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. Grab a quick bite at one of our many food stations and wind your way into the Pavilion – mix, mingle, and move forward to enjoy a specialty cocktail provided by one of our esteemed Mixologists-in-Residence.

Artists. Community.

Cool off inside and experience an array of exhibitions in the main galleries, Sliver Space, and Chute Space. Before you venture out, be sure to check out our SHOP of 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.


Charles Harlan

Charles Harlan was born in Smyrna, GA in 1984. He lives and works in New York. Select solo exhibitions include JTT, New York; Rudolph Janssen, Brussels; Carl Kostyál, London; Karma, New York; Pioneer Works, Brooklyn; Venus Over Manhattan, New York; and Cleopatra’s, Brooklyn. Select group exhibitions include Marlborough Gallery, New York; Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta; White Flag Projects, St Louis; Sikkema Jenkins & Co, New York; M Woods, Beijing; and Maccarone, New York.

Hasani Sahlehe

Hasani Sahlehe (b. 1991 St Thomas, USVI) is a multidisciplinary artist residing in Atlanta, GA. He recently earned his BFA in Painting at The Savannah College of Art and Design. Sahlehe’s work explores the transfer of information. His work has been exhibited in the Southeast and is held in private collections throughout The United States, England, and Virgin Islands.

Allison Janae Hamilton

Allison Janae Hamilton (b. 1984) is a visual artist working in sculpture, installation, photography, video, and taxidermy. She was born in Kentucky, raised in Florida, and her maternal family’s farm and homestead lies in the rural flatlands of western Tennessee. Hamilton’s relationship with these locations forms the cornerstone of her artwork, particularly her interest in landscape. Using plant matter, layered imagery, sounds, and animal remains, Hamilton creates immersive spaces that consider the ways that the American landscape contributes to concepts of “Americana” and the social construction of space, particularly within the rural American south.

Hamilton has exhibited at museums and institutions such as the Museum of Modern Art (New York, NY), the Studio Museum in Harlem (New York, NY), the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery (Washington, DC), the Jewish Museum (New York, NY), Fundación Botín (Santander, Spain), and the Tacoma Art Museum (Tacoma, WA). Her work has appeared in the Brighton Photo Biennial and Istanbul Design Biennial. She was a 2013-2014 Fellow at the Whitney Independent Study Program, sponsored by the Whitney Museum of American Art. Hamilton has been awarded artist residencies at the Studio Museum in Harlem (New York, NY); Recess (New York, NY); Fundación Botín (Santander, Spain); and the Rush Arts Foundation (New York, NY). She received her PhD in American Studies at New York University and her MFA in Visual Arts at Columbia University. Hamilton’s artwork has appeared in publications such as Transition Magazine, Women and Performance, Arte Al Limite, NKA: Journal of Contemporary African Art, and Artforum.

The Sunroom

Recent MFA graduates in the Sculpture + Extended Media program at Virginia Commonwealth University, Ellie Hunter and McKeever Donovan started the space in their home in 2016. It functions as a platform for art exhibitions, lectures and readings, and small edition publishing.

Jacolby Satterwhite

Jacolby Satterwhite (b. 1984) uses video, 3D animation, performance, and traditional drawing to create dreamlike virtual universes. Videos of Satterwhite dancing, digital versions of his mother’s drawings, and home videos are combined to create a sci-fi surrealist experience that explores overarching themes of identity, family and queerness. Satterwhite was born in Columbia, South Carolina and now works out of New York.

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

Upcoming Events

July 19 / 7:00pm
Contemporary Cocktails

Thirsty Thursday + TWINS


Join us as we welcome Matt Weiner of TWINS for a musical performance and enjoy cocktails by our Mixologist-in-Residence.

July 22 / 12:00pm
Contemporary Kids

Contemporary Kids


A free and interactive family-friendly program, Contemporary Kids introduces children to contemporary art and artists through approachable media and hands-on activities.

July 24 / 11:00am
Contemporary Off-Site

Home Is Where the Art Is

Atlanta History Center


You are invited to go behind-the-scenes and see some of Atlanta’s best contemporary art collections. 

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