Art, Music, and History on Druid Hill

Decatur, United States

Experience hosted by Clark

3 hours, Hosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 10 people
Includes drinks and equipment

What you'll do

!!!!!!!!!! VACCINATED AND OPEN !!!!!!!!
The experience includes an artist-led tour of The Mechanical Riverfront Kingdom on Druid Hill and a musical performance in this magical space. The tour will cover the 200 year history of the land and its previous owners and the narrative running through the 36 year creation of the art environment by Clark Ashton. This is a one-of-a-kind must see destination Experience for culture seekers, music lovers, history lovers, and art appreciators.

7:00PM:
-Upon arrival and a brief period to meander the garden, guests will convene on the back patio in front of the camper porch.

7:15PM
-The group will be welcomed with an introduction as they settle in with a BYOB beverage if they choose.

7:30PM
-The artist will lead the group through the garden explaining the ideas behind the work and demonstrating the interactive elements of the kinetic sculptures.

8:15PM
-The group will return to the stage for a Q&A session.

8:30PM
-The artist will begin a musical performance, while guests are free to be seated or wander freely through the garden.

9:30PM
-A short film will begin screening on The Bateman 5000. Casual socializing in the garden will wind up the evening as guests await transportation.

10:00PM
End of event
Other things to note
This is an outdoor/indoor event. Dress for your comf
!!!!!!!!!! VACCINATED AND OPEN !!!!!!!!
The experience includes an artist-led tour of The Mechanical Riverfront Kingdom on Druid Hill and a musical performance in this magical space. The tour will cover the 200 year history of the land and its previous owners and the narrative running through the 36 year creation of the art environment by Clark Ashton. This is a one-of-a-kind must see destination Experience for culture seekers, musi…

What's included

  • Drinks
    sparkling or flat water
  • Equipment
    drink cooler for BYOB items with ice and cups

Meet your host, Clark

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 52 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I am an artist, musician, & filmmaker with many decades of experience. My 35 year old art environment “The Mechanical Riverfront Kingdom on Druid Hill“ is a landmark in Decatur, GA. My work has appeared in college textbooks, newspapers, magazines, and on national network television. I am an Artadia 2017 Atlanta awardee. I have taught Sculpture at Georgia Tech and The University of Tennessee. I hold a Masters in Fine Art from Georgia State University and a BA in Anthropology.
My film “The Ballad of Druid Hill” won Best Short Music Documentary at the 2019 BareBones International Film Festival. It was nominated for Best Original Music at the 2019 Oregon Documentary Film Festival.
As a musician, I have performed in hundreds of venues over 40 years from Ireland to Maine to Utah & released 2 CD's with my Americana band The BooHoo Ramblers.
I am an artist, musician, & filmmaker with many decades of experience. My 35 year old art environment “The Mechanical Riverfront Kingdom on Druid Hill“ is a landmark in Decatur, GA. My work has appeared in college textbooks, newspapers, magazines, and on national network television. I am an Artadia 2017 Atlanta awardee. I have taught Sculpture at Georgia Tech and The University of Tennessee. I hold a Masters in Fine Art from Georgia State University and a BA in Anthropology.
My film “The Ba…
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From $25
/ person

Where you'll be

The Mechanical Riverfront Kingdom on Druid Hill including The Commuter Gallery, Boundary, Faith in Industry, Fort Druid Hill, The Infrastructure of an Uncertain Future, Kingdome Come, The End of Time, The Bateman 5000, and the Camper Stage.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 52 reviews.

Lorena
September 2021
If you’re considering doing this, do yourself a favor and do not miss it! This is guaranteed to be one of the most memorable nights to be had in Atlanta. This was wonderfully captivating & thought provoking. We had an amazing time. Great hosts and live music was awesome too!
Benjamin
August 2021
From an experience/entertainment perspective, this was the best $50 ($25 x 2) we’ve spent in a long time. Clark is an amazing storyteller and what he’s created at Druid Hill is beyond belief. 3 hours flew by as we learned the history of the area, toured the property, and got a private concert to wrap things up. On the ride home we marveled at the fact that we’d driven by Druid Hill hundreds of times in the last 25 years and not known what a very special place it is.
David
July 2021
Whether you’re visiting for the weekend or lived here 50 years like me, this is a hidden gem and a truly unique opportunity not to be missed. You will get to spend an intimate, private evening with a brilliant and entertaining artist and philosopher who has transformed Druid Hill into a site for the ages. If you are lucky enough to have found this event accept that fortune has smiled on you. Invite some good friends and don’t miss this one!! PS - I have been here twice with folks ranging in ages from 18 to 85.
Ellen
July 2021
An astonishing odyssey of the artist and his creations. Evocative, insightful, redemptive. A unique and fascinating experience. Clark put his all into being Virgil to our Dante.
Joye
June 2021
I've driven by this house for decades, admired the sculptures and wondered about the artist. What a delight to meet him, hear his stories, see the artwork up close, and learn about the history of the area. A real Atlanta treasure! Highly recommend.
Kir
June 2021
Not only do you get to experience some pretty amazing metal sculpture art, but you get the pleasure of meeting Clark and hearing some interesting history about the surrounding land and the inspiration behind his “metal men.” A wonderful host with loads of stories to tell! A Unique experience for art, music and history lovers alike right outside of downtown Atlanta!

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    Things to know

    Cancellation policy

    Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

    Guest requirements

    Up to 10 guests ages 10 and up can attend.

    What to bring

    This is an outdoor event. Dress for the weather. In the event of inclement weather the musical segment will be moved inside.

    Any picnic food item you'd like for snacking.