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, and 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.

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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, 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. (Our Statement of Editorial Independence.)

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

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.

Lynne Tanzer

SOCIAL MEDIA HEAD

Lynne Tanzer

SOCIAL MEDIA HEAD

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

Kathy Janich

SENIOR EDITOR

Kathy Janich

SENIOR EDITOR

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

Emma Simmons

COPY EDITOR

Emma Simmons

COPY EDITOR

Emma has an English degree from Kennesaw State University and has been copy editing behind the scenes for ARTS ATL since February of 2017. When she’s not copy editing, she enjoys painting and singing.

Alexandra Benisek

MUSIC INTERN

Alexandra Benisek

MUSIC INTERN

Alexandra is the editor-in-chief of Oglethorpe University’s newspaper, The Stormy Petrel, and is currently earning a degree in communications while interning at ARTS ATL.

Isabel Walston

EDITORIAL INTERN

Isabel Walston

EDITORIAL INTERN

Isabel is pursuing degrees in journalism and comparative literature at the University of Georgia while interning at ARTS ATL. She has a passion for contemporary art and has written about it for The Red & Black and the Georgia Museum of Art.

Vivian Lee-Boulton

THEATER INTERN

Vivian Lee-Boulton

THEATER INTERN

Vivian has been featured in Flagpole, an Athens local magazine. She attends the University of Georgia as a public relations and theater double major and has over 14 years of theater experience.

Tennant Ross

BOOKS INTERN

Tennant Ross

BOOKS INTERN

Featured in Creative Loafing and Kennesaw State University’s student-run newspaper, The Sentinel, Tennant is earning a degree in English with a concentration in fiction while interning for the books section at ARTS ATL

Board of Directors

Jeffrey Adams

Partner

Arnall Golden Gregory LLP

Carrie Burns

Owner

Atlanta Movie Tours

Margot Dukes

Cofounder

Imagine Media Consulting

Catherine Fox

Founding Executive Director

ARTS ATL

Marissa Kessler

Senior Associate

Guidehouse LLP

Leandrew Tabb

CPA

Tabb & Tabb, LLC

Rachel Eisaman

Owner

Jolie Residential

Cecily Welch

Owner

Welch Financial Advisors

Jared Welsh

Associate

Greenberg Traurig, LLP

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

Cofounder

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

Cofounder

Terminus Modern Ballet Theatre

Jessica De Maria

Actor, Playwright & Director