First Fridays at High Museum of Art

Come out for an evening of art-making, music, and live performances during First Fridays at High Museum of Art! Enjoy celebrating the legacy of Dr. King and civil rights with April’s First Friday at the High!

Event Details
Friday | April 6th, 2018
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

High Museum of Art
1280 Peachtree Street
Atlanta, GA 30309

Free with Museum Admission

The First Friday of January invites you to an event that is part-art party, part-happy hour, and all-memorable!

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Druid Hills Tour of Homes & Gardens

The Druid Hills Tour of Homes & Gardens is celebrating its 50th anniversary! Featuring 5 homes and 6 gardens, the premiere tour explores the evolution of the architecture and design of the Druid Hills neighborhood in Atlanta.

Tour Dates
April 21st – 23rd, 2017

Tour hours
Friday 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m
Saturday & Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Focused on preserving and extending the vision of noted landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, the Druid Hills Tour of Homes & Gardens will celebrate its Golden Anniversary with 12 elegant locations that showcase renovation, restoration, and the work of master gardeners. The tour will also feature a series of events including small bites of southern fare, performances from local musicians, and the opportunity to shop local farmstand produce.

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Atlanta Dogwood Festival

The dogwoods are in full bloom, which means it’s time for Atlanta’s official kickoff into Spring! The city’s favorite springtime tradition returns with the 82nd Annual Atlanta Dogwood Festival.

Event Details
April 13th – 15th, 2018

Piedmont Park

A staple in Atlanta for over 80 years, more than 260 fine artists and hundreds of thousands of visitors will attend the three-day Festival!

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Atlanta Film Festival

The 2018 Atlanta Film Festival (ATLFF) returns for its 42nd annual celebration! The 10-day event will feature over 200 films, an incredible Kickoff Party, Writers Summits, and more!

Event Details
April 13th – 22nd, 2018

Participating Venues
Plaza Theatre | 7 Stages Theatre | Dad’s Garage Theater
787 Windsor | Callanwolde Fine Arts Center

The annual Springtime tradition is one of only two dozen Academy Award-qualifying film festivals in the country. The 2018 festival has received over 7,000 film submissions. Audiences will gather to experience the most cutting edge films across independent, international, documentaries, animated, and short film genres!

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Spring Festival on Ponce

The 7th Annual Spring Festival on Ponce returns to feature 125 displays of fine arts and crafts, delicious local fare, and fun for the whole family!

Event Details
April 7th – 8th, 2018
Saturday | 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday | 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Olmstead Linear Park
1788 Ponce De Leon Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307

Set against the beautiful backdrop of historic Olmsted Linear Park, Festival admission is free and all ages are welcome.

Step into Spring as you take in the gorgeous landscape designed by one of America’s most celebrated landscape architects, Frank Olmstead Sr. In addition to fine arts and crafts, visitors are invited to enjoy live acoustic entertainment, a fun-filled children’s area, and local food from Atlanta’s favorite gourmet food trucks.

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Top 9 Atlanta Happenings This Weekend

St. Patrick’s Day is just a few days away, and Atlanta is in the spirit! not feeling the Luck of the Irish? There are still plenty of ways to get the most out of the beautiful weekend ahead with our Top 9 Happenings Around Atlanta This Weekend: Thursday – Sunday, March 15th – 18th.

Kick off the weekend with a totally rad 90’s cocktail party, watch a fun competition in support of rescue dogs, and sample flavor all throughout the city! Whether you’re looking to celebrate the holiday weekend or just explore Atlanta’s best events, we have you covered with 9 unique happenings all weekend long!

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Center for Puppetry Arts Family Series

The Center for Puppetry Arts offers family fun for all ages throughout their Family Series! New for March, kids 4 and up will enjoy America’s rich musical heritage with the Wizard of Oz!

Event Details
March 6th – 18th, 2018

Center for Puppetry Arts
1404 Spring St NW
Atlanta, GA 30309

Children and adults alike will love the innovative adaptations of classic stories and dynamic original works by the Puppetry Center and other artists. Performances often sell out, so be sure to purchase tickets in advance!

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Gary Bodner Solo Show | Anne Irwin Fine Art

Anne Irwin Fine Art proudly presents the newest works of Gary Bodner in his signature style. Come enjoy the Opening Reception where you’ll explore these vibrant paintings, meet the artist, and enjoy cocktails and lite bites!

Opening Reception
Friday | March 2nd, 2018
6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Show runs through April 7th, 2018

Gary Bodner’s Solo Show features his fun, fresh use of color in an expressionistic approach. Through each painting, you’ll see each subject brought to life as they will be sure to brighten your day!

Anne Irwin Fine Art
690 Miami Circle NE, #150
Atlanta, GA 30324

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Southeastern Designer Showhouse & Gardens

The 2018 Southeastern Designer Showhouse & Gardens returns for the 3rd annual showcase of the region’s leading design-industry talents!

Event Details
April 19th – May 13th, 2018
Thursdays – Saturdays · 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sundays · 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Closed Mondays – Wednesdays

Showhouse Location
2805 Normandy Drive NW
Atlanta, GA 30305

Produced by Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Magazine, the house will host a variety of events, from book-signings to history lessons and festive celebrations! Guests will also be regaled with the talents and creativity of 25 designers from the Southeast. General Admission to the Showhouse is available for $25 per ticket.

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High Museum Atlanta Wine Auction

Embark on another 25 years of wine, food, and art at the High Museum Atlanta Wine Auction! Through The Art of Collecting, this year’s theme celebrates a decades-long love affair with the very best of wine, art, and food.

Event Details
March 21st – 24th, 2018

Several events will place over the course of the four day affair, culminating with the auction on Saturday, March 24th. The Auction welcomes special guests from some of the world’s best multi-generational wineries, bringing them together with culinary masters from across the country to honor the traditions of Atlanta’s greatest food and wine party.

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