While London kicks off the 2012 Summer Olympics, Atlanta will celebrate its own thrilling athletic event, with the first-ever Starving Artist Games, co-hosted by MINT Gallery and BurnAway on Saturday, July 28.
The games, located at the intersection of Krog and Irwin streets in the Old Fourth Ward, will include a variety of carnival attractions and activities to test attendees’ artistic and athletic talents. Highlights include a dunk tank featuring local art figures and critics, specialty artist-designed cornhole, a kids’ “artsctacle” course, and a heavy metal cakewalk, hosted by Miss Mississippi Gulf Coast beauty queen Katherine Taylor.
“We’re very excited to host this new and different event with BurnAway as our partner,” said Erica Jamison, founder and executive director of MINT Gallery. “We hope that through the Starving Artist Games, we’ll meet more of the families in our neighborhood and develop more support for both organizations and the individual artists that we work with.”
Admission to the event is free. The games – with custom prizes created by Atlanta artists – will cost $1-$5 to play. The Starving Artist Games will also host a variety of local food trucks, in addition to beer and drinks available for purchase.
The Starving Artist Games take place on Saturday, July 28 in the corner lot at Krog and Irwin streets in the Old Fourth Ward.