Every Third Thursday enjoy people, drinks, art, and “MUSIC YOU NEED” provided by LXXX YOU. at Atlanta Contemporary. TTTHURSDAY with YOUR FRIEND introduces guest DJs and artist partners who host an activity - drawing workshops, art sales, demos, and more. Get ready to move and groove with this month’s DJ, DJ EXTREMELY MICHAEL.

This month’s FRIEND is the one and only Tommy Taylor! Tommy will be leading a nude figure drawing workshop with live models. Guests can enjoy drawing from female nude models while they sip on custom cocktails by Mixologist Tiffanie Barriere. Figure drawing will be from 7-9pm with intermittent breaks.

Atlanta Contemporary will have limited supplies available to guests. We encourage participants to bring their preferred drawing supplies from home.
Suggested supplies:

  • Drawing pad
  • Drawing pencils
  • Soft vine charcoal
  • Markers
  • Eraser - kneaded and/or plastic
  • Pencil sharpener

Due to the nature of this workshop, the suggested age for participation is 18+. Photography is prohibited at this event.

Workshop tickets are available online for $10. Members can email [email protected] for a $2 discount code.

This event runs in conjunction with Contemporary Cocktails. Grab a finely-crafted cocktail from our Mixologist-in-Residence, peruse the curated selection of artist-made goods in our SHOP, and meander through our current exhibitions on view.

Parking is free in the lot at Bankhead & Means streets. You can access the lot via Bankhead Avenue and proceed past the parking attendant booth.

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LXXX YOU

LXXX YOU is a rotating group of artists and friends founded by Mike Stasny and George Long. Prompted by party motifs and parodying human life, LXXX YOU’s performance and installation work lampoons social experiences by inviting viewers into a surreal world.
Primarily working as hyper-real costumed DJ’s, LXXX YOU has provided entertainment for the Hambidge auction, The opening of Ponce City Market, Burnaway Auction, Zuckerman Museum of Art, Eide Magazine anniversary party, MOCA GA, Marcia Wood Gallery, Sandler Hudson Gallery, WonderFarm, and Atlanta Contemporary Art Center’s ART PARTY.

Tiffanie Barriere

Tiffanie Barriere is the bartender’s bartender, an influencer and educator who has been awarded with some of the beverage industry’s highest honors. The Bar Smart graduate is a Tastemakers of the South award-winner who spent seven years as the beverage director of One Flew South the “Best Airport Bar in the World.” As an independent bartender she is known for creative and innovative cocktail menus for pop-dinners and bar consultancy clients; hosting mixology classes around the nation, and connecting culinary and farm culture with spirits. As a leader, she is a member of the Tales of the Cocktail Grants Committee, the James Beard Beverage Advisory Board, and a member of the Atlanta chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier.“The Drinking Coach” Barriere has graced the demonstration stages of prestigious food and hospitality events such as the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival, Charleston Food & Wine Festival, BevCon, Tales of the Cocktail, Savannah Food & Wine Festival, Music to Your Mouth and more. As an author-contributor, Tiffanie’s cocktail recipes can be found in the Southern Foodway Alliance Guide to Cocktails by Jerry Slayter, Jubilee by Toni Tipton Martin, and Road Soda by Kara Newman.Her reputation as a public historian has opened doors for her to speak on panels at such venues as Fire, Flour & Fork, Southern Foodways Symposium, and the Soul Summit, and she has interpreted the cocktails of African American and women firsts in spirits at the James Beard House in New York City.The culinarians and chefs she has worked with reads like a Who’s Who in the Culinary Arts: Duane Nutter, Todd Richards, the late Darryl Evans, Kevin Mitchell, Deborah VanTrece, Jennifer Hill Booker, Suzanne Vizethann, Erika Council, Todd Ginsberg and Asha Gomez.Barriere and her cocktails have been featured in such publications as Imbibe magazine (print and online), Difford’s Guide, Creative Loafing, Forbes, Essence, Southern Living, The Bitter Southerner, Cherry Bomb, Washington Post, Thrillist, Eater, Vine Pair, Food Republic, and Garden & Gun. In 2020 Tiffanie was featured on Food Networks The Kitchen showcasing her creativity on how to batch for a group, received the Tales of the Cocktails Dame of the Year award 2020 and the cover photo of Imbibe Magazines for the Top 75 for Imbibe.The Louisiana-Texas native is the trustworthy mentor of some of the best bartenders and mixologists in the world. Tiffanie’s main goal is education, service and fun with every pour.



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