Alpharetta’s art scene is abuzz with something to offer every artistic mind and spirit. From culture-infused theatre acts and live music to galleries galore and sculptures to explore, the vibrant arts landscape in the city is simply waiting to be discovered for your next getaway or road trip.
Start your artful getaway at the Alpharetta Arts Center to see the current rotating gallery exhibit. Many of the Arts Center exhibits also have art pieces up for purchase. The center also features a black-box theater space, working studios, special art events and Play Me Again Piano’s first (and currently, the only) upcycled Baby Grand Piano on its porch. Tickle the ivories of this restored piece that celebrates Alpharetta’s beloved arts and music scene.
Whether you’re an art aficionado or developing your appreciation for the arts, check out the Downtown Alpharetta Arts Walking Tour – a self-guided tour through the city’s growing collection of public art. This experience will take you past beautiful sculptures like “Nucleus,” a steel statue inspired by curves in life and nature; “Modern Saxophone,” which celebrates the city’s musical heritage; and the “The Visitor” installation, featuring a bear with the word “hello” written in many languages, personifying the welcoming nature of Alpharetta.
Let your creative spirit soar in Alpharetta through canvas and pottery painting experiences. Get artsy with the kiddos and enjoy cocktails with the adults while painting a new masterpiece at Painting With a Twist. Try your hand at pottery painting at All Fired Up or Artrageous Potter for a fun night out with friends or family. Head to The Treehouse at Sis + Moon’s where you can reserve the studio for a private art party or sign up for the Canvas + Cocktails classes. In the back of the Treehouse, you’ll find studios of local artists whose artwork is sold in Sis + Moon’s storefront.
Live music is back! Alpharetta is humming with the sounds of steel drums, guitars, and amazing vocals. From every corner of the city, find an acoustic artist crooning, a band jamming or a unique musical experience waiting. As the weather warms up and the days get longer, the city is turning up the heat on live music at Ameris Bank Amphitheatre, Matilda’s Music Under the Pines and The Velvet Note. Alpharetta also has seasonal music series like Home by Dark at Brooke Street Park, Music Match and Avalon Nights Live to get your live music fix for free!
Catch a live performance at ACT1 Theatre during their upcoming 2021 season. ACT1 is an award-winning community theatre with a focus on wholesome entertainment for the family. Their 2021-2022 season includes crowd favorites such as Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner,The Tempest, White Christmas, Maytag Virgin, A Higher Place in Heaven and Little Shop of Horrors.
Find art you love enough to take home at one of the city’s art galleries. Chic Evolution in Art is a creatively driven gallery showcasing emerging talent from around the world with paintings, blown glass, sculptures and different mediums. Othel’s Art features modern/contemporary original and custom artwork from their student portfolios. Alpharetta’s newest gallery, Oya Art Gallery, focuses on American modern and contemporary art while having roots in Western Europe.
Plan your artful getaway to Alpharetta and don’t forget to book comfy accommodations to relax in style at one of the city’s modern and upscale hotels!