Our Best of July

JULY 4 | The Roof at Ponce City Market celebrates Independence Day in style with its annual Fourth of July Rooftop Bash, an evening of barbecue, libations, live music, entertainment and one of the best views of Old Fourth Ward’s firework display. poncecitymarket.com


JULY 7 | Enjoy the magical sight of thousands of floating lanterns at the Atlanta Water Lantern Festival, held at Marietta’s Jim R. Miller Park and featuring tasty food trucks, fun music, and a lantern of your own to personalize. The event promises to be a wonderful way to spend a memorable night with friends and family. waterlanternfestival.com/atlanta


JULY 9 – 15 | The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market and The Atlanta International Area Rug Market showcase more than 8,000 brands during AmericasMart’s annual summer market. The weeklong event will include seminars, demos, industry networking events, tastemaker parties and more. americasmart.com


JULY 13–JULY 27 | Huff Harrington Home celebrates Bastille Day with an exhibition of artwork inspired by the French “joie d’esprit.” Featuring artwork by Alice Williams alongside other gallery artists, the show kicks off with an opening reception on July 13 from 6–8 p.m., featuring wine, light bites and a peek at Heritage, a collection of vintage and antique works of art. huffharrington.com


Dancers at the Bar by Degas

THROUGH JULY 14 | View iconic works by Impressionist, Postimpressionist and Expressionist artists at the High Museum of Art’s European Masterworks: The Phillips Collection, which comes to a close this month. The exhibition features masterpieces by renowned artists such as Claude Monet, Vincent van Gogh, Pablo Picasso and other iconic artists. high.org


August 28, 2015 – Atlanta, Ga: Atlanta Botanical Gardens Friday August 28, 2015, in Atlanta. Photo by / JASON GETZ

JULY 15 | Sample local flavors at the fourth-annual AgLanta Eats, held at the Atlanta Botanical Garden from 4–8 p.m. The evening will feature bites prepared by local chefs using fresh ingredients from AgLanta growers and metro Atlanta farms. The evening will also include beverages, live music, garden tours, a silent auction and more. atlantabg.org/calendar/aglanta-2019


Cashiers Showhouse by Emily Followill

JULY 25–AUGUST 4 | Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles and the Cashiers Historical Society present the 2019 Cashiers Designer Showhouse, a mountain estate nestled on 26 acres at Black Rock Preserve in North Cove. A selection of the region’s most noteworthy designers have transformed the home, and the run-of-showhouse also includes shops, special events, speakers and demonstrations. Proceeds benefit the Cashiers Historical Society. cashiershistoricalsociety.org/2019-showhouse


Dali, The Divine Comedy, Paradise, Language of the Birds, 1960

THROUGH AUG. 31 | On view at the Oglethorpe University Museum of Art, Salvador Dalí’s Stairway to Heaven compiles two of the famed artist’s fine print portfolios: illustrations for Comte de Lautréamont’s French poetic novel Les Chants de Maldoror and for Italian writer Dante Alighieri’s The Divine Comedy. Curated by David S. Rubin and organized by Carole S. Sorell, the exhibition spans Dalí’s movement from surrealism to the divine. museum.oglethorpe.edu


Photo by PRS Guitars

THROUGH SEPTEMBER 29 | The Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA) breaks down the construction and design of guitars—and the instrument’s role in shaping the careers of legendary musicians—with its latest exhibition, Wire & Wood: Designing Iconic Guitars. Curated and designed by W. Todd Vaught, the exhibition also showcases a selection of guitars that were played by legendary musicians such as Jack White, Bo Diddley, James Hetfield, and St. Vincent. And more. museumofdesign.org