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The Mable House Recognized for “Best Family Programming” in Atlanta Magazine

concert at mable house
December 16, 2020

Cobb County's Mable House Complex, comprised of the Mable House Arts Center, Historic House and the Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre, was recognized earlier this week by Atlanta Magazine for “Best Family Programming” in their December 2020 Arts & Culture issue.
“We are beyond honored that the Mable House Complex is named in this year’s issue,” said Mable House Arts Center Coordinator Libby Geiselmayr. “We are an essential part of the community, particularly in South Cobb, and to be able to stretch ourselves and our programming to meet the needs of the area during these unprecedented times has been tough. This award validates every atypical, outside-of-the-box idea we’ve tried to implement, and we are thrilled others are excited about the bends and turns we’re making, too.”
During normal operation, The Mable House Arts Center is full of exciting events all year round. It houses a sizable art gallery that rotates exhibits, offers a variety of arts classes for adults and children, seasonal art camps and theatre productions.  This year, Mable House's creative scheduling of classes for families, seniors and kids has made it a popular feature in Cobb County for people of all ages. 
For the holidays, Mable House is hosting its “12 Days of Christmas Holiday Market” with 24 vendors and products ranging from pottery and candles to quilts and jewelry. Kids can enjoy “Art Box Mystery” craft subscriptions and free downloadable coloring books. There is also a “Gingerbread House Showdown” where participants can enter photos of their gingerbread house creations for a chance to win a trophy and bragging rights for being the best gingerbread house in Cobb County for 2020. Closing out the month is “Quest: Holiday Hunt”, a virtual scavenger hunt that showcases your creativity, tests your team working ability and taps into your festive side.
The historic Mable House, ancestral home of the Mable family for whom Mableton was named, was used as a hospital during the Civil War and is on the National Register of Historic Places.  In a creative twist, the Mable House team created Camp Cliché.  This socially distanced escape room was located in one of the outbuildings on the historic property.  A similar family friendly escape room, The Tomb of Pharaoh Rocher, was also created in a classroom in the Arts Center. 
When concerts were unable to take place, Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre still hosted its programming for movie and music lovers: Movies and Bands: Drive-In Edition. To best accommodate health and social distancing protocols, all movies and performances were held at Al Bishop Park in Marietta. This series first launched last year as Movies, Bands & Brews and featured local acts performing songs from popular movies.  Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre is a state-of the-art 2,500-seat facility.
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