Live performance, classic cartoons enliven MARTA stations

December 2, 20163min3090
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A stop to buy produce at a Fresh MARTA Market now can include “Charlotte’s Web” or classic cartoons at the College Park and Five Points stations.

MARTA, in partnership with Serenbe Playhouse and Serenbe Film, is incorporating family -riendly programming into the transit experience. This alliance is part of the agency’s long-term strategic plan to invigorate its stations with different types of art, including performances, concerts and visual art pieces.

“Going to a pop-up market now becomes a layered experience—buying locally sourced produce, viewing or experiencing art—that gives our customers the opportunity to maximize the benefits of their trip,” said MARTA GM/CEO Keith T. Parker.

The new presentations at MARTA stations include classic cartoons such as “Bugs Bunny” and “Daffy Duck” and live performances of “Charlotte’s Web.”

“We’re excited to continue to bring high-caliber arts programming to Atlanta families through our partnership with MARTA during their markets,” said Jamina DAmico, director of Strategy and Resource Development for the Serenbe Institute. “We know how important arts programming is, and this collaboration ensures that more people in our community have access to the arts in the places where they live and shop.”

Serenbe Playhouse produces artistically rich site-specific performances and programming that reduces the barriers between artists and audiences by immersing patrons in an environment that amplifies the beauty of nature, and provides opportunities for engagement, conversation, and collaboration. Serenbe Film offers a unique film experience, whether it’s enhancing a film’s story with food or music, organizing behind-the-scenes insight with creators and producers, or simply showcasing content you couldn’t see anywhere else.

Here’s a look at the schedule:

Charlotte’s Webb                    Classic Family Cartoons

Friday, Nov. 18                         Thursday, Nov. 17

Five Points Station                    College Park Station

4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.                 6 p.m.


Friday, Dec. 2                          Friday, Dec. 9

Five Points Station                  Five Points Station

3 p.m.                                       6 p.m.

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