May 2013 Events
Pull out your picnic blanket & a bottle of wine and enjoy the soulful sounds of John Legend on May 1st @ Chastain Park. If you need to acquire the perfect piece of Art; the Mason Murer Fine Art Gallery’s spring show is May 1st thru the 11th. See if the Braves can knock one out of the park on the 3rd @ Turner Field as they battle the Mets. Don’t hesitate to LOL @ the Fabulous FOX when Larry the Cable Guy & Bill Engvall perform. AmericasMart is holding their Atlanta Spring Immediate Delivery Show from May7th thru the 9th. Rev up your engines on May 18th & 19th for the Octane 2013 Classic Exotic Performance Car Show @ GA World Congress Center. Music and culture will take over downtown and midtown Atlanta @ the end of May. Come celebrate the 25th Annual Caribbean Festival on May, 25th beginning on Joseph E. Boone Blvd NW/Simpson St NW and ending with the Festival Village on Martin Luther King Jr Dr SE. There will be food, fun & festivities and the event is FREE. Memorial Day weekend come down to Piedmont Park & enjoy some smooth Jazz @ 36h Annual Atlanta Jazz Festival.
May 2013 Events
“I never paint dreams, I painted my own reality, I paint whatever passes through my mind without any other consideration.” This quote by Frida Kahlo not only explains her paintings but the passion of her culture in the 1900’s. For the first and only time in 2013, “Frida & Diego: Passion, Politics, and Painting,” will be exhibiting key paintings by Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. These rare paintings tell the story of an artist during a troubling time of the Mexican Revolution and an inspiring time of the Mexican Renaissance. Frida and Diego’s art shows true passion for their country and cultural traditions of the lower class. Frida’s culture focused paintings gives insight to her personal beliefs and the passion of keeping the Mexican culture during the Mexican Revolution.
This exhibition will feature February 14, 2013 – May 12, 2013 only at the High Museum of Art and this will be the only exhibition in the United States. The exhibition features many paintings drawn from Mexico’s Dolores Olmedo collection as well as Jazques and Natasha Gelman collection of Mexican Art. If you are looking to be surrounded by culture in one of Mexico’s renowned painters in the 20th century, this exhibition would not be one to miss.
Why not make it a weekend getaway? The Artmore Hotel’s “Art in Motion” package features two tickets to the High Museum of Arts, an executive king or deluxe studio suite, breakfast for two in our beautiful café, and free parking. The Artmore Hotel’s location is perfect for the weekend away. We are only two blocks away from the High Museum of Arts, ten minute walk to Atlantic Station, and right across the street from the Arts Center MARTA station. This ideal location gives you the mobility you need to stay on the go in an upbeat city like Atlanta. This adventurous getaway will not only stimulate your desire for culture and history, but further your appreciation of a society fighting for their way of life. A stay at the Artmore Hotel combined with an afternoon at the High Museum is a cultural winning combination.
There are so many things to do in this great city and the Artmore Midtown Atlanta Hotel is in the middle of all the action. Only for a limited time will there be such amazing performances at the Fox Theatre such as the amazing comedian, Louis C.K. (February 2nd) and iconic musicals such as Flashdance (February 5th through 10th) and Fela! (February 28th through March 3rd) Not to mention that the Artmore Hotel is only a short 5 minutes away from the Fox Theatre.
Speaking of music, if you would rather go to a concert, there are many musical acts coming to town such as the Georgia State University Symphony Orchestra at the Rialto Center (February 10th through March 3rd), Corey Smith at The Tabernacle (February 23rd), and the one and only Bon Jovi will be at the Philips Arena on February 27th.
Valentine’s Day is also coming up. What better way to spend it than with a relaxing getaway to Valentines in the Garden at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens, followed by a romantic night at The Artmore Hotel. All of this leading up to a day at the Theatre with the renowned Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre at the Fox – the perfect gift for that special someone.
Southern in the City Fall Escape
From stylish restaurants to boutique hotels, this Atlanta, GA getaway will have you packing your bags.
Why we’re packing our bags: Atlanta’s burgeoning Midtown neighborhood has a whole new crop of hearty and stylish restaurants, shops, and museums. Spend a weekend in this Georgia Peach for all the panache of the Big Apple, sans tacky street vendors.
Perfect for: Epicureans and style-setters looking for a big-city getaway.
On the itinerary: Midtown, home to the High Museum of Art (high.org), is the heart of Atlanta’s art scene. New to the ‘hood, the Museum of Design Atlanta (museumofdesign.org) celebrates the design of items from handbags to skateboard graffiti. Stock up on fall tweed at Billy Reid’s (billyreid.com) new outpost in the Westside Provisions District (westsidepd.com), a collection of boutiques in a former meatpacking plant.
