Neighborhood Tour: Artist for the Day in Castleberry Hill

Castleberry Hill Art Stroll
Castleberry Hill Art Stroll

Drive too fast on Walker Street and you might miss it – a hidden gem of artist lofts, galleries and eateries dubbed Castleberry Hill. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Castleberry Hill’s past is ever-present. Today, Castleberry Hill is home to some of Atlanta’s most artistic residents. Use the one-day guide below to discover this artists’ hideaway in the heart of downtown.

Brunch: Enjoy a Mexican-inspired brunch at No Mas! Cantina. Sip on a Cafe de Olla – rich espresso, milk and chocolate, spiced with a touch of chili de arbol – and nosh on homemade Mexican Eggs Benedict.

Afternoon: Spend the afternoon gallery-hopping Atlanta’s most acclaimed art corridor. Visit Besharat Gallery’s extensive art collection housed in three exhibition areas; view current pieces on display at the Big House Gallery; and stop by the Marcia Wood Gallery for the solo exhibition of award-winning surrealist painter David Humphrey. Close out the afternoon with appetizers and drinks at Smoke Ring.

Dinner: Enjoy a Southern supper at Paschal’s Restaurant. Try their famous 1947 Fried Chicken with a side of macaroni and cheese and collard greens. Finish it off with Georgia peach cobbler.

Night: After dinner, check out The Mammal Gallery’s event calendar. Many local artists and musicians perform at this edgy venue. Night owls can head over to SPIN – The Spinning Pie afterward for late-night pizza and cocktails.  

Visit to learn more about Atlanta’s diverse neighborhoods. For details on Castleberry Hill’s special events, such as the monthly ArtStroll and annual Flux Night, visit