#rocktheblock at ART PARTY! Photo: Batterman Photography


Thank you for supporting ART PARTY 2015! 

Inspired by our urban location in the heart of Atlanta’s historic Westside, we held an old-school outdoor block party where we took over Means Street and our entire campus!

The Night’s Happenings

Art. Music. Food. Drinks.

Purchase a cocktail or beverage at one of our many on-site bars, enjoy tastes from local restaurants, and view the three fall solo exhibitions opening in our galleries with ART PARTY: John Riepenhoff, Marlon Mullen, and Aleksandra Domanović.

Artists. Community.

Head out to our backyard Studio Artist courtyard for Open Studios! Studio hop, mingle and meet the artists that work on site at Atlanta Contemporary! Music by Soul Spin and his youth DJs spin out back until 10pm.

Participating artists for open studios: Steven L. Anderson, Joe Camoosa, Stephanie Dowda, Sarah Emerson, Jane Garver, Kojo Griffin, Dana Haugaard, Beth Lilly, Jan Rattia, Nathan Sharratt, and Christina West.

Block Party.

Bring your friends to freestyle ROLLER SKATE on our pavilion all night! No socks, no worries – purchase neon socks (and neon necklaces) on site and glow beneath disco lights. Skate, shoe, and bag check available (free skate rental provided). The Atlanta Rollergirls will be here to skate and take those block-rocking pictures with you! Atlanta’s own Ree De La Vega deejays the flyest summer hits!

ROCK THE BLOCK with a headline performance in our front plaza with Montreal-based NARCY at 10pm! This is NARCY’s first performance in the Southeast. Yassin “NARCY” Alsalman, formerly known as the Narcicyst, is a musician, actor, professor and multi media artist. He has toured the world with his first solo LP, performing on stages at major film and music festivals from Dubai to Melbourne.

Immediately following, dance the night away on the main stage with 1,500 of your closest friends with a special music set by NARCY and DJ and producer Sandhill! Special and limited edition NARCY merch and albums will be available for sale the night of ART PARTY.

ART PARTY is Atlanta Contemporary’s signature annual fundraising party. Your ticket supports our exhibitions, public programs, and Studio Artist Program all year. Pay to ART PARTY and celebrate free admission starting September 1.


Honorary Chair

  • Maria Mixson

Host Committee

  • Chris Appleton
  • Lynne Borsuk & Rob Smulian
  • Susan Bridges
  • Lucinda Bunnen
  • Stephanie Cash & Carl Rojas
  • Louis Corrigan
  • Von Du Bose
  • John Eckel
  • Cindi Fetch & Preston Snyder
  • Randy Gue
  • Nancy & Gene Hooff
  • Bill Kaelin
  • Ronnie & Peter Kessenich
  • Marianne Lambert
  • Missi McMorries
  • Maria & Mickey Mixson
  • Amy Parry Projects
  • Andrea Piana
  • Butler Raines
  • Sangeetha Ramkumar
  • Lauren & Tim Schrager
  • Spencer Sloan
  • Greg Smith
  • Drew & Mary Stanley
  • William Stephenson
  • Myleik Teele
  • Terri Theisen
  • Anne Lambert Tracht
  • Lee Walker
  • Jen Waters & Jesse Dunn
  • Jamie & David Wender
  • Jessica & Matthew White
  • Elizabeth & Chris Willett

Presenting sponsor
Diamond sponsor
Gold Sponsor
Silver Sponsors
Bronze Sponsors
Media Sponsors
Food Sponsors

For more information, please contact Veronica Kessenich, executive director, at [email protected] or 404-688-1970, ext. 211.


Upcoming Events

May 12 / 6:00pm
Contemporary Cocktails

Ask a Curator

Daniel Fuller + Sarah Higgins

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Join Sarah Higgins, curator at the Zuckerman Museum of Art, and Daniel Fuller, curator at Atlanta Contemporary, as they drink a couple glasses of bourbon and answer your questions about professional practices.

May 19 / 7:00pm
Contemporary Cocktails

Opening Reception

It Can Howl / The Dapper Comes to the Walkers / Before We Blast Off: The Journey of Divine Forces

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Join Atlanta Contemporary on Thursday, May 19 from 7 to 9pm for the opening receptions of two major exhibitions as well as the reveal of the site-specific installation on the Lobby Wall by Michi Meko.

August 27 / 7:00pm
Art Party

ART PARTY 2016

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ART PARTY returns on Saturday, August 27 - stay tuned for more details!

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