Cartersville, Georgia – Rose Lawn Museum announced today that it has extended the deadline for artist applications for May Market at Rose Lawn, which is set to take place Mother’s Day weekend May 7-8, 2016. The festival is open to fine artists and handcrafters displaying their original creations, as well as a limited number of food vendors, community organizations, informational and political booths. Those interested may apply by April 15, to participate in the annual event on the Rose Lawn Museum grounds at 224 West Cherokee Avenue in downtown Cartersville, Georgia.

All new applicants must submit three color photos representing the artist’s original work to be displayed in the festival. The photos will then be reviewed by the committee for show acceptance. Artist and craft booths are $75 for a 10 x 10 exhibit space.  Electricity is an additional $15; however, limited in availability.  Informational business and political booths are $100 each. Food vendor spaces are $125 and include electricity. Applications may be printed online at or requested by calling 770-387-5162.

Hosted by Bartow County Government, May Market at Rose Lawn is a festival that celebrates spring with more than 200 varieties of roses in bloom on the grounds of the Victorian home of Methodist Evangelist Sam Jones. Two-days of musical entertainment and performing arts is also featured at May Market. Festival admission is free to the public, and shuttle service is provided from parking areas at the Cartersville Civic Center (West Main Street) and Bartow County Courthouse (Cherokee Avenue).

Guests may tour the eighteen room Victorian house museum ($5 per person) to discover the love and legacy of Sam and Laura Jones, as well as memorabilia from Sam’s teacher Rebecca Latimer Felton, first woman to serve in the U.S. Senate.

Rose Lawn Director Jane Drew expects the spring festival to be well attended this year. “The roses are looking beautiful with the early spring we are experiencing. It will be a great weekend for moms and their families to get out and enjoy shopping for special gifts and lasting treasures found only at Rose Lawn and in the Master Gardener’s Spring Plant Sale,” concluded Drew.