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Zac Brown Band

5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: June 27-July 3

Dance to throwback tunes at Venkman's, cheer on the Atlanta United, and see Zac Brown Band perform at Suntrust Park.

Not sure how a painting will look in your house? The Artcloud app can install it virtually for you.

Alex West's Artcloud app gives individuals a way to zero in on the art they love. With 50,000 works from 4,000-plus local and international artists, all you need to do is upload a photo of a room and you can test how a piece looks in your setting.
Groundbreakers

5 years of Groundbreakers: What our alums are doing now

For our fifth anniversary of the Groundbreaker Awards, we've checked in on some of our past finalists to see what they're working on today.
Memorial Drive Atlanta

These 26 projects will radically transform Memorial Drive

Since early 2014, the two-mile stretch of Memorial Drive east of the Downtown Connector has become the site of one of Atlanta’s biggest development booms. With more than 1,300 apartments and condos under development, Paces Properties CEO David Cochran envisions the strip becoming “the next Inman Park.”
Millennials

Make way for Atlanta’s millennials

Young adults have always commanded a certain amount of attention. Wide-eyed, unseasoned, and often commitment-free, they’re generally more willing to take risks and disrupt the status quo. But millennials have had an especially scrutinized turn in the cultural spotlight.
WonderRoot

WonderRoot

In Atlanta’s civic circles, “public art” is a popular buzzword. But too often the projects are created by outsiders with little connection to the communities where the art is installed. Arts nonprofit WonderRoot has a different vision.

Reynoldstown A to Z

"A community's personality can really be reflected in signs and typography," says graphic designer and SCAD Atlanta professor James Burns, whose Reynoldstown alphabet includes graffiti, church signs, storefronts, and a steel plant.

Six reasons to love Reynoldstown

Settled after the Civil War by freed slaves who rebuilt the train tracks at the nearby rail yard (now CSX), Reynoldstown now enjoys a growing diversity, which is what prompted Chris Appleton—executive director of the arts nonprofit WonderRoot—to make his home there nine years ago.

Atlanta loves art festivals, but local artists are still struggling

The sun shines, birds sing, dogwoods bloom, and weekends brim with festivals. It’s time to grab a beer, take in some music. . . buy some art? Hold on a minute. Atlanta’s festival culture—which, thanks to our mellow climate, is basically a year-round phenomenon—may delude us into thinking we’re supporting the creative class.

WonderRoot proves CSAs aren’t just for vegetables anymore

For now, WonderRoot is headquartered in a charmingly shabby bungalow on a gritty stretch of Memorial Drive. But never mind the urban setting; this ten-year-old community arts organization has taken a cue from farmers. Subscribers to community-supported agriculture (or CSA) programs pay growers a fee at the start of the season in exchange for baskets of locally harvested bounty. Four seasons ago, WonderRoot launched its own CSA—“community-supported art.”

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