Atlanta’s Alt Art

To quote a friend of mine, Erin Roz, it’s gonna be an artsy fartsy weekend. First up, FLUX in Castleberry Hill tonight. Expect open galleries, street performances, parades, an iron pour at Elliot Street, etc.  Atlanta Bicycle Coalition will serve as bike valets so you don’t have to smoosh your bike in with four others around a street sign.

It’s a “one-night public art celebration” – I’m pretty sure it’s basically the same event as LeFlash, which was held around this time last year. Speaking from experience, make sure you stand back from the iron pour. Burnt hair smells awful and holey clothes are just not cute.

Tomorrow night is a show for Atlanta’s most awesome graphic designers, Chromatic, at the Goat Farm. Goat Farm’s a funny place – on yelp, half the reviews gush about how rustic and “real” it is – “I really hope they keep this place as sketch as it is now, because that’s what makes it unique.” Others talk up the “potential” of the venue and recommend air conditioning. Whatever your preference, it’s a great place to have a gathering in the most beautiful weather ever.

Chromatic is also pretty unique in that it’s a graphic design show – CL points out that this is an art form typically limited to an advertising or online presence. It doesn’t get hung up on walls, at least not in galleries, very often. So Chromatic (“A Tribute to Color, A Unique Graphic Arts Showcase”) is kind of cool. Plus a friend of mine is in the show, so, you know, everyone oughta swing by. Show starts at 9.

1 Comment so far

  1. abby on October 1st, 2010 @ 3:15 pm

    Immediately upon posting I was informed that today’s entry has a glaring oversight (haha, thanks @guerciotti and @collinsb) – also in artsy fartsy news this weekend is the second Beltline Lantern Parade. Lighting the way for art on the Beltline’s east side, the Krewe of the Grateful Gluttons will be tailgating from 5-7 at Fulton Terrace between Chester and Holtzclaw. The group will tromp up along the Beltline to what I guess is the site of the O4W park where there will be music and dancing. Details here – http://www.gratefulgluttons.com/lanternparade.htm

    Looks pretty awesome, thanks guys. What else did I miss??



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