Advance ticket sales for ART PARTY have closed - tickets are still available at the door on Saturday! Join us for a far out time.

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

The Night's Happenings

Art. Music. Food. Drinks.

Join us for an amazing evening that underwrites Atlanta Contemporary’s vision to remain free admission, every day. Meander throughout the campus – entering at Bankhead Ave.

Boogie the night away with DJs Extremely Michael, Cozy Shawn, and Ree De La Vega.

Grab a quick bite from Eclipse di Luna, Sun in My Belly, 4Rivers Smokehouse, or one of our other groovy caterers. Late-night vendors Doggy Dog, and Good Food Truck start selling their wares at 10pm.

Mix, mingle, move around and enjoy a specialty cocktail provided by one of our esteemed Mixologists-in-Residence: Cole Just, Amanda Sutton, Keyatta Mincey, and Ryan Treadwell. If hops are more your style, sample a brew made just for Atlanta Contemporary by Omaha Brewing Company.

Artists. Community.

Cool off inside and experience an array of new exhibitions in the main galleries, Sliver Space, and Chute Space. Enjoy artworks from Charles Harlan, Jacolby Satterwhite, Allison Janae Hamilton, The Sunroom, and more on their opening night.

Let your creative juices flow with coloring pages drawn by Atlanta artists presented by ColorATL.

Meet Molly Rimswell, our Queen of the Night.

Before you venture out, be sure to check out our SHOP, featuring the team from Discrit who have curated a collection of publications sharing the theme of social issues relating to art theory, plus our hand-selected artist made goods, books, and zines.

Then step outside and venture into any and every studio – peruse, circulate, and SHOP – supporting our acclaimed artists participating in the Studio Artist Program.

Why come to Art Party 2018?

ART PARTY is a night to celebrate contemporary art in Atlanta. It’s the night where we recognize the range of voices necessary to create a vibrant arts community.

  • Dress to impress but remember it's going to be hot!
  • 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.

Atlanta Contemporary announces Kenny Blank as the 2018 Nexus Award Recipient

ATLANTA—July 20 – Atlanta Contemporary Art Center (Atlanta Contemporary) is pleased to announce Kenny Blank, Executive Director of Atlanta Jewish Film Festival as the 2018 Nexus Award Recipient.

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. Atlanta Jewish Film Festival challenges conventional perspectives on complex and challenging issues facing the Jewish and global communities. Having just celebrated its 18th year, the festival explores the Jewish experience, culture and history, life in Israel, and the work of Jewish artists through the lens of film and cinematography.

“I’m honored to accept this recognition from Atlanta Contemporary. Our Family Foundation and Atlanta Jewish Film Festival share the passion for innovation and creativity embodied by Atlanta Contemporary and the Nexus Award. It’s a privilege to be part of a community that celebrates culture and appreciates the role art and artists play in enriching our quality of life,” say Kenny Blank.

Atlanta Jewish Film Festival showcases international cinema that broadly explores themes of identity, history and culture. Under Blank’s tenure, the festival continues to foster stronger bonds within the Jewish community as well as provide opportunities for shared experiences within Atlanta’s diverse, ethnically rich, and ever-growing communities.

“Kenny Blank embodies the spirit of the Nexus Award not only as a philanthropist through the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation but also in his willingness to ‘do the work’” says Veronica Kessenich, Executive Director of Atlanta Contemporary. “As the Executive Director of Atlanta Jewish Film Festival, Blank ensures that Atlanta is viewed – at the local, national, and international level – as a city that honors creativity and encourages provocative, ambitious, and sometimes challenging conversations.”

The public recognition of the 2018 Nexus Award will be held on Saturday, August 25 in conjunction with ART PARTY – the night in which we recognize the range of voices necessary to create a vibrant arts community. A private reception for supporters including sponsors, host committee, and individuals will be held at a TBD time in early Fall.

Honorary Chair

  • Penny McPhee

Host Committee

  • Alston & Bird
  • Jamie Annarino
  • Susan & Ron Antinori
  • Katina Asbell
  • Melissa & Philip Babb
  • Joe Bankoff
  • Arthur Blankenship
  • Susan Bridges
  • Lucinda Bunnen
  • Bruce Cohen
  • Julia Chi & Stan Cohen
  • Louis Corrigan
  • Jen Waters & Jesse Dunn
  • John Eckel
  • Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design - Georgia State University
  • Martha Eskew
  • Sabre Esler
  • Faulkner + Locke
  • Patsy Garrett
  • Kasey Gartner
  • Arlene Glaser
  • Randy Gue
  • Laura Hathaway
  • Phil Ihrig
  • Nancy & Gene Hooff
  • Jiong Yan & Baxter Jones
  • Avery Kastin
  • Ronnie Kessenich
  • Veronica Kessenich
  • Mitchell Klink
  • Meena Krenek
  • Judy & Scott Lampert
  • Holly Glass & Cheng Lee
  • Max Leventhal
  • Birgit & David McQueen
  • Maria & Mickey Mixson
  • Sarah Owen
  • Carrie & Geoff Pitchford
  • Jonathan Playfair
  • Brea Figura & Butler Raines
  • Barbara Richardson
  • Lauren & Tim Schrager
  • Cathy Selig
  • Doug Shipman
  • Sara & John Shlesinger
  • Spencer Sloan
  • Mary Stanley
  • Terri Theisen
  • Anne & David Tracht
  • Marcia Weber
  • Dov Wilker
  • Katie Winokur

Silver - Restaurants

Sponsorship for ART PARTY supports Atlanta Contemporary’s mission to engage the public through the creation, presentation and advancement of contemporary art.

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

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