New is exciting. New makes you want to prance around and show off. But new don't last forever. Last year, we celebrated all kinds of new and exciting things about the local arts scene, but we wondered if Atlanta's poets, artists and madmen could build on the momentum they had gained.
The answer? You betcha.
The indie dance scene blossomed into a full-on movement, the local filmmaking scene hummed along with passion and excitement and the High Museum mounted its most expansive exhibit yet for a local artist.
After helping redefine the city's artistic identity, a new confidence seems to have arisen among Atlanta's emerging artists, a maturity that's allowed for an increasingly refined and nuanced creative community.
Now that's something to prance around and show off about.
— Debbie Michaud