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FATE OF THE FURIOUS SCREENING IN ATLANTA

ATLANTA, GA - APRIL 04: Ludacris and Gabrielle Union attend "The Fate Of The Furious" Atlanta red carpet screening at SCADshow on April 4, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for Universal)
ATLANTA, GA – APRIL 04: Ludacris and Gabrielle Union attend “The Fate Of The Furious” Atlanta red carpet screening at SCADshow on April 4, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for Universal)

Ludacris and Tyrese Gibson, two of the players in the star-studded latest movie of the Fast & Furious franchise, walked the red carpet before their Atlanta screening this week at SCADFASH in Midtown. Ludacris helped rev up the crowd by bringing with him a Mercedes AMG GT and a Lexus CF-which body paint legend Ed the Artist did live painting as guests arrived.

ATLANTA, GA - APRIL 04: A general view of The Fate Of The Furious Atlanta Red Carpet Screening at SCADshow on April 4, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for Universal)
ATLANTA, GA – APRIL 04: A general view of The Fate Of The Furious Atlanta Red Carpet Screening at SCADshow on April 4, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for Universal)
ATLANTA, GA - APRIL 04: Actor/rapper Ludacris and actor Caleb McLaughlin attends "The Fate Of The Furious" Atlanta red carpet screening at SCADshow on April 4, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for Universal)
ATLANTA, GA – APRIL 04: Actor/rapper Ludacris and actor Caleb McLaughlin attends “The Fate Of The Furious” Atlanta red carpet screening at SCADshow on April 4, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for Universal)
ATLANTA, GA - APRIL 04: Model Kario Whitfield attends "The Fate Of The Furious" Atlanta red carpet screening at SCADshow on April 4, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for Universal)
ATLANTA, GA – APRIL 04: Model Kario Whitfield attends “The Fate Of The Furious” Atlanta red carpet screening at SCADshow on April 4, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for Universal)
ATLANTA, GA - APRIL 04: Actor Tyrese Gibson attends The Fate Of The Furious Atlanta Red Carpet Screening at SCADshow on April 4, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GA – APRIL 04: Actor Tyrese Gibson attends The Fate Of The Furious Atlanta Red Carpet Screening at SCADshow on April 4, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images)

Others special guests in attendance were Lance Gross, Real Housewives of Atlanta Sheree Whitfield, Gabrielle Union and Netflix’s hit show Stranger Things star Caleb McLaughlin.

ARTIST MINGLE IN BUCKHEAD

SHOPS 40Photo Credit: OliverMcMillan

On Tuesday, April 4, The Shops Buckhead Atlanta celebrated the annual Olmsted Plein Air Invitational with an outdoor art festival. The Artist Mingle event drew more than 300 people. The center’s signature galleries, Anne O Art Gallery and Buckhead Art Gallery, hosted cocktail receptions to kick off the evening with meet and greets with 30 of the nation’s top painting masters. Then guests moved outside to the outdoor festival which took over Buckhead Avenue with live music, a flower market, custom cocktails and more. The silent auction was a hit —  guests bid on donated items from some of the center’s top luxury and contemporary retailers. Also for the first time at this year’s event, guests purchased paintings from the competing Plein Air Invitational artists directly off the easel.
Photo credit: OliverMcMillan

 

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