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The Carrollton Artist Guild presents the 11th annual Carrollton Fine Arts and Crafts MeccaFest, Saturday, October 11 and Sunday, October 12 from 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Carrollton Cultural Art Center, 251 Alabama Street Carrollton, GA 30117. The festival (rated number one event by EMC’s Georgia Magazine), features fine artists from across the country that have been chosen by a jury process to participate. Eat on site at a 1950’s diner or one of Carrollton’s fine surrounding restaurants. Free children’s activities and entertainment are provided. Admission to the festival is free.

MeccaFest will welcome back performance artist Mark Abbati to entertain the crowds with his Living Sculptures (Something unique and different each day!) In addition, we will have swarms of Sesame Street style puppeteers roaming the festival from the UWG theatre department and a new  3-D Chalk artist,  Michael Macaulay from California.  Many of the exhibiting artists will  demonstrate their talents.  The festival will feature five free children activity booths where young people can create with local artists.  An entertainment stage will showcase local and regional musicians and dancers and a separate area for staged readings of poetry and short stories.

Over $5,000 in cash will be awarded to the Mecca artists. Patrons and Businesses may also present awards to Mecca artists through the Patron or Corporate Purchase Programs. (Call the Art Center for Patron/Corporate Purchase information or download from this site.)

The mission of MeccaFest is to highlight a community of artists and the historic city of Carrollton.





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2014 Application's are ready for Download. See task Bar at the top.

Date Posted: 2/25/2011

If you would prefer a hard copy of the application or would like to be added to our mailing list, email Penny Lewis at vog.ag-notllorrac@siwelp or call 770-838-1083.

EASY PRINT APPLICATION FORM  (please be sure and read the full application for complete rules and guidelines)

Click Here for an easy to print application

Late Applications are always accepted, but are automatically Waitlisted. Call Penny Lewis at  770-838-1083 if you have questions.

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MeccaBuck Patron Purchase Program

Date Posted: 2/25/2011

Purchase Your Mecca Bucks Early

This is a fun way to purchase art at the October 12 and 13, 2013 MeccaFest Fine Arts and Fine Crafts Show at the Carrollton Cultural Arts Center

  • Purchase as many Mecca Bucks as you want to spend at the Festival.
  • $50 equals one $50 Mecca Buck.
  • You will also receive (at the Festival) an award ribbon with your name or business printed on it.
  • You can shop with your Mecca Bucks with any artist (Mecca Bucks work like gift cards).
  • Whichever artist you choose to spend your Mecca Buck(s) with, you get to also present them with your award ribbon(s) and they will display the award ribbon in their booths.
  • Artists will be reimbursed the full amount of each Mecca Buck.
  • In addition, all participating patrons are invited to attend a reception for the artists at the home and studio of Tom and Jan Nielsen, 108 Rome St., Carrollton, GA 30117. The reception is on Friday, October 11 from 7-9 pm.
  • Your Mecca Buck participation shows the visiting artists that you support them. And you get to take home wonderful artwork, attend a cool party, and present an award ribbon to an artist.

To purchase a Mecca Buck (Patron Purchase Award) Call 770-838-1083 or stop by the Carrollton Cultural Arts Center 251 Alabama St Carrollton, GA 30117 or you may print the form from this website. Just click  the tab "Patron" on the home page.

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