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BALLOON MUSEUM SELECTS ATLANTA AS SECOND NORTH AMERICA STOP – OPENS SATURDAY, 2/17

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 2/16/24

Global Phenomenon and Immersive Contemporary Art Exhibition “Let’s Fly” Arrives at Pullman Yards
Tickets On-Sale Now at balloonmuseum.world

Atlantans are invited to let their imagination take flight as the first-of-its- kind Balloon Museum makes its highly-anticipated arrival to Pullman Yards on Feb. 17 with its ‘Let’s Fly’ Exhibition. Featuring mind-blowing inflatable installations created by 17 diverse international artists, the large-scale Museum transports visitors into a beautiful world of contemporary art that is meant to be touched, moved and felt.


Over 4 million visitors across the globe have already experienced the Balloon Museum’s mesmerizing exhibition during its limited-time runs in Rome, Paris, Milan, Madrid, Naples, London and New York City. The Museum won the prestigious BEA Best Proprietary Format award in 2022, and notably was highlighted as a can’t-miss backdrop in the Emmy-nominated Netflix favorite Emily in Paris.


This limited-time run of the Balloon Museum ‘Let’s Fly’ will take over Pullman Yards, showcasing diverse artwork that explores the lightness and flight of air. Audiences will be able to soar and travel to far-off destinations, uniquely contrasted with heaviness, darkness and gravity. The Balloon Museum will present installations by Camila Falsini, Cyril Lancelin, ENESS, Filthy Luker, Hyperstudio, Karina Smigla-Bobinski, Kim Myongbeom, Max Streicher, Michael Shaw, OUCHHH, Quiet Ensemble, Roman Hill, Rub Kandy, Sasha Frolova, Sila Sveta, SpY, and Tadao Cern.

The Atlanta exhibit will also introduce a new addition to the collection: a debut by Motorefisico entitled “Swing.”

Tickets to the Balloon Museum in Atlanta start at $29 for children and $39 for adults and are available to purchase starting today at balloonmuseum.world.


Installations Include:


● A Quiet Storm by Quiet Ensemble: Quiet Ensemble, founded by Fabio di Salvo and Bernardo Vercelli, present an installation in which the audience passes through an environment that awakens childlike wonder, the magic of small things, and is a commentary on the fragility of everything.

● AI DATA PORTAL of ATLANTA by OUCHHH: This immersive installation presents a collection of environmental data about the air in Atlanta through abstract images. A work that, by its nature, transports the viewer into another world is simultaneously site-specific. Ouchhh is a global creative new media studio and a cutting-edge innovator in the art science technology space.


● ADA by Karina Smigla-Bobinski: ADA, created by German artist Karina Smigla-Bobinski in 2017 offers a real interactive experience based on gestures and happenstance. The work was conceived in memory of Ada Lovelace, a pioneer in computer science, who, in collaboration with Charles Babbage, created the first computer program in 1842.


● AIRSCAPE by Silva Sveta: The artwork presented by the multimedia production studio is a journey through different inflatable worlds where all the elements are in constant motion. The spectator is put at the center of the adventure. Beginning at the exhibition site itself, visitors will be catapulted into new worlds and immerse themselves in the space.


● BB by Tadao Cern: Cern weaves an introspective experience that invites the audience into a realm of endless reflection and infinite possibility. The project positions mirrored balloons in a mirrored room, engendering a labyrinthine maze of reflections that blur the boundaries between object and environment, subject and space.


● D.R.E.A.M.S. (Dove Raggiungere E Ammirare Mondi Straordinari) by Camila Falsini: An artist and illustrator from Rome, Camila Falsini’s work is characterized by clear lines, stylized and minimal shapes and strong colors. The inflatable structures and sculptures that populate in this installation will represent the characteristic elements of an imaginary city, immersing visitors in this fantasy world.


● Eye Scream by Filthy Luker: In recent years, Filthy Luker has created pop-art monsters to sit on top of big buildings, breaking the skyline and pulling faces at the world below – it might not be high art, but it is high UP art! Each of the monsters has its own funny character and expression. For Balloon Museum, the artwork is titled Eye Scream and seems to be hysterically laughing and crying simultaneously, much like anyone in their right mind should be.


