The Cherokee Heights Arts Festival has been canceled for 2023.

It is with broken hearts and so much angst that the CHAF leadership team has decided to cancel the Cherokee Heights Arts festival. The weather is determined not to cooperate. We waited until the last possible minute to make this call, knowing how much hard work all of the planners and participants of the event put into it. There were obviously many things to consider; however, we feel like this is the safest and the best decision for all of those involved in this fantastic production.

No regrets – see y’all next year!!!

Trapp & Co.




The 15th Annual Cherokee Heights Arts Festival (CHAF) is Saturday, November 11th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Festival is on Etowah Drive between Freyer and Seminole Drives. There is no admission charge, all street parking is free, and everyone is invited!

Cherokee Heights is a 1924 National Historic Register subdivision just a mile north of the Marietta Square.  For many years, residents of this quaint neighborhood had produced a boutique, invitation-only art show to share their talents with friends. In 2009, they moved the show outdoors and threw it open to the world. We now offer the creative work of more than thirty-five neighbors and friends for this one day each year.  The show will cover the entire block of Etowah Drive between Freyer and Seminole drives, just one block off Cherokee Street.  Check out the Cherokee Heights Arts Festival Facebook & Instagram pages for a preview of the artists’ works. It’s important to understand that the Festival is entirely produced by dozens of volunteer neighbors.

On the second Saturday of November, two music “stages” at the ends of the block will feature local musicians in free performances throughout the day.  Lovingly made local arts and crafts include original paintings, wood work, pottery, graphics, photography, jewelry, metal work, textiles, baked goods, original books and much more. There are lots of Christmas gifting possibilities and an art experience where kids can create a craft of their own provided by the Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art.

Food and beverages are available for purchase, and we will have beer on tap to enjoy while you listen to music. Proceeds from beer sales will be donated to support our local community partner, MUST Ministries Neighborhood Pantry.  We are also proud to have a number of community non-profits join us in the festival including CASA, Cobb Landmarks, Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art, Marietta History Center, and MUST Ministries Neighborhood Pantry.

This show is free to all, courtesy of neighborhood sponsors. See the list of wonderful community businesses that make this special event possible.