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December 21, 2021

Best of Atlanta 2021: See

Atlanta Magazine:  Public Art: Charmaine Minniefield’s Praise House Project
At Oakland Cemetery, Flux Projects presented artist Charmaine Minniefield’s re-creation of a traditional praise house and ring shout (where congregants gathered in a circle to stomp and praise) for Juneteenth. Now, with support from Flux Projects, these worship spaces, thought to be the precursors to the West’s first Black churches, are set to be reconstituted at Emory, the South-View Cemetery, and Decatur Square. Decatur’s edition will permanently replace the Confederate monument at the DeKalb History Center as part of the county’s 2022 centennial celebration.

Adaptive Reuse: The Works
Just when warehouses-turned–culinary wonderlands were beginning to feel overdone, this 80-acre Selig venture enlisted celebrity chef Andrew Zimmern to help curate an eclectic food hall and incorporated a one-acre, tree-canopied play zone. Even the parking garage is artful.

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