March Extravaganza: Old Fourth Ward Art Stroll

In Sina's Posts, Urban Interventions on April 23, 2012 by SN

Atlanta’s Old Fourth Ward is a traditional poorer African American neighborhood. In recent years, the city of Atlanta has attempted to revitalize this area just east of downtown. It is already hyped by Creative Loafing as the next hot ‘hood after Castleberry Hill has become too gentrified. In early March, we walked over there (yes, it is indeed great to live downtown) to attend the first Old Fourth Ward Art Stroll.

At the ABV Gallery, we visited the opening of an exhibit by Atlanta artists celebrating William S. Burroughs’ Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. We awarded the event with a 9.5 out of 10 on the hipst-o-meter because of the high density of flannel shirts, black mustaches, and organic cocktails. Have a look at our most favorite piece and visit the gallery’s website for more pix and a review of the opening.

Welcome to Dirrty Dirrty Atlanta.

On our walk back we were rewarded with stunning views of downtown. Our 22-story apartment complex on the lower right-hand corner behind the trees looks just so small compared to the skyscrapers in the back.

Downtown ATL.


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