Press and Media


Atlanta Film Festival (December 2014): “WonderRoot is Celebrating the Best of its 2014 Local Film Series at the High Museum

Atlanta Magazine (November 2014): “WonderRoot proves CSAs aren’t just for vegetables anymore

Creative Loafing (September 2014): “WonderRoot Gives Indie Filmmakers the Red-Carpet-Treatment”

AJC Arts & Culture (September 2014): “Massive expansion ahead for ambitious WonderRoot arts group

SaportaReport (August 2014): “WonderRoot Weaves a Beautiful Piece of Art as it Plans its New APS Home”

Creative Loafing (August 2014): “WonderRoot grows into mission with 20-year lease addition”

AJC Arts & Culture (August 2014): “WonderRoot Wins Approval to Expand into Memorial Drive Schoolhouse”

Scoutmob (August 2014): “The Skinny Behind WonderRoot’s New Digs”

Burnaway (July 2014): “WonderRoot CSAs Grow Atlanta Art”



USA Today Online (March 2013): “Art Collecting for Cheap”

WXIA 11 Alive (March 2013): “Collecting Art on a Budget”

Burnaway (March 2013): “WonderRoot Announces New Creative Director, Stephanie Dowda”

WABE 90.1 (February 2013): “Insuring the Artistic Class”

WABE 90.1 (February 2013): “Bumper Crop at WonderRoot”

Burnaway (February 2013): “ARTSpeak: Floyd Hall on WonderRoot’s Podcast Programming”

Engauge (February 2013): “WonderRoot”

ArtsATL (January 2013) “Dance Chance wants to let you strut your stuff”

Atlanta Journal Constitution (January 2013): “Culture notes: WonderRoot recruiting new art collectors”

Temporary Art Review: (January 2013): “Walthall Artist Fellows: Talks with Mentors”

Temporary Art Review (January 2013): “WonderRoot Profile”



Burnaway (December 2012): “WonderRoot’s Unsettled Breaks Conventions of Textiles”

ArtsATL (December 2012): “The year in review: Despite obstacles, local visual art scene grows and thrives”

Crusade for Art (December 2012): “WonderRoot’s CSA for Art – Um, Yes Please”

Warby Parker Class Trip (December 2012): “Chris Appleton of WonderRoot”

Mother Nature Network (December 2012): “A CSA for art? WonderRoot tries a new idea”

Creative Loafing (December 2012): “WonderRoot announces CSA-style art subscription”

Fox 5 Atlanta (October 2012): “Mix culture and exercise with Art on the BeltLine”

Atlanta Journal Constitution (October 2012): “Elevate makes art accessible by bringing it to city streets”

Burnaway (October 2012): “Imaginary Million Empowers Artists to be Collectors”

Burnaway (October 2012): “ARTSpeak: Elevate Returns for 10 Days of Art in Downtown Atlanta”

Creative Loafing (October 2012): “Oh hey look: Art on the BeltLine Eastside edition”

ArtsATL (October 2012): “Review: Third annual “Art on the BeltLine” a multidisciplinary…”

Burnaway (October 2012): “Photos: Art on the BeltLine features its most dramatic work yet

Art Relish (August 2012): “The Walthall Artist Fellowship at WonderRoot”

Midtown Patch (August 2012): “Atlanta Artist Development Program Launched”

Creative Loafing (July 2012): “Gather Atlanta super-sizes is 2012 event”

Scoutmob (May 2012): “WonderRoot Community Arts Center Celebrates Four Years of Real, Sustainable Change”

Burnaway (May 2012) “Dodge & Burn: WonderRoot & gloATL’s Wonderglo Fundraiser”

Creative Loafing (April 2012): “WonderRoot brings art, music, movies to EAV Farmers’ Market”

Examiner (March 2012): “WonderRoot encourages Atlanta artists to thrive”

Burnaway (March 2012): “The Future is Behind us at Atlanta Preservation Center”



Out There Atlanta (December 2011): “Episode 26: WonderRoot”

Creative Loafing (November 2011): “Sax and Violins covers the walls at WonderRoot”

Creative Loafing (September 2011): “Art on the BeltLine”

ArtsATL (August 2011): “Emory Center for Creativity and Arts, for second year, gives community award to dance”

ArtsATL (August 2011): “Chris Appleton, other young leaders give Atlanta “new energy” in the arts”

Creative Loafing (June 2011): “WonderRoot shows us how to properly Bomb the Moon”

