Listen to Sidewalk Radio’s “Passion for Porches” show and learn a bit about our southern heritage and history…oh, and mosquitos.
Join Atlanta City Councilman Kwanza Hall on Friday August 24th at 10:00 at Renaissance Walk (171 Auburn Avenue) for the unveiling of *HERO, a magnificent mural in honor of Civil Rights icon, Congressman John Lewis.
This will be a proud moment for Auburn Avenue, Atlanta, and the pursuit of freedom around the world.
Enjoy this interesting and important show about Atlanta and our journey from Civil War to Civil Rights.
Next Saturday night the High Museum is celebratin’ the South with Culture Shock: Homegrown, a night of music, art, Southern culture, and what undoubtedly will be one of the best parties of the year, ya hear?! There will be a screening of Micah Stansell’s The Water and the Blood on the side of the building, opportunities to scratch records in the dj booth, and…what we’re hootin’ and hollerin’ about…a spot to customize your self-styled whisky mason jar.
There will also be music from Ashanti Floyd, AKA the Mad Violinist, sculpture from Aaron Curry, and host of exhibits to be explored, including a comparative photographic exploration between the South and New York. It’s bound to be quite a time.
The party starts at 8, so don’t be too fashionable in your lateness as it stops at midnight.
Culture Shock: Homegrown
8pm until 12 midnight
While the Inman Park and Little Five Points neighborhoods have enjoyed an influx of creative, intown oriented people for decades, many of those years were sad and lonely for the historic Victor H. Kriegshaber House on Moreland Avenue. Another beautiful Atlanta mansion fending off decay, developers without a clue, and perhaps destruction. Luckily, the house was beautifully transformed from a relic of the past to a bustling brewpub and super cool event space.
The renovations were designed by Bizot Architects and wrapped up last June. Since then the Wrecking Bar Brew Pub has enjoyed great success, and the Marianna Event Space has become one of Atlanta’s best places for parties and celebrations.
Since the building reopened last year, Bizot Architects has been bestowed a 2012 Preservation Award for Excellence in Rehabilitation from the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation and a 2012 Award of Excellence from the Atlanta Urban Design Commission, and now its time to share a bit with the public.
On July 21st Bizot Architects, and the Atlanta chapter of the AIA, will host a tour of the property for the preservation minded, the architecturally interested, and the simply curious. You’ll get a hands-on look at the process involved in saving this historic building, and the inspiration of the architects.
Space is limited so please RSVP at AIAatlantaTours@gmail.com, and be sure to look at other tours they have going on around the city.
The Wrecking Bar/ Marianna architectural tour
292 Moreland Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
July 21, 2pm-4pm
So our friends at Sidewalk Radio have gotten with the times and are now using Tumblr. It’s a great way to see the more colorful side of commercial real estate. The arts, the culture, the history.
Have a look, and follow along if you like.
Food is perhaps the most ephemeral art. It’s beautiful and well crafted, but you had better eat quickly before it gets cold.
If food art is short lived, then latte art is the fleeting epitome. Despite that beautiful clover/bicycle/galaxy, most of us want that caffeine jolt and won’t linger on that foamy facade.
But it is art, no matter how transitory, and our friends at Octane PocketBar are having a Thursday Night Throwdown latte art competition to celebrate the medium, and boost the cred of ATL’s finest baristas.
So after you enjoy a couple of free beers at that new Sidewalk Radio gallery show, stop over at PocketBar to enjoy a little caffeine performance. The event starts at 8:00 and goes until about 11:00.
Thursday June 21, 8 pm
Bank of America Plaza
What are you doing on Thursday night?! If you answered “hopefully seeing great art in one of Atlanta’s most historic homes, eating sweet and savory southern snacks, and taking part in a cool educational experience” then we’ll see you at The Sidewalk Art Project – Gallery Show.
Sidewalk Radio, in creative partnership with SCAD Atlanta, is hosting a gallery opening at the Atlanta Preservation Center on Thursday June 21st showcasing original works of art created by a select group of SCAD’s very best.
For this cutting edge gallery show each student has prepared a piece of visual art inspired by an episode of Sidewalk Radio. Using various mediums from photography, to painting, to printmaking, to sculpture, each student has been given free interpretation for his or her work.
The show will be juried by some of Atlanta’s most noteworthy art patrons, producers, and critics, and the artist who takes “Best in Show” will be a featured radio guest for this month’s Sidewalk Radio show all about arts education.
Come celebrate and support local artists, education, preservation, and one of Atlanta’s newest creative partnerships.
CHECK OUT THE DETAILS…
Sidewalk Art Project – Gallery Show
Thursday June 21, 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Oh, and did we mention FREE WINE & BEER?? YEP.
Predictions abound for where our country and planet are headed. From fiery prophecies to statistical likelihoods, a myriad of opinions proliferate on the direction we are taking, yet the conclusions are invariably grim. But it doesn’t have to be that way.
The Imagine Atlanta Film Series presents documentaries that inform, entertain, and educate about our world. Beginning Tuesday June 19, the series will kickoff with Surviving Progress, a film that explores how our own intelligence may be contrary to our survival as a species. Tracing development over the course of human history, Surviving Progress discusses some of the limitations of human intelligence, as well as some of the potential solutions to increased scarcity on this planet, through interviews with Stephen Hawking, Jane Goodall, Margaret Atwood, and other notable thinkers, writers, and persons of influence.
The series will continue every two to four weeks, with topics ranging from public housing to dumpster diving. Currently the other scheduled films are Switch, a documentary about all things related to energy, and In Organic We Trust, an exploration of what ‘organic’ really means.
The films will be screened at the Midtown Arts Cinema, but there are tickets for only 120 people, so get them in advance.
Hope to see you there.
Imagine Atlanta Film Series
June 19, July 10, July 24. More dates to come.
$10 in advance, $15 at the door if available.