Arts & Entertainment
DeKalb Has Something For Everyone
There are plenty of activities for DeKalb residents to occupy their leisure hours. Playing hard is just as important as working hard here. DeKalb boasts unique cultural opportunities, plentiful shopping venues, and outstanding recreational facilities that will keep your body moving.
Housed in the beautifully renovated Trolley Car Barn in historic Stone Mountain Village, the not-for-profit ART Station is home to its own professional equity theater company, five art galleries, a children’s gallery, a gift shop, classrooms, production space, and the Arts Incubator Program.
5384 Manor Drive
Historic Stone Mountain Village, GA 30083
770-469-1105 • www.artstation.org
CALLANWOLDE FINE ARTS CENTER
Callanwolde Fine Arts Center is a non-profit community arts center housed in a Gothic-Tudor style mansion built in 1920 by Coca-Cola heir Charles Howard Candler. Callanwolde offers classes and workshops in the visual, literary, and performing arts, as well as special concerts, art events, gallery exhibitions, and outreach programs.
Callanwolde Fine Arts Center
980 Briarcliff Road N.E., Atlanta, GA 30306
404-872-5338 • www.callanwolde.org
MICHAEL C. CARLOS MUSEUM
The Michael C. Carlos Museum of Emory University maintains the largest collection of ancient art in the Southeast with objects from ancient Egypt, Africa, Greece, Rome, the Near East, Asia, and the ancient Americas, housed in a distinguished building designed by renowned architect Michael Graves. The Museum is also home to European and American works on paper from the Renaissance to the present.
Michael C. Carlos Museum of Emory University
571 South Kilgo Circle, Atlanta, GA 30322
404-727-4282 • www.carlos.emory.edu
FERNBANK MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY
Science, culture and nature come alive at this family-friendly museum with interactive exhibitions, hands-on programming, stunning IMAX® films, and more! Explore cultural treasures, ancient fossils, science interactives, and the largest dinosaurs ever discovered. Family Fun Days, Martinis & IMAX, and special programs are featured throughout the year, and an all-new, revolutionary children’s exhibition opens in Spring 2011. More than a museum, Fernbank is an incredible journey to another time and place.
Fernbank Museum of Natural History
767 Clifton Road N.E., Atlanta, GA 30307
404-929-6300 • www.fernbankmuseum.org
FERNBANK SCIENCE CENTER
Fernbank Science Center includes the 65-acre Fernbank Forest, a tract of relatively undisturbed, mature mixed hardwood forest that is a remnant of the type of forest that originally covered Georgia’s Piedmont region; the Robert L. Staton Rose Garden; the Jim Cherry Memorial Planetarium, one of the largest planetariums in the U.S.; the Fernbank Observatory which houses the largest telescope in the southeastern U.S.; a science and technology library; meteorology and aerospace labs; and an exhibit hall featuring both permanent and rotating science-related exhibits.
Fernbank Science Center
156 Heaton Park Drive, Atlanta, GA 30307
678-874-7102 • http://fsc.fernbank.edu/
PORTER SANFORD III PERFORMING ARTS AND COMMUNITY CENTER
This new facility in South DeKalb is a cultural destination for the performing and visual arts, with a 500-seat theater, 104-seat black box theater, exhibit room, music room, art room, and community room.
Porter Sanford III Performing Arts and Community Center
3181 Rainbow Drive, Decatur, GA 30034
404-286-7262 • www.yourDeKalb.com
SPRUILL CENTER FOR THE ARTS
Established in 1975, The Spruill Center for the Arts in Dunwoody is a private, non-profit organization, whose mission is to foster understanding and appreciation of the visual and performing arts, by offering an extensive and diverse program of classes, a professional artist exhibition series and outreach programs for seniors, youth and audiences with special needs. Our Outreach programs range from art projects for Children’s HealthCare of Atlanta to free “Arts 4 Alzheimer’s” art classes. – http://www.spruillarts.org/