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Friday, September 23, 2022

Black Film Fest ATL is a film festival held annually that strives to be a conduit for feature films of multicultural diaspora and provides a creative environment where minority filmmakers can showcase their latest creations to diverse audiences. For the event and screening schedule check the website HERE.

10:00 PM

Black Film Festival ATL, Showcasing Independent Feature Films, Shorts, Pitches and Comedy September 22-25

Friday, September 23, 2022

This temporary public art installation has conceptual photography at its base. Photographer Michael Reese has been documenting various neighborhoods in the city of Atlanta for years. He photographs toy airplanes that appear to defy gravity, flying over the city only inches above the earth. For this exhibition he explored open spaces and photographed toy planes below, above and in neighborhoods adjacent to, and on, the Beltline. It’s a whimsical approach to showcase neighborhoods in Atlanta through which the Beltline traverses.


www.michaelreesestudios.com


10:30 PM

Below The Belt and Inches Above Art Installation Opening Reception from 6:30-9:30 pm

828 Ralph McGill Blvd NE, Atlanta, GA 30306 - Bottom Floor Suite L1 / Under the Graffiti Bridge

Saturday, September 24, 2022

Movies in the Park will be hosted weekly during the month of September and offers a fun way for families and friends to gather and enjoy City of Atlanta parks under the stars. The City of Atlanta Department of Parks and Recreation encourages Atlantans to come out, unwind and welcome in the beauty of fall.

12:00 AM

The City of Atlanta's Summer Movie Series featuring Space Jam: A New Legacy in Rosa Burney Park Starting at 8pm

Rosa Burney Park

Saturday, September 24, 2022

An interactive experience, Althea Brown’s History of Ft. McPherson will feature large scale images by photographer Jena Jones with QR Codes that provide access to an audio interview conducted by Althea Brown. Each of the images will share the rich culture and history of the community through stories told by former base employees, both military and civilian. This event is outdoors.

2:00 PM

History of Ft. McPherson Voice and Visualization Exhibit

Ft. McPherson, 1255 Thorne Ave. and 1500 Campbellton Rd.

Saturday, September 24, 2022

Under the direction of Emory Professor of Dance, Julio Medina, Emory Dance will perform three pieces from 1-1:30 pm.

· The solo, coalesce (2021) will be performed by Julio Medina. The work was recently performed in Brooklyn, New York at the Performance Mix Festival, and will be presented at the Dance Studies Association conference in Vancouver this October.

· The duet, ridge (2021), will be performed by dance artists Jacque Pritz and Julianna Feracota.

· A student work will be performed by TNT, a co-ed Hip-Hop crew at Emory University.


Emory Dance creates vibrant explorations of movement for all skill levels, encouraging students to move freely, develop a mindful practice, create original work, and discover interdisciplinary connections.


DanceMakers of Atlanta will perform four pieces from 1:40-2 pm.

· Green

· Back to Life

· Concerto #23

· Clap Back

DanceMakers of Atlanta prides itself on being a premier center of dance education in Atlanta. For over 20 years it has offered core classes that provide young dancers with a solid foundation as well as an opportunity to grow and develop their talents and skills.


Dance Canvas, under the direction of Angela Harris, selected two works from their 2022 Dance Canvas/Atlanta Contemporary Resident Choreographers:  Anicka Austin and Vanessa Zabari. The works will be presented from 2:30-3 pm.

· The Death of Two Birds by Anicka Austin is a solo that will be performance by Indya Childs. Accompanying music composed by Chris Gravely, performed by cellist Alana Bennett-Garcia.

· The Heart of the World choreography by Vanessa Zabari, performed by Vanessa Zabari and Mary-Beth Stinson.


*The performances are from 1-3 PM

https://colonysquare.com/

5:00 PM

ELEVATE Presents Dance on the Square at Colony Square

Colony Square, 1197 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30361

Saturday, September 24, 2022

Come hear Deanna Sirlin discuss the Wavelength exhibition and her artistic practice and view her exhibition that features paintings examining the relationship to color, paint, and the physicality of the process of painting. The exhibit includes a new video work, created in collaboration with filmmaker Nuno Veiga

www.OCAAtlanta.com/Chastain

6:00 PM

Artist Talk for Deanna Sirlin’s Wavelength Exhibit at Chastain Arts Center and Gallery 2-3:30 pm

Chastain Arts Center and Gallery, 135 Chastain Park Ave.

Sunday, September 25, 2022

Movies in the Park will be hosted weekly during the month of September and offers a fun way for families and friends to gather and enjoy City of Atlanta parks under the stars. The City of Atlanta Department of Parks and Recreation encourages Atlantans to come out, unwind and welcome in the beauty of fall.

