Hood Street Art Center represents emerging regional artists seeking to increase community awareness and appreciation in the Southern Crescent area of Atlanta.
Through centrally located events and exhibits, we work to build sales and support for our artists, as well as arts exposure and enjoyment for our community.
- Renee Crouser
- Zerric Clinton
- David Farrell
- Cresha Fulkerson Williamson
- Jeff Hunter
- Katie Miller
- Maggie Miller
- Frank Morrison
Inspired by human expression and connection in everyday life, her work has evolved through her own experiences coupled with a fascination with dramatic light. Renee paints with several media such as pastel, watercolor, pencil, and oil. Being a self-taught and independent artist allows her the liberty to express herself through them all. Renee attends various art groups to share information and techniques and strives to improve her skill with every painting.
“I’ve always thought in pictures. I interpret all life in color and translate it on to canvas, but I’m most drawn to the human experience and heartfelt connection. Art is not only my pleasure, it is my prayer.” Learn more
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“Art is so therapeutic. It helped me to heal after the sudden loss of my Dad in 2004. There’s something so beautiful that can come out of a broken-hearted person who has had such a life altering loss. When you begin to start healing, learning that life goes on and choose to start searching for the beauty in the world, everything changes, everything looks and feels so different, more alive and more colorful than ever, and everything starts to connect.” Learn more
Jeff started painting in 2008, in a small studio on Macon Street, McDonough. “I did not have an intention to paint on the scale I do today, but I soon discovered that art is a door best left closed if you do not intend to give it all you got. I soon realized that I had a passion for the arts-I discovered the experiences and the people I have met have helped me develop into the artist that I am today. I take great pride in helping others discover their talents and love for the arts; I still find that I am in a constant cycle of learning, myself.”
“I am a child of God and worship at the Tara Church of Christ in Georgia. I was born into a family of writers, musicians, painters, seamstresses, soap makers and photographers. I believe that it is by no accident, only divine intervention that I participate in the process of creating as well. My appreciation for meaningful conversation, quiet settings and authenticity have inspired the work He has guided me to craft. I created my business in a corner of my bedroom during my junior year while taking a paper making class at the world renowned Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), and though that was just a year ago, I am beginning to see that this endeavor is perhaps the path God had planned for me all along.”
Frank Morrison was born in Massachusetts and then moved to New Jersey at an early age. He grew up during the early days of rap music, graffiti, and break dancing. He was a well-known graffiti artist and also an accomplished break dancer and was actually part of the Sugar Hill Gang’s dance entourage. It was during one of the group’s European tours he got a chance to visit the Louvre art museum in Paris and was so intrigued by all the magnificent art that he decided, at that moment, to return to his roots and become an artist.
About the Founder
In early 2015, American Artist and Master Sculptor Andy Davis moved his art studio and gallery from an old cotton mill on Macon Street into an unoccupied hosiery factory on the corner of Sims and Hood Streets in McDonough, Georgia.
Andy assembled an inaugural group of local artists and together they transformed the 20,000 square foot facility into 5 artist studios, a proscenium style theater, a dance school, an art gallery, and potential green space for outdoor events.
By the spring of 2015, they had almost completely renovated the facility. Andy had set up his studio and atrium for birds within the back of the building, and the six artists he selected began working in theirs as well.
And then, on the cusp of the public opening of the center, Andy was killed in an accident while sitting at a stop light on his motorcycle in McDonough. His family drew to his side and he passed away surrounded by his loved ones on July 12th, 2015. A beautiful memorial celebration was held in the center, in which over 350 people attended. So many people came, that we had to transmit the service to the performing art center. We named the Gallery in his honor–The Andy Davis Gallery.
Andy’s vision continues with full strength at the Hood Street Art Center. He imagined a place where everyone would come together and celebrate the joy of art; whether it be painting, performance, or music. His family and associates continue the center in his honor today. They officially opened the center in November of 2015, where hundreds of people in the community came together.
Today, the art center is growing at a rapid rate. The Hood is available for performers, artists, and community members to host exhibits, events, and workshops of all kinds. It has become a thriving cultural center where you can find activities to enrich your life.