Creative Loafing (May 2011) “Atlanta must continue to invest in arts”

Burnaway (May 2011): “Rally for Arts Funding at Atlanta City Hall”

Atlanta Journal Constitution (May 2011): “Atlanta mayor reverses course, restores arts funding”

Creative Loafing (May 2011): “WonderRoot presents its first dance performance”

The FEED Atlanta (April 2011): “MEET Chris: supporter of social justice, mover and shaker in the arts”

ArtsATL (April 2011): “WonderRoot expands into dance with “Magnetic Drift”

Burnaway (March 2011): “ARTSpeak: Best of WonderRoot filmmakers at High Museum”

Creative Loafing (March 2011): “WonderRoot and the High team up for best of local film series”

Burnaway (January 2011): “ARTSpeak: WonderRoot at the High Museum’s Dali ’til Dawn”

Scoutmob (January 2011) “Meet Alex West, C0-Founder of WonderRoot”

WABE 90.1 (January 2011): “The High & WonderRoot start a conversation”



ArtsATL (December 2010): “Looking back at 2010: Visual arts scene strengthened as a community…”

Creative Loafing (December 2010): “What Atlanta graffiti is worth saving?”

ArtsATL (December 2010): “A new era for High Museum’s town-gown relationship? Ask WonderRoot?”

Burnaway (August 2010): “Gather Atlanta and the Public Sphere”

Purge (August 2010): “WonderRoot’s Local Filmmakers’ Night Gonna’ Be Startin’ Somethin'”

WABE 90.1 (July 2010): “Gather Atlanta”

Creative Loafing (May 2010): “The Rise of WonderRoot and Atlanta’s Grassroots Art Movement”

Creative Loafing (May 2010): “Slidshow: Two Years of WonderRoot”

Burnaway (April 2010): “Art Crush: Chris Appleton, WonderRoot heartthrob”

Examiner (February 2010)” “Femme Fatale show at WonderRoot hosts women of rare musical talent”

StoryCorps (February 2010): “Voices of the Future”



Burnaway (December 2009): “Our favorite things: Best of 2009″

Creative Loafing (March 2009): “Community-based media and WonderRoot TV”

Atlanta Progressive News (February 2009): “WonderRoot Center Provides New Resource for Artists, Activists”



Alarm Magazine (November 2008) “DIY Venue Spotlight: WonderRoot”

Burnaway (November 2008): “Trypto-Tripping: Thanksgiving at WonderRoot, MINT”

Burnaway (October 2008): “WonderRoot Controls Your Art-O-Mat”


Physical Address: 982 Memorial Dr. SE, Atlanta, GA 30316
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 89018, Atlanta, GA 30312

WonderRoot Community Arts Center Hours:
Mon,Tues,Thurs,Fri,Sat 12pm – 10pm
Wed & Sun, closed 

For general questions:
For ceramics studio questions:
To volunteer:
To book a show: booking@wonderroot org
To donate:

Phone: 404.254.5955 



AtlantaPlanIt: National Emerging Leader Award, Chris Appleton
Americans for the Arts: American Express Emerging Leader, Chris Appleton

Atlanta Magazine: Best of Atlanta Hall of Fame, WonderRoot
Creative Loafing: Best Advocate for the Arts, WonderRoot
Creative LoafingBest Film Series, WonderRoot’s Generally Local, Mostly Independent Film Series


Emory Center for Creativity & the Arts: Community Impact Award, Chris Appleton
Creative Loafing
: Best Advocate for the Arts, WonderRoot
Creative Loafing: Best Film Series, WonderRoot’s Generally Local, Mostly Independent Film Series
Creative Loafing: Best Sign that ATL Dance Scene Rules, Collaboration (Magnetic Drift)
Creative Loafing: Best Pop-up Art Space, Art on the BeltLine


Creative Loafing: Best Advocate for the Arts, WonderRoot
Creative Loafing: Best Public Artwork, Art on the BeltLine
Creative Loafing: Best Public Art Event, Art on the BeltLine
Creative Loafing: Best New Trend in the Arts, Art on the BeltLine


Atlanta Magazine: Best Place to Create Art, WonderRoot Community Arts Center
Creative Loafing: Best Advocate for the Arts, WonderRoot
Creative Loafing: Best New Trend in the Arts, Art Collectives (WonderRoot)
Creative Loafing: Best Public Art, Art Signed the BeltLine


Creative Loafing: Best Advocate for the Arts, WonderRoot