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Carbs for Creatives: Meet Little Tart Bakeshop and Bernhard’s Bakery

Rounding out the list of awesome, arts-loving sponsors for this years ArtoberFest are two incredible bakeries in the city. You can’t have an Oktoberfest themed event without some carbs, right? Bringing a little European delicacy to Atlanta, these are two of the best. We thank them for their support and are excited to share their stories with you:

Little Tart Bakeshop

One of the many delicacies featured by Little Tart Bakeshop, a favorite haunt of the Atlanta arts community.
One of the many delicacies featured by Little Tart Bakeshop, a favorite haunt of the Atlanta arts community.

The storefront in Grant Park occupied by both Little Tart Bakeshop and Octane Coffee has long been a favorite of artists from around the city. You can regularly find administrators from local organizations, visual artists, musicians, designers and many others meeting or working over one of their fine pastries. Owner Sarah O’Brien was recently named a James Beard Semi-finalist for Outstanding Baker 2016 for her French style delicacies. Here is the story of Atlanta’s favorite artist-friendly bakery in the words of its illustrious owner:

One of the many delicacies featured by Little Tart Bakeshop, a favorite haunt of the Atlanta arts community. Photo by Whitney Ott.
One of the many delicacies featured by Little Tart Bakeshop, a favorite haunt of the Atlanta arts community. Photo by Whitney Ott.

“On my tenth birthday, my grandmother Sophie gave me a rolling pin and taught me how to make her famous apple pie, with apples from the orchard up the road. I have been baking ever since. Born and raised on an Ohio farm, I have baked in Iowa, Providence, and Canada, and earned my chops working as an intern in two Parisian bakeries. I hope to bring my own little bit of Paris to Atlanta, my adopted and much-loved city, through The Little Tart. I am fanatical about making perfect pastry crusts, and croissants.

I am honored to work with a dedicated team of bakers and servers who work hard everyday to make the best pastry around. We are proud to be a part of the local food community in Georgia, and hope to show through our work that eating sustainably also means eating heathfully, affordably, and most importantly, deliciously.”

~ Owner Sarah O’Brien

Bernhard’s German Bakery and Deli

bernhards-bakerydeli-logoLocated in nearby Marietta, Bernhard’s Bakery is a must for lovers of fresh, European style bread. These art-loving bakers have a knack for traditional German baked goods and foods that are nearly impossible to get anywhere else in the city. Get to know their local wares and love for artisanal culinary practice:

Our mission is to bring you delicious German Organic and Natural baked goods, baked with love.

A selection of the artisanal breads baked with care by Bernhard's German Bakery & Deli.
A selection of the artisanal breads baked with care by Bernhard’s German Bakery & Deli.

Bread, in its pure original formula, making it available for everyone’s enjoyment. From antiquity, bread has been known as the epitome of life and human society. It’s history can be traced back for thousands of years to the ancient Egyptians, Romans and Greeks. We exclusively use sun ripened whole grain (including the grain’s germ) to provide you with a source of power, stamina and health! Spoil yourself with our breads natural flavor! We use only the finest quality ingredients providing your body with important fiber and nutrients. For people who suffer from allergies we offer a delicious range of wheat and yeast free products. Because your health matters to us, our products are baked freshly for you every day!

Join us on October 20th, and enjoy guilty-free baked goodness for a good cause! Details for ArtoberFest 

Online sales have ended, but you can still purchase tickets for ArtoberFest! Tickets at the door will be $20, with additional drink tickets available for $6 each.

“Book of Colors” to play ArtoberFest 2016

C4 Atlanta is proud to announce that “Book of Colors” will be the musical entertainment for our ArtoberFest 2016 celebration.

Who is this wonderful band? We’re glad you asked…

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Book of Colors is a band that constantly skirts the edge between torn-open soulfulness and delicate restraint. Their melodies are dreamy and hypnotic, and lead singer André Paraguassu’s distinctively warm, crooning voice carries them with an easygoing authority.

The lineup of musicians involved is somewhat loose, the band name functioning more as a moniker for Paraguassu’s musical endeavors than as a static group. Live shows typically feature six to eight band members with lush instrumentation and layered vocal harmonies.

“There is an amazing music scene happening in Atlanta right now. It’s a major city overflowing with world-class talent, but the amount of camaraderie within the artistic community makes it feel like a small town,” André says as he reclines lazily on the classically southern front porch of their drummer’s home in Little Five Points where they rehearse. “I’ve always loved playing with large ensembles and this city has been the gift that keeps on giving in that regard. Everyone is so supportive and eager to collaborate. I feel incredibly lucky to be working in such an inspiring creative atmosphere.”

André’s list of songwriting influences is long and eclectic, but the majority of artists and albums he mentions are from the sixties and early seventies, with a heavy slant toward music made in the UK, Brazil, France, and the southern United States during that time period. As such, traces of Nick Drake, Harry Nilsson, Otis Redding, and Sam Cooke can all be heard in his vocal delivery, with dark raspy low notes and a soaring, bell-like upper register. Psychedelic elements that bring Broadcast, Pink Floyd, and Caetano Veloso to mind mix with introspective lyrics and symphonic orchestration in Paraguassu’s often complex song structures.

Book of Colors has played alongside national and international acts that include Kishi Bashi, Bright Black Morning Light, Little Tybee, Horse Feathers, Della Mae, Holy Ghost Tent Revival, and Streets of Laredo. They’ve also performed in numerous festivals and events in and around Atlanta and the Southeastern United States.

“Book of Colors sounds like that elf you meet way out in the woods strumming a harp made of dreams and rainbows. And his band is a tough gang of unicorns high on Gummi juice.” -Artlantis

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Don’t miss your chance to see “Book of Colors”. Tickets are on sale now for ArtoberFest 2016. Buy today! 

 

Gold Griffith at ArtoberFest

In preparation for C4 Atlanta’s upcoming celebration, ArtoberFest, on October 15th, we’re highlighting some of the amazing entertainment that will be playing during the evening.

Headlining the evening is local Atlanta talent Gold Griffith!

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Gold will be featuring songs from his most recent EP “Do The Right Thing” at ArtoberFest which dropped back in  June and is already receiving critical acclaim.

Recently, Gold signed with Defient management group home of Superstars such as B.o.b and Kevin Gates. Gold has been working with industry heavyweights such as. B.o.b, Young Dro, Zuse, Scotty Atl, M16, FKI, & Lil C. 

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With a unique voice, in dept song writing and an Ultra creative music mind Gold Griffith is without a doubt a one of a kind artist.

Born in Cincinnati OH to a lifelong musician father and a nursing mother, the Griffith family soon relocated to Atlanta, Ga the place he now calls home. Gold discovered his love and pain through music at a very young age. With an array of musical influences ranging from Marvin Gaye to Outkast, Gold Griffith’s sound will undoubtedly resonate for generations to come.

Gold writes, produces, and plays various instruments while also shooting and editing many of his own music videos. “If it needs to be done, I’ll get it done” Gold says. His music is edgy yet compassionate… Complex but simple. In a music industry that lacks heart & soul, Gold fills the void with perfection.

“I didn’t desire anything but progress… My music became my obsession”.

Get a sneak preview of Gold’s album here

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Don’t miss your chance to see Gold Griffith in person at ArtoberFest. Tickets are selling quickly. Get yours today!

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