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Saturdays at the Starlight Drive-In Swap Meet

November 14, 2015 – December 19, 2015


Saturdays November 14, 21
Saturdays December 5, 12, and 19

7:00am-3:00pm on dates above, open to the public
25 cents admission to Swap Meet
Atlanta Contemporary Off-Site
Starlight Drive-In Swap Meet
2000 Moreland Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30316

a focused off-site project at the Starlight Drive-In Swap Meet during five Saturdays in November and December. 

Originally opened in 1949, the Starlight is an old school six-screen drive-in movie theater, which also houses a year-round swap meet on weekend mornings/early afternoons. This project could be looked at as an Atlanta version of an art fair, with only one table showing art work. The diverse 85+ vendors set up something of a Mexican Mercado, selling socks, bicycles, sneakers, old televisions, toiletries and toothpaste, etc. Most venders utilize EZ-Up style canopies, spread their wares out on blankets, or hawk their items from vans. Everyone is buying and selling something: everyone but us. Nothing will be for sale at our table, just conversation. This project continues and extends our ideas to bringing artist-based exhibition platforms beyond the gallery spaces. Our booth will contain a canopy, a small table, and we will present work by one artist per week.
Also, each week, our curator Daniel Fuller will be buying one small object from another booth at the swap meet—a knockoff designer purse, a cell phone cover, Pica Gomas candies—and bringing those objects back to Atlanta Contemporary’s SHOP to resell.
Please join us!

November 14: Dena Yago (New York, NY – originally from Macon, GA)
November 21: Jane Fox Hipple (Montgomery, AL)
December 5: Stephen Collier (New Orleans, LA)
December 12: Elizabeth Atterbury (Portland, ME)
December 19: Anthony Campuzano (Philadelphia, PA)

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