Matt is right, this is technically Adair Park under the current boundaries used by the City of Atlanta. Historically, however, industrial areas citywide were never considered to be a part of the neighborhood. It's only when the NPU system was created that most were lumped into the closest residential areas.
This said, I'mv very excited about this. I'd love the idea of having a decent coffee shop to walk to from my home in West End. Right now, it's McDonald's or the moka pot for me.
Seems to be sold out on their site
Is there a way to get tickets at the door?
Yeah, this is super exciting, and even more so that it is NOT in West End, but rather the budding RDA/Wells arts district at the northern end of Adair Park (along with Castleberry Hill and western Mechanicsville)! Looking forward to see this beautiful building be appreciated.
The Abrams Fixture building is located in Adair Park.
The West End -- the hottest neighborhood in town for housing *and* culture!
Now that The Goat Farm has transformed West Midtown, it is great to see the arts community expanding southwest (although they already have been a presence here for a while.)
Don't miss the Art on the Beltline where the Beltline goes through the West End Historic District.
I call bullshit on the above comment. I have attended RAW several times and it's has been amazing. I have sold many pieces of art, met some amazing artists, bought some amazing pieces, listened to some incredible bands, and met some great art lovers. Not sure why "Biff" says "Pyramid scheme type bullshit. Come on ya'll" unless he/she does not know what a Pyramid scheme actually is. This event requires you to sell tickets because GASP the building that the event is in needs to be paid for, and it's a hell of a lot better than requiring a commission like other galleries.
Usually the people are are upset about the event are the artists who did not sell much or anything at all. Also it's not just about the artist just selling art, but enjoying the venue as a whole and having an amazing night out with some of the the most incredible people in the area. As someone who has art in a few galleries, attending RAW has been such a great experience.
I have had the honor of photographing artists who I met at RAW, and several people came back just to say hello, connect and see what new art I have and to meet other new artist as well. The staff were amazing, Dayna Melton was AMAZING and I cannot understand why anyone would have a problem with this event. If the complaint was having to sell tickets trust me when I say this is not too awful considering most galleries would charge a 40% commission rate. To prove that I am a solid RAW supporter and I will not hide behind the internet, my name is Kevin Currie, a photographer and artist ( https://tcephotography.squarespace.com) that attends RAW as often as possible.
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