For Immediate Release

Atlanta Contemporary announces additions to signature program Contemporary Cocktails

Weekly, every Thursday evening / 6:00-8:00pm

ATLANTA—September 27– Atlanta Contemporary Art Center (Atlanta Contemporary) is pleased to announce additions to signature program Contemporary Cocktails.

Drink, dance, and discuss every Thursday night at Atlanta Contemporary! Sip on a creatively crafted cocktail from our monthly Mixologist-in-Residence, SHOP COVER Books, and experience our current exhibitions, programs, or events for the evening.

October Mixologist

Natalie Girard, Staplehouse

To date, Mixologist-in-Residence bartenders include:

Joshua Fryer, 8ARM

Tim Faulker, Lusca, 8ARM

Keyatta Mincey, 5Church

Jonathan Castillo, Sound Table

Cody Griffis, Serpas True Food

Brahms & Liszt, previously of Leon’s Full Service

Nikki Searcy, founder Simply Natural For You

Ryan Treadwell, independent mixologist


Join us every First Thursday as we Read, Relax, Refresh

Presented with COVER Books, grab a cocktail from our bar, peruse the wonderful selection of books, and meander through our current exhibitions on view in the main galleries.


About COVER Books

COVER Books’ Pop-Up SHOP and discover a uniquely curated selection of art and coffee table books. Subject matter includes photography, fine art, travel, film, fashion, and food. In addition, purchase noteworthy magazines, Atlanta-produced zines, and selections from Atlanta Contemporary’s archive of Nexus Press books.


Join us for Thirsty Thursday

Every Third Thursday - Atlanta Contemporary presents Thirsty Thursday, a cocktail throw-down between two of our Mixologists-in-Residence. Enjoy music by local DJ - Mike Stasny.


Additional programs will include Contemporary Talks with participants from our Studio Artist Program (quarterly) and partnerships with arts organizations such as ColorATL, WUSSY Mag, Dashboard, and others.


Admission is always free cash/credit bar.

Please check our website for dates and details.


About Atlanta Contemporary

Atlanta Contemporary engages the public through the creation, presentation and advancement of contemporary art. Founded in 1973 as Nexus, a grassroots artists’ cooperative, Atlanta Contemporary has since become one of the southeast’s leading contemporary art centers. We play a vital role in Atlanta’s cultural landscape by presenting six–10 exhibitions within four seasonal cycles each year, featuring consequential artists from the local, national, and international art scenes. We are one of the few local institutions that commissions new works by artists, paying particular attention to artists of note who have not had a significant exhibition in the Southeast. We organize 50+ diverse educational offerings annually, unrivaled by other local organizations of our size. We are the only local organization to provide on-site subsidized studio space to working artists through our Studio Artist Program, removing cost as a barrier to the creative process. Visit to learn more.


All press inquiries, contact:

Veronica Kessenich, Executive Director

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