12:00 AM

The City of Atlanta's Summer Movie Series featuring Black Widow in Kathryn Johnston Park Starting at 8pm

Kathryn Johnston Park

Sunday, September 25, 2022

A fantastical flock takes flight in Cascade Springs Nature Preserve. Taking its name from a grouping of Cardinals, A Radiance, a site-specific installation created by artist Dorothy O’Connor, features life-sized handmade wood veneer birds, adorned with found natural objects and embodying physical characteristics of a Crane, Hawk, and Cardinal, chosen for their symbolic associations.  The flock will promote appreciation and preservation of natural places in Atlanta and the world. *Drinks and light fare provided on the boardwalk in front of Spring House.

5:00 PM

A Radiance: Project Unveiling with Dorothy O’Connor from 1-4 pm

Cascade Springs Nature Preserve, 2852 Cascade Rd, Atlanta, GA 30311

Sunday, September 25, 2022

Room To Move Dance (RTMD) continues building on the study of post-modern movement in this work. Company members created choreography around spoken word pieces. The company is also excited to present a new work in collaboration with renowned cellist, Robert Een.

As artistic director, Amy Gately collaborates with the dancers to incorporate other art forms including music, visual arts, and poetry into innovative dance works that challenge audiences with rich and complex experiences. Attendees can participate in a discussion about the company’s creative process after each performance.

3pm and 4pm


7:00 PM

Words In Action by Room To Move Dance

Grant Park, 90 Cherokee Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30308

Sunday, September 25, 2022

This is an interactive art experience using projection mapping technology which allows the space to be transformed into unique environments. The artwork of Fabian Williams aka Occasional Superstar will be featured. The evening will include a performance by Moesha 13, an underground French icon who sings and DJs and produces a unique blend of rap and hardcore; music by Junkanoo Band; tunes from Atlanta’s hottest DJ’s including Salah Ananse and DJ Kemit; live music by Djembe Jedi; carnival dancers; and performance artists such as aerialists, stilt walkers and cosplayers. 

This is an indoor and outdoor event.


This is a FREE event but an RSVP is requested: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/elevate-sunset-carnavale-tickets-418332613107


10:00 PM

The Sunset Carnavale Multimedia Experience & Dance Party from 6-11 pm

Ali at Lakewood, 1800 Jonesboro Rd. SE

Sunday, September 25, 2022

Restless spirits haunt these streets! Hear tales from the spooky side of Atlanta on the Little 5 Points Ghost Tour. Join our clairvoyant tour guides on a mile long, 1.5 hour trek through the bohemian neighborhood's most historic and eerie landmarks, in search of long ago lost souls and their apparitions. You may encounter phantasms such as Lady Sintana from House of Ravenwood, the resident ghosts of 7Stages, Deacon Lunchbox, Gregory Davis, and more. Don't be afraid to bring a camera... Little 5 Points’ most spooky residents are not known for resting quietly.

Tours meet at L5P Community Center parking lot all throughout the Halloween Season, and last from 7pm - 8:30pm. It will be a scary good time! Visit https://www.little5atl.com/ghost-tours for booking and more information.

11:00 PM

Hear tales from the spooky side of Atlanta on the Little 5 Points Ghost Tour

L5P Community Center parking lot, 1083 Austin Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

WEEK 2

SEPT 23RD - 25TH
ANNUALLY HOSTED BY THE ATLANTA MAYOR'S OFFICE OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS

EVENT SCHEDULE

Scroll through the exciting lineup of events this year, or click on a listing below to jump ahead!

Friday, September 16, 2022

An exhibition featuring powerful artwork by local LGBTQ artists, and art exploring LGBTQ themes, in observance of Atlanta’s pride season. Artworks were selected by professionals from Atlanta’s creative community whose mission was to expand what it means to be an artist who identifies as LGBTQ. The LGBTQ community is not a monolithic group easily defined by stereotypical signifiers, and we believe this exhibition strongly illustrates this point. Exhibit on view Monday-Friday through Oct 21.


*Featured artists: Royce Soble, Ariela Freedman, Brandon Moultrie, Cyrus A. Nelson, Debra Baker Steinmann, Demetri Burke, FaceGod, Inkd, Jeffrey Wilcox-Paclipan, Jesse Watts, Kelly Breedlove, LaRue Calliet, Jr., Matthew Terrell, Michael Morgan, Rolando Guzmán, SOFAHOOD, Stan Clark, StuckinnaBox, Torvoris Levar, and Keshay Jeffries.

1:00 PM

2022 Mayor’s Pride Exhibit at Atlanta City Hall from 9 am-5 pm

Atlanta City Hall, Mayor's Gallery, 55 Trinity Ave. SW, Suite 2500

Friday, September 16, 2022

“Touch & Agree,” a short film by Juel D. Lane, explores what it is to be in love and how we commit to another person without losing our own identity; all while navigating the highs and lows of a relationship.  Touch & Agree has been screened at LGBTQ+ Los Angeles Film Festival, LGBTQ LOVE STORY FILM FESTIVAL LONDON, The Pan African Film Festival, Out On Film: Atlanta's LGBTQ Film Festival, and BronzeLens Film Festival. 


