While donning extravagant costumes and assuming the form of ghastly creatures is typical during the Halloween season, most people would not necessarily characterize this behavior as “performance art” when enacted by the common man. But the concept of melding the whimsy of the year’s spookiest holiday with giant astronaut puppets, smoke cannons and lively sound art compositions, proved to be a rewarding endeavor for The Goat Farms Art Center.
Scout Mob and The Goat Farm Arts Center presented Halloween 2013 to a crowd of very enthusiastic art lovers and The Artmore was thrilled to be in attendance. Instillations and performances allowed guests to partake in this interactive affair and experience one of the South’s most eclectic and inspirational Halloween celebrations.
Halloween may officially fall on October 31st, but the celebration started early today in Little Five Points, one of Atlanta’s most wonderfully eclectic neighborhoods. The annual Little Five Points Halloween Festival and Parade took off without a hitch, despite some ominous looking rain clouds that passed over just hours earlier.
The celebration of creativity, creepiness and an abundance of free candy, reached it’s 13th anniversary this year and drew festival goers from all over the country. With festivities drawing to a close at 11pm (the official ones anyway) there is still time to experience one of Atlanta’s most ghoulish gatherings. Travel from The Artmore to Little Five Points is accessible by MARTA, and a fun outing if you’re looking for an ultra-hip area to shop or dine while staying in Atlanta, anytime.
Take the train southbound from Arts Center Station to Five Points Station.
Transfer to the eastbound train and exit at the Inman Park/Reynoldstown station.
Little Five Points is a 10 minute walk away.