Atlanta Artists & Makers

Photo by Erin McManness from Paper Raven Co.

Photo by Erin McManness from Paper Raven Co.

This is so tough to do with so many amazing talents in our city.  Please add to the conversation by adding your suggestions in the comments because I'm only tapping the surface here.

An additional note:  I spent so much time putting this list together, I will shamelessly plug that MANY of the artists on this list are represented at COCO + MISCHA (the ones in bold), and we would love your support so we can continue supporting the makers of ATL.

Paper Raven Co

Neva Opet

Fossil & Hide

Las Lobas Fine

Paper Ghost Studios - shop their site or check for upcoming events. 

Wooden Spoon Herbs

Native Bear

Maum Goods

Admiral Row

Lillian.Eve

Lindbergh Candle Co.

HoneyBird Jewelry

Grandiflora Textiles

Tide & Bloom

Fastsoft Press

Paper & Posies

Honeycomb Studios

Cactus + Bones

Atlanta Trading Co.

Rebecca Holt

JENNY HIGHSMITH

STRAWBERRY MOTH

Colbie & Co

KMM & Co.

Studio Gabriela

 

Lynne Tanzer- commissions, portraits

Sarah Watts a.k.a. wattsalot

Cameoko Jewelry

Eleventh Housewares

Margaret Vera

Charlotte Smith Studios

Be Good Studio

St. Francis Art

Sugar Doilies

The Small Object

Ink & Indigo

A Sensible Habit

On The Lookout Jewelry

StudiOH Shoppe

ULL ATL

Rose Grown Ceramics

r. wood studio

Glad & Young Studio

Empire State Finery

Michelle Armas

Rebekka Connelly

Sign Me Up Signs

Flordeliza Brand

Peach or Plum

Hold It Down ATL

Stone & Smith

Methane Studios

Maplanta

Jessica Durrant

Marvi Beauty

Lu La Naturals

Luxe Apothecary

Revive Bath & Body

Sturdy Brothers

Copper & Torch

Tru Roots

You've Been Noted

Crafts & Love

Mona Does Concrete

Wholeheartedly Mom

Jen Boaz Jewelry

Ali Makes Things

Katelynn & Adwoa

Kalon Botanicals

Untitled Thoughts

The Button Babe

Your Handwriting

Rescue Repurpose Redeem

Psychic Joy

Hyer Handmade

Clover & Birch

Elena's Beauty Boutique

Ethereal BiJou

Sweet Escape Blends

Moss Boss Studios

Block & Hammer

Costume Party ATL

Appaloosa Designs

The Speckled Pet

Alot To Love Boutique

Devi & Co

DEO Not BO

Savello

Sweet Tea Salvage

Lemon Difficult

Abu Makes

ZogPalz

Della-Be Designs

The Vu Style

Charlotte Dillard Art

Smartglass Recycled Jewelry

Third Wheel Jewelry

Christina Kos

Breze Art

Carmanda's Arts Things

Whimsy & Cheer

Cunning Co

Four Paws Pottery

Bones & Blooms

Peachtree Apothecary

Cryptic Fury

ArtisThing

Paper Bones ATL

Livin Off Earth Skincare


Artists Markets:

I.C.E Holiday Market- Sunday 12/11

Root City Market-Saturday 12/10

Unique Boutiques & Antique Destinations

Atlanta-owned, small shops (you're likely to see the owner working the register) that offer something special, whether it be a flagship store for their brand, vintage & antique goodies, or if they're an institution in town.  We've also added our favorite antique markets in town. This is in NO way a comprehensive list, but an attempt at collecting some of our favorites.  Please feel free to add to the conversation in the comments.  

 

Inman Dry Goods

Cover Books

Little Barn Apothecary

Brick + Mortar

Mama Bath & Body

Chrome Yellow Trading Co.

Modern Mystic

Fig & Flower

Squash Blossom

Found Co.

Boogaloos

Sq/Ft.

Paris On Ponce -it's hard to classify this shopping destination.  It's a large antique market, but stalls have been rented to artists, incubator-style stores, and the space often features pop-up markets.  

Kudzu Antiques

Highland Row

A Cappella Books

Kiwi Vintage

Gypsy & Magnolia

The Collective

My Parent's Basement (comics)

 

 

Experience ATL

 

If you're giving gifts outside of the box,  consider one of these ideas.  Gift a memorable experience, supporting these local artists & establishments. Again, these are some of our favorites, but we welcome your additions in the comments!

