Category Archives: Visit Midtown

Music Is in the Air

Our office is conveniently located in Midtown Atlanta, where music is in the air this summer. Next time you visit Dr. Schaefer, make time to explore the arts and cultural treasures unique to our city.

Summer wouldn’t be complete without live music from local artists. Enjoy the following FREE concerts in June.

Groovin’ On The Square | Every Friday from 6 – 8 pm
Unwind from a long work week with entertainment from a diverse lineup of talented, up-and-coming performers.

  • June 10: Bourbon Brothers
  • June 17: Chris Cauley
  • June 24: Lilac Wine

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra @Oak Hill
Bring a picnic and enjoy music under the stars as the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra returns to Piedmont Park’s Oak Hill for two free concerts this summer.

From Paris to Piedmont | June 15 @7:30 pm
Associate Conductor Jerry Hou leads the ASO in an all-French program including selections from favorites such as Bizet’s Carmen, Dukas’ The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Debussy’s Nocturnes and more.

Hooray for Hollywood | June 22 @7:30 pm
Guest conductor Anthony Parnther and the ASO will perform a program of some of Hollywood’s greatest hits, including music from Back to the Future, King Richard, Call of the Wild, Out of Africa, E.T. and more.

Sunset Sessions | Sundays @7:00 pm
For the seventh year in a row this alternative music concert series powered by Park Tavern has brought buzz-worthy artists to the stage. Follow the Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail to the Piedmont Park Meadow to take in the live music and a gorgeous sunset.

  • June 12: Wildermiss, Sarah Mootz, & Pinewood
  • June 19: Cody Bolden, Nikki & The Phantom Callers, & Sara Jean Kelley
  • June 26: Chelsea Shag, Caitlin Krisko & The Broadcast, & Chole Kay



Origami in the Garden Now Open

In addition to being home to Piedmont Periodontics, Midtown is the cultural epicenter of Atlanta. This summer museum-quality metal sculptures of giant birds, fluttering butterflies, blooming flowers, and grazing deer take center stage among the floral landscape at Atlanta Botanical Garden. Inspired by the centuries-old Japanese art of folding paper, these monumental sculptures were each brought to life from a single sheet of folded paper.

The artists behind the masterly symbolic art installation are New Mexico residents Kevin and Jennifer Box who have focused their career on creating public art using casting and fabrication techniques. Explore 18 installations of nearly 70 sculptures throughout the garden from until October 16, 2022.

The highlight of the show is Master Peace, a 25-foot-tall sculpture composed of hundreds of stainless steel origami peace cranes towering over Howell Fountain.

Origami in the Garden features Kevin Box’s own compositions as well as collaborations with world-renowned origami artists Te Jui Fu, Beth Johnson, Michael G. LaFosse and Robert L. Lang.


New Installation: Conversation Peace

Have you seen the sculpture inspiring conversation at the corner of 10th and Peachtree?

Conversation Peace was installed in Midtown on November 12, 2021, in conjunction with National Origami Day in Japan. The work is a sculptural interpretation of Rock-Paper-Scissors, a game that — along with paper — dates back to approximately 200 BC. The game became popular in the United States during the early 20th century as interaction between Asia and the west increased.

While Rock-Paper-Scissors is often used to settle lighthearted conflicts, Artist Kevin Box used these objects to symbolize conflicting forces that have found balance. In the piece, “paper” wins the game by folding itself into a crane — an international symbol of peace.

Conversation Peace is the newest Heart of the Arts installation erected on property owned by the Dewberry Capital Corporation and leased to the Midtown Alliance for $1 per year. The initiative expresses Midtown’s uniquely creative atmosphere and culture. In addition to public art installations, Heart of the Arts colors empty storefronts, fills the streets with music, and sponsors the annual Parliament of Owls parade.

Be sure to drive by the sculpture next time you visit Peidmont Periodontics Midtown Atlanta office. The work also ties into Origami in the Garden, an exhibit that opens this week at Atlanta Botanical Garden.