● Flying Maze by Cyril Lancelin: French artist Cyril Lancelin presents an inflatable version of a labyrinth inspired by Italian gardens of the 1500s. Flying Maze will send visitors into an imaginary habitat with geometric shapes assembled in a way that causes the audience to lose their bearings. The work is an invitation to explore in a space of rehearsals and illusions.


● Fountain of Eternity & Kaleidoscope by Sasha Frolova: Artist and performer Sasha Frolova presents a mirrored and transparent installation, along with a video art installation, Kaleidoscope. Both speak to an interdimensional view and incorporate the latex costumes for which the artist is famous.


● Floating Giants by Max Streicher: Max Streicher presents Floating Giants for the Let’s Fly exhibition in Atlanta. The giant’s bodies are held in a state of perpetual flight, transcending from the earth to reach a state of serenity in their assumption.


● Hyperstellar by Hyperstudio: Hyperstellar is a sensory journey that challenges the perception of our place in the universe, leading the audience to experience the infinite size and complexity of the cosmos. For the exhibition Let’s Fly, the installation is in collaboration with the Quiet Ensemble. The installation is conceived as a total immersion in a mysterious universe, represented by a pool of black balls and a ceiling composed of a sky of balloons of the same color. This environment creates a perfect contrast for the cosmic wonders that will be revealed on the circular LED screen placed at 360 degrees. Here, the magic begins to unfold. The hypnotic abstract shapes before our eyes, made by French artist Romain Hill, are actually high-resolution shots of exploding water droplets and air bubbles.


● Spiritus Sonata by Studio ENESS: ENESS is a multi-award-winning art and technology studio that explores the intersection between the virtual and the physical worlds. Spiritus Sonata is an artistic representation of animism. Spiritus means “breath” or “sense of spirit,” and through this element, the artists invest their characters in digital souls.


● Swing by Motorefisico: Swing, by the Roman duo Mortorefisico, is composed of a series of spheres suspended from the ceiling which come to life through engaging interaction with the audience. As audiences move freely in the space, the spheres will oscillate and spin, creating an interconnectedness between the art and the individual designed to capture the essence of the human experience.


● THE GINJOS by Rub Kandy: Italian artist Rub Kandy continues the story of THE GINJOS in Atlanta with a new setting and soundtrack. The GINJOS are these bizarre creatures in the image of roly-poly toys. They have no noses or ears, only large eyes that allow them to communicate with each other. Squeezed together, they can all be hugged, pushed and played with.


● ZEROS by SpY: The work Zeros is a large kinetic installation by Spanish artist SpY. The slowmovement of the inflatable elements combined with a specially designed soundtrack create a unique, highly emotional interaction where the viewer can feel consumed by the environment.

For more information about the Balloon Museum, visit balloonmuseum.world and follow the exhibition on Facebook and Instagram.

About Balloon Museum
Balloon Museum produces contemporary art exhibition experiences that include the best international representatives of inflatable and balloon art. Featuring renowned artists with specific works in which ‘air’ is a distinctive element. Each individual exhibition offers unique and immersive journeys worldwide. The out-of-scale installations are meant to be touched, lived with and shared, putting the interaction with the visitor at the center of the experience.

Monday: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Tuesday: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Wednesday: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Thursday: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Friday: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

SWEETWATER 420 FEST ANNOUNCES LINEUP FEATURING 25+ ARTISTS, APRIL 20 & 21, 2024

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 2/12/24

Lineup Includes Beck, Slightly Stoopid, Big Gigantic, Black Pumas, Gov’t Mule, and More

Two-Day GA and VIP Tickets On Sale

Presented by SweetWater Brewing and Pullman Yards, one of Atlanta’s anticipated festivals, SweetWater 420 Fest has announced its lineup for its return April 20 and 21 at Pullman Yards. Known for its eclectic lineup, as well as its charitable and environmental activations, food trucks, artist market, and, of course, beer from the largest craft brewer in the Southeast- this year’s lineup showcases artists of varying genres, from alternative to rock and pop to singer-songwriter, jam, soul, and an indie. 

