Posts Tagged ‘art’

Artmore Hotel featured in the Southern Living Magazine!

Friday, October 12th, 2012

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)

Bring it back: A dress shirt ($125-$175) from the eponymous shops of Midtown power couple Sid and Ann Mashburn (sidmashburn.com, annmashburn.com).

Don’t miss: The hush-hush happy hour at Empire State South. Follow them on Twitter (@ESSouth, empirestatesouth.com) for the daily secret word; whisper it to the bartender for a sweet deal.

OCT. 4-6: WOMAN, THOU ART LOOSED! COMES TO ATLANTA

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

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)

REGISTRATION:wtal.orgReserve your rooms today at the beautiful Artmore Hotel! We are located across the street from the art center MARTA station, which means, you can travel directly to Phillips Arena from our property! Don’t miss out on your final chance to get tickets for Woman Art Thou Loosed and a room at the Artmore Hotel! Limited overflow seating will be available at the Georgia World Congress Center in the Thomas Murphy Ballroom. All services from WTAL will be broadcasted live via satellite from Phillip’s Arena. Reserve your rooms today! Also, check out our reviews on Trip Advisor and look out for our deals on living social!

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.

The Artmore’s Event Picks for August 2012

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

2012 deFINE ART Honoree Fred Wilson

Friday, February 17th, 2012

“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!

 

76th Annual Dogwood Festival!

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

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.