Arts at Oakland Presents: Persephone

Event Date:

Saturday, May 20 at 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM

UPDATE: Arts at Oakland Presents: Persephone has been cancelled due to inclement weather. Stay tuned for details on an alternate date – attendees who bought tickets in advance will receive an email regarding ticketing. Thanks!

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On Saturday, May 20 artist Sanithna Phansavanh‘s life-sized murals inspired by the Greek myth of Persephone will be installed throughout Oakland Cemetery’s Victorian gardens. According to mythology Hades, god of the underworld, kidnapped Persephone to be his queen. Once a year – in spring – Persephone was permitted to visit the land of the living, and upon her return flowers bloomed.

Improvisational music and movement collective Flight of Swallows will provide musical and dance accompaniment to Phansavanh’s work throughout the evening, with seven performances at Oakland Cemetery’s North Public Grounds.

Gates open at 6 p.m. and the exhibition closes at 10 p.m. Capacity is limited, and advance ticketing is strongly recommended. Tickets are $18 in advance (plus fees and taxes) and $25 at the gate. A $75 Patron Pass includes:

*Patron Passes ordered after May 15 require t-shirt pickup after May 20. T-shirts will be available for pickup in the Visitors Center & Museum Shop M-Th 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Sat. & Sun. 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Limited edition tees are included with Patron Pass, and are available for purchase with a general admission ticket, or separately. Limited edition screen print featuring original artwork by Sanithna Phansavanh on a slim fit, lightweight and super soft 100% cotton heathered yellow tee.


Persephone_Poster_reduxA limited number of fine art prints and posters of Phansavanh’s “Bloom” will be available for purchase. Fine art prints are giclee on 80 lb. matte paper, using archival inks on archival paper. Attendees who purchase a fine art print receive 20% off framing at Artifacts Art Framing. Discount applies to purchases made at Persephone only, (with proof of purchase). 

All proceeds from Arts at Oakland Presents: Persephone benefit Historic Oakland Foundation’s mission to preserve, restore, enhance, and share Oakland Cemetery, Atlanta’s oldest public burial ground and most tangible link to the past.

Attendees can enjoy beer, wine, and soft drinks and fare from some of Atlanta’s favorite food trucks including: Low-co MotionAtlanta Burger TruckGenki Noodles & Sushi, Bean in the Borough, and King of Pops. Historic Oakland Foundation Members receive expedited access to event check-in and beverage areas. To become a Member, click here.

Advance tickets on sale at

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