Category Archives: Visit Midtown

Don’t Miss the Midtown Alliance Grand Opening TAILgate Party

Next time you visit Dr. Schaefer make time to explore the new Midtown Alliance dog park at the intersection of 10th and Peachtree streets. The renovated public space will be divided into three outdoor rooms:

  • a flexible space for outdoor games and other activities such as live music
  • a turf play area for kids — and adults who are forever young
  • a 7,500-square-foot fenced dog park with large boulders perfect for people and pets alike
Celebrate fall with your pooch this Saturday at the Midtown Alliance Grand Opening TAILgate Party featuring
  • a doggy Homecoming Court
  • music from DJ Ree de la Vega
  • Midtown swag giveaways
  • a roaming photo booth
  • yard games and fetch
Refreshments for dogs and humans will be available for purchase. Attendees are encouraged to wear their finest fall sweaters!

Celebrate Biketober in Atlanta

Fueled by a boom in electric bikes, interest in alternative modes of transportation are taking off in Midtown Atlanta. Now is the time to gear up for the 10th annual Biketober challenge!

Biketober is a fun and free competition that encourages metro Atlantans to experience the joys and benefits of bike riding. Participating is as easy as 1-2-3!

1 – Register
2 – Enjoy a bike ride … or two
3 – Log your rides to earn points, climb the leaderboards, and win prizes like a $1,000 REI gift card or an Edison V2 Electric Bike

In conjunction with Biketober, the Midtown Alliance is sponsoring bike-centric events including

Bike-In Movie | Thursday, October 13th @ 7pm
Bike over to Coda at Tech Square for a screening of The Nightmare Before Christmas. Score a free bike tune-up and purchase snacks or dinner from The Collective Food Hall.

Bike Maintenance + Community Class | Wednesday, October 19th @ 6pm
Meet in the Meadow at Piedmont Park to learn how to care for your bike from an expert mechanic. Also get tips about how to ride safely in an urban environment.

Thinking about biking to your Midtown Atlanta office building or your next appointment with Dr. Schaefer? Midtown Transportation offers free, personalized route planning for Midtown commuters.


Commercial Row Commons Plaza Now Open

Next time you visit Dr. Schaefer at our office in Midtown Atlanta, make time to explore Commercial Row Commons on Peachtree Place between Peachtree Street and Crescent Ave.

The new plaza sits amidst street-level commercial businesses and the Atlanta History Center’s Midtown Campus. Designed to celebrate the unique historic and cultural identity of the landmark Commercial Row buildings, the plaza not only provides an unobstructed pathway for pedestrians but also a place to relax along this high traffic corridor. Colorful tables, chairs, and umbrellas will soon welcome visitors.

Nearly 200 plastic birds have traveled to Midtown Atlanta from Milan to hang over Commercial Row Commons. The swallows from international artist group Cracking Art are designed to inspire a community-wide conversation about the importance and the environmental impact of regeneration, while leaving a potent artistic trace in the communities where we live.

Celebrate the plaza enhancements on August 18, 2022 at the Midtown Alliance launch party.

10th Street temporary park Midtown

Outdoor Rooms Coming to Midtown Intersection

Construction has begun on a temporary park at the northeast corner of 10th and Peachtree. Plans call for installing three “outdoor rooms” including

  • a fenced dog park
  • an activity zone for lawn games such as ping-pong and cornhole
  • and a climbable structure.

Last November, the popular Autoeater sculpture was replaced by a rock-paper-scissors installation Conversation Peace by Kevin Box. Other artistic additions to the greenspace will include a mural by artist Jasmine Nicole Williams and sculptural seating with LED lighting designed by Fabio Novembre for Vondom, an international outdoor furniture and lighting company.

Taking advantage of the $1-per-year Midtown Alliance lease from landholder Dewberry Corporation, the Midtown Improvement District is funding the $350,000 project.

Be sure to stop by after your next visit to our Midtown Atlanta office!

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.