“Glitch: Escaping Plato’s Cave” was created by Thulani Vereen and Francesco Fedele and produced by Dance Canvas, in partnership with Georgia Tech’s Science.Art.Wonder. Inspired by the Allegory of Plato’s Cave, this work aims to show the journey to the true nature of being. We explore what happens when a being ventures from the depths of the cave, where people are shackled by a distorted reality shaped by stress and anxiety, to the tumultuous process of detaching from these chains, to questioning then embracing what could be, and finally to discovering a reality shaped by truth and light. 


Internationally acclaimed film The Poet is presented by Terminus Modern Ballet Theatre. TMBT resident choreographer Tara Lee’s The Poet is about a man who is losing his memory and attempts to hold on to what he knows through his poetry. 


"My interest for this piece is to find the beauty that potentially remains in one's mind amidst the losses that come with dementia," says Lee. “How do loved ones connect to someone that is losing connection to them and to their legacy? Terminus artists explore this subject and how it translates to dance and film. Choreography and Film concept by Tara Lee, inspired by the poetry of Kahlil Gibran, Directed by Joseph Guay, with Original Score by Andy Kurtz. 

4:00 PM

ELEVATE Presents 3 Dance Films at CODA Tech Square from Noon-1 pm and 6-7 pm

CODA, 756 W Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA 30308

Saturday, September 17, 2022

Movies in the Park will be hosted weekly during the month of September and offers a fun way for families and friends to gather and enjoy City of Atlanta parks under the stars. The City of Atlanta Department of Parks and Recreation encourages Atlantans to come out, unwind and welcome in the beauty of fall.

12:00 AM

The City of Atlanta's Summer Movie Series featuring The Incredibles 2 in Perkerson Park Starting at 8pm

Perkerson Park

Saturday, September 17, 2022

A one-of-a-kind culinary experience, “Love Letter to the South” celebrates the South’s iconic flavors, destinations, and hospitality at all-inclusive Tasting Tents. Enjoy fine foods by 30+ top chefs. *This event is also on Sept 18.


www.atlfoodandwinefestival.com 

2:00 PM

Atlanta Food & Wine Festival

Historic Fourth Ward Park, 680 Dallas St NE, Atlanta, GA 30308.

Saturday, September 17, 2022

Outdoor arts festival featuring nearly 100 painters, photographers, sculptors, metalwork, glass artists, jewelers and more! There will be artist demonstrations and live music. *Also on Sept 18 from 11 am-5 pm.

www.buckheadartsfestival.com 

3:00 PM

Buckhead Fine Arts Festival

Buckhead Village, between Peachtree Rd, Pharr Rd, and Piedmont Rd

Saturday, September 17, 2022

Curated by Susan Todd-Raque, the exhibit includes portraits of people in Atlanta with mental health challenges, and their personal stories. Photographers Daniel Troppy, Royce Soble, Jerry Siegel,  Marie Thomas and  Kathleen Gegan created powerful images, using shadows and other techniques, to preserve their subject’s anonymity. The exhibit seeks to create dialogue around mental health. The exhibit will be on view Mon-Fri from 10 am-5 pm through Oct 28, 2022. 


To listen to an interview with photographers Daniel Troppy and Royce on WABE-FM's "City Lights with Lois Reitzes," click HERE


For more details about the exhibit: https://www.ocaatlanta.com/?programs=gallery-72-2-2



5:00 PM

We Live Among You Art Exhibition Opening Reception at Gallery 72 from 1-3 pm. 

Gallery 72, 72 Marietta St. NW

Sunday, September 18, 2022

Movies in the Park will be hosted weekly during the month of September and offers a fun way for families and friends to gather and enjoy City of Atlanta parks under the stars. The City of Atlanta Department of Parks and Recreation encourages Atlantans to come out, unwind and welcome in the beauty of fall.

12:00 AM

The City of Atlanta's Summer Movie Series featuring ATL in Grove Park Starting at 8pm

Grove Park

Sunday, September 18, 2022

An exhibition of paintings that explores Deanna Sirlin’s relationship to color, paint, and the physicality of the process of painting. The exhibit includes a new video work, created in collaboration with filmmaker Nuno Veiga, which transforms Sirlin’s paintings through movement, light, and sound. 

www.OCAAtlanta.com/Chastain

6:00 PM

Opening Reception for Deanna Sirlin’s Wavelength Exhibit at Chastain Arts Center and Gallery

Chastain Arts Center and Gallery, 135 Chastain Park Ave.

Sunday, September 18, 2022

This special concert with vocalist Tony Hightower is being presented in conjunction with Joe Barry Carroll’s “My View From Seven Feet” exhibition. For details and to purchase tickets click HERE.

7:30 PM

Jazz in the Garden featuring Tony Hightower at The Hammonds House

Hammonds House Museum, 503 Peeples St SW

WEEK 1

SEPT 16TH - 18TH

Thursday, September 29, 2022

A new initiative, Atlanta Art Week consists of special activations and exclusive programming in over 20 galleries, museums, artist studios, and non-profit spaces, with the goal of nurturing a stronger base for artists, art enthusiasts and collectors.  The inaugural weekend will present an exciting calendar of events designed for visitors and locals alike to revel in the vibrant contemporary art scene Atlanta has to offer. The event will take place through October 2.  For details visit their website.

