Atlanta has been called many things, HOTlanta, black mecca, little Hollywood, etc. Those outside of Atlanta always try to compare it to whatever they have experienced in cities like Los Angeles and New York, however, Atlanta has always been in its own lane.


While many people have come to the city in hopes of finding new opportunities and a more reasonable cost of living, it is Atlanta’s art scene that is really shaping Atlanta these days.


In the midst of the massive gentrification, the unbearable traffic, and all the new buildings and attractions, the art scene is keeping the culture of Atlanta alive.


The artists, creatives, influencers and entrepreneurs, are creating spaces, organizations, and forming communities that authentically caters to Atlanta’s expansion and influence. Old Atlanta may have become a thing of the past, but the energy of unity, innovation, and art and culture, still lingers. It’s the same energy that has kept Atlanta on everyone’s radar, whether they want to admit it or not. When 3 Stacks said, “The South Got Something To Say”, he wasn’t joking.


We still got something to say. You can hear it in the music, see it in the art, and experience it in the culture. Atlanta has changed a lot in the last few years, but we still thriving. We still lit and we still “influence everything”.