Westside neighborhood is nestled deep in the Midtown lifestyle. Given the
Eastside's legendary attractions, you may've missed an intriguing cultural
phenomenon. A close rival to the downtown scene of Castleberry Hill, the
charming industrial Westside Arts District boasts nine art spaces which
explore numerous modern art concepts. As advocates for children, many of the
galleries are drop points for Mel Chin's Fundred Dollar Bill Project.
In efforts to entice locals and visitors alike, the district alliance hosts
the Westside "3rd Saturday"
Art Walk. Free to anyone interested, this monthly occurrence winds
through a mile-long circuit of galleries, many of which feature artist talks
and exhibit tours. Drop by and discover your new favorite gallery this
Westside "3rd Saturday"
11a.m. - 5p.m.
Guided tour begins 1p.m. at Get
1p.m. Get This! Gallery featuring
Gyun Hur's ambitious exhibit repose,
created entirely of deconstructed silk flowers. Enjoy an artist lecture as Hur
explores her themes of introspection and labor-intensive creation.
1:45p.m. SALTWORKS Gallery displays Blue
Peony and Impure Thoughts by Atlanta artist Jiha Moon. Discussing her exhibit of new
2-D works as well as an installation, Moon examines her beguiling cohesion of
Eastern traditions and Western icons.
3p.m. Sandler Hudson Gallery presenting Reductions, local creative Susan Robert investigates art
history icons, deconstructing and rearranging them in a representation of their
After your tour,
visit the following spots and contribute to the Fundred Dollar Bill Project -
an artistic initiative to clean the lead-polluted soil of New Orleans which has
resulted in sever behavioral and learning disorders of the city's youth. Drop
points include the Bobbe Gillis Gallery, Kiang Gallery, SALTWORKS and