3:30 PM

Atlanta Art Week Sept 29- Oct 2

Various Locations

Friday, September 30, 2022

With Emergence, artist Rachel Parish presents a series of temporary monuments to the four spring heads that lie directly beneath Downtown Atlanta and feed the region’s vital, life-sustaining rivers and creeks. Emergence will feature sound and sculptural installations at the above-ground sites of these spring heads. 


From September 30 – October 2 join Emergence for performances from 10 am-6 pm and a light installation from 8-10pm.


Listen to the project prologue HERE. More information can be found on Flux Projects. Map of locations.

2:00 PM

Emergence by Rachel Parish for Flux Projects: Sept 30-Oct 2 Performances from 10am-6pm, Video Installation 8-10pm

Performances:
-Grady Hospital at Jessie Hill, Jr. Drive and Armstrong Street
-Georgia Plaza Park (Washington Street entrance)
-Williams Street & Andrew Young Boulevard (parking lot)
Video Installation:
-The Gulch – Bridge on Forsyth by the MARTA Five Points Station

Friday, September 30, 2022

This downtown galley is creating events to bring the city together for mural painting, a group art exhibition featuring work by Lucy Luckovich, Erin Nicole Henry, Manic Lawd and Andrew Munoz, artist talks, art education classes, and a block party! Events are all-inclusive, and immersive, and will take place in their indoor and outdoor galleries all weekend, through October 2.

https://www.cateye-creative.com/ 

9:30 PM

“Come Together” by Cat Eye Creative at various times

Cat Eye Creative, 186 Mitchell St. SW

Friday, September 30, 2022

A new pop-up exhibition space, The Gallerie 88 Design House at Buckhead Village will be anchored by exhibitions of art, fashion, and design works featuring local and national artists who are recognized for their innovative works across various mediums. Arts and cultural events include a photography exhibit featuring the work of Ahmad Barber + Donte Maurice, Wulf Bradley, Sydney Foster, and Chrisean Rose. Events will take place through Oct 9. For the full schedule, go to their website



10:00 PM

The Gallerie 88 Design House Opening Celebration at Buckhead Village at 6 pm

Buckhead Village, 3025 Bolling Way NE, Suite G115, Atlanta, GA

Friday, September 30, 2022

This free event is a part of ELEVATE 2022: OPEN SPACES and encourages creativity and self-expression through fashion. The Bakery is excited to take hemlines to the skyline on the top level of 76 Forsyth Parking Deck in South Downtown. The fashion show will highlight local emerging designers and creatives. The market will feature handmade clothes, accessories, and sustainable fashion.

Hosted by TAYLOR ALXNDR
Music provided by DJ $uga Rice

Register to attend HERE


10:00 PM

Join The Bakery for Common Thread: Skyline Fashion Show and Night Market from 6pm-10pm

76 Forsyth St SW (Top floor of the LAZ Parking Deck)

Saturday, October 1, 2022

You’ll find the world's most ingenious detective in the oddest of places. And one of them is on Dr. Joan Watson’s last nerve. The game is most definitely afoot in Kate Hamill’s gender-bending, irreverent, and affectionate take on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s beloved mystery classics.  This time, in a highly-theatrical adventure comedy, Sherlock Holmes and Watson are at it again solving mysteries full of murder and mayhem, and the challenges of sharing a bathroom sink.

You might just say… it's to die for.

www.synchrotheatre.com/tickets/

12:00 AM

Synchronicity Theatre presents, Ms. Holmes & Ms. Watson from Sept 29 - Oct 23

Synchronicity Theatre, 1545 Peachtree St. NE #102

Saturday, October 1, 2022

The internationally renowned choreographer and dancer will perform AFRICAMAN ORIGINAL. The solo performance will take the audience on a journey into the world of Black dances from Africa, Brazil, and the United States, set to the music of the king of Afrobeat, Fela Kuti. This event is being presented in partnership with ELEVATE, Villa Albertine, France-Atlanta and Gallerie 88. 


12:00 AM

Dance Performance by Qudus Onikeku at Gallerie 88 at 8 pm

Buckhead Village, 3025 Bolling Way NE, Suite G115, Atlanta, GA

Saturday, October 1, 2022

At this festival, there is something for everyone: fine arts and crafts, a children’s play area, local food and beverage concessions, live acoustic entertainment on the lawn. 


2:00 PM

The Old Fourth Ward Arts Festival at the Historic Fourth Ward Park is a two-day celebration, Saturday 10-5 and Sunday 11-5

Old Fourth Ward Park

Saturday, October 1, 2022

“Color + the Body,” features poet, professor, and short story writer Opal Moore moderating accomplished poets - Melba Joyce Boyd, E. Hughes, Andrea Jurjević, Charleen McClure, and Sharrif Simmons - who will read original poetry and engage with an Atlanta audience in a creative conversation. The poetry and discussion will explore an aspect of science (physics) and the physicality of color through the body as conceptualized by artist Deanna Sirlin’s exhibition, Wavelength. The event will be recorded to share online with a global audience. 

www.OCAAtlanta.com/Chastain

6:00 PM

“Color + the Body” Poetry Reading and Creative Conversation from 2-4 pm

Chastain Arts Center, 135 Chastain Park Ave NW, Atlanta, GA

Saturday, October 1, 2022

For Elevate 2022, Kimberly Binns expands on her recent body of work on race and the history of city planning and development, to create a visual installation on the story of Bagley Park and Mount Olive Cemetery in Buckhead. This exhibition will honor those who rest at Mount Olive Cemetery. The exhibition will be on display at the Buckhead Library from October 1-15 during library hours.

8:00 PM

Remembering Bagley Park, Mount Olive Cemetery, and an erased African-American community in Buckhead, Reception at the Buckhead Library on Oct 1 from 4-6 pm

Buckhead Library, 269 Buckhead Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30305

Saturday, October 1, 2022

Cassie’s Ballad follows the story of Brandon, a young Black teen living in Atlanta during the 1980s. His friend Cassie has lost her voice after a child they know has gone missing. With the guidance of an Ancestor, Brandon leads the audience on a literal search for the missing child and a figurative search for Cassie’s voice. From the “Graveyard of Innocence” to Cassie’s Bottle Tree, the journey leads them to a sad but healing discovery.

This experience takes place outdoors in the woods of the West Atlanta Watershed Alliance. Attendees will hike an approx. 1.5-mile round-trip path with some steep, single-file portions. There is limited seating at certain stops along the path. Closed-toe walking or hiking shoes are required. Water bottles and layered clothing are recommended. *This experience lasts approximately 45 minutes. There is a second production at 6:30 pm. There will also be experiences on Oct 2 at 5 pm and 6:30 pm.


Free event, but sign-up is required to reserve your space

9:00 PM

Cassie’s Ballad Outdoor Theatrical Hiking Experience by Found Stages at 5 pm

West Atlanta Watershed Alliance: 1442 Richland Rd SW, Atlanta, GA

Saturday, October 1, 2022

The National Black Arts Festival presents Black to Life, a film festival featuring the work of emerging and independent artists of African descent. Films being shown are black and white shorts with narratives that reflect the physical, mental, and spiritual spaces that encompass the daily lives of Black people. The six films being screened are: Spirit Never Dies, Only Transitions by Logan Burroughs; Straight Yet Narrow by Danie Etienne; Heart of the City by Artemus Jenkins; DayBlack by Justin Jordan; Us by David F. Fortune; and Young Kings by Jonathan Banks. Live music from Piedmont Strings featuring, Alana Bennett, Chris Mosley, Stephen Lawrence-Carroll, Tami Lee Hughes. Reserve your free tickets HERE.

11:00 PM

NBAF presents Black To Life Film Festival at the Atrium Rooftop on Sweet Auburn from 7-10 pm

Atrium Rooftop on Sweet Auburn, 236 Auburn Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30303

Sunday, October 2, 2022

Join artist Rachel Parish and Flux projects to learn more about her artistic practice and her installation Emergence which illuminates the “birthplaces” of Atlanta’s waterways.

Emergence will offer the public the opportunity to collectively consider the power of the natural ecology upon which Atlanta has been built and the continued presence of the life-springs that support the land upon which the city’s residents live their lives. More information can be found HERE.

6:00 PM

Meet the artist, Rachel Parish with Flux Projects, 2-4 pm

Georgia Plaza Park, across from the State Capitol at 180 Central Ave SW

Sunday, October 2, 2022

The Games We Dance are dance and music performances on public playgrounds. Performers will reimagine popular games through the lens of dance to create a dynamic, fun, and engaging spectacle for audiences of all ages. Musicians Dan Carey Bailey, Quinn Mason and Chris Suárez will play live to accompany the performers and create a playful soundscape. Nadya Zeitlin is the Artistic Director.


Bautanzt Here merges dance and theatre, creating a unique language to tell meaningful and visually engaging stories in unconventional performance spaces, usually outdoors.

7:00 PM

Bautanzt Here presents The Games We Dance at 3 and 4pm

Grant Park Playground, 90 Cherokee Ave SE, Atlanta, GA

Sunday, October 2, 2022

Atlanta Freedom Bands celebrates Atlanta Pride Week with a concert in our city’s newest public space, Westside Park. The MetroGnomes Stage Band will kick off the concert with swing and big band favorites, followed by a performance from the AFB Color Guard who will spin, toss, and twirl to heart-thumping music. Combined Concert and Marching Bands complete the show with a diverse program including film music, pop tunes, marches and more. Bring a blanket and a picnic! 

https://atlantafreedombands.com/ 

7:00 PM

Atlanta Freedom Bands Concert Celebrates Atlanta Pride with Pride Pops in the Park from 3-5 pm

Westside Park

SEPT 30TH - OCT 2ND

WEEK 3

Friday, October 7, 2022

For this year’s ELEVATE, the City of Atlanta’s Public Art Program is launching a temporary sculpture program that will place artwork in Freedom Park. These artworks will be rotated annually to allow new work to be shown for the ELEVATE Atlanta Public Art Festival. This year visitors to the park will enjoy beautiful works by artists Andrew Crawford, David Landis, Gabi Madrid, Sara Santamaria, Tony Loadholt, Julia Hill, and Phil Proctor.

