That the Goat Farm is a for-profit venture is something co-owner Anthony Harper wants people to hear loud and clear. "We see the Goat Farm as a type of case study, possibly; that it might lend ammunition to the argument that art and culture can be economic stimulators," he says. So far, so good. In the three years since its inception, activity at the former cotton gin factory has exploded, hosting artists, publications, art events, concerts, and more. We're thankful that Harper and Melhouse (pictured center with Goat Farm team members Tian Justman, left, and Mark Dinatale, right) are leading by example with a real estate vision for the Goat Farm that puts the arts community at the fore, and very well could be a model for the Atlanta of the future.
Putting a little thought behind the Thank You
'I think of all the people that I've helped, and now someone's helping me.'