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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.

Miss Winter (Juniper). Silkscreen. By Elizabeth Castaldo.

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

At The Atlanta Preservation Center

Oh, and did we mention FREE WINE & BEER??  YEP.

Returning this Saturday is Atlanta’s premiere cultural event of the season–Vari-Okey.

Part variety show, part karaoke, Vari-Okey is your opportunity to share the stage with A-town’s creative talent and perhaps be discovered as the missing voice in Atlanta’s cultural choir.

There will be live music courtesy of ATL Collective, original poems read by Blondie (yes, the Blondie), and of course karaoke, all amid a who’s who of the Atlanta arts community.

The purpose of the show will be to help launch of ARTWORKS, a digital tool to make participation in the Atlanta arts scene more accessible to more people. This platform will help people that want more involvement in the local arts community, through a newsletter and a calendar of volunteer opportunities that will educate and foster further growth of the arts community.

Some of the groups involved include AM1690, GloATL, Living Walls, Beltline Arts, Flux Projects, and the amazing One Love Generation.

And the best part of this?  THE ENTIRE EVENT IS FREE.

Additionally on Saturday a new audio tour will be available to Goat Farm newbies who would like to learn more about this upstanding arts locale, so arrive early to have a walk around.

Come out for an amazing time with great people, exceptional organizations, and probably some great art.

It’s not to be missed.

DETAILS:

Vari-Okey

Saturday May 26, 8P-12A

The Goat Farm

If you haven’t heard, this is the week for live music charity.

Songs For Kids is an incredible organization that goes to hospitals, special needs kids camps, and other places that serve kids in need, and brings them the gift of music. A lot of these children don’t get to enjoy a lot of exposure to instruments or performances, so Songs For Kids brings it them!!  Artists like Janelle Monae, Cee-Lo Green, and Angie Aparo, have all performed and volunteered for Songs For Kids.

This weekend will be the tail end of 500 Songs for Kids, a benefit concert series at Smith’s Olde Bar where “the 500 most beautiful songs of all time,” will be performed over ten nights by a variety of Atlanta bands.

This Friday there will be an additional benefit show with the District Attorneys, one of Athens/Atlanta’s upcoming bands and Hood favorite, in support of Songs For Kids.

So come out this Friday to hear some great live music, and support an unique and worthy charity. The show starts at 645, and 9 for the DAs.

Details

500 Songs for Kids

Smith’s Olde Bar

$20 for 500 Songs and begins at 6:45 pm

$10 for just the District Attorneys and begins at 9:00 pm

Alright so this isn’t necessarily a blog about art happenings, but it sure has looked that way recently.  And it ain’t about to change real fast.

This weekend is the ART PAPERS Auction, an event to support the non profit arts magazine based here in Atlanta.  If you haven’t heard, ART PAPERS is a non-profit magazine supporting contemporary art and culture, and it’s pretty great.

The skinny is there’s an auction/party Saturday night at 7 featuring over 275+ established and upcoming artists, available to YOU for a mere $40.  Cash bar, and light hors d’oeuvres.

Check out the online auction for a preview of the artists’ work featured.

PS.  For those of you looking for slightly more affordable/less chic events check out these below

  • The Rail Arts District in Avondale is having a “studio cruise” this Saturday, all day long.  And it’s free.
  • The Polyphonic Spree plays Center Stage on Friday, $20.
  • Did you know there’s snow slides at Stone Mountain?  The Hood didn’t.

Cemeteries are a fun place to have a Victorian Festival, don’t ya think? Well, Historic Oakland Cemetery sure does think so, and we agree. This year, the 32nd Annual “Sunday in the Park” Festival, promises to be the best one yet.  Come see for yourself THIS SUNDAY OCTOBER 2nd.  But, before you go, click on over to Sidewalk Radio on iTunes to hear all about Oakland’s past.  But, back to the present (and the future)…

With Fall now here…which it is, we promise…everyone can enjoy a Sunday filled with great music, great food, a scenic and historic setting, and, yes, even a scavenger hunt.  There will certainly be something for everyone to enjoy !

For those who revel in photographic creativity, Oakland has something special in store for you…throngs of guys and gals dressed in Victorian outfits (from the very back of the closet, we’re guessing) ready and dressed to impress in the costume contest.

And for those with kids…bring the young ones along with their favorite teddy bear so they can all enjoy the traditional Teddy Bear Tea.

Tea Time.

So bring the kids, the teddy bears, and your appetite this Sunday October 2nd. Starts at Noon and goes unitl 6pm. Donation is $5.

Joe Biel's work can be seen at ACAC's "Embodying" through March 20th..

The Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, ACAC for short, has a very cool event coming up this Thursday, February 3rd from 7-8, when ACAC Artistic Director, Stuart Horodner, discusses “How to Read An Art Magazine” for creativity and career development.

Then, on Wednesday February 9th, from 6-8, SWITCH, at 1193 Howell Mill, hosts the Lecture & Book Launch, Morris Lapidus: An Architecture of Joy. Author Deborah Desilets discusses the book and the celebrated architect.  Oh, and did we mention that our friend Liz Lapidus, an ACAC Board Member, is Lapidus’ granddaughter?  She’s great too.

Let’s get cultured, Atlanta. See you at both.