2013!

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Applications for 2013 are closed.

Happy Spring, y’all! Year 5 is upon us and we’re excited to see what Atlanta’s busy artists have been up to all year. For additional information about the application, see below.

All interested artists, musicians and organizations, please thoroughly read and fill out this application. Each year, we have more applicants than space available. This means that Artlantis is a juried festival. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis starting in April.  There are no fees to apply to Artlantis.

  • Artists and craftspeople, it is required that you provide at least 3 image examples of your work. If you do not have an artist’s site, email your images to artlantisfestival@gmail.com. Anyone planning an interactive booth (we love those), there will be space on the application to disclose your plans. 
  • Musicians, please send a link to your music. We do not charge bands to play at Artlantis. If you wanted a booth in the artist’s market as well as a time slot to play onstage, you must apply separately for each. 
  • Organizations (galleries, collectives, bloggers, etc.), there will be space on the application to let us know how you intend to use your booth. Whether it be promotional, interactive, you’re selling art, etc., please provide us with some details on your plans.

We can’t wait to see your work and ideas!

TOMORROW!, JUNE 2ND, 10AM-7PM

IT’S HERE! ARTLANTIS 2012 is happening tomorrow at 1085 Ponce de Leon Ave. (Druid Hills Baptist Church) from 10am-7pm!!! Come by for local art you won’t want to pass up, live music from some of Atlanta’s greatest, yummy food, gorgeous weather and a helluva good time!