Arts & Events

In A Night at the Sweet Gum Head, journalist Martin Padgett tells Atlanta’s overlooked queer history during the disco decade

In A Night at the Sweet Gum Head, released this month by W.W. Norton, journalist Martin Padgett sutures this context into the accounts of two main subjects: Bill Smith, who helped lead the Georgia Gay Liberation Front, worked as a city commissioner, and published the South’s leading gay newspaper, the Barb; and John Greenwell, who rose to drag stardom performing as Rachel Wells at the Sweet Gum Head nightclub.
Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience is now open at the Pullman Yard

Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience is now open at Pullman Yard. Here’s what to know before you go.

Part museum, part immersive 360-degree digital spectacle, and part hands-on activity, the show takes guests on a journey through the Dutch post-impressionist artist's life. Here's what you need to know when visiting Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience in Atlanta.
Tony Schiavone

Wrestling announcer Tony Schiavone reflects on being the voice of your childhood

"I was shocked to find that there were people out there that wanted to hear me again. I hear it all the time: 'You’re the voice of my childhood.' I’m flattered. I never expected that."
Cross-Pollination Art Lab Atlanta

Atlanta’s Cross-Pollination Art Lab encourages collaboration and experimentation

Currently located at Uptown Atlanta (formerly Lindbergh City Center), the Art Lab is a gallery and studio space spread across four connected buildings totaling 18,000 square feet.
How Atlanta hip-hop is evolving

60 Voices: Dr. Regina N. Bradley, Christina Lee, and Brian ‘B High’ Hightower on how hip-hop is evolving

Researcher, author, and professor Dr. Regina N. Bradley, music journalist Christina Lee, and Hot 107.9 on-air personality and professor Brian ‘B High’ Hightower discuss hip-hop's evolution in Atlanta.
Jalaiah Harmon

60 Voices: Jalaiah Harmon and Sean Bankhead on going viral

"Renegade" dance creator Jalaiah Harmon and choreographer and dancer Sean Bankhead talk about viral fame, the pandemic's effect on the dance industry, and young creativity.
Atlanta creatives

60 Voices: Atlanta’s rising creative class is gaining new recognition on the national scene

Atlanta’s rising creative community­—from film producers to choreographers to painters—is gaining new recognition on the national scene. Here, six of these artists discuss what's next.
Susan Bridges and Monica Campana

60 Voices: Susan Bridges and Monica Campana on art in Atlanta

Whitespace gallery owner Susan Bridges and Living Walls founder Monica Campana on what Atlanta's artists' community needs and what the future holds.

Things to do

Candytopia Atlanta

8 things to know before you visit Candytopia in Atlanta

Candytopia, a colorful, Instagramable wonderland filled with large candy sculptures and paintings, is back in Atlanta at the Disco Kroger shopping center in Buckhead. Before you go, here's what you need to know. (Hint: Bring socks, a fully charged phone, and prepare for confetti.)
Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience is now open at the Pullman Yard

Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience is now open at Pullman Yard. Here’s what to know before you go.

Part museum, part immersive 360-degree digital spectacle, and part hands-on activity, the show takes guests on a journey through the Dutch post-impressionist artist's life. Here's what you need to know when visiting Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience in Atlanta.
Things to do on Memorial Day Weekend in Atlanta

10+ ways to spend Memorial Day weekend in metro Atlanta

While many of Atlanta's favorite Memorial Day traditions are still absent in 2021, there are still several events, both old and new, happening this holiday weekend. Here's are some things to do in Atlanta on Memorial Day weekend.

Theater

Atlanta creatives

60 Voices: Atlanta’s rising creative class is gaining new recognition on the national scene

Atlanta’s rising creative community­—from film producers to choreographers to painters—is gaining new recognition on the national scene. Here, six of these artists discuss what's next.
Atlanta covid-safer holiday activities drive-in

Five ways the Alliance Theatre’s drive-in Christmas Carol uplifts the spirit

A Christmas Carol: The Live Radio Play runs through December 24 in a lot next to Georgia State University's Center Parc Credit Union Stadium (formerly Turner Field). Here are a few ways the Alliance Theatre has gone the extra mile to make the experience special.
Eyedrum returns

Eyedrum endures: The grandmother of Atlanta’s DIY scene reboots, but the mission remains

Just when it looked like it might be gone for good, Eyedrum announced a new headquarters on Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard, set to open in spring 2021.

Visual Arts

Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience is now open at the Pullman Yard

Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience is now open at Pullman Yard. Here’s what to know before you go.

Part museum, part immersive 360-degree digital spectacle, and part hands-on activity, the show takes guests on a journey through the Dutch post-impressionist artist's life. Here's what you need to know when visiting Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience in Atlanta.
Abbey Glass X Wonder + Well

Abbey Glass launches a giant new collection with art collective Well + Wonder

Atlanta womenswear designer Abbey Glass releases her latest launch, a bright and optimistic collaboration with Southern artist collective Well + Wonder that amounts to three collections in one.
My Style: Visual artist Marryam Moma

My Style: Visual artist Marryam Moma

Moma's time working as a model at the Parsons School of Design that transformed her work like only influence from fashion and haute couture can.

Music

How Atlanta hip-hop is evolving

60 Voices: Dr. Regina N. Bradley, Christina Lee, and Brian ‘B High’ Hightower on how hip-hop is evolving

Researcher, author, and professor Dr. Regina N. Bradley, music journalist Christina Lee, and Hot 107.9 on-air personality and professor Brian ‘B High’ Hightower discuss hip-hop's evolution in Atlanta.
Atlanta creatives

60 Voices: Atlanta’s rising creative class is gaining new recognition on the national scene

Atlanta’s rising creative community­—from film producers to choreographers to painters—is gaining new recognition on the national scene. Here, six of these artists discuss what's next.
Gnarles Barkley Crazy 15th anniversary

How Gnarls Barkley went “Crazy”

Fifteen years ago, the duo’s debut previewed the future of Atlanta hip-hop: A look back at "Crazy" and St. Elsewhere

Film

Atlanta creatives

60 Voices: Atlanta’s rising creative class is gaining new recognition on the national scene

Atlanta’s rising creative community­—from film producers to choreographers to painters—is gaining new recognition on the national scene. Here, six of these artists discuss what's next.
Ruth E. Carter SCAD

From Black Panther to Malcom X, Ruth E. Carter’s costumes on display at SCAD FASH

Longtime costume designer Ruth E. Carter’s over 30 year history in film is documented in the engaging SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion + Film exhibition “Ruth E. Carter: Afrofuturism in Costume Design” open through September 12, 2021.
Atlanta 500

2021 Atlanta 500: Arts, Sports, & Entertainment

These are Atlanta's 500 most powerful leaders. We spent months consulting experts and sorting through nominations to get a list of the city's most influential people—from artists to chefs to philanthropists to sports coaches and corporate CEOs. In this section, we focus on arts, film, music, entertainment, and sports.