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Poets, Artists & Madmen

It doesn’t take a peek into Ponce City Market or walk along the Atlanta Beltine to know that the city of Atlanta’s landscape is in the midst of a rapid transformation. Whether or not all of this stadium and streetcar building will benefit the city’s greater cultural good remains to be seen. But like any major development in Atlanta’s historic past one thing that has always remained constant is the artistic community’s willingness to adapt, adjust, and stay inspired.

Case and point: This year’s Forward Warrior Project in Cabbagetown, spearheaded by local artist Peter Ferrari. In a year where Living Walls took some time off, and neighborhoods are losing character one mixed-use development at a time, Ferrari and co. brought more than 30 local visual artists out to cover the walls along Wylie Street in June. Going down in a historic neighborhood, relatively untouched by outside corporate hands, the resulting event showed how strong and inspirational our native creatives are.

This year we wanted to highlight the people, places, and organizations that have and still do fuel the city’s artistic spirit in the face of unprecedented change. Whereas old faithfuls such as the Fox Theatre and Adult Swim — which continues to put out quality, bat-shit-crazy programming 15 years after its launch — have stuck to their guns, there’s also a new crop of names filling voids left by creatives past.

Murmur Media, aka the Atlanta Zine Fest, opened its permanent space in South Downtown this summer, and now local zinesters have a venue to mix, mingle, and, most importantly, create. In a year where social justice and injustice was a hot-button issue, Wussy Mag emerged as thoughtful, well-curated voice for the city’s LGBTQ community.

The last year also saw more than $6 billion come through the state thanks to television and film production crews. On any given day there’s at least 30 productions being filmed in Georgia, so we decided to show love to some of the best in local TV and film. The local lit scene is still going strong, so we put the spotlight on everyone from the ol’ school players (Write Club) to the new-school fools (Lit. Atlanta). And how would we be able to keep track of all of this without our local documentarians? We turned the lens on four photographers (Ryan Vizzions, Julian Plowden, @welovebuhi, and Proph Bundy) who, in their own distinct styles, help us visualize Atlanta’s past, present, and future.

Regardless of what Atlanta looks like in years to come, you can bet that the visual and performing artists will have their say. We — residents, politicians, and civic leaders — owe it to ourselves to stop, look, and listen to their messages.

— Gavin Godfrey, Culture Editor

A day in the life of leading lady Randi Garza BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2015 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Critics Pick
The 2015 Critics Pick for Best female actor drives more than 100 miles, goes through four wig changes, and 10 wardrobe switches in a day

ATL book club: Best bookish bloodsport BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
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Write Club Atlanta

ATL book club: Best form of literary karaoke BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
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Lit
When Mike Jordan decided to combine books, booze, and beats for a monthly literary reading event at Speakeasy he came up with the perfect name for it: Lit. With more passion than pretense, people come prepared every fourth Thursday to read excerpts from the book of their choice based on such past themesmore...
When Mike Jordan decided to combine books, booze, and beats for a monthly literary reading event at Speakeasy he came up with the perfect name for it: Lit. With more passion than pretense, people come prepared every fourth Thursday to read excerpts from the book of their choice based on such past themes as power, love, and America. Between excerpts, grooves spin and people sip and mingle. By the final reading, all that remains is a dark bar full of lubricated sapiosexuals eager for stimulating conversation. www.litatlanta.com. less...

ATL book club: Best lifeline for the local scribe BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
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Lost in the Letters

ATL book club: Best way to get honest feedback BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
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The Writer's Exchange

ATL book club: Best way to see literary characters come to life BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
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Transgression

Best artist asking tough questions BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
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Jessica Caldas

Best arts-related excuse to Instagram stalk BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
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  1. FAFATL

Best community-sourced poetry BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
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Make Blackout Poetry

Best creative commune BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
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The Big House on Ponce

Best creative use of a future food hall BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
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Up Right: Atlanta

Best DIY hub for creatives BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
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Murmur

Best established artist BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
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Michi Meko

Best female actor BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
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Randi Garza

Best immersive theater performance BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
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7 Stages Theatre (Featured)

Best Internet-breaking video BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
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"Too Many Cooks"

Best local arts die-hard BOA Award Winner

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Terry Kearns

Best local cultural ambassador BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
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Omar "Chilly"

Best male actor BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
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Kevin Harry

Best muralist with a message BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
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Brandon Sadler

Best new arts and culture website BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
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WUSSY Mag

Best play BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
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Actor's Express Theatre Company (Featured)

Best professional funnyman BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
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Dad's Garage Theatre (Featured)

Best reality TV representation of ATL BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
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Violet Chachki

Best Trend BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
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Immersive Theater

Best TV production house playing by its own rules BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
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Adult Swim

Best variety show inspired by pop culture BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
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Scene and Song Missing

Silver screen South: Best fest for under-the-radar storytelling BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
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Out on Film
Approaching 30, Out on Film is one of the oldest and largest LGBT film festivals in the U.S. In a country where same-sex marriage has finally been legalized, the fall fest functions as an eight-day education that includes screenings, panels, workshops, and parties centered on bringing often-untold storiesmore...
Approaching 30, Out on Film is one of the oldest and largest LGBT film festivals in the U.S. In a country where same-sex marriage has finally been legalized, the fall fest functions as an eight-day education that includes screenings, panels, workshops, and parties centered on bringing often-untold stories to the forefront. www.outonfilm.org. less...

