Old Fourth Ward Park Arts Festival is this weekend, June 29-30!

Old Fourth Ward Park Arts FestivalIn my book, there can never be too many festivals in Atlanta.  So I was thrilled to see the info about a new one – the First Annual Old Fourth Ward Park Arts Festival happening, you guessed it, at the beautiful, new Historic Old Fourth Ward Park.

Here are the details.  The two-day festival, happening Saturday and Sunday, June 29 and 30, includes something for everyone – unique local art, a children’s play area, food, beer and wine, and live music.   Art is the primary focus of the festival, which will feature almost 200 painters, photographers, sculptors, glass blowers, and jewelers.  Attendees can enjoy musical entertainment both days from Neil Cribbs, Russell McLaughlin, Radio Birds and more.   Check out the festival’s Facebook page to keep up with the latest updates and preview some of the art you will see at the festival. Continue reading

BeltLine Arboretum Tour details new life blooming in Atlanta

Our tour group walking along the BeltLineA couple of weeks ago I attended the Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum Tour, a free walking tour led by Trees Atlanta docents.  The tour is a great way to see the Beltline’s latest progress and learn about the horticultural considerations of the project.

Our tour began on a Saturday at 10:00am directly behind Parish restaurant at N. Highland Steel.  We were greeted by Kate Baltzell, education coordinator at Trees Atlanta, and Rich Sussman, Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum Docent and Central Fulton Master Gardener, who led our tour.   Roughly 20 people joined us on the tour which began on time.  Continue reading

Calling all artists! Submit your proposals for fall 2013’s Art on the Atlanta BeltLine exhibition!

Art on the BetlLinePeanut butter and jelly.   Bert and Ernie.  Salt and pepper.  Homer and Marge.

What do all these things have in common?  They are all two great things that go great together.  Just like our beloved new Atlanta BeltLine and art!  If you’ve explored the Eastside Trail since it opened officially a few months back, you’ve no doubt noticed the interesting and interactive artworks presented along the path.  Did you know those pieces were likely submitted as concepts by artists just like you?   And good news for those who want to submit new works – the Atlanta BeltLine recently issued a request for proposal for Fall 2013 installations! Continue reading

Celebrate BEER at the Atlanta Winter Beer Festival!

Winter Beer FestGrab your friends and head to the Masquerade this Saturday, January 26, from 2:00-7:00pm for the Atlanta Winter Beer Festival!    According to my iPhone, it’s going to be a sunny 52 degrees Saturday – perfect for hanging out with friends, beer, food and music.   (Though if 52 degrees is not quite warm enough for you, know that the event takes place mostly inside and in tents.  If the weather holds up, you’ll also be able to enjoy some time outside.) Continue reading

BeltLine Update!

Historic Fourth Ward Park

2013 is off to a great start for the Atlanta BeltLine.   Here’s an update on a big news item for the Old Fourth Ward.

Just before the new year, Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. acquired property to connect the Eastside Trail with Historic Fourth Ward Park!    Once this link is made, the Eastside Trail will be connected to three major Atlanta parks – Piedmont Park, the Freedom Park Trail and Historic Fourth Ward Park.  The path will run just south of North Avenue and will allow current and future area residents (including those who move in to the Perennial Properties luxury apartment building under construction at North Avenue and Somerset) to access the park without ever getting in a car. Continue reading

Another fall Atlanta weekend chock full of events!

The temperatures are dropping right to the point where it feels great to be outside.  Good thing, too, as there is a ton to do this weekend!

Candler Park Fall FestCandler Park Fall Fest – Saturday and Sunday, October 13 and 14.  The weather looks to be just perfect for one of Atlanta’s best festivals.  Come out to Candler Park for two days of music, art, food and fall fun. Continue reading