Arts & Events

Photos: Styx and Foreigner perform at Ameris Bank Amphitheatre

Photos: Styx and Foreigner perform at Ameris Bank Amphitheatre

Styx and Foreigner brought their Renegades and Juke Box Heroes tour to a sold-out crowd at Ameris Bank Amphitheatre on Wednesday evening. Here, check out the scenes photographer Perry Julien captured at the show.
5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: July 17-23

5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: July 17-23

Janet Jackson plays State Farm, the Atlanta Open kicks off, and more fun things to do this week.
Photos: Sammy Hagar performs at Ameris Bank Amphitheatre

Photos: Sammy Hagar performs at Ameris Bank Amphitheatre

Sammy Hagar, the “Red Rocker,” played to a packed Ameris Bank Amphitheatre on Tuesday night. Here, check out the scenes photographer Perry Julien captured at the show.
Photos: Chris Brown performs at State Farm Arena

Photos: Chris Brown performs at State Farm Arena

Chris Brown closed out three dates of his 11:11 tour to another packed crowd at State Farm Arena on Sunday night. Here, check out the scenes photographer Perry Julien captured at the show.
Wax & Wane

Wax & Wane is ushering in a new model, using commercial work to fund narrative film

The company has only four people on staff, but they regularly work with up to 40 local crew members on their productions. While a short film can let someone flex their creative muscles, a commercial production, like a recent one for Grammarly, can pay full rates and keeps collaborators coming back. Wax & Wane has so far produced 10 shorts and plans to expand to features next.
5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: July 10-16

5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: July 10-16

Jersey Boys plays in Sandy Springs, free movies at the Tara, and more fun things to do this week.
The Goat Farm quintuples in size but maintains its homegrown arts ethos

The Goat Farm returns with a historic renovation

While the new development will include nonartist residents, artists have been and always will be the focal point. Each residential building features studio and performance spaces on the ground level. By creating a sustainable funding source for art, the residential model affirms a central Goat Farm mission: Everyone involved contributes to the arts ecosystem.
Write Club Atlanta

Write Club is Atlanta’s favorite indie literature event

Part performance, part battle, the show pits writers against each other in three one-on-one bouts, centered on dueling ideas like “give versus receive” or “war versus peace”; the audience elects a winner for each round.
Photos: T-Pain performs at Lakewood Amphitheatre

Photos: T-Pain performs at Lakewood Amphitheatre

T-Pain brought his Mansion in Wiscansin Party tour to Lakewood Amphitheatre on Saturday night. Here, check out the scenes photographer Perry Julien captured at the show.

Things to do

5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: July 17-23

5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: July 17-23

Janet Jackson plays State Farm, the Atlanta Open kicks off, and more fun things to do this week.
5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: July 10-16

5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: July 10-16

Jersey Boys plays in Sandy Springs, free movies at the Tara, and more fun things to do this week.
Write Club Atlanta

Write Club is Atlanta’s favorite indie literature event

Part performance, part battle, the show pits writers against each other in three one-on-one bouts, centered on dueling ideas like “give versus receive” or “war versus peace”; the audience elects a winner for each round.

Theater

Whole World Improv 30th annviersary

30 years of laughs with Whole World Improv

The Midtown comedy theater celebrates their 30th anniversary this year. One way they're celebrating—throwback movie spoofs. Here, a brief history of the theater and a look at what comes next.
Write Club Atlanta

Write Club is Atlanta’s favorite indie literature event

Part performance, part battle, the show pits writers against each other in three one-on-one bouts, centered on dueling ideas like “give versus receive” or “war versus peace”; the audience elects a winner for each round.
Jon Carr Dad's Garage

Jon Carr wants to talk about the future of Dad’s Garage—and comedy in Atlanta

Jon Carr spent 14 months helming the world’s most famous comedy theater, Chicago's The Second City. And then he left. He returned to Atlanta, rejoining Dad’s Garage, the company that launched his own comedy career and where he now serves as executive producer. He’d learned a great deal in his time at The Second City, but one lesson most of all: After working to uphold a legacy established yesterday, Carr realized he wanted to build a new one for tomorrow.

Visual Arts

Homebuilder John Wieland created a contemporary art museum as a gift to Atlanta—and it’s free

Homebuilder John Wieland created a contemporary art museum as a gift to Atlanta—and it’s free

The 20,000 homes John Wieland has built in neighborhoods all over Atlanta will always be his legacy to the city, but now he has something more personal for us all. Wieland’s private collection of art is now on display at his art museum, the Warehouse, which opened to the public on April 13. The facility will continue with monthly open houses—free with an advance reservation—on the second Saturday of every month from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The Atlanta Center for Photography takes flight

The Atlanta Center for Photography takes flight

Atlanta Celebrates Photography has recently reinvented itself, moving away from its focus on the signature festival. Rebranding as the Atlanta Center for Photography, the reimagined organization will feature a more year-round approach.
2024 marks the rise of the independent Atlanta artist

2024 marks the rise of the independent Atlanta artist

I'm not sure who created the term artrepreneur, but it characterizes the Atlanta art scene very well. I am declaring 2024 year the rise of the independent, self-producing artist. 

Music

Photos: Styx and Foreigner perform at Ameris Bank Amphitheatre

Photos: Styx and Foreigner perform at Ameris Bank Amphitheatre

Styx and Foreigner brought their Renegades and Juke Box Heroes tour to a sold-out crowd at Ameris Bank Amphitheatre on Wednesday evening. Here, check out the scenes photographer Perry Julien captured at the show.
Photos: Sammy Hagar performs at Ameris Bank Amphitheatre

Photos: Sammy Hagar performs at Ameris Bank Amphitheatre

Sammy Hagar, the “Red Rocker,” played to a packed Ameris Bank Amphitheatre on Tuesday night. Here, check out the scenes photographer Perry Julien captured at the show.
Photos: Chris Brown performs at State Farm Arena

Photos: Chris Brown performs at State Farm Arena

Chris Brown closed out three dates of his 11:11 tour to another packed crowd at State Farm Arena on Sunday night. Here, check out the scenes photographer Perry Julien captured at the show.

Film

Wax & Wane

Wax & Wane is ushering in a new model, using commercial work to fund narrative film

The company has only four people on staff, but they regularly work with up to 40 local crew members on their productions. While a short film can let someone flex their creative muscles, a commercial production, like a recent one for Grammarly, can pay full rates and keeps collaborators coming back. Wax & Wane has so far produced 10 shorts and plans to expand to features next.
Chloe Bailey chats about her new film, The Exorcism, and her Atlanta roots

Chloe Bailey chats about her new film, The Exorcism, and her Atlanta roots

Ahead of the release of The Exorcism, we caught up with endlessly talented multi-hyphenate Chloe Bailey to discuss the film, how her metro Atlanta roots impacted her creative voice, and her biggest inspirations.
A new SCAD-produced docuseries focuses on food as a force for cultural connection

A new SCAD-produced docuseries focuses on food as a force for cultural connection

Each installment of chefATL explores the diversity of Atlanta through the lens of its dynamic culinary culture. A recent episode paired host Bilal Sarwari, interim executive director of Slow Food USA, with the Deer and the Dove chef Terry Koval for an insightful discussion.