The 14th Annual Cherokee Heights Arts Festival (CHAF) is November 12th 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 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 page for a preview of the artists’ works. It’s important to understand that the Festival is entirely produced by dozens of volunteer neighbors.
On November 12th, 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 plenty of enticing items for kids, including the ever-popular homemade slime in various colors.
Lunch and refreshments are available for purchase at the Good Kitchen Restaurant booth, another neighbor, of course. They will also be serving Glover Park Brewery beverages.
This show is free to all, courtesy of neighborhood sponsorships by SouthState Bank, Croy Engineering, Andy on Call, Northwest Exterminating, Melody Unger and Keller Williams Cityside, The Local Exchange, Marietta Dental Associates, Heritage Elevator Company, The Steve and Virginia Tumlin Foundation (Mayor Tumlin is a child of Freyer Drive), Sessions Stand, Mountain High Mulch, and, one of our newest neighbors, The Butcher on Whitlock.