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Thursday October 20, 2011 03:59 am EDT
A list of 'Don't Miss' events and artists from local tastemakers | more...

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Monday October 3, 2011 06:00 am EDT
Atlanta-trained actor and director portrays the rebel musician in touring Broadway musical | more...

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Friday September 30, 2011 06:00 am EDT
Local photographer presents the art of others' private junk at Callanwolde | more...

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Thursday September 22, 2011 11:33 am EDT

  • COURTESY ATLANTAPLANIT



A broad group of Atlanta-based arts organizations, ranging from the Atlanta Opera to WonderRoot, have announced a large-scale co-branding campaign. The effort, called “Atlanta Art Lives Here,” is a gem of common-sense thinking: in essence, the organizations are pooling resources to create visibility, like billboards, that would be otherwise impossible on smaller...

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Thursday September 22, 2011 04:00 am EDT
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Monday September 12, 2011 07:00 am EDT
Alliance Theatre production of Sondheim classic is as relevant as ever | more...

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Thursday September 8, 2011 12:14 pm EDT

http://clatl.com/culturesurfing/archives/2011/08/17/bears-on-the-beltline

  • Courtesy Kyle Brooks
  • Detail of artist Kyle Brooks' 237-foot mural "The Beltline Bears"

Round two of Art on the Atlanta Beltline opens Fri., Sept. 9. Today, the official map of artworks and September's performance schedule were released. Download a PDF of the map here.

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Thursday September 8, 2011 06:00 am EDT
Director Andrea Barnwell Brownlee pushes boundaries as the institution turns 15 | more...

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Wednesday September 7, 2011 05:51 pm EDT

If you're looking for places to ride out a rainy hump day, consider dousing yourself with some art events.

Tonight at 6 p.m., spoken word poet and activist powerhouse Alice Lovelace will be performing "Harriet Rising," a tribute to Harriet Tubman, as part of Elevate Atlanta's ongoing exhibit in Underground Atlanta. Lovelace performs her poetry in conjunction with fellow artist Lisa Tuttle's...

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Tuesday September 6, 2011 07:25 am EDT



The Atlanta Ballet, tapping into a recent mania in the city for public site-specific performances, is unveiling a new “company within a company” called Wabi Sabi. Named after a Japanese aesthetic, the new chamber-performance group is comprised of company dancers and will bring the Ballet's classic technique to the...

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Thursday September 1, 2011 09:00 am EDT
Young adult lit gets a seat at the big kids table for this year's Labor Day literary event | more...

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Tuesday August 23, 2011 06:00 am EDT
Husband-and-wife artist team pairs up again for new exhibit at MOCA GA | more...

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Monday August 22, 2011 05:00 am EDT
Lisa Stock's production of Snow, Glass, Apples takes a bite out of the EAV Farmers Market | more...

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Thursday August 18, 2011 04:00 am EDT
Gotta pay your dues first and intern | more...

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Thursday August 11, 2011 12:00 pm EDT
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Thursday August 11, 2011 04:00 am EDT

Four Coats Murals Project
After months of hard work, and gallons and gallons of paint, the anticipated unveiling of the Four Coats Murals Project from Atlanta's Office of Cultural Affairs took place July 30. OCA helped secure the rights to four public walls, which were then curated by local galleries. Now on view for the next year are works by Tommy Taylor (Whitespace Gallery/Inman Park), Andy...

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Thursday August 4, 2011 11:15 am EDT
Can the best-selling, anxious, overrated, vulgar, talented, burned-out author Help herself? | more...

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Sunday July 31, 2011 11:47 am EDT

  • Dustin Chambers



Whether it was the free drinks or the great atmosphere, the vibes were uber positive at Art Beats + Lyrics this Friday. ABL is an annual showcase of urban art sponsored by Jack Daniel's. This year the event was held at Compound and spanned throughout the massive indoor/outdoor club. Featured artists included Dubelyoo, DTM, Aniekan Udofia, and many more.

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Tuesday July 26, 2011 06:00 am EDT
Crowd-funding sites help local creatives keep creating | more...

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Friday July 22, 2011 04:53 pm EDT

The High announced today the appointment of TBS exec Louise Sams as the museum's new board chairwoman. Sams, who's served on the board for eight years, succeeds board chairman James L. Henderson, III, after a four-year run.

The Executive Vice President and General Counsel, of TBS, Inc. and President, TBS International, Sams is also on the board of trustees of Princeton University, where she...

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Thursday July 21, 2011 10:58 am EDT

The Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. has finally announced the 66 artists for the second year of its wildly successful 'Art on the Atlanta Beltline' project. ABI received more than 145 proposals for the project, which will include a variety of visual and performance pieces along the 22-mile loop of proposed transit and greenspace.

A full 'Art on the Atlanta Beltline' schedule will be released later...

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Tuesday July 19, 2011 09:00 am EDT
Blake Beckham choreographs the fledgling arts organization's largest and most elaborate show | more...

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Thursday July 14, 2011 06:41 pm EDT

Kennesaw State University has tapped artist and GSU prof Teresa Bramlette Reeves as the director and chief curator of its art museum and galleries. From the press release:

Reeves comes to KSU after teaching at Georgia State University for 10 years. Along with her teaching experience, she has worked as an artist for 25 years. She holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in drawing and painting from...

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Saturday July 9, 2011 09:00 am EDT
Hitting the highlights of the sprawling annual event | more...