Silver screen South: Best local film festival BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
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Atlanta Film Festival

Silver screen South: Best local film series BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
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WonderRoot (Permanently Closed)
With all the major productions it can be easy for the spotlight to shift away from the indie filmmaker. The minds at WonderRoot, the Atlanta Film Festival, and Plaza Theatre understand that and have helped keep our local talent in the collective consciousness with WonderRoot's Generally Local, Mostlymore...
With all the major productions it can be easy for the spotlight to shift away from the indie filmmaker. The minds at WonderRoot, the Atlanta Film Festival, and Plaza Theatre understand that and have helped keep our local talent in the collective consciousness with WonderRoot's Generally Local, Mostly Independent Film Series. The quarterly series puts the underdog on top, one flick at a time. www.wonderroot.org. less...

Silver screen South: Best local TV festival BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
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SCAD's ATV Fest

Silver screen South: Best production job source BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
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Reel-Crew Production Company

Silver screen South: Best way to map ATL's production history BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
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Atlanta Movie Tours (Permanently Closed)

Street scenes: Best cityscape photographer BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
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Ryan Vizzions

Street scenes: Best civil rights documentarian BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
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Julian Plowden

Street scenes: Best exposure of an inconvenient truth BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
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Proph Bundy

Street scenes: Best neighborhood documentarian BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
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@welovebuhi

Best art exhibit in a gallery BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
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Nelson Street Gallery (Permanently Closed)

Best art exhibit in a museum BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
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High Museum of Art (Featured)

Best art exhibit in a nontraditional space BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
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Art on the Atlanta Beltline

Best art party BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
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The Atlanta Contemporary ART PARTY

Best arts provocateur BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
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Carl Linstrum

Best book by a local author BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
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American Blues by Evan Guilford-Blake

Best book event BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
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AJC Decatur Book Festival

Best choreographer BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
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Helen Pickett

Best collaboration BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
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Forward Warrior (various artists) AND T. Lang and Nick Cave's Up Right: Atlanta

Forward Warrior


AND


Up Right


www.fluxprojects.org/upright

Best comedy night BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
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Wondercomedy

Best comedy venue BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
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Laughing Skull Lounge (Featured)

Best dance company BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
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Atlanta Ballet (Featured)

Best dance performance BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
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Atlanta Ballet (Featured)

Best emerging visual artist BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
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Sage Guillory

Best established visual artist BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
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R. Land

Best film festival BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
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Atlanta Film Festival

Best film made in Atlanta BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
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Hunger Games: Mockingjay

Best film series BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
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Best fine art photographer BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
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Bhargava Chiluveru AND Lauren Holley

Bhargava Chiluveru


www.bhargavachiluveru.com


Lauren Holley


www.laurenholley.com

Best gallery BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
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The Mammal Gallery (Permanently Closed)

Best graffiti writer BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
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SEVER

Best illustrator BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
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Goni Montes

Best immersive theater performance BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
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The Breakers (7 stages)

Best improv group BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
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Dad's Garage Theatre (Featured)

Best indie crafter BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
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Crafts and Love (Featured)

Best indie filmmaker BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
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Eddie Ray

Best literary event BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
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AJC Decatur Book Festival

Best local art critic BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
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Faith McClure

Best local artist's Instagram BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
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@graphiknation
@graphiknation

Best local arts die-hard BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
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Terry Kearns

Best local arts website BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
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ARTS ATL

Best local author BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
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Emily Giffin AND Kate Sweeney

Emily Giffin


www.emilygiffin.com


AND


Kate Sweeney


www.americanafterlifebook.com

Best local comedian BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
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Andrew Michael

Best local female actor BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
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Amber Nash AND Alison Hastings

Amber Nash


www.dadsgarage.com/Performers/Amber-Nash.aspx


AND


Alison Hastings

Best local lit publisher BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
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Deer Bear Wolf

Best local male actor BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
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Chris Kayser

Best local playwright BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
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Topher Payne

Best Local Poet BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
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Terrill Soules
This is just a TEST created by David Miller (body)

Best local residency BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
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MINT Gallery (Permanently Closed)

Best local screenwriter BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
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Tyler Perry

Best local spoken word artist BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
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Theresa Davis

Best local zine BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
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Deer Bear Wolf

Best mural BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
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Krog Street Tunnel

Best museum BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
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High Museum of Art (Featured)

Best neighborhood for the arts BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
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Cabbagetown

Best new trend in the arts BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
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Free Art

Best opening BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
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MINT Gallery (Permanently Closed)

Best performance venue BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
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Fox Theatre (Featured)

Best place to hear a reading BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
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Fernbank Museum of Natural History (Featured)

