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The Shops Buckhead Atlanta Kicks Off “Buckhead Loves Locals” in Partnership with SCAD

November 16, 2016

The Shops Buckhead Atlanta has invited local Atlanta-based artists on property with the launch of their new “Buckhead Loves Locals” program. Current and former SCAD students will create and display art throughout The Shops Buckhead Atlanta, enriching the customer and community experience. The program launches today with Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD).  


The Shops Buckhead Atlanta will welcome these local artists to create artwork for five art installations around the property. These works of art will be painted live so customers can enjoy the creative process of these talented artists. Art installation locations include two works in Center Plaza– one located behind Le Bilboquet the other between Billy Reid and Theory-- and three works on Buckhead Avenue – one across from Dolce, one next to Akris, and one across from Fado.
Participating artists include:


1. Hasani Sahlehe | Website: http://www.hasanisahlehe.com/ | SCAD Alumni

2. Elizabeth Porcel | Website: http://ekporcel.com/ | SCAD Alumni

3. Alphonso Edwards | Website: http://alphonsoedwards.com | SCAD Alumni

4. Tim Kent | Website: http://www.timkentart.com/  | SCAD Alumni


Shoppers and art lovers alike are invited to visit the property to view these local artists at work starting today. Weather pending, this activation will continue throughout the Holiday Season. As always, The Shops Buckhead Atlanta offers three (3) hours of complimentary self-parking with validation from stores and restaurants.


About The Shops Buckhead Atlanta
The Shops Buckhead Atlanta, opened in 2014 by commercial real estate developer OliverMcMillan, spans six city blocks in the heart of prestigious Buckhead, located just 30 minutes from Atlanta’s Hartfield International Airport. The development offers more than 50 fashion retailers and restaurants, and many of the retailers - including Hermès, Dior, and NARS - are the first locations in the Atlanta market. Located along Peachtree Street, Atlanta’s most famous thoroughfare, The Shops Buckhead Atlanta offers a sophisticated outdoor shopping and dining experience unmatched in the South. For more information, visit http://theshopsbuckheadatlanta.com.

About SCAD: The University for Creative Careers
The Savannah College of Art and Design is a private, nonprofit, accredited university offering more than 100 academic degree programs in 43 majors across its locations in Atlanta and Savannah, Georgia; Hong KongLacoste, France; and online via SCAD eLearning. SCAD enrolls 13,000 undergraduate and graduate students from more than 100 countries. The innovative SCAD curriculum is enhanced by advanced professional-level technology, equipment and learning resources, as well as opportunities for internships, professional certifications and collaborative projects with corporate partners.

In 2015, the prestigious Red Dot Design Rankings placed SCAD in the top four universities in the Americas and Europe. Career preparation is woven into every fiber of the university, resulting in a superior alumni placement rate. In a study of Spring 2015 SCAD graduates, 98 percent were employed, pursuing further education, or both within 10 months of graduation. For more information, visit the official SCAD blog.