Join the Folk Art Explorers on a trip to Atlanta, Georgia, the hub of Southern Folk Art, on April 22–26, 2020. With world class restaurants, a tremendous nightlife, and a diverse and thriving cultural scene, Atlanta is a must-see destination. During this five-day trip, we will visit private self-taught and folk art collections, environments, and museums. Some highlights of the trip include a visit to Pasaquan, Howard Finster’s Paradise Garden, the Slotin Folk Art Auction, Souls Grown Deep Foundation, and the High Museum of Art, where the American Folk Art Museum’s Paa Joe: Gates of No Return exhibition is on display.
Trip rates: $2,200 per person, double room rate; $2,400 single room rate
- Four nights’ accommodation at the Artmore Hotel
- Meals as indicated on the itinerary
- Majority of travel while in Georgia
- All activities listed on itinerary
Rate does not include:
- Transportation to and from the airport
- Meals not included on itinerary
- Personal items and expenses
Itinerary (subject to change):
- Wednesday, April 22: Welcome to Atlanta! After checking in at the Artmore Hotel, we will see a private collection. Following the private collection tour, we will have a welcome dinner in downtown Atlanta.
- Thursday, April 23: We will start the day with a visit to Paradise Garden, the home and workplace of folk artist Howard Finster. This two and a half acre estate is now a public park dedicated to his life and art. After lunch, we will have a private tour of the High Museum of Art, where the American Folk Art Museum’s Paa Joe exhibition will be on display. After the museum visit, we will take a private collection tour and enjoy a group dinner.
- Friday, April 24: In the morning, we will visit Pasaquan, a seven-acre compound created by eccentric folk artist Eddie Owens Martin (St. EOM) that consists of major painted concrete sculptures. After lunch, we will visit the Souls Grown Deep Foundation, followed by dinner.
- Saturday, April 25: We will spend the day at the Slotin Folk Art Auction, featuring the best in self-taught art, southern folk pottery, outsider art, antiques, decorative arts and quilts, Art Brut, and more.
- Sunday, April 26: We will enjoy breakfast as a group before heading to the airport.
To reserve your spot in the trip to Atlanta, Georgia, please complete and return this form with full payment of $2,200 for a double or $2,400 for a single (of which $300 is non-refundable for administrative fees and $350 is tax-deductible) by March 1st to the attention of Julia Sucher, Special Events Associate, 47-29 32nd Place, Long Island City, NY 11101 or firstname.lastname@example.org.