See Art Up-Close
You’ll find a truly unique art gallery experience at the Alpharetta Arts Center, where rotating exhibits are shown throughout the year. Ranging from paintings to sculptures, with every medium you can imagine, the offerings at the arts center are always intriguing and imaginative. Admission is free and, in many cases, the art is available for purchase. In downtown Alpharetta, explore even more noteworthy art at Chic Evolution in Art, a creatively driven art gallery that showcases emerging talent from around the world. The gallery provides ever-changing selections including modern paintings, blown glass, sculptures, and other varying mediums. Many artists featured in the gallery also offer custom commissioned pieces to make your artistic vision a reality. Take a walk through the gallery to appreciate the pieces or take home your favorite artistic creation.
Whether it was coloring books as a child, fingerpainting in elementary school, participating in the high school musical, or all of the above, something about art reminds of us the inner child inside of each of us. Wonder and whimsy keep us young and vibrant and change our perspectives on day-to-day life. Artistic adventures await you in Alpharetta, regardless of age or ability. Whether looking for family friendly fun or taking in some much needed “me time”, don’t miss the chance to engage your inner artist in Alpharetta!
Wander Into Whimsy
Whether you’re an art aficionado or want to develop a new appreciation for the arts, you’ll reach your daily steps goal while checking 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 statutes 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 which personifies the welcoming nature of Alpharetta. Swing by the Alpharetta Welcome Center to grab a brochure to use as a tour guide and map.
Become One with Art
Sometimes it isn’t enough to take art in from a distance—sometimes you need to exercise your own creative talents! Luckily, immersive experiences are abundant in Alpharetta. Check out any of the exciting course offerings at the Alpharetta Arts Center, including painting, ceramics classes, performative arts classes, and more. Have fun and cocktails 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. No matter where your heart leads you, you will have a brilliant time bringing out your inner Monet.
Artsy Events to Attend
We love a good excuse to gather with friends and family, and there’s no better excuse than Alpharetta Arts Streetfest. Taking place on Memorial Day weekend, this two-day art festival at The Grove at Wills Park showcases over 100 artists from across the U.S. Including festival eats and drinks, this event has everything you need for a successful outing. On select weekends throughout the warm months, another don’t-miss event is Alpharetta Art in the Park at Brooke Street Park. This outdoor market features handcrafted work by local artists who create masterpieces right before your eyes. Including art of all mediums, you’ll see something different each time you attend!
Make the most of your visit to Alpharetta by booking a stay at one of 30 modern hotels so that you can multiple days of art-astic activities! Share your adventures with us by tagging us @AwesomeAlpharetta and using our hashtag, #AwesomeAlpharetta!