American Field, Stop 4: Atlanta
Stop 4 on the American Field trail was Atlanta, Georgia- a city I've never visited before. I didn't know what to expect, but was more than pleasantly surprised by the beautiful street art that seemed to cover every building we passed, delicious comfort foods, low prices, and charming Airbnb hosts.
My great friend from college, Colleen Murphy and her boyfriend were kind enough to make the trip from Charlotte to keep me company all weekend. Colleen is an artist as well (view her portfolio here!) and she was just as excited as I was to explore this new, vibrant city.
We all arrived Friday night to meet our amazing hosts. The couple own a house in Little Five Points and have decorated their place with an array of their own work; they are both painters with a tremendously creative outlook on life. They greeted us with their young grandson and 4 rescue dogs. They were funny, inspiring, and essentially the coolest grandparent hippies you could ever meet.
Saturday was an unexpected surprise arriving at the beautiful Ponce City Market. Developed by the same group as New York's Chelsea Market, this space was unbelievable. Filled with trendy boutiques and hip restaurants, Ponce City Market has totally revolutionized the shopping center. The best part was the open warehouse space upstairs- perfect for a pop-up like American Field. The entire building feels like a place for artists and small businesses to flourish.
Upon leaving on Sunday morning, Colleen and I searched for our favorite murals to take photos in front of. We found some pretty good ones...
As a whole, the weekend was a great success! Thanks to everyone who came out to support the American made businesses at American Field. It was so rewarding to meet all the new, excited faces. Can't wait for Nashville next weekend!
Photos courtesy of Colleen :)