Featured artists include headliners Beck and Slightly Stoopid, with support from Big Gigantic; Black Pumas; Gov’t Mule; Trombone Shorty; Cory Wong; Grace Potter; Moe.; St. Paul & The Broken Bones; Larkin Poe; Houndmouth; Ripe; Andy Frasco & The UN; Hayes & The Heathens; Little Stranger; Papadosio; Lespecial; Couch; Fireside Collective; The Psycodelics; Emily Wolfe; Bombargo; Hedonistas, and Connor Clark & Blue Rhythm Revival. Pop chanteuse Kanika Moore and 17-year-old guitar phenom Grace Bowers will also add their talents throughout the festival, sitting in with select artists.

Held on the weekend closest to Earth Day, this year’s event will be a true 420 Fest, beginning on April 20th throughout the Pullman Yards grounds. In addition to the indoor and outdoor stages, the event will feature local vendors, workshops, food trucks, an artist market, and more. Last fall, the venue hosted the Highball festival experience, which USAToday rated as one of the Top 10 Best New music festivals in the country. Additional details, including food and artist market offerings and activations, will be announced in the coming weeks. 

Two-day GA and VIP tickets and extras are available online at www.SweetWater420Fest.com. SweetWater 420 Fest is produced by SweetWater Brewing and Pullman Yards. Visit www.SweetWater420Fest.com for the most up-to-date information. Stay connected on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter at @420Fest. Pullman Yards is located at 225 Rogers Street NE, Atlanta, Georgia.

HIGHBALL ATLANTA

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 11/27/23

On a beautiful autumn weekend in October, Atlanta music lovers descended on the Pullman Yards to be mesmerized and moved by the Futurebirds carefully curated line-up at the first annual Highball Atlanta! Featuring headliners like indie rock gods Band of Horses, indie folk sensations The Head and the Heart, and of course two nights of psychedelic country rockers Futurebirds this was one high energy rock fest!  On top of that, they boasted a local food truck park featuring Grindhouse Burgers and a large “High, There” activation from our friends The Georgia Hemp Co with CBD seltzers to try! Plus, opt for VIP for access to lounge area, separate restrooms, and bar!  


On Saturday, we arrived to get our passes and roamed the grounds, but we so glad to catch a new, American rock band, Wednesday. Out of Asheville and formed in 2017 by lead singer Karly Hartzman, they incorporate great reverb guitars, strong lyrics, all with that rock edge. The last song brought me chills as it was reminiscent of Deftones. Next up was Futurebirds, a band out of Athens, GA that formed at the University of Georgia between King, Womack, Johnson, and Miles. They are a high energy indie rock, psychedelic country mashup band with their first album, Hampton’s Lullaby, in 2010.  

Of the headliners, Friday was Band of Horses. This is a band that John and I listened to a lot when we first got together and when we first bought our home, so they are special to us! Lead by Ben Bridwell, they had a unique sound that no one was really tapping into at the time, an indie, alternative rock for sure but with long, soft, mellow, mesmerizing interludes that followed by classic rock guitar or piano!  We have their first album that came out in 2006, Everything All The Time and fell in love with “The Funeral” and “Is there a Ghost.” The second headliner was The Head and the Heart that performed on Sunday. ️ Lead by singer Josiah Johnson, they’re a lovely, energetic, indie folk band! Out of Seattle, they boast albums like their It’s, the Head and the Heart and most current is Every Shade of Blue. The singer jumped into the pit and engaged the crowd!   

The night before the big two-day festival, Highball threw a pre-party at the Loft in the Center Stage complex with the Jerry Garcia Cover Band out of Athens, GA.  Starting with a VIP band meet and greet and special lounge area, we got to hang out with the band for a while. The music started and the band covered famous Garcia tunes for eager fans. It was a fun night of psychedelic rock. 

We can’t wait to see what next year holds. 

JURASSIC WORLD: THE EXHIBITION NOW OPEN AT PULLMAN YARDS IN ATLANTA

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 10/4/23

An immersive experience based on the Jurassic World franchise makes its Georgia debut

Jurassic World: The Exhibition, over 22 thousand-square-foot family-friendly immersive experience, is making its East Coast debut for a limited engagement at Pullman Yards in Atlanta. The Exhibition is open to visitors starting on Friday, May 26, 2023 at 10 am ET, just in time for Memorial Day weekend.

