Join art enthusiasts for the kickoff of Midtown's second annual ATLANTA ARTS FESTIVAL. Featuring more than 200 artists with works spanning 12 different categories, it's the perfect opportunity to check out diverse and eclectic artwork to add to any size collection. If window shopping is more your speed, come by and peruse the goods while enjoying the on-hand performance artists and musicians at one of the few events at Piedmont Park this year. Through Sept. 14. Fri., 4-8 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.. Free-$20. 400 Park Drive. 770-941-9660. www.atlantaartsfestival.com.