Art Beats Atlanta online performances

Art Beats is a virtual front-row ticket to the city’s new shows

Perhaps Art Beats—Atlanta’s new portal for online performances and exhibitions—is so user friendly because the idea started with an arts fan.
Out on Film Festival 2020

Out on Film launches a “virtual theater” for this year’s LGBTQ+ film festival

Now an independent entity, Out on Film is one of the nation’s oldest LGBTQ+ festivals, one of the 10 largest of its kind in the U.S., and one of only three Oscar-qualifying LGBTQ+ fests.
Loupe art

Loupe aims to be the Spotify of visual art

Loupe features work from more than 200 living artists. Users can stream channels curated by theme, color, or artist, and, if they come across something they like, can order original works and prints with just a click.
Natasha Tretheway Memorial Drive

Poet Natasha Trethewey on her new memoir and her bittersweet relationship with Atlanta

The Pulitzer-prize winner has written poems about her mother, but to tell a fuller story of her mother’s life and death, Trethewey penned a heart-wrenching, elegiac memoir called Memorial Drive. 
Atlanta Podcasts

20 Atlanta podcasts to add to your queue

From politics and hip-hop to soccer in the Dirty South, here are 20 podcasts to offer some respite from COVID news and quarantine—all recorded and/or produced in Atlanta and described by their hosts
Us Kids

Us Kids, a documentary about the Parkland school shooting survivors, plays tonight in Atlanta

Us Kids, directed by Kim A. Snyder, makes a stop on its nine-city tour at the Plaza Theatre Drive-In at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, August 27. Samantha Fuentes and Alex Dworet, who both survived the Parkland, Florida, shooting, will be at the Plaza for a Q&A, along with a virtual appearance from Snyder.
Skooly Nobody Likes Me release party Starlight Drive In Atlanta

As concert venues remain closed, parking lot concerts keep live music going

Atlanta's live music venues can re-open on July 1, but most are staying shut for now. Enter: the Parking Lot Concert series.
Kawan Prather KP The Great

Q&A: KP The Great on his path from artist to executive, protest music, and more

Kawan “KP The Great” Prather’s multi-hyphenated career in the music business all started with him simply asking questions. The Vine City native hopped on the phone to chat about his storied career in the music business, making protest music, and his next ventures.
Living Walls Signs of Solidarity

How Living Walls continues to inspire during the pandemic

Monica Campana, who launched Living Walls in the wake of the Great Recession with only $4,000—kickstarting a mural movement in the city that eventually would attract international artists—has witnessed the power of public art in trying times.
Butter.ATL

News, memes, and activism: how Butter.ATL strives to tell authentic Atlanta stories

With over 60,000-plus followers on Instagram alone, Butter.ATL averages over 1.5 million monthly impressions online. More than half of their audience comes from the metro area. But in light of protests sparked by the deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor, there seemed to be less of a need for ATL-themed quarantine games and more of an opportunity to use the platform for community dialogue.

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