Arts district we hope can survive: South Downtown


Best of Atlanta Arts & Leisure badgeStarting in 2013, the glorified arts district centered around historic South Downtown has been home to some of the city’s most boundary-pushing creatives: upstart artist and underground rock champions Mammal Gallery; zine and cultural hub Murmur; and Eyedrum, the 20-year-old pioneer of Atlanta DIY culture. With recent interest from big-name developers and the planned reinvention of nearby Underground Atlanta, the age-old tale of artists getting the boot seems possible. That’d be a loss for Atlanta.

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This article originally appeared in our December 2017 issue.