For Immediate Release

Atlanta Contemporary announces Contemporary Kids

Monthly, certain Sunday’s / 12:00-2:00pm

ATLANTA—September 27– Atlanta Contemporary Art Center (Atlanta Contemporary) is pleased to announce the schedule for Contemporary Kids.

A free and interactive family-friendly program, Contemporary Kids introduces children to contemporary art and artists through approachable media and hands-on activities.

Led by artist Makiko Maekawa, join us for a few hours where she will teach kids how they can use a variety of objects, paint, and paper to create contemporary works of art.

Sunday, October 22 / 12:00pm – 2:00pm

Sunday, November 19 / 12:00pm – 2:00pm

Sunday, December 17 / 12:00pm – 2:00pm

Free admission, Please RSVP via link on our website. Check website for details.


About Makiko Maekawa

Maekawa believes kids have magical power in creativity and imagination. She is originally from Japan and studied photography in Baltimore, MD. As a child she learned that art is universal language that allows kids express their power. She currently lives in Atlanta and creates art in mixed media including photographic images.


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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