Arts Festival of Carrollton

The Arts Festival of Carrollton was
voted #14!

October 14 – 15, 2023 I 10am – 5pm

Carrollton Center for the Arts – Downtown Carrollton, Georgia

The 20th annual Arts Festival of Carrollton brings more than 70 local and national fine artists and crafters to West Georgia. Purchase beautiful works of art while enjoying free performances, demonstrations, kid’s activities and food vendors. The festival and parking are free. 

2023 Award Winners:
Best in Show: Obayana Ajanaku, Jewelry, Decatur, GA
Deloris Covel Best in Fine Art: Nathan Miller, Painting, Tampa, FL
Penny Lewis Best in Craft: Barbara Odil, Sculpture, Watkinsville, GA
Robert Roller Award: Marise Fransolino, Clay, Marietta, GA
Carrollton Civic Woman’s Club Award: Stacy Deline, Jewelry, Carrollton, GA
Jennifer Thomas Award: Wendy Converse, Clay, Salem, SC
Merit Award: Charles Pickney, Jewelry, Athens, GA
Merit Award: Laura Smith, Painting, Carrollton, GA
Merit Award: Greg Johnson, Sculpture, Gainesville, GA
Merit Award: Brinda M. Cockburn, Fiber, Atlanta, GA
Merit Award: Magali Cereghino – Groves, Wood, Orlando, FL


Check out the artists whose work will be displayed at this year’s festival.

Feliciano Abaurre
Clayton Brandenburg
Boyce Colmant
Wendy Converse
Marise Fransolino
Lee Laney / Leonard McEwen
Ken Lockhart
Deborah Lyle / Cassie Lyle
Don McWhorter
Mike Williamson

Robert Ballard
Brinda M Cockburn
Heather Cohen
Beverly Dittmer
Tonia Mitchell
Robert Thompson         

Janet Borchardt                      
Dana Helton
Parry Moss / Lisa Larsen-Moss                             

Obayana Ajanaku
Lisa Chile
Debra Cobia
Taryn Cuper
Stacy Deline
Lina De Lorenci Johnson
Aimee Lurey
Terran McCanna
Jim Norton
Charles Pinckney
Elizabeth Seidel
Erika Simon
Regina To

Scott Hornbaker                     
Joel Johnston 

Carrollton Writers Guild
Children Author & Illustrators

Mixed Media
Sally Austin
Linda Coulter
Ken Eaton
Lee Laney / Leonard McEwen 
Penny Lewis                             
Kathy Sheldon                         

Mary Daum
Candace Fincher
Michael Ford
Patrice Gates
Ted Head
Lisa Kirk
Kimberly Klock
Manami Lingerfelt
Nathan Miller
Laura Smith
Mary Spoon
Leah Weber

C.W. Banfield
Susan Callaway
Allison Dailey
Jeffery Dailey  
George Hernandez
Royal Miree 
Danny Ramey
Bob Senesac   

Remon Bebawy
Linda Bobinger
Gordon Chandler           
Susan Clayton
Erin Harris
Greg Johnson                          
Annabelle Neville
Barbara Odil

William Dorrell
Magali Cereghino-Groves
Edward Heerten / Patricia Heerten                         
Joey Mayberry
Jay Swanson


Enjoy live music, demonstrations and kid’s activities throughout the weekend.

Saturday, October 14
10am – Arts Festival Parade
11am – Mayhayley’s Grave, Carrollton Academy of Dance
12pm – Youth Chorus, Lamar Mcburnett, West Georgia Dance
1pm – Tuba or Not Tuba, Martin & Scott, Carrollton Ballet
2pm – Victor Beasley, Youth Strings
3pm – The Powers Trio
4pm – Pickled Holler
7pm – Carrollton Jazz Orchestra at the Amp

Sunday, October 15
12pm – Justin Tyme, Pippin Music Academy Band
1pm – Noteworthy, Joe Johnson
2pm – Evan Crowther, Caleb Walton
3pm – Sweet & Salty
4pm – Adamson Avenue

Demonstrations and Activities

UWG Printmaking – Saturday Only  
Neva Lomason Library and Book Mobile – Saturday Only 
UWG Stop Motion Drawing Activity – All Weekend 
UWG Art Education Kids Activity – All Weekend   
Community Weaving Project – All Weekend 
Glassblowing Demonstration – All Weekend 
Mask Making with Alan Kuykendall – All Weekend  
Chainsaw Artist Demonstration with Chris Lantz – All Weekend  
The Great Wipe-Away Mural Window Chalk Activity – All Weekend  
Free Face Painting – All Weekend
Ferst Readers – Sunday Only


Grab a bite from one of our delicious downtown eateries or from one of the food trucks.

Saturday, October 14
Mr. Banh Mi
Cousins Maine Lobster

Sunday, October 15
Mad Greek
Mr. Banh Mi
Pizza 360
Southern Local Nuts

Art Bucks

Art Bucks are certificates you buy BEFORE the festival to purchase art during the event. When you buy an Art Buck, you will receive two items – a certificate and a patron award. The artist will display the award ribbon in their tent and redeem the certificate for cash.


Purchase a limited edition t-shirt that showcases artwork from the previous year’s best-in-show winner. The shirts are available in sizes small – 2xl and can be purchased in advance at the Center for the Arts or during the festival. Shirt costs are $16 – $18 each.