Atlanta Shops & Galleries

Gems of Africa, Atlanta Shops & Galleries

Gems of Africa, Atlanta

Atlanta Shops & Galleries

Atlanta shops & galleries go up and down like the economy. As Atlanta continues recovery from the Great Recession, anticipate this list growing again.

Sweet Auburn Curb Market
DESCRIPTION: This market opened in 1918 as a seasonal open-air municipal market to serve the African-American community. In 1994, the market underwent renovation and rename. Today it offers farm fresh fruit and vegetables and a fantastic bakery.
DAYS & HOURS: Mon-Thu 8a-6p, Fri-Sat 8a-7p
ADDRESS: 209 Edgewood Avenue, Atlanta, GA MAP
PARKING: on premises and street
TRANSIT: Georgia State MARTA Station
PHONE: 404-659-1665
WEBSITE: http://www.sweetauburncurbmarket.com

African Pride
DESCRIPTION: This longtime boutique in Underground Atlanta is your source for all types of traditional African art and crafts.
DAYS & HOURS: Mon-Sun 10a-9p
ADDRESS: 50 Lower Alabama Street, The Underground, Atlanta, GA MAP
PARKING: garage on premises
TRANSIT: Five Points MARTA Station
PHONE: 404-523-6520
WEBSITE: none

Wish
DESCRIPTION: Purchase Urban gear while the DJ plays Hip-Hop and House music.
DAYS & HOURS: Mon-Thu 11a-8p, Fri-Sat 11a-9p, Sun 1p-7p
ADDRESS: 447 Moreland Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA MAP
PARKING: on street
TRANSIT: Inman Park MARTA Station
PHONE: 404-880-0402
WEBSITE: http://www.wishatl.com

Controversy
DESCRIPTION: A savvy chic women’s boutique with ultra feminine pink walls
ADDRESS: 230 Auburn Avenue, Atlanta, GA MAP
PARKING: on street
TRANSIT: Inman Park MARTA Station
PHONE: 404-880-9088
WEBSITE: http://www.ilovecontroversy.com

Grass Roots Institute
DESCRIPTION: A non-profit venue for young people of culturally diverse backgrounds ages 6-14 to express their creativity through the arts and culture; programming includes teaching etiquette, health awareness, nutrition, goal setting, and non-traditional trades; the gift shop features handmade tree houses, European Soaps, Massage Oil, Dolls, Paintings and Books.
DAYS & HOURS: Thu-Sun 11a-7p and by appointment
ADDRESS: 5691 John Wesley Dobbs Ave NE, Unit E, Atlanta, GA MAP
PARKING: on premises and on street
TRANSIT: King Memorial MARTA Station
PHONE: 404-372-7199
WEBSITE: http://www.grassrootsinst.net

Shrine of Black Madonna Bookstore and Cultural Center
DESCRIPTION: The bookstore features a huge collection of Afrocentric books, rare exhibit of Black Holocaust, prints, jewelry, garments, and the Karamu Gallery for original art.
DAYS & HOURS: Mon 3p-7p, Tue-Sat 11a-7p, Sun 1:45p-3p
ADDRESS: 946 Ralph Abernathy Blvd, Atlanta, GA MAP
PARKING: on premises behind the church
TRANSIT: West End MARTA Station
PHONE: 404-752-6125
WEBSITE: http://www.shrinebookstore.com

Gems of Africa Gallery
DESCRIPTION: Owner Keith Washington proudly presents a wide variety of fine art, sculpture, pottery and glass from the Motherland. The mask collection is exceptional.
DAYS & HOURS: Tue-Sat 12a-7p, Sun 12a-5p
ADDRESS: 630 North Highland Avenue, Atlanta, GA MAP
PARKING: on street and nearby lots
PHONE: 404-876-8200
WEBSITE: http://www.gemsofafricagallery.com

Ooh La La Fashion Boutique
DESCRIPTION: Open since 2002, effervescent owner Ronni McBride features European fashions for less at 30%-40% below retail; this boutique promotes upcoming designers, so its has a lot of original fashions on display.
DAYS & HOURS: Tue-Wed 12-7, Thu-Sat 11-8, Sun 12-7
ADDRESS: 626 North Highland Avenue, MAP
PARKING: on street and nearby lots
PHONE: 404-872-9700
WEBSITE: http://www.oohlalafashionboutique.com

Lanik Gallery
DESCRIPTION: This small gallery features African American print art and gifts. There’s an eclectic café next door.
DAYS & HOURS: Mon-Sat 12p-6p
ADDRESS: 2298 Cascade Road, Atlanta, GA MAP
PARKING: on street
PHONE: 404-758-5040
WEBSITE: http://lanikgallery.com

Tinga Tinga African Art Gallery
DESCRIPTION: The gallery features a fine collection of African jewelry
DAYS & HOURS: Mon-Sat 10a-9p, Sun Noon-6p
ADDRESS: 2841 Greenbriar Parkway SW, Atlanta, GA MAP
PARKING: on premises
TRANSIT: none
PHONE: Greenbriar Mall info 404-346-0009
WEBSITE: http://www.shopgreenbriar.com

Nature’s Own Herb Shop
DESCRIPTION:This shop features a wide range of vitamins, minerals and supplements. Men’s Action Pack includes Yohimbe male sexual performance enhancer and Saw Palmetto Extract for prostate health. Other nutrients are available for menopause and PMS.
DAYS & HOURS: Mon-Sat 10a-9p, Sun Noon-6p
ADDRESS: 628 South Central Avenue, Hapeville, GA MAP
PARKING: on street
PHONE: 404-209-1969
WEBSITE: http://www.naturesownherbshop.net

The Gallery at South DeKalb
DESCRIPTION: A number of Afrocentric stores and kiosks dot this mall in a burgeoning middle-class area; a notable store is Christian World Sports Wear.
DAYS & HOURS: Mon-Sat 10a-9p, Sun 12:30p-6:30p
ADDRESS: 2801 Candler Road, South DeKalb County, GA MAP
PARKING: on premises
PHONE: 404-241-2431
WEBSITE: http://www.southdekalbmall.com

The Wine Cellars
DESCRIPTION: This merchant carries a wide range of upscale wines to satisfy vino lovers far and wide.
DAYS & HOURS: Mon-Thu 10a-8p, Fri-Sat 10a-10p
ADDRESS: 1295 West Spring Street, Suite 100, Smryna, GA MAP
PARKING: on street
TRANSIT: Arts Center MARTA Station
PHONE: 770-437-1753
WEBSITE: http://winecellarsonline.com

Natasha’s
DESCRIPTION: Peruse fine evening wear by notable designers for sizes 4 through 34. Notice shoes, fur-trimmed gloves and specialty handbags round out the offerings of this gallery near Southpark Mall.
DAYS & HOURS: Mon-Sat 10a-9p, Sun Noon-6p
ADDRESS: 500 Shannon Square, Union City, GA MAP
PARKING: on premises
PHONE: 770-964-0444
WEBSITE: none

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