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Friday July 8, 2011 04:07 pm EDT

  • Atlanta Contemporary Art Center
  • Atlanta Contemporary Art Center has issued its first open call to arts in more than 5 years for 'Day Job: Georgia'

The Atlanta Contemporary Art Center has issued its first statewide call for entries in more than five years. Day Job: Georgia, an exhibition scheduled to open Jan. 13, will showcase works from artists living and working in Georgia, and "will...

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Friday July 8, 2011 11:04 am EDT

The list of artists has been released for "Elevate/Art Above Underground," the 66-day long public art event sponsored by the city of Atlanta's Office of Cultural Affairs.

From Aug. 26-Oct. 30, "Elevate" will present a series of temporary public art installations and exhibits ranging from murals to more conceptual work in downtown Atlanta along Upper Alabama Street and the surrounding areas....

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Wednesday July 6, 2011 12:00 pm EDT
Local artists pull modern art from antiquated machines | more...

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Tuesday July 5, 2011 05:00 am EDT
Theroun Patterson tackles a American family drama in Essential Theatre world premiere | more...

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Tuesday June 28, 2011 05:00 am EDT
Midtown venue gives aspiring improvisers their shot | more...

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Thursday June 23, 2011 01:00 pm EDT
Fanatical, fun and a little nerdy: Inside the Atlanta ping-pong revival | more...

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Thursday June 23, 2011 05:00 am EDT

Atlanta's unofficial bar pong circuit is filled with colorful and diverse personalities who've got some serious ping-pong game. We're not saying it's impossible to beat these dudes. But you're probably gonna have a hard time beating these dudes, OK?

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If you want to play the best on the bar pong circuit, go the Albert on a Tuesday...

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Thursday June 23, 2011 05:00 am EDT

Even on the bar pong circuit, you'll find players who are very serious about their paddles. In fact, it's probably no coincidence that the players who win the most local tournaments have the best paddles. In fact, some of the top players at the Albert build their own paddles using wood, rubber, glue, etc., that they purchase online.

If you're tired of using the bar's crappy paddle, first of...

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Tuesday June 21, 2011 04:30 am EDT
Book tour/exhibit arrives June 24 at Jackson Fine Art | more...

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Wednesday June 15, 2011 03:18 pm EDT

  • Courtesy WonderRoot
  • WonderRoot's Memorial Drive community center before its multi-colored paint facelift

WonderRoot and Alternate ROOTS announced today a new partnership with the Ethics and the Arts Initiative at the Emory University Center for Ethics and New York-based arts nonprofit Creative Captial to produce the FREE weekend workshop "Internet for Artists" this fall. From the press...

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Monday June 6, 2011 06:00 am EDT
Fiber artists join together for International Yarn Bombing Day and World Wide Knit in Public Day on June 11 | more...

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Thursday June 2, 2011 05:00 pm EDT
Altie may not be real, but yeah, it's a thing | more...

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Thursday June 2, 2011 05:00 am EDT
Beware, all of you Mothmen, Bat Boys and Bigfeet on the loose in the shadows. On the free audio podcast "MonsterTalk," Kennesaw's Blake Smith and his co-hosts Ben Radford and Dr. Karen Stollznow use science and skepticism to poke holes in some of the more spurious claims of cryptid sightings. Smith pays his mortgage with computer programming and web design, but has a passion for paranormal... | more...

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Wednesday June 1, 2011 04:00 am EDT
MA11 celebrates the best of architecture, fashion and more | more...

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Tuesday May 31, 2011 09:00 am EDT
Chinese artist's massive contemplative works on display at MOCA GA | more...

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Tuesday May 24, 2011 05:00 am EDT
Queer fest's 'Mondo Posse' chats about Sissy Bounce, analog tweets, embroidery hoops and more | more...

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Saturday May 14, 2011 10:48 am EDT

  • Charlie McCullers
  • Gina Patterson's "Quietly Walking" is one of the pieces in the Atlanta Ballet's mixed program "Ignition" on stage at the Alliance this weekend.

If there's still any doubt as to whether or not the Atlanta Ballet is a company willing to take risks, Ignition, the mixed program of three new works by young choreographers playing this weekend at the Alliance Theater, should put...

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Friday May 13, 2011 11:39 am EDT

  • Dustin Chambers

About 75 people gathered outside City Hall yesterday to protest proposed budget cuts to the Office of Cultural Affairs. Lining Trinity Avenue in front of City Hall artists, some in costume, and representatives from local arts organizations held a spirited rally with music, chanting and speeches, waving signs at passing cars and letting up cheers when cars honked in support....

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Thursday May 12, 2011 10:21 am EDT

  • Joeff Davis
  • 2010 rally to save Georgia Council for the Arts

Last week, the City of Atlanta announced a new round of budgetary belt-tightening that, yet again, puts arts funding on the proverbial chopping block. Last year it was the state legislature's proposed elimination of the Georgia Council for the Arts. Currently, the proposed city budget for fiscal year 2012 includes a 50 percent...

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Monday May 2, 2011 05:00 am EDT
humanistic approach to street art | more...

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Thursday April 28, 2011 09:00 am EDT
Inman Park Festival 2011 | more...

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Thursday April 28, 2011 04:02 am EDT
A portrait of the artist as a young blogger | more...

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Tuesday April 19, 2011 04:00 am EDT
What's the environment got to do with it? | more...

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Monday April 11, 2011 12:00 pm EDT
Daye's debut solo show, Want To See A Sad Boy Smile? Pay Him, opens Thursday | more...

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Thursday April 7, 2011 04:10 am EDT
Because God has his back | more...

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Thursday April 7, 2011 04:10 am EDT
More from our sit down with the media mogul | more...