Green Market Returns to Piedmont Park

A diet that is rich in vitamins and minerals from fresh fruit and vegetables is not only good for your body but also your dental health. Without proper nutrients, your teeth and gums are more susceptible to decay and gum disease.

High calcium foods like low-fat cheese and leafy greens provide nourishment for healthy teeth. Foods high in protein like eggs, fish, meat, and poultry can help protect the enamel on your teeth and improve bone density.

Voted one of the top five farmer’s markets in Atlanta by Access Atlanta, the Green Market in Piedmont Park provides shoppers with direct access to local farmers and small businesses. Discover local produce, bakers, jams, and artisan goods every Saturday between 9 am – 1 pm, rain or shine.

The market is located steps from our Midtown office at the 12th Street and Piedmont Avenue gate to Piedmont Park.

The Phoenix Flies Returns for 2022

Atlanta’s historic buildings and neighborhoods are an integral part of the city’s culture and economy. Every March, the Atlanta Preservation Center presents The Phoenix Flies, a collection of 100+ FREE tours of local landmarks and historic sites.

At the beginning of the 20th century notable architects were hard at work in Midtown Atlanta and neighboring Ansley Park. Take advantage of the following tours near our Midtown office:

Thursday, March 10th at 10 am
Creation of Modern Midtown: An Atlanta Walking Tour
Tour Atlanta’s first commercial district built north of Downtown. Learn about the businessmen, architects, and prominent families who drove the creation of the district.

Friday, March 11th at 10 am and 2 pm
Discover a Chateauesque Gem: The Wimbish House Tour
The Wimbish House, an eclectic French Renaissance Revival-style home, has adorned the intersection of Peachtree and 14th Street since 1906. Today the home serves as the headquarters to the Atlanta Woman’s Club.

Monday, March 14th at 11 am
Preserving a City Block
Atlanta History Center Midtown occupies nearly the entire block. In the 1920s, this block was part of the vibrant Atlanta shopping scene. Learn about the people, retail, and restaurants the street has housed over time.

Saturday, March 19 at 10am
Walkin’ Peachtree Street
Learn about the historic and modern structures that line  Atlanta’s iconic Peachtree Street from one of the oldest churches in Georgia to The High Museum to WW1 memorial sites.

Saturday, March 19th at 11 am
Tour First Church of Christ, Scientist
Built in 1913 and designed by Dougherty & Robinson, The First Church of Christ, Scientist Atlanta is an outstanding example of neo-classical or Greek revival-style architecture.

Sunday, March 20th at 2 pm
Turn of the Century Oasis: Tour Ansley Park
Tour Atlanta’s first driving suburb, developed as Atlanta’s first motorcar-oriented suburb in1904. Wide, winding streets and green parks were designed to attract Atlanta’s wealthiest and most prestigious families.

Pre-registration is required for some events. Visit The The Phoenix Flies for more information about events and registration.


Celebrate Black History Month in Midtown Atlanta

In the 1920s scholar Carter G. Woodson founded a movement to celebrate Black heritage and achievements. February was named Black History Month in 1976, primarily because the second week of the month — this week! — coincides with the birthdays of both Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass. Lincoln was influential in the emancipation of slaves. Douglass, a former slave, was a prominent leader of the abolitionist movement that fought to end slavery.

Home to intellectual leaders like Dr. W.E.B. Du Bois, Booker T. Washington, and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Atlanta has played a pivotal role in black history. All year long locals and tourists flock to historic sites like the Martin Luther King, Jr. Visitors Center, the Sweet Auburn Historic District, and the National Center for Civil and Human Rights.

Celebrate Black History Month this February at these special events near our Midtown Atlanta office:

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Feb 10-13 | Fox Theatre
Celebrate Artistic Director Robert Battle’s 10th anniversary season with new works, audience favorites, and beloved classics, including the timeless Revelations.

Night of Rhythm & Blues with Crissy Collins and PURE
Feb 19 at 7 pm | Center Stage Atlanta
Actress and singer Crissy Collins partners up with PURE to reach hearts through soulful and honest musical storytelling.

