Some have referred to Atlanta as “The Hollywood of the South” because it’s a city brimming with art, culture, and history. Atlanta attracts artists, musicians, and creatives from all over the world, positioning it as the premier Southern city for art lovers who love nothing more than soaking up the local talent.
That’s why our luxury Peachtree apartments in Atlanta are such a natural choice for culture buffs. Our apartments are just steps from SCAD in the heart of Atlanta with the best live music venues, museums, and theaters ATL has to offer at your fingertips.
Atlanta: A Melting Pot of Arts and Culture
“Atlanta is a melting pot of arts and culture, and nowhere is that more evident than in Midtown’s Arts District,” according to Atlanta.net. “Home of the Fox Theatre, High Museum of Art, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and the Alliance Theatre, all these cultural institutions are within a short distance of one another.”
If you want to spend a couple of afternoons soaking up some of the finest culture in the south, look no further than Atlanta’s Midtown Arts District — mere minutes from our luxury Peachtree apartments near SCAD. Speaking of SCAD, the fact that Atlanta is overflowing with arts and culture should be no surprise. After all, the Savannah College of Art and Design has its premier satellite location here in Atlanta, which is a launching-pad for creatives who want to take their artistic careers to the stars.
Atlanta On the Stage: Destinations For Theater Lovers
Sometimes there’s no better way to spend an evening than by hitting up a local theater production. We’re lucky because Atlanta is home to award-winning theater productions and nationally-acclaimed acts. Our favorite local theaters include the Fox Theatre and the Alliance Theatre, both just steps from our luxury Peachtree apartments in Atlanta, ready to light up your evening with the brightest talent in the south.
The Fox Theatre is an Atlanta classic that’s just 10 minutes from our luxury Peachtree apartments near SCAD. This opulent theatre was originally built in the 1920s and features an impressive 3,600-pipe organ. You’ll find yourself staring in awe at the iconic architecture that’s meant to look like a castle under a deepening blue evening sky, but your eyes will soon be drawn to the stage where nationally-touring acts such as Ellie Goulding, Gregg Allman, John Legend, Thom Yorke, and The Avett Brothers will captivate your attention and light up the stage. Music theater lovers will love the off-broadway productions of classics such as Cats and Wicked, and audiences of all persuasions are delighted by ballets, movies, and other events that celebrate the arts at the Fox Theatre.
But that’s not the only theater in town! The Alliance Theatre is the modern sister to the Fox Theatre, built for incredible acoustics so each guest receives a world-class sound experience. Here at the Alliance Theatre, you can catch a Broadway play and enjoy Tony award-winning productions sure to rock your world.
According to a local guide, “This Tony Award-Winning regional theatre is easily the best in town and one of the best theatres in the country. Producing relevant, groundbreaking work, the Alliance Theatre is fearlessly changing what we think of as theatre. A MUST when visiting Atlanta.”
The Best of Atlanta for Classical Music Lovers
Just steps away from our luxury Peachtree apartments you can experience classical music the way it was intended at the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Seeking to make classical music relevant and inspiring for modern audiences, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra will entertain you with lovable favorites such as Paul Anka singing Sinatra, the classical score to Star Wars and more with the music of John Williams, and many more pop-culture and classical music fusions.
Impressively, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra even has its own recording label, supporting modern classical artists in Atlanta and beyond to keep the spirit of classical music alive.
The High Museum of Art: World-Class Art Steps Away from Our Peachtree Apartments
Just steps away from 1660 Peachtree is “the leading art museum in the southeastern United States,” the High Museum of Art. Spanning photography, decorative arts and design, African art, Modern & Contemporary art, American art, European art, and Folk and self-taught art, you can spend hours enjoying the art at this world-class museum, complete with fascinating regular exhibitions from artists in Atlanta and beyond. Spend a day walking around this incredible institution, and you’ll want to return again and again.
The High Museum of Art is also the home of the Atlanta Art Conservation Center (AACC), “A nonprofit organization and subsidiary of the Williamstown Art Conservation Center, (that) collects objects ranging from family photographs, antiques, and heirlooms, to some of the most important paintings, sculptures, and works on paper in the Southeast.” According to their website, “The AACC serves a small consortium of regional collecting institutions as well as individuals and corporations, and is a resource for information about all aspects of collections care.” Truly, the High Museum of Art is distinguished as one of the most essential champions of art in the south.
Be sure to check out the art museum’s events, including a fundraising mixology competition, classes, art camps, and more.
Explore the Fine Art of Puppeteering at Atlanta’s Center for Puppetry Arts
Atlanta’s Center for Puppetry Arts is the United States’ largest organization dedicated to the art form of puppetry, and it’s just minutes from our Peachtree apartments in Atlanta. If you like the Muppets and grew up with Sesame Street, you won’t want to miss the Center for Puppetry Arts.
The Jim Henson Collection is a favorite for all audiences. According to their website, “This interactive exhibition follows Henson’s prolific imagination chronologically, transporting visitors through environments that typified the master puppeteer’s world, such as Jim’s Office and the Television Studio. In addition to learning how Henson’s characters came to life and are still performed, visitors can view iconic puppets such as Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy.” This is a must-see for Henson lovers of all ages.
Jim Henson was inspired by — and closely studied — global puppeteering techniques. The Global Collection at the Center for Puppetry Arts “Celebrates puppetry traditions in major cultures from around the world. Highlighting the history of puppetry in Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas, this collection also demonstrates the use of the art form as a teaching and communication tool. Organized by continent, artifacts are displayed with rich, contextual backdrops and hands-on interactives that encourage patrons to immerse themselves in puppetry traditions from around the world.”
You’ll learn more than you could ever imagine, and you’ll walk away with a new-found respect for the art of puppeteering.
Life in Our Luxury Peachtree Apartments in Atlanta: Steps Away from a Hub of Art and Culture
With our spacious floor plans and balconies, resort-style swimming pool, state-of-the-art workout center, and walkability to local Atlanta attractions, our luxury Peachtree apartments near SCAD are the natural choice for people who want to live in the heart of it all, and who want to experience the best of Atlanta. Go to our website to request your tour today! Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will help you choose the perfect floor plan for you and your furry friends.