By Janet K. Carter
Local potter Lori Buff of Future Relics Gallery is holding her annual studio sale on November 29 and December 1 at her home studio in East Atlanta at 991 Bouldercrest Drive. The timing is designed to allow shoppers to take care of all their holiday shopping needs with hand-crafted mugs, bowls, vases, dinnerware, casseroles, and so much more. Lori will have new work from a recent wood firing and from her summer residency in North Carolina,… Continue reading
By Gracelyn Bayliss and Kate Rouse
Hello, Grant Park! Does anyone out there remember last spring’s Girl Scout fundraising booth at the Sunday morning Grant Park Farmer’s Market? It was a very successful sale. For the booth, each Girl Scout designed and created ten handcrafted items, each priced at $5. They would like to thank everyone, especially the people who purchased items from their booth. They met their sales goal and, using the funds raised, got to go Glamping (Glamorous… Continue reading
By Sonia Fuller
Time to unpack the holiday lights, dust off the decorations and get your favorite holiday songs on a playlist. The holidays are here, which means that the annual Grant Park Candlelight Tour of Homes is right around the corner. In addition to the annual tour, fun-filled activities are planned throughout the weekend.
This year’s tour is scheduled for Saturday, December 14 and Sunday, December 15 from 6:00pm to 10:00pm, while the family-friendly Winter Wonderland will take place… Continue reading
By Rebekah Goode-Peoples
Inside Mia Merlin’s bright yellow studio space, which she shares with a juggling troop and a weaver inside the Little 5 Points Community Center, paintings from her Parade series were propped up around the perimeter of the floor. Merlin knelt in a chunky knit poncho below soaring windows and considered the fruits of a year’s worth of labor.
Last year Merlin, a resident of Boulevard Heights, attended the Grant Park Conservancy’s Halloween Lantern Parade with her daughter… Continue reading
By Jaime Arnall
On November 9, Dance 411 Foundation will host Community Arts Day: D.R.E.A.M.
Short for Dance Rules Everything Around Me, D.R.E.A.M. is taking place from 2:00pm to 4:00pm. This free Community Arts Day will feature motivational workshops, open dance classes, community outreach opportunities, information sessions and performances. The event is taking place at Dance 411 Studios, located at 475 Moreland Avenue, and is open to the public.
All dance organizations and groups are invited to participate. If interested… Continue reading
By Berit Bjorklund Turner
After the sun-baked fun during the festivals and frolic of summer, many welcome the temperate weather, change of colors, and subdued spooky pleasures of fall. Like fog over the autumn foliage, runners will return to blanket the meadows of Grant Park on Saturday, October 26 to enjoy the pleasures of an autumn morning run.
The Monster Dash, in its fifth year, has quickly become one of the area’s most fun and healthy family events. With an… Continue reading
By Sonia Fuller
While Atlanta is well known for many great things, preserving its history is not one of them. However, here in our little section of the ATL, people value our neighborhood history and special sense of community. For the last 32 years, the organizers of the Grant Park Candlelight Tour of Homes have invited the world at large to experience a little of both, all in one fun-filled weekend, right here in Grant Park.
This year’s 33rd Annual… Continue reading
By Steve Whiteman
After a half hour of commercials and two hours of explosions at the local multiplex, have you ever had the feeling that there must be a better way to spend a Saturday night?
A classic film appreciation group entering its eighth year is looking for congenial people interested in viewing, learning about, and discussing the greatest films of all time. Life is Too Short to Watch Lousy Movies screens classics in a Woodland Hills home theater on… Continue reading
By Carrie Whitney
The 11th Annual Grant Park Summer Shade Festival brings a weekend of diverse live music to the historic Atlanta neighborhood. While the festival has long welcomed talented local musicians, the 2013 lineup includes several acts with national recognition, assuring that the shady hills of Grant Park will be filled with audiences all weekend.
Bands confirmed for 2013 include the Southern rock of Lee Bains III and The Glory Fires, guitar hero Michelle Malone, the moody rock ensemble… Continue reading
By Dan Simpson
The Glenwood Neighborhood Pub in East Atlanta Village held its sixth anniversary party on Saturday, June 22. As in years past, the highlight of the event was a giant raffle to benefit a worthy charity.
This year the beneficiary was the Terry Farrell Firefighter Foundation. Terry Farrell died in the 9/11 tragedy, and the charity which bears his name raises money for families of first responders who have died in the line of duty across the country.… Continue reading