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Art, Music, and History on Druid Hill

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 28 reviews.Decatur, United States

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Experience hosted by Clark

3 hours
Includes drinks, equipment
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

The experience includes an artist-led tour of The Mechanical Riverfront Kingdom on Druid Hill, a musical performance in this magical space, a stove lighting (temperature permitting), and the screening of a short film by the artist on the Bateman 5000. This is a one-of-a-kind must see destination experience for curious culture explorers, music lovers, and appreciators of art.

7:00PM:
-Upon arrival and a brief period to meander the garden, guests will convene in the back at the camper music performance stage. A stove or three will be burning if weather is cool enough.

7:15PM
-The group will be welcomed with an introduction and a few songs to start the evening as they settle in with a BYOB beverage if they choose.

7:30PM
-The artist will lead the group through the garden explaining the ideas behind the work and demonstrating the interactive elements of the kinetic sculptures.

8:15PM
-The group will return to the stage for a Q&A session.

8:30PM
-The artist will begin a musical performance, while guests are free to be seated or wander freely through the garden.

9:30PM
-A short film will begin screening on The Bateman 5000. Casual socializing in the garden will wind up the evening as guests await transportation.

10:00PM
End of event
The experience includes an artist-led tour of The Mechanical Riverfront Kingdom on Druid Hill, a musical performance in this magical space, a stove lighting (temperature permitting), and the screening of a short film by the artist on the Bateman 5000. This is a one-of-a-kind must see destination experience for curious culture explorers, music lovers, and appreciators of art.

7:00PM:
-Upon arrival and a brief period to meander th…

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What's included

  • Drinks
    sparkling or flat water
  • Equipment
    drink cooler for BYOB items with ice and cups
From ₹1,888
/ person

Meet your host, Clark

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 28 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I am an artist, musician, & filmmaker with many decades of experience. My 35 year old art environment “The Mechanical Riverfront Kingdom on Druid Hill“ is a landmark in Decatur, GA. My work has appeared in college textbooks, newspapers, magazines, and on national network television. I am an Artadia 2017 Atlanta awardee. I have taught Sculpture at Georgia Tech and The University of Tennessee. I hold a Masters in Fine Art from Georgia State University and a BA in Anthropology.
My film “The Ballad of Druid Hill” won Best Short Music Documentary at the 2019 BareBones International Film Festival. It was nominated for Best Original Music at the 2019 Oregon Documentary Film Festival.
As a musician, I have performed in hundreds of venues over 40 years from Ireland to Maine to Utah & released 2 CD's with my Americana band The BooHoo Ramblers.
I am an artist, musician, & filmmaker with many decades of experience. My 35 year old art environment “The Mechanical Riverfront Kingdom on Druid Hill“ is a landmark in Decatur, GA. My work has appeared in college textbooks, newspapers, magazines, and on national network television. I am an Artadia 2017 Atlanta awardee. I have taught Sculpture at Georgia Tech and The University of Tennessee. I hold a Masters in Fine Art from Georgia State University and a BA in Anthropology.
My film “The Ba…
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Where you'll be

The Mechanical Riverfront Kingdom on Druid Hill including The Commuter Gallery, Boundary, Faith in Industry, Fort Druid Hill, The Infrastructure of an Uncertain Future, Kingdome Come, The End of Time, The Bateman 5000, and the Camper Stage.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 28 reviews.

Bailey
February 2020
This is definitely a unique and interesting experience. The intimate setting made me feel like I could ask questions and I learned a lot. Clark is a great host . I would recommend this and I want to go back and do it again. Clark is so passionate about his art it is contagious
This is definitely a unique and interesting experience. The intimate setting made me feel like I could ask questions and I learned a lot. Clark is a great host . I would recommend…
Jeff
February 2020
Hands-down one of the best experiences in my life to this date. Clark is def a walking miracle worker w/ an amazing story to tell. For the price of this private presentation will not disappoint anyone. He covers the spectrum of art from conception of idea and sketches and paintings to sculptures in many forms and also makes music and films that incorporate his art. The environment is very welcoming and to see it at night is a totally different experience. They almost seem to beg to be lit up. The guest that were also participating were very open minded. I would do this experience Again by myself or with or esp friends That may not know of him or his work. Very interesting man great to talk with and made the experience unique for me and others I feel like. Can’t wait to come back thanks again Clark and Caris. Forever grateful
Hands-down one of the best experiences in my life to this date. Clark is def a walking miracle worker w/ an amazing story to tell. For the price of this private presentation will n…
Andrea
February 2020
This is a magical experience that you won't find anywhere else. If you love art, music and great storytelling that will make you joyful. You will be entertained but also challenged as you meditate on the ideas that Clark exposes through his craft. Words won't do justice... Visit Druid Hill. You won't be disappointed.
This is a magical experience that you won't find anywhere else. If you love art, music and great storytelling that will make you joyful. You will be entertained but also challenged…
Aaron
February 2020
Clark Ashton is a fascinating man with a fascinating history, living on a fascinating property with a fascinating history. The Atlanta area is lucky to have him, and we felt blessed to have had the opportunity to see his art up close and hear the stories behind it. Clark is also a superb musician; hearing him play was a magical end to our evening.
Clark Ashton is a fascinating man with a fascinating history, living on a fascinating property with a fascinating history. The Atlanta area is lucky to have him, and we felt blesse…
Paige
February 2020
I've lived in Atlanta for 30+ years, and I've been passing the sculpture on Clark's lawn for most of that time. Being able to see the extensive work not visible from the road, and to examine up close the magical world he has created all around and inside his home, was one of the most special and unique experiences I've had in Atlanta. Hearing about how his work evolved, and having Clark point out all the symbolism and themes and share personal stories about the art, was fascinating. I loved the intimate setting for listening to performances of his music, and learned a good deal about the history of this area. I've visited Howard Finster's Paradise Garden and St. EOM's Pasaquan. Druid HIll is a similar world of its own created from an artist's grand vision, but unlike Paradise Garden and Pasaquan, the artist is still present to interpret and welcome you into his imagination.
I've lived in Atlanta for 30+ years, and I've been passing the sculpture on Clark's lawn for most of that time. Being able to see the extensive work not visible from the road, and…
Andrea
February 2020
A completely unique and creative experience. You will be immersed in a landscape of art, filled with stories and visions playfully told by the artist, Clark. Expect to enter another world that you might never have expected.

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    Things to know

    Cancellation policy

    Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

    Guest requirements

    Up to 10 guests ages 10 and up can attend.

    More tips

    This is an outdoor/indoor event. Dress for your comfort.

    What to bring

    This is an outdoor event. Dress for the weather. In the event of inclement weather the musical segment will be moved inside.

    Any picnic food item you'd like for snacking.