Our Best of August

Our can’t-miss events this month


AUGUST 5 | The Cashiers Designer Showhouse comes to a close with a Closing Croquet Brunch featuring Honorary Guest Mark D. Sikes. Guests are encouraged to wear their whites, and the event will include live jazz music, croquet games, an Oakleaf Garden Popup with Kirk Moore, putting lessons with Bobby Grace, live paintings by Diane McPhail, Katie Madden, Steve Mckenzie and Jana Young of Jana Ink and Paper. An expansive full-service bloody Mary bar will be brought to life by Cathead Vodka, Cordial & Craft and Sister’s Sauce, and attendees will also enjoy wine from Highlands Wine Shoppe, craft beer from New Realm Brewery, southern soul food prepared by Distinctive Design Events and specialty vendors. cashiershistoricalsociety.org/showhouse


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AUGUST 12 | The 12th annual Give Me Five dinner features Georgia’s premier chefs and sommeliers and benefits the No Kid Hungry campaign. Hosted at 103 West, the exclusive event includes a five-course dinner prepared by top local chefs paired with fine wines selected by a handful of the city’s most notable sommeliers. 100 percent of the proceeds will benefit No Kid Hungry’s work to end childhood hunger in America. events.nokidhungry.org


AUGUST 18–19 | The Piedmont Park Arts Festival, presented by the Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces, returns for its ninth year. The two-day event includes an artist market featuring works by more than 200 artists, as well as live music, artist demonstrations, a children’s play area, games, food and beverages. The rain-or-shine festival is free and open to the public—pets included. piedmontparkartsfestival.com


AUGUST 26–29 | Support the Giving Kitchen’s mission to help restaurant workers facing an unanticipated crisis by dining out at participating restaurants during Dining with Gratitude. Each restaurant will donate 10 percent of sales to the Giving Kitchen. Walk in or make a reservation directly with the restaurants. thegivingkitchen.org/dining-with-gratitude


THROUGH AUGUST 31 | Bright, eye-popping colors abound at Dips & Dots, a solo exhibition of painted panels by Atlanta artist Stephanie Henderson, on view through the end of this month at Gregg Irby Gallery. The exhibition encompasses two different series: Henderson’s more recent Good Fit series of diptychs, as well as Little Dots, which has received national acclaim. In both projects, Henderson used a resin finish to create a colorful, high-gloss effect in each piece. greggirbygallery.com


THROUGH AUGUST 31 | Throughout the month of August, contemporary mixed-media artist Lorra Kurtz shares Roots & Wings—a solo exhibition of mixed-media paintings and encaustics—at Marietta’s dk Gallery. Through depictions of nests, hummingbirds, florals and other elements of nature, Kurtz explores ideas of growth, freedom, fertility and a safe family environment. dkgallery.us