Best place to see a movie BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
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Landmark's Midtown Art Cinema
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A day in the life of leading lady Randi Garza BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2015 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Critics Pick
The 2015 Critics Pick for Best female actor drives more than 100 miles, goes through four wig changes, and 10 wardrobe switches in a day

ATL book club: Best bookish bloodsport BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2015 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Critics Pick
Write Club Atlanta

ATL book club: Best form of literary karaoke BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2015 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Critics Pick
Lit
When Mike Jordan decided to combine books, booze, and beats for a monthly literary reading event at Speakeasy he came up with the perfect name for it: Lit. With more passion than pretense, people come prepared every fourth Thursday to read excerpts from the book of their choice based on such past themesmore...
When Mike Jordan decided to combine books, booze, and beats for a monthly literary reading event at Speakeasy he came up with the perfect name for it: Lit. With more passion than pretense, people come prepared every fourth Thursday to read excerpts from the book of their choice based on such past themes as power, love, and America. Between excerpts, grooves spin and people sip and mingle. By the final reading, all that remains is a dark bar full of lubricated sapiosexuals eager for stimulating conversation. www.litatlanta.com. less...

ATL book club: Best lifeline for the local scribe BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2015 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Critics Pick
Lost in the Letters

ATL book club: Best way to get honest feedback BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2015 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Critics Pick
The Writer's Exchange

ATL book club: Best way to see literary characters come to life BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2015 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Critics Pick
Transgression

Best art exhibit in a gallery BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2015 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Readers Pick
Nelson Street Gallery (Permanently Closed)

Best art exhibit in a museum BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2015 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Readers Pick
High Museum of Art (Featured)

Best art exhibit in a nontraditional space BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2015 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Readers Pick
Art on the Atlanta Beltline

Best art party BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2015 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Readers Pick
The Atlanta Contemporary ART PARTY

Best artist asking tough questions BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2015 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Critics Pick
Jessica Caldas

Best arts provocateur BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2015 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Readers Pick
Carl Linstrum

Best arts-related excuse to Instagram stalk BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2015 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Critics Pick
  1. FAFATL

Best book by a local author BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2015 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Readers Pick
American Blues by Evan Guilford-Blake

Best book event BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2015 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Readers Pick
AJC Decatur Book Festival

Best choreographer BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2015 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Readers Pick
Helen Pickett

Best collaboration BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2015 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Readers Pick
Forward Warrior (various artists) AND T. Lang and Nick Cave's Up Right: Atlanta

Forward Warrior


AND


Up Right


www.fluxprojects.org/upright

Best comedy night BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2015 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Readers Pick
Wondercomedy

Best comedy venue BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2015 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Readers Pick
Laughing Skull Lounge (Featured)

Best community-sourced poetry BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2015 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Critics Pick
Make Blackout Poetry

Best creative commune BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2015 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Critics Pick
The Big House on Ponce

Best creative use of a future food hall BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2015 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Critics Pick
Up Right: Atlanta

Best dance company BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
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Atlanta Ballet (Featured)

Best dance performance BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
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Atlanta Ballet (Featured)

Best DIY hub for creatives BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
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Murmur

Best emerging visual artist BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
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Sage Guillory

Best established artist BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2015 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Critics Pick
Michi Meko

Best established visual artist BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2015 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Readers Pick
R. Land

Best female actor BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2015 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Critics Pick
Randi Garza

Best film festival BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2015 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Readers Pick
Atlanta Film Festival

Best film made in Atlanta BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2015 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Readers Pick
Hunger Games: Mockingjay

Best film series BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2015 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Readers Pick

Best fine art photographer BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2015 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Readers Pick
Bhargava Chiluveru AND Lauren Holley

Bhargava Chiluveru


www.bhargavachiluveru.com


Lauren Holley


www.laurenholley.com

Best gallery BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2015 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Readers Pick
The Mammal Gallery (Permanently Closed)

Best graffiti writer BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2015 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Readers Pick
SEVER

Best illustrator BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2015 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Readers Pick
Goni Montes

Best immersive theater performance BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2015 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Readers Pick
The Breakers (7 stages)

Best immersive theater performance BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2015 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Critics Pick
7 Stages Theatre (Featured)

Best improv group BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
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Dad's Garage Theatre (Featured)

Best indie crafter BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
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Crafts and Love (Featured)

Best indie filmmaker BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
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Eddie Ray

Best Internet-breaking video BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
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"Too Many Cooks"

Best literary event BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
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AJC Decatur Book Festival

Best local art critic BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
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Faith McClure

Best local artist's Instagram BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
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@graphiknation
@graphiknation

Best local arts die-hard BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
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Terry Kearns

Best local arts die-hard BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2015 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Critics Pick
Terry Kearns

Best local arts website BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
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ARTS ATL

Best local author BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
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Emily Giffin AND Kate Sweeney

Emily Giffin


www.emilygiffin.com


AND


Kate Sweeney


www.americanafterlifebook.com

Best local comedian BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
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Andrew Michael

Guest Critic: Shannon Evans BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
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The co-owner and creative director at Studio No. 7 on why she chose Atlanta three years ago

Guest Critic: Susan Booth BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2015 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Guest Critic

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