It was the hottest Castleberry Stroll. And Blayne Beacham took the hottest photos. Blayne won the Artist Trifecta Art Gallery Photography Scavenger Hunt Grand Prize. You can see some of Blaye's prize winning pictures here.
Blayne's prize-winning work filled a gallery wall.
Atlanta bloggers braved shiny foreheads and the heat to support Blayne. Here I am with Blayne and blogger Cristi Holcombe from Charm Home.
On the left is Blogger Niki McNeill from Single Bubble Pop. In stripes is blogger Claire Watkins of High Gloss Blue and Claire Watkins Interior Design.
Blayne's family was there.
Here is Amanda Brown, grand poo-bah of Artist Trifecta Art Gallery. I don't know how but Amanda stayed cooler than everybody else while managing heat, refreshments, photos and guests. She is the most elegant traffic directer.
Amanda has scheduled more Photography Scavenger Hunts for Atlanta and Birmingham.
Awards done, we had cooling rain that pumped up the humidity but gave me the strength to stroll.
The giant "Dear John" letter at Peters Street Gallery.
Beautiful calligraphy at Peters Street Gallery.
I met young architects Courtney Morrison and David Xu. We talked about the MA 10 Tour and hammed it up in front of Juan Manuel Pajares' giant mug shots at Besharat Gallery.
Sebastian Picker's "icon" paintings. Besharat Gallery.
Roberto Azank's "Still-Life-233" is way bigger than my head. Besharat Gallery.
Alexi Torres' work stuns on every level. Besharat Gallery
At the Granite Room where I met artist Glen Allen whose work gets spookier the closer you look.
This is Glen Allen's "Pop Go the Worlds" in comic book high style.
Artists Jordin Lee O'Conner was showing from Arizona.
Emerging Art Scene Gallery had its Grand Opening in the Castleberry Point building, food, drink, music, art.
Denise Jackson is the hardworking owner of Emerging Art Scene.
A great new space for art...
..and art lovers.
Next door a group of grad students from Georgia Tech's College of Architecture opened their studios to us. They were working on Friday night. But that's what architecture students do. They used to space for extra-curricular projects, a garden, an art installation, and a playground.
I took a bunch more pictures. Here they are:
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