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Past Event October 25, 2018 / 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Got It For Cheap
Join us for a unique shopping experience with Got It For Cheap, a traveling series of group shows including 750+ artists.
All works are original works on paper and sold for the low price of $30 USD, or the local equivalent. The goal of GIFC is to make buying original art accessible to all people and to give young artists a platform to sell their work and be exposed to a worldwide audience. Some artists who have participated in previous events are Nina Chanel Abney, Alex Da Corte, Canyon Castator, Morgan Blair, Rhys Lee, and Kristian Touborg.
Happening concurrently with Got It For Cheap is the opening of new exhibitions in each of Atlanta Contemporary’s Project Spaces - Sliver Space, Chute Space, and Contemporary On-Site. Enjoy tunes spun by DJ Mike Zarin and specialty cocktails by our Mixologist-in-Residence Cole Tanner.
This is a FREE event- Skip sign in at the front desk! All you need to do is RSVP with the link above or click here.
In 2014 Charlie had the idea to sell smaller works of his own at a low price of $30 in the midst of his own showing at David Risely Gallery in Copenhagen. Two years later, in January of 2016 Charlie and Chris curated the first Got It For Cheap show consisting of approximately 22 artists in a small project space in Los Angeles. After the success of this show the project began to grow towards the massive project it is today. With 400+ artists on board the GIFC project consisted of six more shows for 2016 in Copenhagen, New York, again in Los Angeles, Oslo, Stockholm, and Paris. In late October of 2016 it was decided that the project must continue to grow, this is when Jordan Watson was introduced as a partner into the project helping catapult the project to include 600+ artists, 8 more shows in 2017 and the opening of our gallery space headquarters 0-0 LA.
An Atlanta native, Cole has always strived to be a true individual. Growing up in holistic, all-natural environments he learned early on the importance of sustainability & thinking outside the box. Sinking his teeth into the hospitality industry enabled him to experiment with different approaches to culinary crafting, eventually finding that where he shined the most was in engaging with new people & sharing his passion for culinary creativity.
Starting out as a club DJ in his late teens, Mike found his passion in playing house music at midtown clubs before he was old enough to get in. He later went on to host the long running Houseworks radio show on 88.5 FM and play his own shows with his DJ crew 4Deep. Over the years he brought many house heavyweights to Atlanta. Beyond the house scene, Mike has worked with restaurants, hotels and boutiques as well as with executive global brands to create memorable experiences and events for guests from all around the globe. More recently, in collaboration with the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition, Mike launched Atlanta Streets Alive Radio - a live radio broadcast that airs during each Atlanta Streets Alive. Mike now enjoys playing longer sets, incorporating music from near and far, old and new, all guaranteed to make your body move. His record collection spans 60+ years and features everything from Hard Bop to Hip Hop. For GIFC, Mike will be sharing some of his favorite “dollar bin” jams from his collection to showcase great tunes that he “got for cheap.
LocationGallery 5, Atrium, Lobby
September 22 / 3:30pm
Music Video as Black Art
Presented by liquid blackness
liquid blackness presents Music Video as Black Art: Claiming the B-Side. A Symposium that celebrates the 10-year anniversary of the founding of liquid blackness as a study group.
September 24 / 12:00pm
A free and interactive family-friendly program, Contemporary Kids introduces children to contemporary art and artists through approachable media and hands-on activities.
October 5 / 6:00pm
Studio Artist Program
Join us as we spotlight our studio artists, see their work firsthand, and share a cocktail in support of local working artists in Atlanta.