The Artifice Club is always looking for ways to bring the Atlanta steampunk community together for some stylish and creative fun, and with that purpose in mind, the club hosted its first Artifice Night in midtown Atlanta, at XS Ultra on Spring St.
This was the first of a series of planned Artifice Nights to take place every other month. They will feature music and other entertainment and a chance to dress up in your steampunk, vintage or retro fashion best and come out and mingle and dance. And that's just what members of the club and steampunk enthusiasts did Friday night.
Despite the cold of the night, a decent number of people came out, most dressed in a vaiety of styles from various times, to talk, dance, drink, and enjoy live music from Curtis Eller's American Circus and The Nathaniel Johnstone Band.
Vendors sold delicious cookies and cupcakes, and beautiful handmade jewelry in the back room, while Doctor Q spun tunes between the live acts from the booth in the back.
It was a fun night for all involved, with two great bands and Doctor Q, Tallulah Love and other Artifice Club members doing a great job with hosting duties.
Since the next few Artifice Nights are also expected to take place at XS Ultra, here are a few tips: The club may not look open. The neon was not lit and the place looked dark. It is on the corner across from The Apache Club. You will probably go around the side of the building to get to the entrance. It's not the best neighborhood for walking in, so park behind the Apache Club or in the $3 lot next door. It totally worth looking for!
The next Artifice Club is planned for May 3, with Crystal Bright and the Silver Hands, Fable Cry and Insomniac Folklore. Come on out and have a great time!