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Meet Auriel Oates of The Art of Metanoia in Downtown

Today we’d like to introduce you to Auriel Oates.

Auriel, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
I am the founder of The Art of Metanoia, a brand created to give young creatives a platform to showcase their art. My passion for learning about others leads me towards constant exploration and practicing the art of growth as much as possible.

Like most of my peers, I am on the journey to find my place in the world, and make an impact in an area that means so much to me, art. By working on different projects with close friends, I discovered my passion for the creative mind, especially amongst young people in the city of Atlanta.

I actually came across the word “Metanoia” on Tumblr. For some reason, it really stuck with me. The definition of Metanoia is the journey of changing your mind, heart, self or way of life. I just added “The Art of” in front of it to describe exactly what I wanted others to understand.

I want each guest that attends the show to experience some type of life-changing moment, whether it be through the art they see, the performances they watch or even the people they meet at the event.

This event was created to provide local artists with a space to display their art in any way, shape, or form. Each event is hand crafted for every individual to experience a journey towards changing one’s mind, heart, self, or way of life, with the goal of inspiring the community as a whole.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc. – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
The road is definitely full of ups and downs. I have encountered many struggles, from people not taking me serious because I am young, to day of event malfunctions. I also deal with internal struggles, such as anxiety. I am always super anxious before an event, because I am worried about the turn out and how set up will go.

We’d love to hear more about your business.
The Art of Metanoia is known for being a fun, youthful event that people really enjoy going to. We are most proud of connecting different creatives together and giving people a platform to be seen and to be heard. Authenticity sets us apart from others. You can tell that we care about the overall experience.

What were you like growing up?
Growing up, I was always very quiet. I loved to read and be out in nature.

Contact Info:

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  • Instagram: theartofmetanoia
  • Twitter: artofmetanoia
  • Other: @auriella_

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