Art is all around us.

Art really is all around us. It is in the messy stick figures our kids proudly bring home from school. It is in the art we admire at local craft shows. It is in the beauty of the bright spring days March has in store for us. The trick is to open our eyes to the art of life.

Our March Team

Aubry Canales
Aubry is a custom portrait photographer based in Vinings. She specializes in family concept editorial sessions. In addition to photographing families and individuals, Aubry has also worked on impressive and innovative shoots for Delta Airlines CNN, and the SEC. She is married with three children. Kimberly Dejanovich-Ryan
Kimberly moved from California to Georgia in August 2014, with her husband…

It’s Girl Scout Cookie Time!

Thin mints. Tagalongs. Samoas. Oh my! It's Girl Scout cookie time in Vinings. Be on the look out for these young cookie 
sellers hawking their treats throughout the community this month. More information:

Jitterbug Performing Arts Students Showcase Talent

Students from Jitterbug Performing Arts recently performed on stage at a student showcase for friends and family. From the littlest tyke to the "seasoned" teen, everyone was all smiles on stage.

Around Town

The American Craft Council (ACC) Show will be held March 11-13 at the Cobb Galleria. The show is the Southeast’s largest juried indoor fine craft show and is known as the nation’s premier marketplace for handcrafted home décor, fashion wearables, ceramics, furniture, glass, jewelry and more. The prestigious American Craft Council is a non-profit that counts Atlanta among its most…

Cobb County Chamber of Commerce Hosts Annual Dinner

The Cobb County Chamber of Commerce hosted their annual dinner despite flurries in the air on Saturday, January 23, 2016. This black-tie affair celebrated the many accomplishments of 2015 and set the standard for a successful 2016! Photo credit: Chris Roughgarden

Find the Right Sleepaway Camp for Your Family

When it comes to planning your child’s summer camp experience, the earlier you start, the better. There are literally thousands of summer camps, so where do you begin? First assess your child’s interests. There is sure to be a summer camp that’s a perfect fit for their passion, or one where they can experience a variety of activities to find…

Hollywood of the South

Atlanta is affectionately known as the “Hollywood of the South” and there’s good reason for that nickname. If you’ve spent any time around the city of Atlanta, you’ve become acquainted with the ubiquitous yellow signs posted on street corners with mysterious abbreviations printed in large black lettering. You’ve probably heard about Tyler Perry purchasing the old GM plant in Doraville…

Lights, Camera Action in Atlanta

There is a reason why Atlanta is called the Hollywood of the South. Vinings resident and photographer, Guy D'Alema, shares some of his favorite shots from shows filmed in our city. See more of his images online at

Art Collecting for Beginners: Tips for Starting Your Collection

Vinings Gallery opened in 1999 featuring transitional artists that are locally, nationally and internationally known. Unlike the ultra-contemporary or modern galleries that were in Atlanta in the 1990s, Vinings Gallery has a home-like feel and offers intriguing art for a variety of collectors. Their staff uses their impressive skills to help both new and experienced art buyers to become comfortable…

Music to Our Ears

The Music Studio at Vinings offers lessons in piano, guitar, voice, drums, strings (including cello) and many other instruments. They also offer enrichment classes such as art, dance, chess, "Music Together" infant to Pre-K music program and educational music workshops. With 25 Studio music teachers, all with either college training and/or professional performance experience, there is sure to be the…

An Artist on the Rise

There isn’t much in our world that isn’t constantly evolving into a newer and different version of itself. Similarly, since its early days, art has certainly been an avenue that follows this rule, and contemporary multimedia artist Matthew White has fully embraced this phenomenon in his work — whereby securing a comfortable place on Atlanta’s radar as an artist to…

Creating Brighter Smiles

While in dental school at Howard University, Dr. Jaha Howard had an epiphany. “After completing a rotation in pediatric dentistry, I realized that I had the unique opportunity to have a positive impact on kids who were forming habits that they would carry for a lifetime.” And the rest was history.

“Music Belongs in Our Schools!”

The Nickajack Elementary School PTA president and father of a 5th grader had a recurring thought that would not leave him: "Music belongs in our schools!" He worked on many initiatives over the years but kept coming back to how he could encourage a love of music for students, because he knows music does belong in our schools.

Now Open: Real Subs

Located in Olde Ivy Village, Real Subs Cafe features fresh organic, all-natural subs, wraps and salads made, along with gluten-free items. Even the soft drinks are organic with flavors such as cherry cream, lemongrass and ginger beer. For a unique drink, be sure to visit the Detox Bar that offers reverse osmosis waters with a variety of detoxing ingredients.