The Goat Farm Arts Center

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On every trip I take, I leave a little piece of my heart behind.  There are few things I love more than traveling and discovering new places – but at the same time, when I return home I find myself feeling…restless. Atlanta in particular has opened my eyes to some incredible people and places, and it makes me wonder… what else is out there that I have yet to see?  What hidden treasures are hiding in the deep corners of the earth, waiting to be uncovered, lived in, loved? We live in such a massive world, and we have so little time to explore it all, to take it all in…

One such place that makes me feel this way? The Goat Farm Arts Center.  We were lucky enough to spend a few hours at this incredible compound, and when I left, yes, a little piece of my heart stayed behind. The Goat Farm states as its mission: “Pushing culture forward through Built Environments that augment interaction and excite new thinking.”  Located just around the corner from our Free People White Provision store, this piece of land is home to abandoned and re-purposed buildings that house artist galleries, studio spaces, living spaces, and more. In addition, there is an on-site organic farm (and yes, there are goats), and a cafe/library full of old books I could have spent hours looking through.  As their Facebook page explains, “by acquiring derelict property, rehabbing it & making it productive, the Goat Farm provides a potential national model for industrial re-purposing in dense metropolitan areas. More than 470 enterprises & creatives, which together employ over 130 people, occupy space at the Goat Farm.” If you are ever in Atlanta, I urge you to check this place out… they’ve got something quite special going on.

goat farm arts center

goat farm arts center

goat farm arts center

goat farm arts center

goat farm arts center

goat farm arts center

goat farm arts center

goat farm arts center

goat farm arts center

goat farm arts center

This amazing filing cabinet installation is by artist David Baerwalde – definitely check him out!

goat farm arts center

goat farm arts center

goat farm arts center

goat farm arts center

goat farm arts center

goat farm arts center

goat farm arts center

goat farm arts center

goat farm arts center

goat farm arts center

goat farm arts center

goat farm arts center

goat farm arts center

For more info on the Goat Farm visit their Facebook page.

 

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TamarackAndKhus -May 14, 2014, 8:13AM

I want to check out that library, it looks incredible!
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LamentingLizzie -May 14, 2014, 8:47AM

Somehow I have never been to Goat Farms Art Center, and I have been to Atlanta several times. It’s officially on my list for our next trip.

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Juliette Laura -May 14, 2014, 10:19AM

Oh wow wow this place looks incredible!!! Dying to visit.

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Susan Jizba -May 14, 2014, 1:24PM

I love the idea of repurposing industrial areas that otherwise would be left to waste. I especially love the idea of using those places as areas for artists to explore and experiment with their creativity! Thank you for sharing this wonderful spot to visit and your gorgeous photographs!!!

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Tiffany -May 14, 2014, 1:53PM

What an amazing space! I bet you had so much fun taking photos that day!
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k -May 14, 2014, 5:06PM

What dress or top is show in the second to last picture?

Flourish Design Co. -May 14, 2014, 9:08PM

Incredible spaces. And must say I love the top + bra combo in 2nd to last photo.

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meg -May 14, 2014, 10:25PM

Literally so in love with these photos. the location looks fabulous. well done from an ever so jealous fan :) x

Dr. Diana -May 15, 2014, 3:22AM

Oh my God what a photography by professional photographer, Photos are just fabulous. Good job.

~Diana

Christy -May 16, 2014, 7:46PM

great store. love the goat farm. photos are fab, like totally.

Hulsey -May 16, 2014, 7:48PM

Amazing space!

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