This contemporary theater has been showcasing entertaining productions since 1983. The Horizon is known for presenting though-provoking works that are relevant to Southern audiences. The professional cast and crew employs much of the best talent working in Atlanta theater to produce an annual four-play main stage season. The theater also maintains a teen ensemble and a senior citizen ensemble. Ticket discounts are available to seniors and students for all but Saturday night performances.
Showcasing an eclectic annual program for more than 20 years, 7 Stages has become the center for contemporary theater in Atlanta. This vibrant venue's repertoire regularly includes modern classics as well as the works of promising new playwrights. The main stage can seat up to 200 guests while the back stage accommodates 90, allowing patrons to get up close to the action and enjoy a theater experience unlike any other in the city. This space is also rented out for corporate and social events.
Established in 2009, Hop City Craft Beer & Wine is a brewery and winery in midtown Atlanta. Boasting of one of the largest collections of beers in the United States, Hop City specializes in craft brews, but also offers a small selection of home brews and wines. A years within its opening, this place was rated as one of the best breweries in the city by various Atlanta publications, and were noted for having a stellar wine collection. Bring your empty growler to Hop City Craft Beer & Wine, and take home one filled with a delicious brew.
Gallery owner Timothy Tew is full of surprises. An artist in his own right, he stands as a local inspiration to anyone striving for success in the arts. His European-style art space is vibrant and ever-changing, specifically dedicated to showcasing the talents of upcoming artists. Tew Galleries has displayed fine contemporary paintings and sculpture by American, British, French, German and Mexican artists. Located in Buckhead's "Gallery Row," this gallery is an important and innovative focal point of Atlanta's commercial gallery district.
Formerly the Bennett Street Gallery, Pryor Fine Art is an elegant gallery that highlights the different styles of contemporary art. The beautiful paintings are an expression of the artists and can be very intriguing for those looking at these original pieces. Currently Pryor has about 40 artists in their stable and patrons can interact with them while the exhibitions are on. A favorite of collectors and connoisseurs of art, the Pryor Fine Art gallery is a beacon of hope for the artist community and a source of inspiration for budding talent.
Located in the arts and antiques district is the notable Anne Irwin Fine Art. A prominent art gallery in the Buckhead neighborhood, it was established in 1985 and showcases the works of established as well as emerging artists. A must visit for the discerning art lover as well as a novice, Anne Irwin Fine Art will surely enlighten you to the finer nuances of this beautiful art.
Luckie Marietta District is a part of the downtown area and offers plenty of entertainment spaces. It is situated around the Centennial Park and is within walking distance of major attractions like the World of Coca-Cola, CNN Center and Georgia Aquarium. It used to be an industrial area and was later converted into a lively district with restaurants and fun night spots.
One of the top contemporary art galleries in the city, Besharat Gallery showcases the works of acclaimed local as well as national and international artists. Besides the numerous rotating exhibitions, the gallery hosts an eclectic private collection of contemporary art. Though exhibitions at the gallery are not restricted to any particular medium, there is a definite focus on photography. Some of the renowned artists that have exhibited here include Antoni Taule, Jean Arcelin and Robert Jessup. Check website for upcoming exhibitions and more.
Formerly the Nexus Contemporary Art Center, this significant gallery is now best known as the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center (ACAC). As perhaps the city's most forward-looking source for art, ACAC plays host to an enviable roster of exhibits and also maintains an exemplary collection of the most current and cutting-edge contemporary art. Special events are hosted on a fairly regular basis.
The Laughing Skull Lounge enjoys its midtown location amid tourists, locals, students and families who step into this intimate little space that has only 3 rows of stadium style seating. The comedians are among the best which also explains the sellout shows which see patrons returning back for more to lap up! The lounge can be hired for private, business and cultural events when there are no acts lined up for that particular day. Please note that food and drinks are not served, and smoking is not permitted. Check website for upcoming events.