DJ Kemit

Follow DJ Kemit as he collects audio samples around Atlanta to produce a soulful track. What do bikes on the BeltLine, Atlanta trains and a butcher shop at the Municipal Market (Atlanta’s original food hall circa 1923), sound like as original music? Watch to find out.

Discover where to go to hear the best DJs in Atlanta.

“There’s so much soul and enlightenment and good spiritual vibrations.”


DJ Kemit

Producer, song writer, legendary DJ

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Tara Lee

For Atlanta Ballet dancer Tara Lee, the creative process doesn’t just begin with rehearsals at the Michael C. Carlos Dance studios and end with performances at the Woodruff Arts Center. Get a glimpse into why Tara thinks the arts in Atlanta are becoming something better and bigger wherever you look.

“There’s something about Atlanta’s energy that always feels like it’s just starting.”


Tara Lee

Dancer & choreographer

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Dashboard

Dashboard’s Courtney Hammond and Beth Malone invite innovative, non-traditional artists to create surprising, interactive exhibitions and experiences in vacant properties around Atlanta. See what happens when they “locked up” two artists in a vacant property for 22 days, with no other direction than to make artwork.

Check out this neighborhood guide to awe-inspiring art galleries and event spaces in Atlanta.

This city provides a lot of free range to do whatever it is you want to do.”


Dashboard

Art Experiences in Vacant properties in the city.

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Michael Haverty

See Michael Haverty, Co-Artistic Director at 7 Stages Theatre, describe some of the edgy artists and shows at this experimental theater hub. Located in Atlanta’s eclectic and creative Little Five Points, this artsy neighborhood is the perfect backdrop for showcasing the plays that no one else will show.

Here are 10 places in Atlanta for live theatre performances that are keeping things interesting, along with our ideas for what to do after a show.

“This is the place that will do plays no one else will.”


Michael Haverty

Co-Artistic Director, 7 Stages Theatre

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Dr. Dax

While Atlanta hip-hop groups like OutKast and Goodie Mob were laying down music tracks, Dr. Dax was behind the recording studio painting vibrant graffiti art on rail cars that would travel their way throughout the country. Watch to see how Dr. Dax’s art has made a mark on hip-hop and especially Atlanta’s creative scene, from Southwest Atlanta and East Atlanta Village to Buckhead and more.

Learn more with this quick-fire Q&A with Dr. Dax about Atlanta art, culture and beyond.

“We just looked at it as one big creative movement.”


Dr. Dax

Graffiti artist and muralist

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Lauri Stallings

The Goat Farm Arts Center, an unexpectedly cool 19th century industrial complex on Atlanta’s Westside, serves as the backdrop and muse for Lauri Stallings, a dance choreographer for gloATL. From the Goat Farm to New York’s Central Park, see Lauri take her experimental dance routines to unsuspecting audiences in unconventional spaces.

From unassuming art and performance spaces to treasures of the past and eerie trails, expect the unexpected at these ATL stops off the beaten path.

“My medium is spacetime, and flesh.”


Lauri Stallings

Choreographer, GLO Atlanta

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Camille Love

Camille Love LOVES Atlanta. So much, she fosters and champions amazing public art throughout the city. See one of her favorite installations: the iconic, family-friendly Noguchi Playscape by acclaimed artist and architect Isamu Noguchi. Located in Piedmont Park, this cool sculpture-playground is well loved by art fans AND Atlanta locals, both big and small.

From towering sculptures to sprawling trails of murals and art, visit the most iconic public art spaces in Atlanta.

“I try to just be a catalyst for creativity.”


Camille Love

Public art champion, City of Atlanta

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Hense

Starting with the eponymous name “HENSE” painted throughout Atlanta’s graffiti walls, Alex Brewer evolved his art to create massive murals, exploding in a riot of color. From iconic murals along the Atlanta BeltLine to entire buildings around the world, watch Alex Brewer, aka HENSE, as he talks about his artistic journey from his teen years painting graffiti, to international artist.

Have your camera ready as we explore the best street art in Atlanta by neighborhood.

“The mystery behind it was really intriguing and it was also rebellious.”


Hense

Artist and muralist

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Robert Spano

Grammy award-winning Robert Spano not only conducts the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra but also collaborates with other local artists, including choreographer Lauri Stallings, to produce breathtaking multi-dimensional shows that break the mold of a traditional symphony performance. Watch to find out where Robert thinks is the best place to watch an orchestra perform.

Discover 7 cool ways to experience the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.

“You have all of that creative energy coming from the individual musicians.”


Robert Spano

Grammy award-winning archandroid. The Electric Lady

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Fahamu Pecou

Artist and scholar Fahamu Pecou describes how his style, influenced by creating for hip-hop culture and graphic design, took off in Atlanta, a place where artists can carve out their niche. Get a behind-the-scenes look on the creation of art like his inspirational mural ‘Rise Above’ at the King Memorial MARTA station and see how he took a non-traditional approach to representing a quote from Atlanta’s civil rights icon, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Explore Fahamu Pecou’s top picks for civil rights landmarks in Atlanta.

“Atlanta really shaped who I became as an artist”


Fahamu Pecou

Artist. Scholar. Hip Hop Culture.

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