Join us for our annual fundraiser - a night in which our whole campus is transformed with programming on the pavilion, special presentations throughout the campus, and of course, Open Studios with our artists in the Studio Artist Program.

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.

Mix, mingle, move around and enjoy a specialty cocktail provided by one of our esteemed Mixologists-in-Residence: Cole Tanner, Keyatta Mincey, Tiffanie Barriere and Mitchell Oliver.

Dance the night away with DJs King NappaLXXX YOU and TWINS.

Grab a complimentary bite to eat from local restaurants and caterers, including select food vendors selling late-night snacks after 10pm for credit. Choose from Eclipse di Luna, Sun in My Belly, 4Rivers Smokehouse, Moveable Feast, Aix, Legacy, or one of our other tasty caterers.

Artists. Community. Collect. Support.

Meander throughout the campus and explore new exhibition in the main galleries, Sliver Space, and Chute Space. Enjoy artworks from Bryan Graf, Emma McMillan, Wihro Kim, Bailey Scieszka, and COCO HUNDAY on their opening 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, learn, inquire, and collect – supporting our acclaimed artists participating in the Studio Artist Program.

Why come to Art Party 2019?

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.
  • This event is CARD ONLY. Cash will not be accepted.

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

Honorary Chair

  • Annette Cone-Skelton
  • Kevin Cole

Host Committee

  • Alston & Bird
  • Katina Asbell
  • Melissa & Philip Babb
  • Arthur Blankenship
  • BLDGS Architects
  • Susan Bridges
  • Susan Cofer
  • Bruce Cohen
  • Julia Chi & Stan Cohen
  • Louis Corrigan
  • Emily de Golian & Clark Calhoun
  • Martha Eskew
  • Sabre Esler
  • Patsy Garrett
  • Arlene Glaser
  • Angel & Aaron Goldman
  • Bill Gould
  • Randy Gue
  • Harvey Hill, Jr.
  • Nancy & Gene Hooff
  • Avery Kastin
  • Carter & Forde Kay
  • Mary Ann & Peter Kessenich
  • Ronnie Kessenich
  • Veronica Kessenich
  • Mitchell Klink
  • Marianne Lambert
  • Judy & Scott Lampert
  • Cheng Lee & Holly Glass
  • Bertram Levy
  • Rhonda & Chris Matheison
  • Birgit & David McQueen
  • Maria & Mickey Mixson
  • Sarah Owen
  • Robin & Marc Pollack
  • Barbara Richardson
  • Lauren & Tim Schrager
  • Doug Shipman & Bijal Shah
  • Sara & John Shlesinger
  • Spencer Sloan
  • Rob Smulian & Lynne Borsuk
  • Michele Swann
  • Sandra Teepen
  • Terri Theisen, Theisen Consulting
  • Anne Lambert Tracht
  • Jen Waters & Jesse Dunn
  • Anna Walker Skillman
  • Sue & John Wieland
  • Katie Winokur & Will Hooper

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


Gallery 1, Gallery 2, Gallery 3, Gallery 4, Gallery 5, Gallery 6, Atrium, Lobby, Chute Space, Secret Garden, Pavilion, Plaza, Courtyard, Artist Studios gallery map
Contact Info
Veronica Kessenich

Upcoming Events

April 13 / 2:00pm
Special Event

MuSEA Slow Reads

April 14 / 12:30pm
Contemporary Talks

Villa Albertine Resident Artist Talk

Lydia Amarouche


Lydia Amarouche will discuss her practices of editorial and literary resistance, in New York, Atlanta, and LA.

April 18 / 7:00pm

Chit Chat Club

Presented by The Bakery

Chit Chat Club is a monthly networking series featuring talks from cool creative people, activities, and a rotating food pop-up! This event is hosted at different spaces throughout the city each month. Join The Bakery Atlanta in meeting a cool person and learning something new.

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