13 July 2019

Awkward Outings: Candytopia

If you're looking for something fun to do this summer then I've got a sweet suggestion for you! With the continuous growth in Atlanta there's literally always something to do, especially during the summer. From music, food festivals, and the arts, there is truly never a dull moment in the city. Traveling pop-up shops and interactive spaces seem to be the current trend and I'm definitely a fan.

Back in February I visited "Candytopia" an interactive museum full of art and activities that is all about candy. It consists of several different rooms that each have a candy related theme. I definitely felt like a big kid but did not feel out of place because it's truly an experience for all ages to enjoy. The exhibit is currently touring several cities around the country. It's been in Atlanta for a few months and I believe it ends toward the end of July, so if you're in Atlanta and  haven't had a chance to check it out I strongly urge you to go before it closes. It's located in the heart of Buckhead/Atlanta and if you're interested tickets and all information can be found via their website https://www.candytopia.com/.

All of the art is made from candy and each one has the specifications listed on how many hours it took and how many pieces of candy was used. 

A cute little tribute to Atlanta and Georgia. 

The confetti room was both my favorite and least favorite. SO much confetti. I was pulling it out of my hair for days lol. 

 There's even a gift shop with a full candy wall for your sweet tooth ^_^ 


17 January 2019

Awkward Outings: Fulton County Arts & Culture

Rainy days in Atlanta can be a nightmare in terms of traffic. Which is why I usually try to avoid it at all costs by staying home. But today was a little different. I got an invite from one of my favorite people to attend an exhibit sponsored by Fulton County Arts & Culture. Anyone close to me knows my love of the arts and I never pass up a chance to be inspired by other artists.

This exhibit is a part of the Fine Art Acquisitions Program. Each year they have a call for artists from all over Georgia to submit art that will be displayed in libraries across Fulton County. This is a temporary exhibit and will be on display and open to the public every Thursday-Saturday until January 26th which will end with a closing reception.  After the closing all of the art will be moved to various libraries across the county.

I truly enjoyed the exhibit and definitely recommend seeing it if you have the time. It's located right near Underground at 86 Pryor Street. For more information please visit http://www.fultonarts.org.

(L) Stay Fly x Dubelyoo (R) My Magic x TeMika Grooms

When the Spirit Hits Ya
Gilbert Young

(L) Daydreaming x Diana Toma (R) Soulsista x Dubelyoo

Banish the Witches
Marthalyn Fortson

(L) Swing x Ronnie Phillips (R) I Am Mursi x Victor Walker

Bamboo Canes and Light
Marisa Cerban

(L) Back to Harlem x Henry Blackmon (R) 381 Days x Henry Blackmon

(L) I Am Color x CoCo Lemery (R) The Light at the End  x Sam Grisham

Urban Peace Flower Unity
Sean Haynes

(L) The Builder (Strength Through Unity) x Jamaal Barber (R) Dahlia I x Tracy Murrell

(L) A Spring State of Mind x Diana Toma (R) Embrace x Nancy Blum


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