Save room for: Oysters on the half shell from The Optimist (theoptimistrestaurant.com), chef Ford Fry’s new seafood joint. The Lawrence (thelawrenceatlanta.com) serves suppers with Southern touches such as pork belly with sweet-tea jus. Try chocolate-chip cookie dough cheesecake from Café Intermezzo(caffeintermezzo.com), an Atlanta favorite opening November 1 in Midtown.
Rest your head: The Artmore Hotel is a boutique foil to Midtown’s towering chains, with comfy rooms nestled in a 1920s building. (Rates from $129, artmorehotel.com)
Bishop T.D. Jakes 2012 Motivational Event
Designed Specifically for Women
WHAT: Bishop T.D. Jakes and The Potter’s House bring the ever so popular women-only conference, Woman, Thou Art Loosed! to Atlanta. Women of diverse cultures, backgrounds, and ages are invited to come together and learn how they can use their gifts, strengths, and abilities to overcome all obstacles and transform their lives in a positive and exciting way
WHO: Woman, Thou Art Loosed! is a three-day conference featuring inspiring, powerful, and driven speakers, including Bishop T.D. Jakes, pastor and author Sheryl Brady, First Lady Serita Jakes, Dr. Cindy Trim, and Pastor Paula White
WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 4 – Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012
WHERE: Philips Arena in Atlanta (1 Philips Drive Atlanta, GA 30303)
COST: $25 (Overflow)
About Woman, Thou Art Loosed!
Woman, Thou Art Loosed! began as a Sunday school curriculum in 1992 by Bishop Jakes and has since birthed a best-selling book, a widely-acclaimed stage play, a GRAMMY®-nominated CD and a national conference that has drawn more than a half million women from around the world. In October 2004, Woman, Thou Art Loosed! developed into a movie in collaboration with Reuben Cannon Productions, became a box office top-10 hit and won a 2005 NAACP Image Award.
“Life’s Link and Other Projects: A Talk by Fred Wilson, 2012 deFINE Art Honoree,” SCAD Atlanta.
The world’s renowned conceptual artist Fred Wilson is coming to SCAD, Atlanta on February 22, 2012. DeFINE ART 2012 will honor Fred Wilson for his work and influence on contemporary art. Wilson will discuss his overall practice and approach to both his museum installations as well as individual artworks.
Wilson’s installations and large-scale singular works are subjected around social justice of African Americans. His approach is to examine, question, and deconstruct the traditional display of art and artifacts in museums. With the use of new wall labels, sounds, lighting, and non-traditional pairings of objects, he leads viewers to recognize that changes in context create changes in meaning.
He will also touch on the process of producing his original exhibition with works from the Walter O. Evans Collection of African American Art at the SCAD Museum of Art.
This event is free and open to the public! The Artmore Hotel is pleased to offer special rates to all traveling guests attending this event. For more information and availability, contact reservations (404) 201.7555 today!
It’s hard to believe that this time last year it was about 20 degrees colder! Now it seems like winter has forgotten to show up. So for those of you who can’t wait for the arrival of spring, you’re in luck! As confirmed by Gen. Beauregard Lee, the season of love is just around the corner. You know what that means…
That’s right! The 76th annual Dogwood Festival held in Piedmont Park!
The festival celebrated its Diamond Anniversary last year, and on April 20-22 this Atlanta staple will yet again fill our city with joy and excitement.
If you’ve never had a chance to experience this incredible three-day event, rest assured that you will be fully entertained by the variety of activities and festivities. Ever since Walter Rich, founder of Rich’s department store, first made the blooming of the Dogwoods an internationally recognized event in 1936, the Dogwood Festival has remained an annual tradition for the city of Atlanta.
There is something for kids and adults of all ages at the Atlanta Dogwood Festival. Explore local food vendors, a kid’s village, canine competitions and the ever-popular artists market. See the local jewelry and have fun in the arts & crafts area. People come from miles away to enjoy the best of what spring brings to the biggest city in the south. For all of the foodies out there, don’t miss out on some of the most delicious local eats. The live entertainment might be the best part of all. The Dogwood Festival never fails to showcase the best artists in the southeast.
Don’t forget to top-off your amazing weekend with a stay at The Artmore Hotel in Midtown Atlanta. Our Studio Bar + Lounge is the perfect place for you to wine down after each day of excitement!
Be surrounded by the best cultural attractions the city of Atlanta has to offer. Best of all, The Artmore is right across the street from Arts Center MARTA station, making it effortless to travel to and from Piedmont Park.