ATLANTA - Atlanta becomes Art-lanta during free Public Art Festival: Look closely during the next two weeks, and you’ll see Atlanta becoming a much more colorful and interesting place. Artists are taking over downtown, tackling social issues through unique creations.
This year’s ELEVATE Public Art Festival is taking place from October 13 through October 21, with a series of free events open to the public. More than 200 artists are taking part in the annual event, creating art and events aimed at inspiring discussions related to current social issues. This year’s festival includes painter Yoyo Ferro and members of the community creating a mural on the side of the Atlanta Eye Care building, rhyming wordplay on the downtown streets led by hip-hop lyricists Soul Food Cypher, and French dancer Noé Soulier performing his latest work.
Good Day Atlanta’s Paul Milliken spent the morning in downtown Atlanta, getting a preview of this exciting and diverse festival.
Martin Lawrence stand up tour and new DVD: Comedy great Martin Lawrence just released his first stand up special in 14 years. It comes on the heels of a sold out national tour that is making a stop in Georgia. Martin Lawrence took time out of his busy schedule to talk to Good Day Atlanta anchor Alyse Eady, in the interview he opened up about the death of his friend "Tommy Ford." For more on Martin Lawrence visit his app UNCUT .
"Kevin Hart: What Now" :Kevin Hart hits the big screen again with the release of his new movie which focuses on his standup comedy "Kevin Hart: What Now." Good Day Atlanta's Alyse Eady interviewed him about the release on Good Day Atlanta. The movie is out in theaters today, for more information click here.
Top Trees & Shrubs for Fall Color: There is no better time to plant almost anything than in the fall. That may seem counterintuitive since the cold winter is right around the corner. But, plants that are planted in the fall have an optimum amount of time to develop a new healthy root system before the hot days of the following summer. Melodie McDanal, horticulturist, at Pike Nurseries explains to Good Day Atlanta's Joanne Feldman why fall is the best season for planting and showcasing some trees and shrubs. For more on Pike Nurseries click here.
Pet of the day from Best Friends Pet Adoption Center . For more information click here.