by Margaret Price, Atlanta Visual Arts blogger
Amongst the once-worn warehouses, industrial buildings, polished museums and stylized galleries, the arts scene in Georgia’s capital city of Atlanta is, in fact, thriving. Imbued with a fresh, young energy that is intensely palpable and distinctly Atlantan, local artists adhere to a unique artistic aesthetic that sets them apart from those in other cities—while some may embrace their Southern roots, others violently reject the mold in favor of carving their own way through the scene.
Those looking to take advantage of the arts scene in Atlanta should know that the opportunities to explore this city’s creativity are varied and widespread, and just about anything goes. Start small, take baby steps, and begin your search in the up-and-coming Westside Art District, or take part in the monthly Castleberry Hill Art Stroll to get your creative juices flowing. And, if you’re lucky, you’ll eventually find yourself at the annual, one-night public art event FLUX. You might just find that the hospitality the South is known for is prevalent in the arts scene, too.