ART PARTY supports free admission, every day and underwrites our mission to engage the public through the creation, presentation and advancement of contemporary art.

Tickets at door: $60 general admission
(Online ticket sales are now closed.)

ART PARTY is rain or shine. 
16+ to party, 21+ to drink. Must show ID at check-in.

Parking: Enter on Bankhead Ave, follow parking signs to AAA attendants.
Means Street is closed! Do not enter on Means Street NW.

Studios close at 10pm
If you have not purchased a ticket yet, stand in the "Tickets" line. If you have already purchased an online ticket, stand in the "Will Call" line.

Join us for ART PARTY - a night where we look to our history and acknowledge the exceptional work being done by Southern artists in our exhibition ATLBNL. ART PARTY once again takes over our whole campus with programming on the Pavilion, special presentations throughout the campus, some t-be-revealed secrets, and of course, Open Studios with our 14 artists in the Studio Artist Program.

Combined with ART PARTY this year, Atlanta Contemporary is honored to announce the 2016 Nexus Award recipient as Larry Walker. By integrating these two signature programs, we aspire to introduce our increasing and diversified audiences to individuals like Mr. Walker who have and will continue to shape the landscape of contemporary art here in Atlanta. The Nexus Award is a public acknowledgment of individuals, groups, or organizations that have made significant contributions to the contemporary arts landscape and celebrates local leaders who are instrumental in making Atlanta an exceptionally vibrant arts community. 


Larry Walker

Professor Emeritus and Former Director of Art and Design at Georgia State University, Larry Walker began his long career as an educator at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California where he was a professor and later chair of the Department of Art. In 1983 he accepted a position in Atlanta as a professor and director of the art program at Georgia State University. He retired from the University in 2000. Walker’s career as an artist spans over 50 years - a highlight to date is the solo exhibition currently on view at Sikkema Jenkins & Co (New York) curated by his daughter and gallery artist, Kara Walker. Walker has an extensive exhibition history. He has been the subject of over 40 solo exhibitions and has participated in over 200 group exhibitions since 1971. His work is in the collection of the High Museum in Atlanta, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia and The Studio Museum in Harlem, among others.

Honorary Chair

  • Lauren & Tim Schrager
  • We thank Tim for his incredible support of Atlanta Contemporary.

Host Committee

  • Robin Aiken & Bill Bolen
  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous
  • Larry Jens Anderson & Hank Thomas
  • Melissa & Philip Babb
  • Michael Behr
  • Vicki & Arthur Blankenship
  • Robin Bernat & Jon Ciliberto
  • Susan Bridges
  • Lucinda Bunnen
  • Jason Carter
  • Debbie & Jeff Chapman
  • Louis Corrigan
  • Robert Cortes
  • Deborah Powell Crone
  • Von DuBose
  • John Eckel
  • Cindi Fetch & Preston Snyder
  • Amy Fisher
  • Fay Gold
  • Angel & Aaron Goldman
  • Ben Goldman
  • Randy Gue
  • Laura & Daniel Hathaway
  • Nancy & Gene Hooff
  • Jiong & Baxter Jones
  • Bill Kaelin
  • Zamila Karimi
  • Ronnie & Peter Kessenich
  • Mitchell Klink
  • Emily Kolbinsky
  • Marianne Lambert
  • Judy Lampert
  • Cheng Lee
  • Renee & Alan Levow
  • Gil May
  • Karen & Jay McGinnity
  • Melanie Millner
  • Maria & Mickey Mixson
  • Andrea & Mark Murphy
  • Robin & Marc Pollack
  • Michele Pizer
  • Butler Raines
  • Sangeetha Ramkumar
  • Louise Sams
  • Robin Sandler
  • Jonathan Shils
  • Sara & John Shlesinger
  • Anna Walker Skillman
  • Spencer Sloan
  • Sara & Paul Steinfeld
  • Michele & David Swann
  • Susan Tarnower
  • Judith & Mark Taylor
  • Terri Theisen
  • Anne & David Tracht
  • David J. Tufts
  • Lee Walker
  • Wade Weast
  • Marcia Weber
  • Jamie & David Wender
  • Jessica & Matthew White
  • Michael White
  • Sue & John Wieland
  • Zoe & David Zelby

Silver - Restaurants

Sponsorship for ART PARTY supports Atlanta Contemporary’s mission to engage the public through the creation, presentation and advancement of contemporary art. On September 1, 2015, Atlanta Contemporary eliminated admission fees.

All sponsors receive recognition with logo in all ART PARTY promotional and event materials including:

  • Print and electronic invitations, print ads, and e-communications
  • Social media (50K+), press announcements, and website
  • Day of event sponsor recognition

A few quick details about the night::

  • Attendance: 1350+
  • Age range: 21 – 55
  • Audience: 95% from Georgia
  • Demographic: 52% Female, 47% Male, 1% Transgender
  • Voted best Art Party/Event by Creative Loafing 2015

Upcoming Events

June 22 / 6:00pm

Real Atlanta



It’s that time of year again! Join us for our annual fundraiser — the night will transform the campus with programming, present you with special performances, and of course, Open Studios with our artists in the Studio Artist Program.

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