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The Marietta Arts Council will present its second annual arts festival, Mountain to River Trailfest, on Saturday, May 11, 2019 from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm along the Mountain to River Trail. The M2R Trailfest will celebrate public art with an all-day festival featuring a variety of art installations including fine art, photography, sculpture, live performance, and the return of the popular mural exhibit.

The opening ceremonies for the 2019 M2R Trailfest will be held at Atherton Square at 11:00 am, followed by ongoing music performances at Lewis Park until 6:00 pm. Pop-up performances and art installations will be featured along the trail throughout the day, until the closing ceremonies begin at Brown Park at 6:30 pm.

Artwork installations will begin in the weeks leading up to the event. The Marietta Arts Council invites all local and out of state artists to apply to be a part of Trailfest 2019!

Certain applications will close sooner than others. See below for submission cut-off dates:

Murals: Applications close on March 5
Short term (up to one month) installations: Applications close on March 31
Long term (up to six month) installations: Applications close on March 31
Sculpture Tour: Applications close on March 31
Fence Gallery: Applications close on April 14
Performers: Applications close on April 17

there are Other ways to get involved, too!

Want to sponsor a public art project or donate to arts initiatives in Marietta? Own a property in Marietta that could use some artwork? Want to volunteer with us? Click an option below and let us know, or email us at


About the Mountain to River Trail

More than 15 years in the making, the Mountain to River trail stretches from Kennesaw Mountain, continues along the Marietta Square, and ends at the City limits on Atlanta Street. It serves as the backbone for future growth of Marietta's planned trail system which will connect residents, pedestrians, and cyclists from across the City of Marietta.  Even better, the Mountain to River Trail will connect separated trail systems from across Cobb County.