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King Plow Arts Center began as an antiquated plow factory, but has been transformed into an arts community and center for commercial, performing and visual arts. In 1990, the owners designed a plan to build affordable live/work studios, commercial artist spaces, art galleries, areas designed for the performing arts, and a restaurant within the buildings while preserving their historic and architectural significance.
King Plow Arts Center is pleased to serve as a model of adaptive reuse of historic structures and a catalyst for the proposed Marietta Street Arts Corridor. King Plow is the largest center of its kind in the city and has become a significant part of Atlanta's Arts community. All photos by Taylor Wallace Parking Information: Guest parking is available in our parking deck at the main entrance of King Plow Arts Center, at 887 West Marietta Street.
Additional guest parking is available at Parking Lot Entrance 9, next to 957 West Marietta Street.
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20 887 West Marietta St NWStudio K102Atlanta, GA 30318 (404) 815-4811 King Plow is truly one of the finest spaces for music in town. I have been to a few events here, some music related, some not. I always have a nice time. First, there is ample FREE parking. Secondly, the staff are great to work with. No snooty bouncers or inattentive bartenders. The space is clean (both in cleanliness and decoration/design).
The rooms I have experienced are open and inviting. The vibe here is definitely more chill than many place in Atlanta that I have gone to see live music. I have no idea why that is, but I hope it stays that way. We were in town for a wedding. And you guessed it... the wedding was here. Actually both the wedding and reception were both here. This place is really cool. It is in an old plow factory as the name implies.
But for being an old warehouse, they really updated the place to feel upscale while keeping the rustic atmosphere. I am not sure what staff was with the venue and what staff was with the wedding/caterer. But everyone was very friendly and helpful. Overall this was a fantastic venue and would be great to accommodate any size crowd. The only complaint was the parking situation. For a venue this size, the parking capacity was lacking and the wedding was forced to have valet.
But overall the cool atmosphere of the venue can overcome that obstacle. I came here for a company event, and it made me wonder why in the world I'd been sleeping on Atlanta's art center. The last time I went to Atlanta was about 10 years ago so maybe it wasn't as pronounced. Or, I could've just really not noticed it, but from the time I got off the plane, I saw a really cool piece in Atlanta's airport and started to notice a pattern while I was traveling through ATL.
I really think this place is cool. I like reading the history of the art lofts, seeing the plows and admiring the open space. The big speaking room on the main floor is a nice location for dinner and catering. Although I wasn't at all thrilled with the catering service's customer service on Fri., May 16 (the leader had an attitude, shrugged the two times I asked her innocent questions like "Should we move our forms off the table so you guys can clean up?" and "Who do I tell I need a vegetarian option to?") kept barking orders at her helpers, and I thought the servers were rather rude, I'm not sure if the two are directly related.
I was thrown off when I told one server that I'm a vegetarian before she sat a meat order on my table. Her response? She rolled her eyes and stormed off. I wouldn't recommend those caterers or the gross eggplant dish I had. It was salty, chewy and horrible. But I would ABSOLUTELY recommend this location. I got to see one of the lofts and it had an incredible amount of paintings, photo collages and modern office equipment all around.
Even the kitchen area is jazzy. People can easily move around, mingle, drink, talk and for the techies there are plenty of places to plug and charge phones and laptops while socializing. I love the back deck area where people can hang out and enjoy the weather. And the statue of the person coming out of bricks is pretty cool, too. Overall, I would've given the place five stars if not for the surprisingly rude catering company.
But again, I can't confirm the two are tied together. It's possible that the catering company was hired to service the location but not part of the plow center. If so, the two definitely don't need to mix. Parking is a nightmare here. All the spaces are reserved close to any of the offices and security isn't that great. Several cars have been stolen and broken into I can't wait to explore this spot more.
Goodness gracious it is one of the most wonderfully intricate places I've had the pleasure of visiting over on Westside in quite some time. I found my way over to King Plow before for a show at Terminal West, but I had never explored the rest of the campus, nor have I explored all there is to offer just yet! I recently came by on a Friday for a coffee cupping at Counter Culture Coffee (located in suite M-210) and also to see friends at GLA.
