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Best Of Atlanta 2010 Poets Artists Large


Poets, Artists & Madmen

Atlanta's art scene is on the verge of something significant — teetering between making it and breaking it. Long regarded as a creative hodgepodge, the city's poets, artists and madmen have worked tirelessly in the last year to help redefine the city's artistic identity. They attracted international attention with the colossal grassroots street art conference Living Walls, improved our public art profile with gloATL and Art on the Beltline, and cultivated the kind of TV- and filmmaking-friendly environment that's allowed for the conversion of Lakewood Fairgrounds into a Hollywood-worthy soundstage, and the local filming of AMC's "The Walking Dead." So what does the future hold for the arts in Atlanta? Can we build on the momentum we've recently gained? Judging from the last year's creative outpouring, the scales are tipped in the right direction.

— Debbie Michaud

Best art exhibit in a gallery BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Critics Pick
Kiang Gallery (Permanently Closed)

Best black box theater BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Critics Pick
Dad's Garage Theatre (Featured)
An intimate venue even by the minuscule standards of black box spaces, DAD'S GARAGE TOP SHELF offers an incubator of raw local talent, notably Griefers, written by and starring Randy Havens and Christian Danley, as well as the latest work from artists such as Steve Yockey, Alison Hastings, Erin Burnettmore...
An intimate venue even by the minuscule standards of black box spaces, DAD'S GARAGE TOP SHELF offers an incubator of raw local talent, notably Griefers, written by and starring Randy Havens and Christian Danley, as well as the latest work from artists such as Steve Yockey, Alison Hastings, Erin Burnett and Matt Myers. Bonus: It's easy to drink beer there. 280 Elizabeth St., Suite C-101. 404-523-3141. www.dadsgarage.com. less...

Best blockbuster theater BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Critics Pick
Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
The corporate name may not be inspirational, but every other aspect of the COBB ENERGY PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE never fails to impress, from its sleek exterior to its luxurious lobby to the comfy seats and fine acoustics and sight-lines of the 2,750-seat auditorium. Plus, the Centre's logistical ease putsmore...
The corporate name may not be inspirational, but every other aspect of the COBB ENERGY PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE never fails to impress, from its sleek exterior to its luxurious lobby to the comfy seats and fine acoustics and sight-lines of the 2,750-seat auditorium. Plus, the Centre's logistical ease puts the audience focus where it belongs: on artists like the performers of the Atlanta Ballet and Atlanta Opera. 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway. 770-916-2800. www.cobbenergycentre.com. less...