 

Annual Memberships

The Atlanta Botanical Gardens

The High Museum

Fernbank

Center for Puppetry Arts

the Zoo

the Aquarium

SCAD FASH

SCAD Atlanta’s Museum of Fashion + Film


Check Out Classes at these spots:

Garage Door Studios

Mudfire Gallery

Beehive

Mindzai Atlanta

Hi-Lo Press - check their site for classes in printmaking



Do Something a Little Different

Modern Mystic - Give a Tarot Reading or a Tarot Reading Class

Mission Escape - Try an escape room experience with a friend or group

Clue Town Scavenger Hunt Books - scavenger hunt books available at Beehive or online

Ride the Ferris Wheel Downtown

Give a subscription to Atlanta Magazine


Spas Services, Massages, Nails

The Aviary

Lark & Sparrow

Wax

Fabu


BOOK A PHOTO SESSION AS A GIFT TO A LOVED ONE

Kelley Raye

Ashley White Photos

Betsey McPherson

Mary Lesh

Kaleen Enke

Eat. Drink. ATL.

Photo by East Pole Coffee, taken from their website.

Photo by East Pole Coffee, taken from their website.

It would be impossible to add all the locally owned restaurants that could benefit from you buying a gift card for holiday gifting.  If you do that, make sure it's not a chain, buy from our local neighbors, and look to support restaurants that support local farmers.  Beyond restaurants & bars, here are some food & drink purveyors based in Atlanta that make food/drink stuffs that are worthy of gifting.  Many of these items work great to keep in cabinet for emergency gifts for when that neighbor pops by with a present.  They also work great for entertaining.  Please be sure to add more of your favorites in the comments.  

Cured Meat: Pine Street MarketSpotted Trotter

Cheese: Sweet Grass Dairy,  CalyRoad Creamery

Pickles: Phickles & Doux South Pickles

For Cocktails: Proof Syrup , 18:21 Bitters

Chocolate: Xocoatl, Condor Chocolate

Coffee, Tea: Octane CoffeeEast Pole Coffee Co., Radio Roasters, Firelight Coffee Roasters, Rev Coffee, Banjo Coffee, Just Add Honey

Other Provisions: Beautiful Briny Sea, Banner Butter, Ashley Sue Baked Goods, Emerald City Bagels, Two Dough Girls

Get your booze here: 3 Parks Wine, Decatur Package

Locally owned shops to buy some of these items: Preserving Place, Candler Park Market, The Mercantile, Savi Provisions, Star Provisions

Book them for a holiday party: Cult Carts, Brahms & Liszt (bartender for hire)

Free Art, Aggregators of Art, Keeping Up With Atlanta & Artists

The idea of #ShopWithHeart is to highlight local artists, businesses, and makers.  But one of the best ways you can keep up with those folks day to day is to follow locals on Instagram.  They spread free art, reflect our culture, introduce us to small businesses, and feature the city's creativity.  These are some of our favorites, but please feel free to comment with yours. If you're looking for gift ideas within this post, please note that many of the artists below accept commissions, you could hunt down a #FAFATL or just scroll their feeds for local inspiration.

Lynne Paints The Ladies

Eat Here ATL

Common Creative ATL

Free Art Friday ATL (FAFATL) Also search the hashtag #FAFATL

Cat Lanta

Bazaar Bohemian

Raw Atlanta

Black Cat Tips

ATL Bucket List

Barry Draws

Evereman

Dear Bear Wolf

sQuishiepuss

 Lindy Lane ARtworks

Cool Atlanta

Sweet Peach

 

Using the #ShopWithHeartATL Hashtag

Feel free to post this pic to your own social media accounts to help spread the word of using this hashtag to help locals shop small, local and handmade.

Feel free to post this pic to your own social media accounts to help spread the word of using this hashtag to help locals shop small, local and handmade.

The goal of #shopwithheartATL is to help folks find artists, makers & small businesses that are based in Atlanta to make it easy for shoppers, diners, and patrons to support our local economy.  

Please use the hashtag and encourage others to use it to call attention to ATLANTA-OWNED businesses or creatives.  If people catch on, we will be able to drive traffic to our local businesses and enrich our local economy.

Thanks for helping keep Atlanta awesome.