It's such a wonderfully old, but perfectly revitalized spot for offices, exhibits, art, shows, entertaining, and more. I also got a bit of history on the facility -- It was an old plow factory back in the day. There are still remnant pieces of equipment throughout the grounds which were used for creating plows. So cool to see. This spot was owned by the King family -- hence "King Plow." Just a gorgeous facility.
(Read more here: http://kingplow.com/history/) I'm looking forward to coming back to shows at Terminal West, cuppings Counter Culture, and hopefully more. This place is wonderful. I remember it was a year ago at this time, and I was getting ready to go to my first elite event (http://www.yelp.com/biz/yelps-stylin-shindig-atlanta) here. After taking god knows how long to get there, I realized one thing- they were having a wedding there! After checking out the space, I could see why! A year later, one of my cousins decided to get married there as well, in the same room(s) we had the event @!! I thought that was way cool, brought back good memories.
This place is cool because it brings back the early 1900's and some of the history behind it. Not sure if the events/catering are hand in hand with the arts center, but I have to tell you what- their efforts were seamless in providing a perfect wedding night. And damn, that food was good! Too bad my new camera took pics that are too big to upload on Yelp, I had a bunch of em! I went here for a wedding and it was beautiful with a lot of natural light.
The only issue that I had as a girl, but no big deal was that the floor is a bit uneven so you need to watch where you are walking. Otherwise it was a lot of fun. The old King Plow building has great businesses in it including the theater. This is a treasure in Atlanta and anyone that likes plays should have a season pass to this one. I attended a wedding here recently and it was absolutely BEAUTIFUL.
The wedding planner did a great job decorating the space and the food was great. However, as great as everything was, ONE thing was terrible - the manager of the bar that was serving the guests. She was roughly 40 years old, black, and totally rude to the guests. My friend (the groom) paid for an open bar until 10:30 and not only did they institute a one drink per person policy at her insistence, they closed the bar early for no apparent reason.
I have never heard of a one-drink-per-person policy when going to the bar, and it makes it very difficult to grab a drink for friends who are eating/dancing. Totally ridiculous. She also told a few guests that if she saw them pouring the end of a glass of wine into another she would not be able to serve them. She said this to grown adult women, not even joking. When we asked why the bar was closing early, all she said was "Thank you for coming, now please leave the bar area" in a very rude tone.
She said this to me, my friends, family of the bridge and groom, as well as older guests. When we told her that the bar was supposed to serve until 1030, we were told to walk away or the manager would get security. It was completely rude to the guests of the wedding, especially after the bride and groom paid an arm and a leg to have everyone. It didn't matter who you were, she simply would not allow her bar staff to serve anyone.
It was crazy, and had it been my wedding I would have been EXTREMELY upset. If you book a wedding here, I would HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend you check to see who will be providing your food/beverage service. The manager running the bar was the worst, completely rude, and angered a lot of people at the wedding for basically no reason. Her bar staff were completely embarrassed by her attitude towards the guests, and it was totally uncalled for.
In my opinion, Atlanta is lacking when it comes to work spaces with some personality. King Plow is a cluster of historic industrial buildings on Atlanta's upcoming west wide featuring incredible lofted spaces, exposed brick and duct-work, and years of history. Every brick, bolt, and pillar has a story to tell (if not a few). The spaces at King Plow vary pretty wildly, from about 800 square feet to thousands, and there are all kinds of businesses here.
King Plow includes event spaces (like Fifth Groups Studio 887 and Bold American catering HQ), the King Plow Event Gallery, Lofted live/work spaces for lease, "do" restaurant, and an upcoming event space geared toward live music and performance. You don't have to be a "creative" business to work here but your business will probably be more creative because of it. I'd say most of the tenants are involved in the arts in one way or another - whether it be an advertising agency, a dance instructor, the Paul Mitchell school, or a casting firm.
It also isn't rare to see a production crew here - i've seen at least 3 since i moved in. This space makes for an awesome backdrop if you're a location scout. I've been at King Plow for about a year now and I love it - in fact I'll be moving into a new space shortly in the same building. The parking here is atrocious, but you learn the general schedule of most people and finding spots becomes much easier.
