Arts at Oakland Presents: Persephone CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER

Saturday, May 20, 2017 — 6:00 pm

Arts at Oakland Presents: Persephone CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER
Historic Oakland Cemetery
248 Oakland Ave. SE Atlanta, GA 30312

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Event Description

Arts at Oakland Presents: Persephone CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER

Ticket holders will be sent an email with further details. We are currently looking at allowing ticket holders to redeem their Persephone tickets for the Tunes from the Tombs event ( where we will display the artwork of Sanithna Phansavanh
. Please check back on this event page and your emails for further updates! 

On Saturday, May 20 mythology meets mausoleums at Arts at Oakland Presents: Persephone, Historic Oakland Foundation’s third annual arts event, featuring the work of Sanithna Phansavanh.


Arts at Oakland Presents: Persephone features ten life-size murals installed throughout Oakland Cemetery’s Victorian gardens, inspired by the Greek myth of Persephone. According to mythology Hades, god of the underworld, kidnapped Persephone to be his queen. Once a year – in spring – Persephone was permitted to visit the land of the living, and upon her return flowers would bloom. When Persephone went back to Hades in autumn and winter, the flowers died.


Improvisational music and movement collective Flight of Swallows will provide musical and dance accompaniment to Phansavanh’s work throughout the evening, with seven performances at Oakland Cemetery’s North Public Grounds. 

Click here for an Arts at Oakland Presents: Persephone F.A.Q.

Gates open at 6 p.m. and the exhibition closes at 10 p.m. Capacity is limited, and advance ticketing is strongly recommended. Tickets are $18 in advance (plus fees and taxes) and $25 at the gate. An inclusive Patron Pass is $75 (plus fees and taxes) and includes: 

  • Admission for one
  • Limited edition screen print T-shirt featuring original artwork by Sanithna Phansavanh on a slim fit, lightweight and super soft 100% cotton heathered yellow tee.*
  • Access to an open bar which includes soft drinks and selections from Eventide Brewing, Orpheus Brewing, Pabst Blue Ribbon, and an exclusive cocktail from Old 4th Distillery and 18.21 Bitters
  • Complimentary fare from Good Food Truck
    • Mini parmesan cones: pumpernickel with beet horseradish or cream cheese with smoked salmon
    • Caprese skewers
    • Rice crispy treat desserts 

*Patron Passes ordered after May 15 require t-shirt pickup at Oakland Cemetery's Visitors Center & Museum Shop during regular hours, beginning May 29. Museum Shop is open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., M-Th, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Friday, and 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Saturdays & Sundays



A limited number of fine art prints and posters of Phansavanh's "Bloom" will be available for purchase. Fine art prints are giclee on 80 lb. matte paper, using archival inks on archival paper. Attendees who purchase a fine art print receive 20% off framing at Artifacts Art Framing. Discount applies to purchases made at Persephone only, (with proof of purchase). 

All proceeds from Arts at Oakland Presents: Persephone benefit the participating artists and Historic Oakland Foundation's mission to preserve, restore, enhance, and share Oakland Cemetery, Atlanta's oldest public burial ground and most tangible link to the past. 


Attendees can enjoy beer, wine, and soft drinks and fare from some of Atlanta's favorite food trucks including: Low-co MotionAtlanta Burger TruckGenki Noodles & Sushi, Bean in the Borough, and King of Pops.


Historic Oakland Foundation Members receive expedited access to event check-in and beverage areas. To become a Member, click here


For more details on Arts at Oakland Presents: Persephone, click here.


Arts at Oakland Presents: Persephone is sponsored by