For the Love of Black Art 
Feb 22 from 6-8 pm | Bellyard Boutique Hotel
Head to West Midtown to enjoy incredible art from local Black artists Melissa Mitchell, Marryam Moma, Craig Singleton, Golden Aurelian and Ashley Dopson. Guests can also indulge in light bites and champagne while listening to live music.

Black Joy: A Night of Comedy with Sampson McCormick
Feb 22 at 7 pm | Mixx Atlanta
Laugh along with award winning comedian and LGBTQ icon Sampson McCormick.

Street Art in Midtown Atlanta

Midtown Atlanta is the cultural epicenter of Atlanta in addition to being home to Piedmont Periodontics. Beyond the curated museum galleries, vivid murals dot the landscape where talented local and international artists have covered everything from crosswalks to high rises.

Next time you visit our office, enjoy some of Atlanta’s best street art as you walk down 10th Street. Get your smartphone ready to capture the following:

Stay Strong ATL @ 10th & Piedmont
Tes Arlette is a dynamic local designer often seen drinking coffee and kerning type. She is an art director by day, mural artist by night, and beekeeper in the wee hours of morning.

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Rainbow Crosswalk
@ 10th & Piedmont
Midtown’s colorful rainbow crosswalk serves as a symbol of unity and acceptance. It honors the victims of the 2016 Pulse nightclub shooting while playfully marking the area as the hub for Atlanta’s thriving LGBTQ culture.

Kai Aspire @ 130 10th St NE
After attending L’école des Beaux Arts in Paris and the California Institute of Arts, Kai Aspire created his signature character “if” which stands for imaginary friend. “If” is a character of no color, sex or race, no physical/distinguishable traits that breaks all societal stereotypes and cultural divides.


Trav @1021 Peachtree St NE
Los Angeles-based artist Trav explores the shifting role of the physical space as consumers are driven further into their devices. His dynamic collages pull together artifacts and inspirations from the golden era of retail and entertainment, paying homage to the stylized iconography of a bygone era.

It’s a Living
 @130 10th St NE
“It’s a Living” is not just a statement but it is also a life philosophy for Ricardo Gonzalez, a designer and artist from Durango México currently living in Brooklyn. His signature script style can be easily recognized from large scale murals to commercial work for some of the biggest brands to a simple sticker in the streets.

Mister E
@1029 Peachtree St NE
Miami-based Mister E is known for his creative use of rainbow-colored 100 hundred dollar bills. His goal is to bridge the gap between the 1% and the 99%.

Greg Mike
@1029 Peachtree St NE
Born and raised in Connecticut, “Greg Mike” Mensching is known for pieces that incorporate vivid explosions of incandescent color filtered through a Surrealist Pop Art perspective. In 2015, he founded the OuterSpace Project, an event series that merges public art, live music, design, action sports and culture that has produced over 85+ murals throughout the city of Atlanta.

If you have time Midtown’s public art scene is well-worth exploring further. Follow the Atlanta Street Art Map to discover murals by well-known painters like Dr. Dax, HENSE, Yoyo Ferro and more.


Winter Wonderland in Midtown Atlanta

Piedmont Periodontics is located in the heart of Midtown Atlanta where moderate temperatures allow residents to enjoy an urban winter wonderland like no other.

Some of our favorite seasonal activities and events near our office include

Atlanta Santa Speedo Run | Dec 11
Strip down to your skivvies in the name of charity for this 1-mile fun run sponsored by Bert’s Big Adventure, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides magical, all-expenses-paid journeys to Walt Disney World for children with chronic and terminal illnesses.

Smiles for the Season | Dec 12
Experience a festive character breakfast buffet to benefit Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

Friday Jazz | Dec 17
Enjoy music curated by Kenny Banks Jr. at the High Museum. This recurring event features a different style of jazz each month from straight ahead to free jazz, bebop to swing, and more.

Season on the Square | Now – Jan 17
Did you know that Colony Square became home to an indoor ice-skating rink in 1973? Well, lace up your skates for a nostalgic return! “Midtown’s Living Room” has been transformed into an outdoor ice-skating rink for the winter. After your session, warm up with a specialty holiday cocktail.

Garden Lights, Holiday Nights | Now – Jan 15
Voted the best holiday event in metro Atlanta by AJC Readers, guests can expect new twists including a colorful Glowing Grove along the Flower Walk, oversized flowers leading to Ice Goddess, and several lighted sculptures from the 2021 summer exhibition SUPERnatural: Glass Art by Jason Gamrath.

December is a great time to take advantage of all that Midtown Atlanta has to offer. Happy Holidays from Piedmont Periodontics!

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Support Small Business and Local Makers this Holiday Season


Piedmont Periodontics encourages our patients to observe Small Business Saturday on November 27th. Whether you dine or shop locally, your purchases make our community stronger.

The holidays are a great time to support local artisans by selecting handmade gifts including jewelry, textiles, home goods, and accessories. Plus your family and friends are sure to be touched by your thoughtful and unique gifts.

Upcoming artisan shopping opportunities around town include the following:

Holiday Artisan Market at the High | Nov 26 – 27
This two-day event at the High Museum of Art brings together 20 of Atlanta’s top artists, creatives and entrepreneurs. Shop for handmade gifts including jewelry, textiles, home goods, accessories, and more. 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Holiday ICE at Uptown Atlanta | Nov 20
The Indie Craft Experience has produced craft and vintage markets in Atlanta since 2005, featuring makers and sellers from all over the country with an emphasis on the Southeast. Shop at the market and then enjoy Elf on the Big Screen. Market 11:00 am – 5:00 pm with showtime at 7:00 pm

Peachtree Road Farmers Market  | Nov 27, Dec 4, Dec 11, Dec 18
Held at The Cathedral of St. Philip in Buckhead, the Holiday Artists Market will feature beautiful handmade gifts from more than 25 local artists in addition to the farmers market’s regular vendors. 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Plywood Artisan Market | Dec 4
Atlanta nonprofit Plywood People leads a community of startups committed to solving social issues. Shop at their first ever Artisan Market to support local businesses that are making their communities a better place. 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Atlanta Christkindl Market | Nov 26 – Jan 2
This winter The Buckhead Village District streets will be transformed into a traditional German Christkindl market. Enjoy authentic German food and beverages and shop for German, Austrian, and Swiss products.

Happy holidays from the entire Piedmont Periodontics team!


Bon appetit in our Neighbood, Midtown Atlanta

Aside from being centrally located, one of the best parts of having an office in Midtown Atlanta is exploring the ever-changing food scene. Next time you schedule an appointment make sure to reserve time to eat. Whether it’s breakfast, lunch, or dinner, there is a tasty meal around every corner.

Speaking of around the corner, Atlanta’s newest Shake Shack is under construction next to Willy’s at Piedmont Park. The space will even feature a covid-friendly walk-up window.

Another option for a quick meal near our office is Politan Row at Colony Square. This food hall includes outposts of Federal Burger; bubble tea bar Unbelibubble; Tandoori Pizza and Wing Co.; Bun Mi Vietnamese Grill; smoothie and bowl spot YŌM; Hibachi and sushi stall Gekko; Creole-Mexican street taco stall Pretty Little Taco; Neapolitan-style pizzeria Belli; and Caribbean food spot Locale Cafe. The final two stalls, Marrakech Express and Zaddy’s, open their doors in September. If you have time to stay for a drink, Politan Row also features a 40-seat central bar.

Slightly further down 12th Street, Epicurean Atlanta is now open on West Peachtree. This 16-story hotel is designed for food lovers featuring the ground-level restaurant Reverence, Aerial Kitchen and Bar on the ninth floor terrace, and a high-tech kitchen classroom called Epicurean Theatre. Each of the 178 rooms at Epicurean Atlanta come equipped with fully stocked pantries and mini bars and food-themed design elements, including artwork and butcher-block accents.

Finally, if you are celebrating a special occasion, head south to Lyla Lila for southern European menus that evolve seasonally. This Midtown newbie recently appeared on the The New York Times’ 2021 list of 50 restaurants they’re “excited about.”

From fast casual to foodie destinations, clearly our Midtown Atlanta location will offer something tasty that fits both your schedule and budget. Bon appetit!