Worst case you may have to walk from the lot at the end of the property. Another thing to be cognizant of is the train tracks. Personally, being near active tracks has always brought me comfort and made me feel connected. The trains rolling through make more low-speed rumble than 'choo-choo,' so it really isn't disturbing. If you're a growing business I'd highly recommend giving King Plow a look. We considered a lot of other options, including some of those "virtual" places, and we've never regretted our decision.
King and his staff are extremely helpful and are also very flexible and fair with leases. The rep Michele didn't even try to work with our budget. Very condescending. Would never do business with this company or recommend them to anyone I know. Nice facility. An old plow farm equipment factory turned into an event/banquet center. I love learning about Atlanta history and spent some time in the small hallway looking over pictures, paintings, letters, and other artifacts about the old King Plow Company.
Good place for a small reception. While this place is gorgeous with the exposed brick and ceiling ventilation, I'm not sure I would ever personally pick this place for an event. I have only attended one event here, but seeing what the coordinators had to go through turned me off from planning any of my future events here. Tables that were promised weren't provided and as a volunteer setting up, I didn't get a great vibe from the gentleman in charge of the facility.
At the end of the night because the crew was so eager to leave, they were putting trays and containers of food on the floor to get the tables to put away before we could get the food packaged up. While I was only a volunteer and not a coordinator, if it was my event I would not want my leftover food on the floor! Always something going on at King Plow. Definitely a cool vibe and location for your next event! Great spot for mixed-use events/parties/etc.
.. There are all types of things going on at this place. A ballroom was noticed with people practicing the waltz, while I was standing in line to enter the neighboring Yelp party location. Fully enjoyed the HBO Girl's Premiere Party! Hope to find more events held at this location. If you get here late though, parking seems to come at a premium! Nice Nice Nice! Let's just say I had a world wind of an weekend! Crown Royal event was held here on Friday night.
...The Art Center is a nice place to host any event. The Crown Royal was pouring all night....check out some of the mixture of drinks with Crown Royal that were being served... .Now, I had no clue you could mix brown liquor with all that's below (but there was much more combo's): 1.) Of course your cola and lime with Crown 2.) But wait! Raspberry Liqueur, cranberry juice and the Royal 3.) List goes on! Peach schapps, Raspberry Liqueur, Cranberry Juice and of course the Royal The combinations were something I would never even think to mix with Crown Royal.
.. Let's just say what an event! I've been to King Plow twice now for private events. The most recent was for the launching of a premier furniture line by designer Mimi Tin. Everything went perfectly including the red carpet entrance and photo opp before signing in. The new Sushi Style benches and chairs took the center stage in the main room where all the guests could touch, sit, and order. There was also a second room in the back with tables and seating but that did not get as much use as the main room.
For hosting an event this is a great location except for the valet parking. It was raining that evening and the valet line was so long we ended up parking near the back of the lot. The walk to and from was not that bad. Check out sushistyle.com to see the new furniture! My sister had her wedding here, in a large beautiful room used for public functions. From what I gathered of the other shops, this place is pretty much an artists' haven.
As Rebecca mentioned below they have photography studios, dance schools, art galleries and etc. all packed into this nice, modern complex. There's also a restaurant (where we saw Stevie Wonder eating dinner!) and other public areas for use. The facility my sister used for her wedding was absolutely perfect and beyond memorable. They had a long hallway lit with candles that led into the main room, ringed with curtains.
I believe they run many kinds of functions from this room, and if you're looking to put on some kind of event with a moderate budget, this would be a great place to look into. If Stevie Wonder hangs around here, you better imagine it's pretty dope. My girlfriend had her wedding reception at Studio 887 and I thought it was a perfect venue for a small wedding (she had around 85 guest). The only drawback was that the size is not very conducive to buffet style serving.
The setting was very intimate with an upstairs area used for additional dining. I really loved the look of the place and it was a great location for an in-town wedding. This wide expanse of buildings is known collectively as the King Plow Art Center. More than 60 tenants occupy the space (which can also be rented out for private parties). Tenants include photographers, sculptors, painters, printmakers, architects, graphic designers, advertising agencies, art galleries and dance schools, amongst others.
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