10:00 AM

ELEVATE Freedom Park Sculpture Program - Installation Opening Day from 6 am-10 pm

Freedom Park, Intersection of Moreland Ave NE & North Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30308

Friday, October 7, 2022

Atlanta Fashion Week (ATLFW) is highlighting future designers in 2022 who are committed to creating their own rules and setting new trends.

From curated innovative experiences, through runway shows, fashion presentations. fashionable art exhibits, talks, and live performances, ATLFW is elevating the future voices of innovators of style and culture. Fashion shows from Tracy Nicole, Urban Legend, Si Tu Veux by Billy Jean, KERENCIA by Natasha Valencia, Honor Roll, LXXV, Ennyluap, Zayden Drape De Luxe. More information HERE.

Tickets available HERE

5:00 PM

Atlanta Fashion Week is coming to Underground Atlanta October 5-8

Underground Atlanta, 50 Upper Alabama St, Atlanta, GA 30303

Friday, October 7, 2022

Join us for the unveiling of "azul ritmo" from french muralist, Difuz, produced in partnership with France-Atlanta and Villa Albertine. In "azul ritmo," the characters are weightless, linked through the cultural movements represented. The composition is rhythmic, mimicking a line of musical notes. The 5 characters represent the street, pop, and hip hop culture. A dynamic composition meant to give rhythm to this street piece! The title “azul ritmo” symbolizes the rhythm of music, the artist’s South American origins, and the colors of the Mediterranean.

https://www.instagram.com/mr.difuz/?hl=en

10:30 PM

Unveiling of new Difuz mural “azul ritmo” in Underground Atlanta

98 Pryor Street

Friday, October 7, 2022

In partnership with DIGATL and ELEVATE, “Museum of the Moon” will be presented at Underground Atlanta from Oct 7-9, 2022.   All events are free and open to the public.

  • The weekend will kickoff with a "Moon Bounce" party on Friday, Oct 7 from 7-11 pm featuring Flight of Swallows, a group of musicians and performance artists.

  • Displayed at the fountain plaza will be the ‘Museum of the Moon’ lunar installation by Luke Jerram. This spherical model of the moon highlights the latest in moon science. It measures seven meters in diameter, features 120dpi detailed NASA imagery of the lunar surface, at an approximate scale of 1:500,000 – meaning each centimeter of the internally lit sculpture represents 5km of the moon’s surface.

  • Step into a SPACE ODYSSEY. This immersive installation by acclaimed French visual artist Etienne Rey is presented in association with France-Atlanta. It allows guests to explore the components of light, sound, and space. A stroboscopic journey to the heart of light as a material, SPACE ODYSSEY is a reference to the Stanley KUBRICK film.

  • A new mural by French street artist DIFUZ will be located on Pryor Street, near the Kenny’s Alley entrance. The artwork features characters that are weightless, linked through cultural movements representing street, pop, and hip hop culture. 

In addition to the party on Oct 7 the installations will be open on Oct 8 and 9 from 11 am to 11 pm. 








11:00 PM

DIGATL and ELEVATE Present Museum of the Moon at Underground with “Moon Bounce” kickoff party from 7-11 pm, More events all weekend.

Underground Atlanta, 50 Upper Alabama St, Atlanta, GA 30303

Friday, October 7, 2022

In his larger-than-life curio cabinet, the Seeker is convinced that there exists a hidden, invisible world – a place where the craziest ideas and the grandest dreams lie waiting. A collection of otherworldly characters suddenly steps into his makeshift mechanical world. When the outlandish, benevolent characters turn his world upside down with a touch of poetry and humour in an attempt to ignite the Seeker’s imagination, his curios jump to life one by one before his very eyes. What if by engaging our imagination and opening our minds we could unlock the door to a world of wonders?

Tickets available HERE.

11:00 PM

Cirque du Soleil’s KURIOS Cabinet of Curiosities, Oct 6 - Dec 24

Atlantic Station

Saturday, October 8, 2022

A fantastical flock takes flight in Cascade Springs Nature Preserve. Taking its name from a grouping of Cardinals, A Radiance, a site-specific installation created by artist Dorothy O’Connor, features life-sized handmade wood veneer birds, adorned with found natural objects and embodying physical characteristics of a Crane, Hawk, and Cardinal, chosen for their symbolic associations.  The flock will promote appreciation and preservation of natural places in Atlanta and the world. *Bring your binoculars!

Please RSVP HERE.

