Atlanta’s “heart of the arts,” Midtown is nestled between downtown and the Buckhead neighborhood. The easy access to both work and play (thanks to MARTA, ATL’s rapid transit system) and a recent boom in development has made the area one of Hot ‘Lanta’s hottest ‘hoods.
Here’s the lowdown on Midtown.
HIGH MUSEUM OF ART
The High Museum of Art is the leading art museum in the Southeast. It boasts 15,000 pieces in its permanent collection, a growing portion of which is an impressive inventory of African American art. The High is dedicated to supporting and collecting works by Southern artists.
More than a cultural landmark, the High is also an entertaining way to spend an evening. Friday night jazz events are a regular scene at the High. Elevate date night with mixology competitions, dinner parties or any of the other romantic rendezvous scheduled on the High’s jam-packed events calendar.
The Fox Theater began its life as a movie palace but has since evolved into one of Atlanta’s premiere venues for live entertainment. And their event-space ballrooms are mind-blowingly gorgeous. The Fox’s stage hosts plays, bands, comedians, and magicians. They’re a registered national landmark with its finger on the pulse of the latest in entertainment. Not bad for a little venue on Peachtree.
Earlier this afternoon, a construction crew accidentally damaged a gas line located outside the Fox Theatre. As a precautionary measure, the theatre was evacuated. Atlanta Gas Light acted immediately to successfully repair the line. The Atlanta Fire Rescue Department has conducted a thorough inspection and reopened the theatre. Tonight’s performance of The Lion King will go on as scheduled.
ATLANTA BOTANICAL GARDEN
The Atlanta Botanical Garden has a mission to develop and maintain plant collections for display, education, research, conservation, and enjoyment. They call Atlanta the capital of the South. The metropolis certainly includes all the stresses and strains of any urban life. The Botanical Garden serves as a zen-like retreat and a cure for the big city blues. They have regular events and exhibitions, often timed with the passage of the seasons, spring through winter.
If there’s something cool going down in Atlanta, it’s probably happening in Midtown. The best arts, culture, and entertainment in Dixie are all in one neighborhood!