Achin' for art 

Get your fix with CL's annual Fall A&E Guide

Suffering for one's art is a cliche because it's true. From dancers who torture their toes until they swell and bruise, to visual artists who live on canned beans because all their money goes to art supplies, the fact remains: The life of an artist ain't easy. But when the compulsion to create overrides a desire for creature comforts, what's an artist to do? Lucky for audience members, the reward of suffering is experience, and this fall is busting out all over with cultural experiences, from the world premiere of the Broadway-bound musical The Color Purple at the Alliance Theatre to the Sally Mann show at Jackson Fine Art. So CL has put together this handy-dandy Fall A&E Guide to help you plan the season. Mark your calendars now! Order those tickets today! Don't let all that sweat and toil go to waste.

And to all you suffering artists out there, just remember: Pain passes, but art remains.



Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Latest in Cover Story

Readers also liked…

  • The Year in Photos 2014 2

    From a tour of the abandoned Clermont Hotel to Outkast’s reunion tour, here are 22 of our favorite photos of 2014
  • Body Politic 9

    How many strippers does it take to change years of gender bias, unfair labor practices, and stifling sexual repression?

More by Suzanne Van Atten

  • Year in Culture

    The highlights and lowlights of 2005
  • NBAF: Color of Culture

    National Black Arts Festival paints the town
  • Summer Guide'04

    The Drag Issue
  • More »
The Ultimate Doughnut Smackdown
The Ultimate Doughnut Smackdown

Search Events

  1. Goat Farm Economics 5

    Can art and good old-fashioned capitalism breathe new life into one of Atlanta’s most historic and overlooked neighborhoods?
  2. Solving downtown's homeless problem begins with taking the red pill 95

    Peachtree-Pine homeless shelter is the root of downtown's image problem
  3. Unanswered: CL's metro Atlanta officer-involved shooting database

Recent Comments

© 2016 Creative Loafing Atlanta
Powered by Foundation