Saturday Love for the Arts

From cheap admission to the High Museum, to the Wonderglo event at the W Atlanta - Midtown, to a community meeting on the "Art on the Beltline" at The Goat Farm, it's a great day for the arts in Midtown.

Saturday is 'Pay As You Wish Day’ at the . Visitors will have the opportunity to pay what they wish all day at the High during regular museum hours (10 a.m. to 5 p.m., last entry given at 4 p.m.)

This offer is for walk-up tickets only and visitors will be able to view all of the special exhibitions currently on view including the Picasso to Warhol exhibition.

Speaking of, more than 75,000 students have seen or are scheduled to visit the current “Picasso to Warhol: Fourteen Modern Masters” exhibition, a record for the institution. Of those students, 43,000 will visit as part of the Museum’s Art Access program, which allows free admission and bus travel for students at Title I schools.

In January the High broadened the reach of the Art Access program, allowing any Title I school in the state to participate. Since that announcement, 23,000 students from 174 schools were booked to visit the High from 51 of the surrounding counties in Georgia.


Atlanta arts and community advocate, WonderRoot, has teamed up with nationally renowned contemporary dance company gloATL to host a joint fundraising celebration on Saturday night at the . The event, Wonderglo, will benefit the artistic and educational endeavors of both organizations.

WonderRoot and gloATL work to provide unparalleled cultural experiences and opportunities for artists. For the past eight years, WonderRoot has provided career-launching opportunities to more than 1500 Atlanta-based artists while serving as a conduit for many of Atlanta’s most important cultural and community institutions. 

Founded in 2009 by choreographer Lauri Stallings, gloATL has performed its unique brand of contemporary dance for more than 55,000 people in primarily free, public installations. Funds raised by Wonderglo will further support public access to the arts provided by these two organizations.

Over the course of the evening, 1,250 guests will experience elements of Wonderglo. The first wave guests arrive to a seated dinner planned and created by four of Atlanta’s favorite chefs, various live music and video installations, as well as a migration of dance and opera performances. During these first three hours, live paintings will take place, and guests will have the opportunity to bid on the new works and other items though live and silent auctions.

Following the dinner, the crux of the evening occurs when a second wave of Atlantans arrive for an interactive art experience that lifts the volume of 3D performances and social exchange to an extraordinary level. At midnight when a final wave of guests arrive, DJ Vicki Powell will lead a dance party of remaining guests.

Ticket information can be found here.

Scheduled artist collaborators for the evening include the The Atlanta Opera, gloATL, Todd Murphy, Lonnie Holley, Jason Kofke, DJ Vicki Powell, and many more.

7:00p-10:00p – cocktail hour and seated dinner
10:00p-12:00a – music performances
12:00a-1:30a – dance party


Want to submit your art proposal to the "largest temporary art project in the history of Atlanta"?

"Art on the Beltline" is hosting an info session to provide information and answer questions about your proposals and this exciting project. The meeting will be Saturday at The Goat Farm beginning at 6 p.m

Visual and performing artists are invited to submit proposals for “Art on the Atlanta BeltLine” 2012. Scheduled for September through November, temporary works of visual and performance art will be exhibited along the linear parkland of the BeltLine corridor.

In 2010, “Art on the Atlanta BeltLine” became the largest temporary art project in the history of Atlanta. The following year, the number of projects increased by over 30 percent and included more than 330 visual artists, performers, musicians and historic preservationists. It has been a tremendous project, placing working professionals alongside emerging artists.

Now in its third year “Art on the Atlanta BeltLine” returns with the added linear exhibition space of the new Eastside Trail, representing one of the first completed trail sections on the BeltLine corridor, from 10th Street to Irwin Street.

Potential projects should reflect the historic, environmental, cultural, functional, urban design, and/or aesthetic aspects of the sites and should be well-researched, well-planned and feasible. Although not limited to the following examples, potential projects might include all or some of the following:

Temporary art, sculptural or visual installations; gateway or entrance works; performance works of all kinds, including but not limited to music, dance, theater and performance art; transformation of existing structures or surfaces, such as bridges and overpasses; utilization of fences or screening devices; amenities for visitors – such as benches, bike racks, shade structures, recycling and trash collection receptacles; loan of existing artwork, such as sculptures or assemblages; murals; plantings or environmental works.

Potential art projects may be designed for site-specific installation, but this is not a requirement. Contemporary and interdisciplinary approaches, innovative uses (or re-uses) of materials and new technologies are encouraged. Applicants may wish to consider ways in which some level of community involvement can be facilitated in the creation of the projects.

Proposed materials should be modestly priced and durable with minimal maintenance in an outdoor setting. All works must be designed to be safely removed at the end of the designated period, or disintegrate safely into the environment. No works or materials deemed to be dangerous, toxic, or hazardous to public safety will be accepted and all construction methods must be adequate and safe for public interaction.

Check here for more details.


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