On Nov. 15, we stopped by the inaugural Deer Bear Wolf‘s Phoenix Festival at Urban Sprout Farms. The Atlanta arts community came together for an afternoon just outside of the city to repurpose the farm as a creative oasis, all within the ruins of an abandoned motel. The event boasted an incredible variety of activities—from music, installations and live mural painting to readings and food trucks. Among the live mural painting, we saw artists Mac Stewart, Ray Geier, Paper Frank, Monica Alexander and others create larger-than-life murals, while Make Blackout Poetry, the FAFATL community, Mike Germon, Katie Troisi and even your pals here CommonCreativ ATL created installations for the fest. Vouched ATL hosted a few readings with writers by the pool, and the main stage showcased live tunes from Little Tybee, Red Sea, 100 Watt Horse and more. The artist market was full with creatives and vendors selling their makings, from Estela Semeco and Ladyfest Atlanta to Foxboxes and Ray Geier.
Photos by Caroline Cox & Muriel Vega