7th annual "Kings Drive Art Walk"
Saturday, May 6, 2017 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday, May 7, 2017 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

"Kings Drive Art Walk" is located on the Little Sugar Creek Greenway at 600 South Kings Drive, (at the corner of East Morehead St.), Charlotte, NC 28203


Click here for application and rules & regulations

Click here to complete your bio (Bios will ONLY need to be completed once you have been accepted)

Kings Drive Art Walk Application Deadline is March 15, 2017 (postmarked). Artist acceptance and rejection notifications will be mailed March 25, 2017.

Kings Drive Art Walk artist survey - check back closer to the festival

Since the fall of 1964, Festival in the Park has brought Charlotteans from all walks of life together to enjoy arts, crafts, music and family entertainment.  With the mission of bringing the community together by celebrating the arts, the Festival Board is excited to broaden its reach and to announce a spring fine arts event, the Kings Drive Art Walk.

We invite you to participate in our spring event which will be held along the Little Sugar Creek Greenway.  This reclaimed natural waterway between East Morehead Street and Pearle Street Bridge along Kings Drive is a work of art itself boasting beautiful arbors, spring gardens, a spectacular fountain and plentiful terraces. The greenway is also bordered by many favorite local restaurants and boutiques. With a focus on fine and emerging artists, this spring festival is sure to become another beloved annual fine arts outing for the entire family! 

The KDAW festival is located on the King's Drive section of the Little Sugar Creek Greenway, a beautiful public space that is open to all in the community.

Exhibit spaces are awarded based on the quality and variety of the exhibitor pool. Qualified previous exhibitors of Kings Drive Art Walk are valued. Any exhibitor who commits to demonstrate their medium on a full-time basis will receive preferred location. Please specify needs for successfully demonstrating.

All work to be exhibited must be original and attributable solely to the display artist. (Participating Art Galleries are the only exception). The Event takes no commission for any art sales.

The Event’s Exhibitor Committee will screen each artist/exhibitor during the Event, and if the work exhibited does not comply with the rules and regulations or the photographs submitted, the artist/exhibitors would be required to leave the Event. Judgment of the Committee in this matter will be final, and no refunds will be given.


  • Tent location assignment (all locations are assigned at the Event’s discretion).
  • One 110 electrical outlet per tent. (Additional fee for electricity is $35.) Each outlet will pull a maximum of four (4) 100-watt spots. NO MORE than four (4) 100-watt spots are allowed. NO EXCEPTIONS. Vendors will be required to lower wattage if not in compliance.
  • All booth locations are easily accessible for set-up/tear down.
  • Exhibitor parking.
  • 24-hour security.


  • Tent
  • Display equipment for setup of exhibit tents.
  • Tables or chairs.
  • Electrical equipment (including drop cords, light bulbs, fixtures, etc.)

Festival in the Park * 1409 East Boulevard * Charlotte, NC 28203
Phone: 704.338.1060
E-Mail: festival@FESTIVALinthePARK.org * Site by: EyeBenders