The Castleberry Hill Neighborhood Association’s (CHNA) Eighth Annual Castleberry Hill Loft Tour will be held on Saturday, September 26 and Sunday, September 27, 2009 throughout the historic Atlanta neighborhood located just seconds from the CNN Center in Downtown Atlanta.
This year’s Loft Tour will kick off with the neighborhood’s wildly popular Art Stroll on Friday, September 25 from 7 to 10 p.m. The Loft Tour welcomes thousands of attendees to the Landmark District to explore hand-selected lofts and the neighborhood’s distinctive art galleries, boutiques, restaurants, and businesses. New to this year, attendees will also experience performance art and music throughout the neighborhood during the Tour. Tickets will be available soon.
Tour-goers are also encouraged to visit Castleberry Hill’s diverse range of art galleries including Art House Gallery, Besharat Gallery, Studio Clout, Garage Projects at Stable 1897, Krause Gallery, Marcia Wood Gallery, Gallery Stokes and many more. Throughout the year, Castleberry Hill also hosts eclectic art strolls that are open to the public and welcomes visitors with openings, events and much more!
Castleberry Hill is also home to a bustling array of restaurants and eateries, bars, lounges and retail spots – all of which embody the artistic spirit of the community. Neighborhood businesses will also be open during the Loft Tour. Favorite haunts like Elliott Street Deli & Pub, No Mas Cantina, Slice, Wasabi, 255 Tapas Lounge, Tilt, and Baltimore Crab & Seafood are ideal for grabbing bites, beverages, and chatting with the locals. Numerous retail spots including Adrene Boutique, No Mas Hacienda, DejaVu Designer Boutique, Wine Shoe and more will be open for browsing and shopping. Please visit www.castleberryhill.org for a detailed list of participating businesses.
Placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985, Castleberry Hill contains the largest and most-concentrated remnant of railroad buildings in Atlanta. The railway, which defines street ands building patterns as it cuts through Castleberry Hill, is as old as the City of Atlanta itself. Early 20th-century commercial and industrial structures form continuous frontages at the street and railway lines, giving the area a distinctive urban look. Each year, the Loft Tour helps the historic community raise money for aesthetic improvementsneighborhood beautification and improvements. Tour-goers will also get to view street sign toppers, the signature Castleberry Hill metalwork neighborhood sign, new trash cans, newly planted trees, neighborhood banners and more – all of which are a result of funds raised during past Loft Tours.
For more information, please visit www.castleberryhill.org.