A contemporary art gallery amidst the old-fashioned setting of Alpharetta.. The Scene Historic Alpharetta is a quaint district of brick storefronts and cozy cottages, with a largely unsophisticated mix of gift shops, dentist offices and beauty salons. A major exception to this mom-and-pop ambience is Mainstreet Art Co. The gallery's contemporary collection is a marked contrast to the old-fashioned streetscape, but the formula works. With its always-intriguing merchandise, plus special showings and art classes, the store has steadily built a large following.
The Goods Mainstreet offers contemporary art in a variety of media, such as glassware, ceramics, metal and pottery. Two-dimensional genres include photography, acrylics, oil and watercolor. Most works are colorful, often reminiscent of Kandinsky or Picasso. Jewelry by over a dozen artists is displayed cleverly in glass cases on colorful beds of aquarium rocks. To offer a variety of price points, there are also some well-crafted, mass-produced items, plus a smattering of kitsch.
The Fabulous Shop Around the Corner.
Mainstreet Art Company is one of the few stores in the metro Atlanta area that provides quality art work, hand-crafted jewlery, and unique glassware that is one of a kind. The staff is readily waiting to help you with your every need and they are equipped to answer any questions. You are without fail greeted at the door with a friendly "hello", that is not in the least way minipulative. The staff at the MAC loves to provide quality service and never ceases to help me find that "perfect" gift for that "impossible" someone. Not to mention that the free gift-wrap is to die for and it puts the finishing touch on your gift. I am at home at the MAC.
My favorite store.
Whenever I feel the need to spend, I usually end up at this store... lately it has been my one-stop-shop for all wedding and birthday gifts. The staff is really helpful and takes pride in their little store.
Items in the shop range from $28 salad hands to $1000 paintings. There is something for everyone at the MAC... and it's well worth the drive to Alpharetta.