A DIY Approach to Supporting Artists
The Bakery is a multi-faceted arts complex in Southwest Atlanta that is home to community engagement projects, environmental education programs, workshops on new technology, an art gallery, private artist studios, and multiple live performance spaces that host events several nights a week.
No matter who finds their home here, The Bakery is a space for collaboration, experimentation, learning, and play, all of which are necessary for building a healthy community. All aspects of The Bakery stem from a DIY ethos and we strive to provide an accessible and safer space for all.
Bakie is the gender-neutral mascot and rainbow messiah of The Bakery. With the colors of a pastel dream, the spirit of a flying unicorn, and the shape of a warehouse, Bakie is meant to represent all things Bakery.
Bakie was designed by Andy Sloan Jackson, an artist whose work explores excess, nostalgia, esoteric belief systems, and narrative with video and sculpture. He creates snippets of imagined television programming including science fiction shows, news broadcasts, and commercials and displays these within larger sculptural arrangements. Andy is also the founder and creative director of CONTROL CENTER.
HISTORY IN BRIEF
At its core, The Bakery is a platform for sustainable solutions in the arts that has created affordable workspace as well as jobs for the creative class. What started as a team of volunteers in the Summer of 2017 has transformed into a hard-working staff in 2018. Coming from a wide range of backgrounds and interests, these individuals and collectives make The Bakery a vibrant and progressive space. We produce and host events, facilitate programming and workshops, encourage experimental practice, and more.
CODE OF CONDUCT
The Bakery Atlanta is dedicated to providing an empowering experience for everyone who participates in or supports our community. Because we value the safety and security of our staff and guests, and strive to have an inclusive community, we do not tolerate harassment in any form.
You can read our full Code of Conduct here. This document was created to clearly define what we mean by a harassment-free experience, so that our community and those who support it are clear about our intent and have access to procedures for addressing issues, should they arise.
ACCESSIBILITY & FAQs
Our primary venue entrance is located on the right side of the building and has a ramp. We also have an accessible restroom. If you have any accessibility questions or needs, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
When are you open? We are open for special events on nights and weekends. We are also generally open during weekday afternoons for open art gallery hours as well as community hours, meetings, and tours. Want a full tour of our space? We highly recommend that you schedule one in advance by emailing email@example.com.
Monday - Friday: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
How do I get involved? The best way to get involved at The Bakery is to just show up! That’s how everyone got started here. If you’re interested in helping out or volunteering, you should come a few events and say hello. Let’s be friends!
Where do I park? Parking is avaliable in the front of the building for day-time events, art gallery events, and workshops. Parking is filtered to the right side of the building for music shows and other night-time events.
What do I wear? Whatever you’d like! Do keep in mind that we are a large warehouse that has limited heating and cooling abilities so we recommend that you dress seasonly. Also, we are located on an old industrial site. If you’re coming for an outdoor event, it might be best to leave the heels at home.
Where are you located? We are nestled in between the Adair Park, Capitol View, and Oakland City neighborhoods of Southwest Atlanta. The closest MARTA Station is less than a mile way. If you’re taking MARTA, take the red or yellow train line and get off at the West End station.
825 Warner St. SW
Atlanta, GA 30310
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Please consider supporting our community programming by becoming a monthly supporter https://patreon.com/thebakeryatlanta <3