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Arts & Museums
Located on the verdant, heavily-Gothic campus of Oglethorpe University, this dignified museum offers a broad range of cultural displays, from antiquity to modern art. A short, five-minute car trip up Peachtree Road from Buckhead, the museum and university are surrounded by the quiet residential neighborhood of Brookhaven, one of the city's prettiest. There is an admission fee per person to the museum but exploring the campus is free. The museum is closed on holidays.
If you have an interest in painting and don't mind an adult beverage every now and then, Sips n Strokes was made for you. Offering art classes that encourage students to bring their own beer or wine, Sips n Strokes is all about making learning to paint fun. Instructors guide classes through basic painting techniques while allowing every student to take home his or her works. Sips n Strokes has locations throughout the South, as this beverage-infused art is way too much fun to be confined to just one location.
This wonderful boutique inside Phipps Plaza boasts of an unsurpassed collection of the works by some of the most famous and respected artists of modern times. Choose from original works, limited edition prints and sculpture by such masters as Erte, McKnight, Tarkay and Fairchild, among others. Not sure what you're looking for? The staff is refreshingly friendly and always willing to lend a hand in appraisal, selection or working out a payment plan that can fit your budget.
With an emphasis on quality and originality, all the art works on exhibit at Chic - Evolution in Art have a contemporary edge to them, as is apparent from its name. Pay attention to the minute details present in both the paintings and sculptures on display, a rare combination of colors is used, with the common theme of health and happiness running through all the works. You can place individual orders and have your item shipped anywhere you want.
The picture window out front is adorned with a large painting of an arched hallway, and the first-time visitor is often forced into a double-take. Is that the gallery itself, or just a wall hanging? Inside the gallery, you'll find a full range of fine contemporary work, including original paintings, pewter lamps, candlesticks and other unique works of art. Murals, sculpture, and functional art pieces are also on the menu. Custom design service is available. Contact owner and artisan Edna Reinike for details.
This unique location in the fashionable Miami Circle district of Buckhead is actually a collection of over 14 artists' studios that all feed into one impressive gallery. Choose from contemporary and expressionistic paintings in watercolor, oil, pastel and acrylic, or browse the fine selection of photography and mixed media works. The works here constitute a fantastic representation of local talent. Stop by and tune in to the work of some of the most talented artists working today.
In a quiet corner of Miami Circle, shop owner Evelyn Avery has amassed a collection of framed art that rivals those of many respectable museums. Browse her warm gallery and marvel at the crowded walls, lined from floor to ceiling with every kind of frame and print you could imagine. Handcrafted frames and mirrors, 19th-century French oils, original engravings, gouache paintings and watercolors are among your many choices. Avery also maintains a peerless inventory of antique prints for your discriminating perusal.
This aptly named boutique is one of Buckhead's nicer little, lesser-known find that makes exploring this neighborhood such a delightful treasure hunt. Galleries 515 is housed right in the midst of it all on East Paces Ferry Road, and offers fine art for show and for sale. Many styles and influences are represented in the collection of this comparatively small outlet, which offers a little something for every type of fine art lover.
Along busy Piedmont Road, you'll find Picture This Gallery, a full-service gallery that caters to a broad gamut of home and office decorating needs. Choose from a wide selection of art prints, from oils and watercolors to posters and photographic art. Many pieces come matted and framed and ready to hang, or you can customize your order with their personal framing service. Don't worry if the inventory overwhelms you at first; the pros here are always willing to lend a hand in selecting just the right look for your style.
Few people know that tucked away within the massive Centers for Disease Control complex near Emory University is the fascinating David J. Sencer CDC Museum. Developed in association with the Smithsonian Institute, the museum features state-of-the-art exhibits on the history of CDC and its lead role in disease investigation and eradication in the United States and around the globe. A large scale multimedia installation, Global Symphony presents compelling narratives and media collages about CDC's impact on public health. Permanent and temporary exhibits explore smallpox eradication, AIDS prevention and other health issues. Before you go, be sure to have a government-issued photo I.D. (driver's license or passport) with you for entry. Exhibits are self-guided; however tours can be arranged in advance for groups of 10 or more.
One of Buckhead's most fashionable and well-stocked locations for modern photography, Jackson Fine Art is a visual delight. Established in 1990, one can find a comprehensive selection of contemporary photography and a fine balance of 20th Century and classic photographic works. Browse through their exhibition rooms or resource library to get a glimpse of these beautiful artistic impressions.
The Signature Shop prides itself on bringing the best in modern and contemporary art to the discriminating shoppers of Buckhead. The atmosphere is a bit more showroom than gallery, but the patrons flock in for the selection. There are great choices in original works, and hundreds of framed prints can be custom-tailored to any decor scheme. The pros here are always willing to lend their expertise. Appointments are available outside of regular business hours and are encouraged for serious collectors. See website for online shopping, events calendar, and gallery and artist news.