You clearly have no idea what you are talking about. You speak as though attending a few events at the Goat Farm has made you privy to the goings on and the operations. With just the slightest bit of research you'd find that their profits are made from renting out artist studio space, not selling beer. They don't sell liquor, and allowing food trucks to park (free of charge) and sell food during events is hardly making a profit selling food.
They provide the use of the various venues there free of charge to the up and coming and independent artists and organizations that have been selected, something they are able to do because they make a profit renting artist studios. In addition to providing the venues free of charge, they often provide complementary marketing and production assistance to those artists and arts organizations.
What a sham! Too bad all those artists are too stupid and naive to realize they are being shystered into an illegal operation! Man, if only they (and the whole world for that matter) knew that while they were being given free event space, marketing and production assistance they were taking part in the biggest arts scene boondoggle in the history of Atlanta. What they experienced to be a place to grow their craft and their exposure was really just a front for an incredibly profitable beer selling endeavor trying to disguise itself as an "arts center". Hot Damn.
A former renter at the Goat Farm
Creative Loafing Atlanta
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