The First Friday Art Walk on the historic Marietta Square is the perfect night out. How so?
1. It’s OTP.
So no fighting Atlanta traffic for something cool to do!
2. It’s something cool to do.
With local artists set up at almost every shop around the Square, demonstrating their craft and selling their original wares, it’s a culturalpalooza. Oh and there’s wine.
3. There’s wine.
Many of the shops have complimentary wine for passerby…and there are a host of seriously yum restaurants on the Square, too (Taqueria Tsunami, The Butcher The Baker, Sugarcakes Patisserie, House of Lu, Kiosco, etc, etc..plus Gabriel’s and Chicken and the Egg nearby on Whitlock.)
There are only three Fridays left in the Art Walk season (August, September, October), so get yourself to downtown Marietta to stimule the ol’ right brain before it’s too late. The free self-guided tour meanders through shops and venues, highlighting some of our city’s most talented artists, rain or shine.
Art Walk Ambassadors (identified by their white Art Walk aprons) are on hand throughout the tour to provide extra info or guidance on event highlights.
Our advice: Begin at Tavern in the gARTen, a beer and wine garden that is worth the stop (and the sip).
Then, hit Red Door Studio and Gallery, 2 Rules Fine Art, Hidden Treasures, the Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art, Marina Marina, DK Gallery, and the Historic Marietta Trolley. Certain locations (see event map) are also participating in a drawing for a $50 gift certificate, redeemable at many Square merchants.
Hours: 5pm- 9pm
More info can also be found at the Marietta Welcome Center kiosk at the corner of Church Street and Mill Street. Stop there and pick up an Art Walk map.