ATLANTA – Join Underground Atlanta at the 17th Annual Heritage Arts Festival, a much anticipated annual celebration of art and culture. A bustling artist market, hands-on demonstrations, live music and diverse entertainment options attract visitors and residents alike.
WHAT: 17th Annual Heritage Arts Festival
DATES: Wednesday, July 4 – Sunday, July 8, 2012
WHERE: Underground Atlanta; 50 Alabama Street Southwest, Atlanta GA, 30303
TIME: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. (July 4 & 5); 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. (July 6 & 7); 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. (July 8)
Take Underground Atlanta’s Food Truck Wednesdays up a notch with the infusion of the festival’s offerings, swing by early if you’re planning to take the Braves Shuttle to the game on July 4 through July 6, or make a day of it with friends and family. With all of the activities at Underground Atlanta and The Heritage Arts Festival, you’ll want to be sure to mark it on your calendar for the holiday weekend. We’ll even make it easy for you to organize your planner:
- Artist Market: Channel your creative spirit and browse more than 50 local and international booths featuring unique collections of beauty products, jewelry, books, clothing, paintings and more! Sample savory treats from a variety of food vendors.
- Music: Let Kenny’s Alley set the mood with live blues music. Two additional stages will keep the party going with live gospel, jazz and R&B from some of the city’s best performers, including Takiya, Jazzmatic, The Frame, B Devine and more.
- Entertainment: Enjoy story telling, book signings, stage plays and film screenings. “Black in Film”, hosted by The African-American Cinema Gallery, will run all weekend long and showcases the progression of African-Americans through cinema – so be sure to check it out. For a full schedule visit: www.heritageartsfestival.org/atlanta-arts-fesitival-entertainment.html.
- Live demonstrations: Talented artists, including Aaron El Amino, bring art to life with on-site demonstrations. Patrons are invited to channel their inner artist and produce their own masterpiece as a take home souvenir.
Discover the culture Underground Atlanta has to offer year round as well. Visitors can browse through three levels of indoor and outdoor shopping, or grab a bite from any of the 13 food options. Underground Atlanta is also home to a rich history that dates back to 1836; The Zero Milepost still stands today in the basement of The Georgia Railroad Freight Depot.
Parking is available at Underground Atlanta on the property, but patrons are strongly encouraged to take MARTA. The closest stop is Five Points, and the Braves Shuttle is a free transfer with a Breeze Card. For additional information about the festival visit www.heritageartsfestival.org, and catch the latest updates on Twitter @UndergroundATL, and Facebook by “liking” the Underground Atlanta fan page, as well as the Heritage Arts Festival fan page.
About Underground Atlanta: Located in the heart of the downtown, Underground Atlanta is one of the city’s favorite attractions and a cultural hub. Opened in 1969 as a “city beneath the streets,” Underground Atlanta still exhibits many of the significant architectural features from its original structure. Visitors can pick up a self-guided History tour brochure at the information booth and discover the history firsthand. Explore six city blocks, 12 acres and three levels of 225,000 square feet of shopping, restaurants and entertainment at Underground Atlanta, a destination with more than 100 years of history. Visit on Wednesdays at lunchtime for a selection of Atlanta’s most delicious food trucks lining the street. Underground Atlanta offers a year-round calendar of cultural, entertainment, community and family programming with its signature events being Peach Drop on New Year’s Eve and Heritage Arts Festival in July. For more information, visit www.underground-atlanta.com or call 404-523-2311.