Based on one of the biggest blockbusters in cinema history, Jurassic World: The Exhibition is a thrilling interactive experience featuring realistic dinosaurs, cutting-edge technology and richly themed prehistoric environments that are sure to capture the imaginations of fans of every age.

Jurassic World: The Exhibition allows guests to walk through the iconic Jurassic World gates, meet Velociraptors, stand under a towering Brachiosaurus, and encounter the most fearsome dinosaur of all, the mighty Tyrannosaurus rex. Visitors can even interact with “Bumpy” from the popular animated series Jurassic World: Camp CretaceousJurassic World: Camp Cretaceous is produced by Universal, DreamWorks Animation and Amblin Entertainment with five seasons now streaming on Netflix.

This must-see event has been created by NEON, a global leader in immersive and epic experiences, and Fever produced in conjunction with Universal Live Entertainment, a division of Universal Destinations & Experiences, and Round Room Live.

“We are delighted to bring this awe-inspiring experience to Atlanta for the first time.” said Ron Tan, Executive Chairman & Group CEO of NEON Global. “The overwhelming fan turnout in Toronto, London and other cities around the world is a testament to the excitement and fulfilment that surrounds this exhibition and the one-of-a-kind experience that it brings to life.”

Universal Destination & Experiences President of Global Business Development, Michael Silver said, “Jurassic World: The Exhibition is the perfect adventure for fans of all ages to experience the Jurassic World franchise in a new and unique way. There is something new to discover and take away with every visit.”

Jurassic World: The Exhibition has become a global success with nearly five million visitors since its initial launch in Melbourne, Australia. It has opened its gates to excited fans in regions around the world including the United States, Europe and Asia.

Some of the elements on the immersive journey that await visitors include:

·       The Ferry: The journey begins aboard a ferry and a walk through of the iconic “Jurassic World” gates. 

·       Land of the Giants: Guests will thenwalk under a towering Brachiosaurus that is part of the gigantic sauropod dinosaur family, the largest creatures to ever walk the earth.

·       Creation Lab: The Creation Lab is where guests can learn more about coprolites and the various species of dinosaurs that live at Jurassic World.

·       The Raptor Paddock: Guests can walk up to the Raptor’s paddock, but don’t get too close! These creatures have sharp serrated teeth and sharp-clawed hands and feet. Their large, recurved claw is used for slashing and pinning prey.

·       Gyrosphere Valley: This is the perfect place to take a picture with a baby dinosaur. Continue the journey through this picturesque valley to enjoy a life-sized gyrosphere.

·       Feeding Time: The highly intelligent Indominus rex is one of the most formidable creatures in the park. Visitors can watch as she is fed her daily meal.

  • T. rex Kingdom: A high voltage fence is the only thing that separates visitors from the mighty Tyrannosaurus rex.

Jurassic World: The Exhibition will be in Atlanta for a limited engagement Pullman Yards, located at 225 Rogers St NE, Atlanta, GA 30317. Timed-entry tickets are required and are available at jurassicworldexhibition.com

Admission to Jurassic World: The Exhibition starts at $21.99 for children (ages three and up) and $29.99 for adults (ages 16 and up). Family and group tickets are also available as well as special pricing for senior citizens and students.  Children under two years of age are admitted free with accompanying parent or guardian. 

Fans can follow along on social media FacebookTwitter and Instagram and use hashtag #JWEXHIBITION and #DinosInAtlanta to join the conversation.  

GEORGIA PLANT SWAP AND SALE PULLMAN YARDS – SEPT 30

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 9/15/23

Sept 30, 2023 (Saturday 1-5pm)

Pullman Yards

SWAPPING: Bring your plants, cuttings, seeds to trade with others in a box. Helpful to have them labeled whether in soil, wet paper napkin in baggie, or wrapped in moss. There’s designated swap and free plant areas for community (No Selling in these areas). Send a message to volunteer. Spread the word and see you there!!

APPLY TO SELL (Keep checking for future events)

FB Events Page: Georgia Plant Trade and Sales

FB Group: Georgia Plant Trade and Sales

IG @GeorgiaPlantTradeandSales

TikTok @GeorgiaPlantTradeSales

Event site: Facebook