ArtsATL

Your Guide To The Arts In Atlanta

Atlanta is a city bursting with creative energy,
a city that never stops burning.

But here’s the thing about fire: It needs oxygen. Take that away, even the brightest flame burns out. At ARTS ATL, our mission is to guide audiences to the best art Atlanta has to offer, and in doing so, to breathe air to those artistic fires burning throughout this thriving, diverse city.

We know life is hectic, and there are a million cool and creative things going on in the city. We help you sort through them at our Arts Events Calendar, finding what speaks to you. We also bring you the unexpected, the new, the up-and-coming, helping you discover your next favorite homegrown artist or musician or filmmaker through our independent arts journalism.

Since 2009, ARTS ATL has been the only publication offering independent, comprehensive coverage of the arts in Atlanta across our six coverage areas: Art & Design, Music, Film & TV, Theater, Dance, and Books. Here, you’ll find interviews, in-depth reviews and analysis of theater, trap and everything in between.

We are a nonprofit, and as part of our mission, we also work to guide artists through the Atlanta creative scene, connecting creators to resources and to each other, all in the service of keeping the fire burning.

Who We Are

Van Jensen

PUBLISHER

Van Jensen

PUBLISHER

An author and filmmaker, Van previously oversaw the Georgia Tech Alumni Magazine and is an award-winning reporter for newspapers and magazines.

Scott Freeman

EXECUTIVE EDITOR

Scott Freeman

EXECUTIVE EDITOR

He has worked at Atlanta Magazine and Creative Loafing. Scott is the author of 4 books, including biographies of the Allman Brothers and Otis Redding.

Lauren Leathers

MUSIC & EVENTS EDITOR

Lauren Leathers

MUSIC & EVENTS EDITOR

Lauren has written for Creative Loafing, Atlanta Magazine, WABE, Flagpole Magazine & Marietta Daily Journal, and is a fixture in ATL’s music scene.

Nick Tapp

HEAD OF MARKETING

Nick Tapp

HEAD OF MARKETING

He has overseen marketing and events for Creative Loafing, Cox Radio and Cumulus Media and is the creator of the much-loved Burger Week event.

Beth Ward

TV+FILM & BOOKS EDITOR

Beth Ward

TV+FILM & BOOKS EDITOR

Featured in NPR, BUST, Creative Nonfiction, Atlas Obscura & more, Beth was a digital editor & content strategist for some of ATL’s biggest brands.

Cynthia Bond Perry

DANCE EDITOR

Cynthia Bond Perry

DANCE EDITOR

She has covered Atlanta’s dance scene for ARTS ATL and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution while earning a master’s degree in writing from UGA.

Kelundra Smith

THEATER EDITOR

Kelundra Smith

THEATER EDITOR

She is featured in The New York Times, American Theatre & more, co-chair of the American Theatre Critics Association’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee.

Lynne Tanzer

SOCIAL MEDIA HEAD

Lynne Tanzer

SOCIAL MEDIA HEAD

Lynne has worked with Modern Mystic, Tiny Doors ATL, WonderRoot, Dream Warriors Foundation & the High Museum of Art as a writer and strategist.

Kathy Janich

Art + Design Editor

Kathy Janich

Art + Design Editor

Kathy has been an editor and reporter covering the arts for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and, most recently, Encore Atlanta.

Board of Directors

Jeff Adams

Partner

Arnall Golden Gregory LLP

Margot Dukes

Co-founder

Imagine Media Consulting

Cathy Fox

Founding Executive Director

ARTS ATL

Marissa Kessler

Senior Associate

PwC

Leandrew Tabb

CPA

Tabb & Tabb, LLC

Melissa Brogdon

Director of Development and Communications

Emmaus House

Rachel Eisaman

Owner

Jolie Residential

Kara Kennedy

Litigator

Alston & Bird

Cecily Welch

Owner

Welch Financial Advisors

Jared Welsh

Associate

Kilpatrick Townsend

Artist Advisory Council

Karen Anderson

Artist

Tiny Doors ATL

Karen Ceesay

Actor & Writer

Lisa Cunningham

Film Director

Tripp Crosby

Actor & Director

Tripp and Tyler

Jeremy Gilbertson

Co-founder

Tunewelders

Miranda Kyle

Program Manager

Art on the BeltLine

Tiffany Latrice

Founder

TILA Studios

Ivan Pulinkala

Interim Dean of the Arts

Kennesaw State University

Dantes Rameau

Executive Director

Atlanta Music Project

Tim Sweetwood

Founder

Shaky Knees Festival

Amena Brown

Poet & Spoken Word Artist

Peter Ferrari

Artist & Owner

Facet Gallery

Tom Key

Artistic Director

Theatrical Outfit

Greg Mike

Artist & Owner

ABV Gallery

Peter Siaggas

Partner & Director

Picture It Productions

Rachel Van Buskirk

Co-founder

Terminus Modern Ballet Theatre

Jessica De Maria

Actor, Playwright & Director