1:30 PM

A Radiance: Bird Talk & Family Friendly Birding Walk with Georgia Audubon at 9:30 am

Cascade Springs Nature Preserve, 2852 Cascade Rd, Atlanta, GA

Saturday, October 8, 2022

Now in its 12th year, ONE Musicfest has become known for its eclectic mashup of urban artists that have included Pharrell, 2 Chainz, Miguel, Outkast, Gucci Mane, Kendrick Lamar, Usher, Gary Clark Jr, Raphael Saadiq, Lauryn Hill, SZA, Nas, Kelis, Summer Walker, Anderson Paak, Erykah Badu, DVSN, Damian Marley, Ari Lennox, A$AP Rocky, T.I, Santigold, Jill Scott, Teedra Moses, The Roots, 8 Ball & MJG, Jhene Aiko, BJ the Chicago Kid, Janelle Monae, and many more!

Get your tickets HERE.

4:00 PM

ONE Musicfest, Taking place in Atlanta, GA on Saturday and Sunday, October 8th & 9th

Old 4th Wards Central Park, Renaissance Park and Atlanta Civic Center

Saturday, October 8, 2022

The Festival on Ponce is an Atlanta arts and crafts festival set in the historic park, Olmsted Linear Park. Visitors will enjoy the gorgeous landscape designed by one of America’s most celebrated landscape architects, Fredrick Olmsted Sr. along with over 125 displays of fine arts and crafts, folk and “outsider art”. In addition to the fine arts, there will be a children’s area and local food and beverage. Attendance is Free. 

4:00 PM

The Festival on Ponce, 10/8 from 10-5 and 10/9 from 11-5

Olmsted Linear Park

Saturday, October 8, 2022

Join us for the Largest Pride event in the United States South East Region, with over 300,000 individual attendees over the weekend. There's a lot that goes on during those two days (and the days leading into it)! Are you aware of everything that's happening during The Festival? Check out Atlanta Pride's website for an event schedule.


4:00 PM

2022 Atlanta Pride

Atlanta

Saturday, October 8, 2022

In connection with the exhibition about the history and legacy of Black Mountain College, eyedrum is presenting special programming. Artist, scholar, and SCAD professor emerita Marcia Cohen will speak about the shape of Bauhaus color theory based on the studies of Josef Albers at 2 pm.  Then enjoy a conversation between curator and artist Hilde Helphenstein, aka Jerry Gogosian on Instagram, and Art Paper’s Sarah Higgins at 3 pm. In between talks there will be music by DJs and guests can check out the exhibition.


For the first time in Atlanta, exhibits from Black Mountain College will be on view at eyedrum. The college was founded by John Andrew Rice in 1933 in Asheville, North Carolina. Notable faculty and students included Josef and Anni Albers, Walter Gropius, Robert Motherwell, Cy Twombly, Robert Rauschenberg, Willem and Elaine de Kooning, Merce Cunningham, John Cage, and Buckminster Fuller.  



5:00 PM

eyedrum Presents: Idea + Place The Legacy of Black Mountain College - Art Talks from 1-5 pm

eyedrum,
515 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd.

Saturday, October 8, 2022

This is the premier performance of HydroCartography which takes its inspiration from Cook Park, designed specifically to process excess storm water runoff as the water makes its journey from the clouds to the sea. Inspiration also comes from the community members who regularly inhabit the park, and their stories of how it has transformed the community. Through story sharing and movement, HydroCartography will meld geography and personal events into an entertaining and evocative experience for audience and performers.


6:00 PM

Beacon Dance Performance of HydroCartography from 2-3 pm

Rodney Cook Sr. Park

Saturday, October 8, 2022

The Games We Dance are dance and music performances on public playgrounds. The performers of Bautanzt Here will merge dance and theatre to reimagine popular games through the lens of dance to create a dynamic, fun, and engaging spectacle for audiences of all ages. Musicians Dan Carey Bailey, Quinn Mason and Chris Suárez will play live to accompany the performers and create a playful soundscape. Nadya Zeitlin is the Artistic Director.

8:00 PM

Bautanzt Here presents The Games We Dance

Candler Park Playground, 1500 McLendon Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA

Sunday, October 9, 2022

This free livestream of Nathalie Stutzmann’s debut concert as Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Music Director will be projected on the wall of the Anne Cox Chambers Wing on the High Museum’s Carroll Slater Sifly Piazza. Join us for what promises to be a magical musical experience under the stars! Guests are encouraged to arrive early to secure a spot and are invited to bring their own lawn chairs and blankets. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.


*The performance will also be livestreamed online at aso.org/livestreams and the Symphony Orchestra’s YouTube channel.

12:00 AM

Nathalie Stutzmann Conducts Beethoven's Ninth with Atlanta Symphony Orchestra - Watch Party at 8 pm

High Museum of Art's Sifly Piazza, 1280 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA

Sunday, October 9, 2022

Celebrate influential music composer and theorist John Cage at this inaugural festival in his honor, curated by Atlanta’s own Stuart Gerber. The festival will feature a performance by dance ensemble Fly on a Wall inspired by legendary innovator Merce Cunningham.


