YOU DON’T HAVE TO HOLE UP IN A GALLERY OR MUSEUM TO ENJOY ART IN ATLANTA. INSTEAD, SIMPLY LOOK AROUND YOU.
By any measure, art is intrinsic to enjoying the world around us. From high-concept pieces that hang in art galleries to seen-on-the-street graffiti, it’s good for us: It helps—even forces—us to engage with our communities, and it rattles us free from our habitual indifference to what is all around us. As Pablo Picasso once said, “Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” Indeed, it does just that, making us happy on our way to work and school, or someplace else in our daily routine. Most of us can’t visit a museum or art gallery every day, but, art is still all around us—on buildings, in restaurants and in hidden places you might not even notice. You just have to open your eyes and look.
Story: Angela Hansberger
PHOTOS: Erik Meadows