Friends and Neighbors Day Fest continues this July as Atlanta’s Garden Art Party

In collaboration with Art on the Atlanta Beltline, Arbitrary Living presents Friends and Neighbors event series.

 Friends and Neighbors is a mini boutique festival and day party celebrating southern hospitality, public art and creative commerce at Historic Fourth Ward Park Outdoor Theater and Meadow.

The next edition of the event is on Sunday, July 14th from 4-10pm. Our day fest begins in the afternoon sun and then winds down into a lush evening in the garden.

Inspired by getting to know your neighbors, the overarching goal is to celebrate and bridge community between diverse groups through art, food, music and wellness engagements.

Friends and Neighbors attendees are everyday people. The location of F&N was chosen with intention.

In Old Fourth Ward there is still a sense of mystery and uncomfortability between established and new residents.

The gentrification of this neighborhood is based on color lines, racial dynamics, and transportation.

The intent is to use this performance art pop up to bring people together from all backgrounds in green spaces with an intentional focus on amplifying and connecting women, nonbinary, black and POC creatives and entrepreneurs; as well as informing the conversation from our lens as marginalized creators.

“I am passionate about us getting back outside, getting into nature and getting in touch with our spirit and what our bodies need,” said Quianah Upton the founder of Arbitrary Living and #ChopItUpATL.

“We are hoping that being invited to play and meet in green space serves as a bridge to community engagement and fun.”

Art on the Atlanta BeltLine strives to create welcoming and inclusive art experiences for all. Now in its tenth year, the exhibition has grown to be the largest temporary, outdoor public art display in the south.

The year-long exhibition includes performances, sculptures, murals, concerts, festivals, special exhibits, pop-up experiences, and collaborations – all of which are free to the public.

“Our work serves to connect people and uplift the existing culture of Atlanta BeltLine communities,” said Miranda Kyle, Arts and Culture Program Manager at Atlanta BeltLine, Inc.

“Events like the Friends and Neighbors Day Fest line up perfectly with our goals of equity, inclusion, and community.”

On July 14th we invite the community to join us for the second Friends and Neighbors.

There will be yoga from 4-5pm along with a pop-up market and food vendors such as The Fry Trap and 95th St. Tacos as well as an arts and crafts activity table by ArtsATL and a photo booth art installation by EarGarden. Our sounds will be provided by Dell Harris, SAY3 and JSPORT.

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