Hey guys!! I am back. Safe and sound from the Revival show. No sunburn, no heat stroke, a little dirty...but otherwise in very good spirits!! And yes, we had heat up to 105'. I think I deserve a tee...right? Anyways, I HAD to show you the photos of the venue and such. It was an AMAZING venue for an event like this. And although the crowds were low, I really can't blame ya for not coming out. I mean, it was ridiculously hot. But I will be doing any show Hugh and Weatherly put on...especially if it's here!
The Goat Farm Arts Center...It's hard to believe a place this magical is in the heart of the city. I am just going to tell you that I was daydreaming the entire way home about what it'd be like to live here. Because people do. And so do dogs, goats, chickens, guinea, and lots of cool artsy people!
In the early 1970s Robert Haywood bought the site and sculptors, musicians, painters and photographers set up studios there. For a time in the early 2000s space was rented to antique dealers as "The Shops at Murray Mill", but the antique mall never took off. The site remained unused for many years.
On July 15, 2010, the property was sold for a reported $7 million to Hallister Development, specialists in renovating historic properties. Hallister stated that it planned to preserve and boost the property as an arts-friendly community. In 2008, as an alternate back up plan, Hallister Development filed a "Developments of Regional Impact" application with the Georgia Regional Transportation Authority for a project containing 426 residential units at the location, to contain 96,000 square feet (8,900 m2) of office and 96,000 square feet (8,900 m2) of retail.
Hallister Development ultimately chose not to pursue redevelopment of the site into a residential/commercial complex. In 2009, Hallister made the decision to develop the site into a 20,000 square foot center for the visual and performing arts with five performance and exhibition halls, a cafe/library, an on-site organic farm, an education center, a 5000 square foot sprung floor for contemporary dance, and creative studios. " (text taken from wikipedia)
Here a just a few pics I took around the grounds:
Tiffin, and Joy. Geesh I just realized with glasses on Joy and I look like sisters! Funny.
Seriously, look at my booth space!! It was dreamy vintage. I want to go back. And set up right there again.