While you’re at eyedrum check out the wide assortment of historical media, photos, and scrapbooks from the collection of the Black Mountain College Museum. Cage and Cunningham were Black Mountain College alumni. 

3:00 PM

eyedrum Presents: Idea + Place The John Cage Music Festival - from 11 am-5 pm

eyedrum, 515 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd.

Sunday, October 9, 2022

ELEVATE, Good As Burgers restaurant, and several community partners will dedicate a mural by Dan Stone to 4x Grammy award-winning and multi-platinum music group TLC during this free public event. The event will highlight Atlanta’s music scene and art culture while bringing awareness to significant issues affecting our community. Attendees can register for VIP at www.GoodAsBurgers.com.

4:00 PM

GOOD AS BURGERS x CAN I KICK IT present Crazy, Sexy, Cool: A TLC Mural Dedication and Community Block Party 12pm

GAB House 670 Terry St. SE, Atlanta, GA

Sunday, October 9, 2022

Welcome to the art city of PRAXIS – meaning “in practice.” During this one-day economic performance art experiment, PRAXIS Mayor Mike Stasny will give away $10,000 USD in PRAXIS currency. Visiting patrons will be given 100.00 P.C. (PRAXIS Currency) while the funds last. The currency is only spendable within the micro city of PRAXIS, located at Underground Atlanta


In PRAXIS there will be art vendors, games, performance artists, and other creative surprises. These will be curated by Art Entrepreneurs who are artists/arts organizations in residence at Underground Atlanta, including George Long/Itch, Maria McDowell/EEMCDEE, Priscilla Smith/No Tomorrow, Carl Janes/The Inner Space, EuGene V Byrd III/Future, and the Mayor, Mike Stasny/Mom Said It’s Fine. 


Patrons can use P.C. to fund/support any Art Entrepreneur and to purchase from vendors. They can spend more than their P.C, in additional USD currency, but are asked to spend all the P.C. they receive. At the end of the event, Art Entrepreneurs only can cash in P.C. for USD currency via Mayor Mike Stasny. 

4:00 PM

THE MAYOR’S ALLOWANCE FOR PRAXIS Art Experiment by Mike Stasny from 12 pm to 9 pm

Outdoor Courtyard of Underground Atlanta, 50 Upper Alabama St, Atlanta GA

Sunday, October 9, 2022


With musical performances on four blocks of historic Peeples Street, a dance event, drum line competition, and a concert in Rose Circle Park, Music in the Park ATL continues to engage the West End community with music, movement, and art. 


Performing artists for this year’s celebration include: Mausiki Scales & The Common Ground Collective, Atlanta Improv Orchestra, Preston Stephens Group, PBR Trio, Llewon Noel, Dashill Smith & Omega Level, Vici & The Early Show, SpoTé, Atlanta Music Project Choir, Each One Teach One,  Rasheeda Ali , Sun Son Trio with Julie Dexter, Mikai JohnsonKebbi Williams, DJ EZ$, DJ Stefan Ringer, Capoeira Angola, Djoli Kelen African Dance Class, gloATL, FunkLordz, Tyler Neal, ShowAbility, and Black Gold Orchestra. For details: musicintheparkatl.org

8:00 PM

Music In The Park ATL Celebrates 12th Anniversary with Porch Performances & Concert at Rose Circle Park from 4-8 pm

Rose Circle Park and Peeples Street.

Sunday, October 9, 2022

The Games We Dance are dance and music performances on public playgrounds. The performers of Bautanzt Here will merge dance and theatre to reimagine popular games through the lens of dance to create a dynamic, fun, and engaging spectacle for audiences of all ages. Nadya Zeitlin is the Artistic Director. ***This performance will be part of Music In The Park.


8:00 PM

Bautanzt Here presents The Games We Dance

Rose Circle Park Playground, 982 Rose Circle SW, Atlanta, GA

Sunday, October 9, 2022

ELEVATE Atlanta Public Art Festival is presenting a Wreath Laying Ceremony and Rededication Service in honor of the former Black residents of Buckhead who are buried at Mt. Olive Cemetery. Special guests include Pastor David F. Richards III of New Hope AME Church; Camille Russell Love, Executive Director, Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs; Pearl Cleage, author, playwright, and Atlanta’s Poet Laureate; Charlotte Margolin, Buckhead Heritage Board President; and Elon Butts Osby, Granddaughter of William and Ida Bagley. Okorie “OkCelllo” Johnson and members of the Atlanta Music Project will perform.

This project is a collaboration between ELEVATE, the City of Atlanta, Buckhead Heritage Society, Atlanta History Center, Fulton County Library System – Buckhead Location, and others. 

9:00 PM

Wreath Laying Ceremony at Mt. Olive Cemetery in Buckhead at 5 pm

Frankie Allen Park, 100 Bagley St NE, Atlanta, GA 30305.

OCT 7TH - 9TH

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