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Join us: KROG Street Art Tunnel Talk & Multimedia Series - Hotels Then/Now

I just found out about this!  If you are not acquainted with the Krog Street art, come meet it tonight as part of this event.  Once THE scariest place I knew in Atlanta, now it is a street art superstar locale right next to the very re-habbed Cabbagetown; it's really a must see.  Bill Taft, a legendary local musician, is rumored to be showing up to participate in the audio-visual happening that I think should be a really unique blast.  Apparently it's been a series and this is the next-to-last lecture, about hotels.  Plus we can explore the crazy art tunnel in a group, with visuals sure to leave you in wonder.

In their words, here's what will happen:

The Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau was founded in 1913, the same year the Constitution dubbed the city "Hotel City of the South." Southern hospitality became a major industry.

From Shriners to Sci-Fi fans, Atlanta gained a reputation as a place everybody's been to but nobody is from. Fred Krog would beg to differ. Junior that is. Fred, Sr. emigrated from Germany sometime before 1851. But even Junior spent his career as a railroad engineer passing people in and out of town.

For our penultimate Krog show, the one before the last, we'll look at hotels then and now. The Ansley and the Georgian Terrace, The Westin and Marriott Marquis, the Clermont and Atlanta Motel. We'll project historic and contemporary images of Atlanta hotels on the tunnel wall, sing the tourism anthems "Atlanta, the Queen of Dixieland" and "A-T-L, Where Every Day is an Opening Day" and search the tunnel for Rob Lowe's hotel key.

Plus a Max Linder comedy from 1913 titled "Max Takes a Picture."

Check-in time is between 8 and 8:30 p.m. at the benches near the corner of Krog St. and Wylie.  -  Krog Street at Wylie (Krog Street Tunnel)

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  • Jennifer

    yes I got there early so I went through the tunnel, it was freezing and a bit unorganized presentation, but the neighbors were so funny and lively it made it a great experience :)

    1 · November 27, 2013

    • Ted F.

      I am so sorry that I missed it, even though it has gotten strange reviews - but really who talks about outsider art better than outsiders.

      November 27, 2013

    • Ted F.

      I am glad overall it was fun and I hope to join you and anyone else for the final one, although maybe once you have seen the tunnel it's not worth hearing the final lecture to see it again. Thank you and everyone who gave it a try, for participating!

      1 · November 27, 2013

  • michael h.

    Really!? Was there an aesthetic moment in this mumble bumble? I enjoyed meeting the tunnel, it's alive.

    2 · November 26, 2013

    • Dave P.

      It was a bit unpolished.

      November 26, 2013

    • Dave P.

      The presentation, that is....the tunnel itself was magnificent, as always.

      1 · November 26, 2013

  • Ted F.

    Just messaged everyone previously interested or signed up - I have a family emergency and will be with my dad. However, the event is on rain or shine, they move into the tunnel, I checked with them. I suggest bring a flashlight, and warm clothes! What a crazy cool event. See everyone soon, thanks for your interest in this more edgy thing; I hope it is entertaining!

    November 25, 2013

  • Tamekabradford

    This just sounds fun!

    1 · November 21, 2013

    • Ted F.

      I agree! It sounds very different and unique, doesn't it?

      November 22, 2013

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