Art-lanta!

Art-lanta!

Mayor Kasim Reed recently called Atlanta the Cultural Capital of the Southeast, and we here at Matboard and More couldn’t agree more. This very weekend, Atlanta will be celebrating one of our many art festivals, the 81st Annual Dogwood Festival, downtown in Piedmont Park. Besides this, we have many other art festivals all throughout the year, including the Sweetwater 420 Festival, the Inman Park Festival, and the Candler Park festival. Beyond this, Atlanta also hosts a number of large conventions for the creative types, with Dragon Con being the largest. There are other such conventions throughout the year, along with many smaller arts festivals scattered around the city.

Atlanta has benefitted from this patronage, with a huge amount of money coming into the city from the many movies and television shows that film in the area. I myself have personally walked through areas used by The Walking Dead and Zombieland. The city is much less scary when filled with students and businesspeople.

Mayor Reed plans to continue this partnership by supporting smaller artistic endeavors, in the hopes that they too will be yet another part of what makes our city great. The Mammal Gallery and the Downtown Players Club have both played a part in revitalizing parts of the city that previously had needed little changes when used in the post apocalypse of The Walking Dead.

We here at Matboard and More are big believes in supporting the Arts. We are living proof of the economic benefit of the Arts, but it goes beyond that. Art of all kinds helps us appreciate and understand life. It can show us the type of people we want to be and type of world we want to live in. It help us think about problems and ideas in ways we had not before. It can help us understand ourselves and prepare us for the problems we all come to face in life. When we are at our worst, art can help remind us of the beauty and goodness in the world. As such, we fully support Mayor Reed’s efforts, and hope that the arts continue to grow, both here and around the country.

You can read more about Mayor Reed’s plans for downtown here.

Recommended Reading

So Many Mats, So Little Time

So Many Mats, So Little Time Berkshire, Decorative, Conservation. Our three main types of mats. Three is not so many choices, but it can still be overwhelming if you’re not sure what you need. So, we’re going to look at these mats, and give some advice on the best uses for each type. We’ll jump …

read more »
Multi-Opening Matboards and Frames

Multi-Opening Matboards and Frames Multi-Opening Matboards and Frames Now Available Online Order from our most popular multiple opening matboard templates, or contact us with your own custom design. Visit our Custom Design Gallery to see some of the highly customized mats and frames we’ve created. You can add a Custom Picture Frame for any of these mat designs. Choose …

read more »
For All Occasions. All of Them.

For All Occasions. All of Them. While matboards are mainly used in regular frames to hold a single picture, there is much more you can do with them. While our website  can only take single opening matboard orders, you can email us anytime to get a quote on something with a little more going on. …

read more »
Back to School… in Athens!

The School of Athens! A famous painting of a near mythological place. Raphael’s piece from the early 1500s is eye catching and enchanting. Featuring a large number of figures lounging about, contemplating, and discussing various topic. The painting is not historically accurate, nor is intended to be. Besides the use of some building techniques not …

read more »
Am I Blue?

Am I Blue? Growing up, I mostly heard about how weird Picasso’s paintings were. Someone would show me a picture of a bunch of shapes and colors, and then tell me it was a person. Or a building. Or whatever. It didn’t make sense to me. Paintings should just look like the thing, with a …

read more »
Photo Contest Winner + October Edition!

Photo Contest Winner + October Edition! Cheryl Z is our September Photo Contest Winner! The October Photo Contest begins now. $100 Gift Card up for grabs! Submit your photo on social media using #MBNMPhotoContestOct18. PRIZES The winner will get a $100 Matboard and More Gift Card.   HOW TO ENTER Upload your photo of your art with our …

read more »
Photo Contest Winner + November Edition!

We couldn’t decide… so we didn’t! We had more great entries this month, and it was a harder choice this time. We came down to two… and decided they were both winners!  The first piece is from Carena at Sea Tones Art, called “Blue Honu,” is a lovely piece of a swimming turtle. Meanwhile, Robin …

read more »
Napoleon and the Alps

Napoleon and the Alps Napoleon is one of the most recognizable historical figures. He had an exciting and complicated career, and we still feel the effects of his actions today. While he certainly had a more direct impact on Europe, he played a role in American history as well. In the earl 1800s, President Jefferson …

read more »
Gothic. American Gothic.

Gothic. American Gothic. American Gothic. Two very evocative words, even removed from the famous painting. If you’re like me, you’d have seen the painting and parodies before connecting them with the famous title. Together, though, they form a fascinating and iconic piece of American art. It’s hard to say exactly what is so striking about …

read more »
Items per page:
9
1 - 9 of 118
You Have An Unfinished Order

Email us for a quick response...

Unable to send, please try again.

Contact us
Drag Here to Send

Email us for a quick response...

Unable to send, please try again.

Contact us