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Filthy Pick: Best public art: Art Signed the Beltline

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Armed with maps, Sharpies and $400 worth of wood, a group of local artists organized by WonderRoot and local do-gooder/merry-maker Angel Poventud ART SIGNED THE BELTLINE in June. Artists and regular folk from around the city gathered to produce more than 100 works to install along 108 points where the Beltline crosses public rights-of-way. The group then tagged the city with its guerilla signage under the cover of night. The effort’s reach is undeniable: From an I-20 overpass in Grant Park to Edgewood Avenue to south Atlanta, the art signs are spunky reminders of Atlanta’s vast expanse and the link the Beltline could offer among its numerous communities. City of Atlanta take note: This is how you do public art.

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Best book event

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Best dance performance

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Best film event

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Best gallery spotlighting local artists

Spruill Gallery

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Best literary love for Atlanta

Outcasts United

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Best local female actor

Kate Donadio

With a one-line role in last year’s Oscar-nominated The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Atlanta actress KATE DONADIO signaled that she’s poised for big things. »more

Best local male actor

Daniel Thomas May

It’s not exactly a surprise when DANIEL THOMAS MAY creates a powerful character or provides a memorable interpretation onstage. He won Creative Loafing’s Critics Pick »more

Best new theatrical venue

Southwest Arts Center

The SOUTHWEST ARTS CENTER is the long overdue cultural venue on Atlanta’s southwest side — but the name doesn’t convey just how impressive the 27-acre »more

Best new trend in the arts

Art collectives

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Best orgiastic feast

El Bicho: 2008/2009

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Best peek into an art collector's vault

Mergers & Acquisitions

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Best place to score affordable art

Young Blood Gallery and Boutique

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Best reason to name-drop

Salman Rushdie

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Best venue for stand-up comedy

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Best visual artist

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Filthy Pick: Best public art

Art Signed the Beltline

Armed with maps, Sharpies and $400 worth of wood, a group of local artists organized by WonderRoot and local do-gooder/merry-maker Angel Poventud ART SIGNED THE »more

Rich Pick: Best theater company

Georgia Shakespeare

The spirit of “the show must go on” is alive and well at GEORGIA SHAKESPEARE. The economic downturn forced the company to cancel its annual »more

Best art event

Le Flash

Of all things glittery and shiny we witnessed just before the economy officially flew off the rails, nothing was glitterier or shinier than last fall’s »more

Best artistic stimulus package

Art Papers Live! lecture series

Art Papers is more widely known for its annual art auction blowout, which somehow persuades large swaths of the Atlanta art community to show up »more

Best book event

Decatur Book Festival

For bibliophiles, the DECATUR BOOK FESTIVAL is simply impossible to ignore. The largest independent book festival in the country, DBF brings a staggering lineup of »more

Best comedic threesome

Lala Cochran, Don Finney and Shelly McCook

Last fall, Actor’s Express’ production of Paul Rudnick’s The New Century presented a dream team of Atlanta comic talent with LALA COCHRAN, DON FINNEY AND »more

Best dance performance

Dirty Pretty

Atlanta's dance scene teems with modern and contemporary companies vying for recognition, but with each new showcase, Zoetic Dance Ensemble sets the standard. Last fall's »more

Best film event

Atlanta Film Festival

Every year, Atlanta stages an intriguing variety of worthy cinematic activities, including the annual Out on Film Festival, monthly Film Love screenings, and the Plaza »more

Best gallery spotlighting local artists

Spruill Gallery

Now that the price of gas has come down, there’s no excuse for ITP-centric Atlantans not to make the trek out to Dunwoody’s SPRUILL GALLERY. »more

Best literary love for Atlanta

Outcasts United

New York Times reporter Warren St. John offered an unconventional kind of underdog sports story with his nonfiction book OUTCASTS UNITED. While profiling Jordanian soccer »more

Best local female actor

Kate Donadio

With a one-line role in last year’s Oscar-nominated The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Atlanta actress KATE DONADIO signaled that she’s poised for big things. »more

Best local male actor

Daniel Thomas May

It’s not exactly a surprise when DANIEL THOMAS MAY creates a powerful character or provides a memorable interpretation onstage. He won Creative Loafing’s Critics Pick »more

Best new theatrical venue

Southwest Arts Center

The SOUTHWEST ARTS CENTER is the long overdue cultural venue on Atlanta’s southwest side — but the name doesn’t convey just how impressive the 27-acre »more

Best new trend in the arts

Art collectives

The last year witnessed a woeful lot of new trends. We don’t need to remind you about tanking home prices, skyrocketing unemployment, and widespread economic »more

Best orgiastic feast

El Bicho: 2008/2009

The Atlanta art scene might not be the most hospitable place for an Afro-Cuban political dissident who just wants to preach revolution while getting his »more

Best peek into an art collector's vault

Mergers & Acquisitions

Curator Stuart Horodner’s 11th-hour tour de force MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center reminded us of the old haberdasher’s saying: “It’s not »more

Best place to score affordable art

Young Blood Gallery and Boutique

Tucked between Café di Sol and Atlanta Pro Bicycle on North Highland, YOUNG BLOOD GALLERY AND BOUTIQUE has the goods and it has ’em cheap. »more

Best reason to name-drop

Salman Rushdie

Odds are, you’re not going to run into SALMAN RUSHDIE while having a beer at the Local or getting your car’s emissions checked. During his »more

Best venue for stand-up comedy

The Laughing Skull Lounge

When it came to choosing the best venue for stand-up comedy from the exhaustive list of two full-time comedy clubs actually located in metro Atlanta, »more

Best visual artist

Danielle Roney

Installation and conceptual artist DANIELLE RONEY was already making thoughtful art that put her in the league of nationally and internationally recognized artists. But Genesis »more

Filthy Pick: Best public art

Art Signed the Beltline

Armed with maps, Sharpies and $400 worth of wood, a group of local artists organized by WonderRoot and local do-gooder/merry-maker Angel Poventud ART SIGNED THE »more

Rich Pick: Best theater company

Georgia Shakespeare

The spirit of “the show must go on” is alive and well at GEORGIA SHAKESPEARE. The economic downturn forced the company to cancel its annual »more

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