689-695 Antone Street Northwest Atlanta, GA 30318 +1 404 351 9794/+1 800 843 1450(Toll Free)
Founded in 1968, the world-famous Frabel gallery has become the premier local and international center for glass sculpture and glass blowing artwork. At the gallery, visitors are invited to browse the collection of intricate sculpture, or simply watch as artists create in the studio. The State Gifts and Museum gallery, also located on the premises, showcases replicas of famous sculptures, museums, and celebrities. This active Buckhead studio is a special treat for kids and adults alike, as well as any museum or art enthusiast.
3400 Peachtree Street Northwest Suite 1560 Atlanta, GA 30360 +1 440 832 5560
This non-profit organization brings world leaders to Georgia each year in order to promote positive awareness of Atlanta and the state to the rest of the world. Since its inception in 1962, the GVIC has brought more than 17,000 future and current world leaders to Georgia. The organization also hosts eight-week seminars on foreign policy and provides speakers on this topic around the metro area. Membership helps foster the mission of GVIC and enables its members to familiarize themselves with a global community by attending functions with foreign dignitaries. See website for events calendar and more info on the organization.
309 East Paces Ferry Road Northeast Suite 120 Atlanta, GA 30305 +1 404 841 0133
This quaint gallery is located in the heart of the Buckhead neighborhood. The Sportsman's Gallery Ltd's special niche is artwork that depicts wildlife, the great outdoors and sporting. Featuring upcoming as well as recognized artists of this field, the selections are a visual delight.
This is a specialized dive shop founded by 15-year diving veteran Bert Quist, a certified PADI scuba diving instructor who started the business in 1998. Located one block south of Peachtree Battle Shopping Center, the shop offers a broad range of gear, as well as a spectrum of classes and travel opportunities. Courses include introductory sessions, certification classes, corporate outings and certification/travel packages. The shop arranges several trips each year to major diving resorts and is known for its in-depth knowledge of some of the world's most unusual diving opportunities.
1221 Cross Creek Parkway Northwest Atlanta, GA 30327 +1 404 352 5612
Located near West Wesley Road in Buckhead, Cross Creek is in a great spot for squeezing in a quick afternoon round. It is a par-3, 18-hole course that is also a perfect place for the beginner to sharpen his or her skills. The course is well maintained and nicely managed, and a pro shop with on-site golf pros is there if needed.
Exposed, white washed industrial piping along the ceiling lends a modern air to this fashionable art gallery. Paintings by regional artists are on display, usually as collections, and are available for sale. While the changing exhibitions reflect a range of influences, most favor the contemporary side of today's art scene. Aliya Gallery is elegant and roomy but displays a limited number of works, so be sure to inquire about the availability of further collections. For the serious collector, personal viewings are available by appointment.
This residence was built in 1910 for the Andrews family and is an architectural anchor of the affluent Peachtree Heights neighborhood. Although the name of the original architect has been lost, the famed architectural team of Ivey and Crook was responsible for the substantial expansion that took place in 1928, which was commissioned by the Dunn family. The Tudor Revival style of the home is reminiscent of old English manors, with half-timbering casement windows.
Across from the Atlanta History Center, this restored house is home to an upscale restaurant as well as a fine arts gallery and gift shop. The restaurant serves creative regional dishes and light fare, presented in an elegant tearoom ambience. The same menu is also available in the more casual adjacent Pub Room. The Swan Coach House Gallery features works by Southern artists, 19th-century European and American paintings, and contemporary art reflecting Atlanta's artistic tradition. The gift shop offers decorative accessories, porcelains, silver, antiques and many small gift ideas.
This downtown high school is the alma mater of many of Atlanta's most famous citizens, including Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Built by architect Eugene C. Wachendorff, the building is a typical example of the elaborate revival styles popular in the 1920s. Standing three stories above the surrounding neighborhood, the structure's Byzantine elements lend a medieval cathedral flavor to the school. Five double-tiered terra cotta arches front the building, which was erected in 1922 using locally manufactured brick.
134 Peachtree Street Northwest Atlanta, GA 30303 +1 404 548 6788(Tourist Information)/+1 404 330 6200
Developed in 1929 by two of Atlanta's noted citizens, this landmark structure was for a long time, one of the tallest buildings in Atlanta. Built by the Rhodes-Haverty Investment Company, the building consists of 134,648 square feet (12,510 square meters) of office space. The three street facing walls are crowned by an arcade under a gable. In the 1960s, the original entrance canopies were removed and replaced by the existing granite structure.
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