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Douglasville, GA 30134
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Arts & Museums
Choose from the wide selections of frames that can be customized according to your needs in Smyrna Frame & Art Gallery. If you are unsure, the experienced staff will assist in finding the right one for your precious art. Check out the Thomas Kinkade collections adorning the gallery walls which are considered to be one of the best that the city can offer.
Paces Bend Gallery features work by local as well as nationally recognized artists. Located in the Vinings neighborhood, this small yet trendy gallery offers customized framing services as well. The art selection though limited highlights artwork that are elegant. Appointments are recommended before a visit.
This diminutive gallery is located on the second floor of a vintage office building, just down the street from the historic village square. Fronted by an impressive 12-foot (3.6-meter) door of oak and iron and topped by a large round window at the crest, the curbside entrance is one of the more distinctive elements to the place. Upstairs, you'll find a competent collection of nice pieces by area artists, some of which are for sale.
Marietta Gone With the Wind Museum takes you back in the olden days and gives you an insight into the Civil War and Reconstruction of Atlanta. The museum is a journey based on the perspective of Scarlett O'Hara and Rhett Butler.
The city of Atlanta doesn't have a monopoly on fine art in Georgia, as evidenced by this fine gallery in the suburbs. Housed in a 1908 National Historic Landmark building, the Marietta-Cobb Museum of Art showcases major exhibitions of international stature. While you're in the neighborhood, check out the historic Marietta Square just two blocks away, a prototypical Southern town square, complete with a county courthouse.
The history of Marietta is forever intertwined with that of Atlanta, and is in its full, perpetual glory just 15 minutes north of downtown. Located on the second floor of the historic Kennesaw House in downtown Marietta, the museum features relics from the Civil War, historic artifacts, and a parade of furniture that dates back to the first settlers of the area. The Kennesaw House was built early in the 19th Century as a hotel, and served as headquarters for General Sherman during his unappreciated visit to the area in 1864.
This neat concept is housed in a brightly painted brick building across from the Marietta Museum of Art, just in case the work of area artists should inspire you. Open five days a week for personal pottery painting, the center features six tables, all paints and supplies, an on site kiln and a bright atmosphere for your day behind the brush. Perfect for kids' parties, bridal showers or corporate meetings, Just Kiln' Time will open at any time to accommodate your group's party.
This handsome Victorian abode was the longtime home of famed Georgia writer Joel Chandler Harris, who penned some of this country's most popular stories for children as well as adults. Best known for his Uncle Remus tales, Harris wrote many of his landmark pieces right here in Atlanta, and the story of his life and work is on display at the museum. Guided tours and storytelling programs are offered, as well as a nice shop that stocks books and Brer Rabbit memorabilia.
Located in a beautifully restored house that dates to 1857, the Hammonds House Museum is dedicated to the mission of preserving the work and heritage of African descent artists. Come view the works of notable local and national artists on full display in the galleries. While you're there, learn more about the history of these under-represented craftsmen in the National Center for the Exhibition. After your visit, take a turn to the Hammonds House Gift Shop, and brighten your home with a print or artifact that has great heritage value.
Deljou Art Group is a renowned art gallery in Atlanta for their extensive art selections and elegant frames. Browse through the artworks of well known artists on canvas, paper, prints and photography. Customized frames made by talented artisans that are unique will fit your art pieces giving it an aesthetic look. Unless you are a designer or dealer, you can't take it home with you, but the quality of the art is worth coming out for a casual examination.
Atlanta's vibrant art scene is growing by leaps and bounds, due in great part to such forward-looking spots as SoHo Myriad. This 7000-square-foot (650-square meter) Midtown gallery is home to the works of a wide range of regional and national artists, artfully presented in one of the city's hippest environments. Focusing on transitional and contemporary work in painting, sculpture, photography, glass and fire, and other interesting media, SoHo Myriad sets a high bar for the burgeoning gallery presence in Midtown and metro Atlanta.
When form meets function, art ascends to a whole new plane. Such is the philosophy behind the abstract offerings at the Artisan Resource Center. The art here consists not of your normal gallery fare, but of pieces that challenge traditional boundaries. Just north of the city in suburban Marietta, this fascinating art complex features works that will brighten your home while enlivening conversation. It features 27 studios that is home to talented artisans from various fields such as sculpture, painting, jewelry and more. The work of many creative local minds is yours for the asking, all within easy reach at the Artisan Resource Center.