Watch the sun set over the skyline from Jackson Street Bridge (above)
Want to see epic views of Atlanta’s skyline? Then make your way to the Jackson Street Bridge, where fiery patches of oranges and yellows spark to life over the horizon as the sun sets. Look down below to see cars zoom by, illuminating the highway with streaks of white and red lights. If photography’s your thing, you’ll want to bring your camera along for this one.
Jackson Street at Freedom Parkway, 30312
View eye-popping art at the Old Fourth Ward Park Arts Festival (June 24-25)
Art lovers rejoice! This two-day celebration showcases the handiwork and rich history of the community, featuring bold, abstract splashes of bright colors from local painters; eclectic, eye-catching jewelry creations; glossy photography and more. Bring a friend, spouse or even the kiddos because there’s something for all ages to enjoy, including artist demonstrations, a play area, food and drink vendors, hands-on art activities and live music.
Old Fourth Ward Arts Festival
592 N. Angier Ave. N.E., 30308
Treat your eyes to some seriously wow-worthy structures on an architecture tour (June 10-11)
Stroll through the city’s most charming neighborhoods and discover modern design at its finest. MA!’s 2017 Architecture Tour, a part of the Atlanta Design Festival, is where genius craftsmanship and the city’s residential and commercial construction collide. This year’s notable projects include residences and commercial spaces marked by giant glass windows with sweeping views, flowing interiors illuminated by natural light, bold geometric shapes and minimalist style.
MA! 2017 Architecture Tour
Spot street art and murals around town
Atlanta streets come alive with the most creative, colorful street art, produced by local and international artists. Case in point are the bright abstract murals you’ll find tucked under bridges along the BeltLine, vivid urban graphics dotting the Krog Street tunnel and modern masterpieces interwoven throughout the Cabbagetown neighborhood. So round up some friends and make a weekend adventure of discovering the public art scene.
STORY: Jaimee Ratliff