Arts at Oakland presents Golden Hour Opening Party

Saturday, May 19, 2018 — 6:30 pm

Arts at Oakland presents Golden Hour Opening Party
Historic Oakland Cemetery
248 Oakland Ave. SE Atlanta, GA 30312

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Event Description

Arts at Oakland presents Golden Hour Opening Party

*Advanced Ticket sales end at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday May 19. Day-of tickets available at the gate.


Golden Hour happens twice a day, at sunrise and sunset. These transitions in time mirror the moment we enter into life and the moment we leave it. 


Golden Hour, an outdoor exhibition by Dashboard U.S. and guest-curated by Oshun Layne, explores these moments thorugh 11 site-specific installations by local and regional artists that alter a viewer's perception.


What's Happening? Art. Music. Food. Drinks.

Come and celebrate at the opening party of the exhibition Golden Hour at Historic Oakland Cemetery. 


In addition to the rare opportunity to explore Oakland after dark, throughout the evening you will be able to interact with the installations during the golden hour (sunset 8:34 p.m.), enjoy performances by DJ Cozy Shawn, Florista, and cellist Okorie Johnson, hang out at the Golden Hour cafe with local food trucks and bars selling some of ATL's finest food and beverages (including Old Fourth Distillery's Golden Hour cocktail made with Old Fourth's Oakland Gin).


Advance general admission tickets for the opening are $15 (plus fees), $20 at the gate, and $10 for college students with valid ID.


Upgrade to a VIP ticket to attend a private VIP opening with curator Oshun Layne, Dashboard U.S., and participating artists from 5:00-6:30 p.m., get 10% off purchases of Golden Hour prints; and access to an open bar (from 5:00-6:30 p.m.) and VIP lounge with air-conditioned inside restrooms throughout the evening. VIP's also get 20% off framing at Frame This when you show your ticket.


What is Golden Hour?

There are two times of the day considered the Golden Hour: sunrise and sunset. Metaphorically these transitions in time can mirror the moment we enter into life and the moment we leave it. Golden Hour, an exhibition curated by Oshun Layne, explores these moments through a series of site-specific installations that alter a viewer’s perception. Installations will include sound, light, and mixed media works. Golden Hour is produced in collaboration with Dashboard U.S.



Will there be Golden Hour merch available? 

T-shirts, koozies, and a limited run of Golden Hour prints, created by the participating artists, will be available to purchase throughout the event.

What else is going on?

In addition to the unique atmosphere of our Golden Hour launch party, we encourage you to make an evening of it in the Grant Park neighborhood. Select restaurants near Oakland Cemetery have special offers for Golden Hour ticketholders, including:


More Golden Hour Tours and Workshops:

Come and see Golden Hour as it evolves in different light throughout the day. During Golden Hour's ten-days at Oakland, additional special tours, sunrise yoga, and photography workshops are available. Additional information is available at   


Rain Date:

The forecast for Saturday calls for possible thunderstorms. In the event of inclement weather, our rain date for the event is Saturday, May 26 and all tickets will be honored. We will let all ticket holders know by e-mail if the event is rescheduled.


Where does my money go?

Since its creation in 1976, Historic Oakland Foundation (HOF) has restored about 20% of Oakland Cemetery. Proceeds from Golden Hour, and all of our events and programs, goes towards HOF’s mission to preserve, restore, enhance, and share Oakland Cemetery, Atlanta’s oldest public burial ground and most tangible link to the past.



Golden Hour is made possible with the generosity of our sponsors and supporters: