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ArtsATL

Your Source For The Arts In Atlanta

ArtsATL was founded in 2009 to provide comprehensive coverage of the arts in metro Atlanta and has grown to become an essential part of the city’s arts community.

Our cofounders, Catherine Fox and Pierre Ruhe, were leading critics for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution when the paper significantly pulled back on its arts coverage. Fox and Ruhe created ArtsATL to fill that void, and to ensure that there was a place for thoughtful and sophisticated criticism along with news and feature stories. They knew that journalistic coverage is essential to a thriving arts community.

ArtsATL has sections devoted to Art+Design, Theater, Music, Dance, Film+TV, Books and our Arts Calendar. We strive to be the most authoritative voice for the arts in Atlanta and to serve as the conduit between the artist and their audiences.

We are a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit and depend on donations to supplement our advertising revenue. Please consider supporting our mission.

You can read ArtsATL’s Code of Ethics HERE.

Who We Are

Patti Siegel

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Patti Siegel

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Patti is a business and arts leader with an extensive background in nonprofit work and a long history of volunteering in the arts, most recently with Theatrical Outfit’s Board of Trustees. She served on Synchronicity Theatre’s Board of Directors and volunteered with Atlanta Celebrates Photography and MOCA GA.

Scott Freeman

EXECUTIVE EDITOR

Scott Freeman

EXECUTIVE EDITOR

Scott has worked at Atlanta Magazine and Creative Loafing. He is the author of four books, including biographies of the Allman Brothers and Otis Redding. He has twice been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for his journalism, and has received two Sigma Delta Chi Green Eyeshade Awards.

Kathy Janich

SENIOR EDITOR

Kathy Janich

SENIOR EDITOR

Kathy coordinates ArtsATL’s Art + Design, Theater and Film/TV coverage. She’s been an arts journalist for more than three decades and has worked at newspapers across the country, including 18 years at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. She’s a proud alumnus of the USC/Getty Midcareer Arts Journalism Fellowship (Los Angeles).

Shelby Brown

SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER

Shelby Brown

SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER

Shelby is a recent graduate from Georgia State University’s Creative Media Industries Institute. Her degree encompasses art, design, and immersive technology. Shelby is also an artist and is currently at work on an illustration series.

David Wright

DIRECTOR, PARTNER RELATIONS

David Wright

DIRECTOR, PARTNER RELATIONS

David Wright is Director of Partner Relations and has an extensive background in media and the nonprofit space where he has served for the last 15 years. David is a passionate advocate for his clients and always excited to find new and creative opportunities to elevate our ArtsATL partners.

Gail O’Neill

EDITOR-AT-LARGE

Gail O’Neill

EDITOR-AT-LARGE

Gail covers arts and culture, curates essays for the “In Our Own Words” column and writes the “BookMarks” column as editor-at-large for ArtsATL. She hosts and coproduces Collective Knowledge — a conversational series that’s broadcast on TheA Network — and frequently moderates author talks for the Atlanta History Center.

Jim Farmer

EDITOR-AT-LARGE

Jim Farmer

EDITOR-AT-LARGE

Jim covers theater and film for ArtsATL. A graduate of the University of Georgia, he’s written about the arts for 30+ years. Jim is the festival director of Out on Film, Atlanta’s LGBTQ film festival. He lives in Avondale Estates with his husband, Craig, and dog Douglas.

Cynthia Bond Perry

EDITOR-AT-LARGE

Cynthia Bond Perry

EDITOR-AT-LARGE

Cynthia began writing for ArtsATL in 2009 and has also contributed to Dance Magazine, Dance International and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. In 2017, Perry earned an M.F.A. in narrative media writing from the University of Georgia.

Kelundra Smith

EDITOR-AT-LARGE

Kelundra Smith

EDITOR-AT-LARGE

Kelundra is a critic and arts journalist whose mission is to connect people to cultural experiences and each other. Her work appears in The New York Times, Food & Wine, American Theatre and elsewhere. She is a member of the American Theatre Critics Association. Twitter: @pieceofkay | Instagram: @anotherpieceofkay.

Board of Directors

James A. Alexander, Jr.

Associate | Financial Services & Products Attorney

Alston & Bird

Quentin Avery Brown

Executive Director

Independent Artists' Playhouse

Ricardo Corporan

Diversity & Inclusion Administrator

Alston & Bird

Joseph Crespino

Jimmy Carter Professor | History Department Chair

Emory University

Scott Freeman

Executive Editor

ArtsATL

Ivan Pulinkala

Dean, College of the Arts | Founding Chair & Professor, Department of Dance

Kennesaw State University

Ashlyn Remillard

Director, Social Strategy

Salesforce

Bianca Sarrach

Principal, Advisory Services

Brown Smith Wallace LLP

Virginia Schenck

Arts Advocate and Educator

Patti Siegel

Executive Director

ArtsATL

Stephanie Watkins

Retired Accountant and Arts Advocate

Bonnie Youn

Legal Recruiting Manager

The RMN Agency