First Thursdays ArtsWalk
It's the perfect time to experience art inside and out.
Each month we invite you to stroll with us through magnificent buildings and streets to enjoy the beauty of Downtown and the art created by our neighbors. Come take a walk with us the First Thursday of each month, from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
First Thursdays ArtsWalk has grown with new programs and additional venues so that art lovers can view the arts, tour the historic districts of Downtown and enjoy various discounts at Downtown restaurants. First Thursdays ArtsWalk is a self-guided tour of galleries, with no beginning or ending point, you are free to move at your own pace. We even put together some sample itineraries for you.
With its growth, First Thursdays ArtsWalk has become more than just an gallery tour. It is an event where singles can meet, businesspeople can unwind, and couples can enjoy the beauty of Downtown's landscape. And all these are accomplished while taking in the culture that the arts offer. To put it simply, no two trips could ever be the same.
Free evening event parking at United Way parking garage.
The Atlanta-Fulton Public Library Gallery at the Central Library devotes its ground floor to regularly changing exhibits, often showing groupings related to a monthly theme, like National Black History Month. Expect culturally uplifting and educational works representing varied media.
One Margaret Mitchell Square
Lower Level Gallery
Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History has multiple gallery spaces that covers more than 3,500 square feet and includes the Cary-McPheeters Gallery, Small Gallery and the Heritage Education Center Gallery. Exhibits highlight historical periods treasures from the library’s special collections and local, regional, national and international artists who work focus on Africana cultures and histories.
101 Auburn Avenue NE
Atlanta Metro Library for Accessible Services
Works by Atlanta artists, Sanjumi and Deborah Hudgens Pinson
The show features the works of two area artists: Atlanta’s Sanjumi and Deborah Hudgens Pinson of Griffin, Ga., both of whom have been featured in exhibits at
VSA Arts of Georgia’s Arts for All Gallery in downtown Atlanta. With that gallery’s April move to Midtown, where it will be sharing space in an innovative nonprofit/
for-profit partnership with Mason Murer Fine Art, AMLAS will become VSA’s sole downtown public exhibition space.
Fourth Floor of Central Library, One Margaret Mitchell Square 404-730-1700 www.vsaartsga.org
The African American Panoramic Experience (APEX) Museum, is Atlanta’s premier African American history museum. The APEX continues to be the leading
educational source on the achievements and contributions of Africans and African Americans through world-class exhibits and programs. The APEX Museum is
also committed to the development and promotion of African American achievements in such areas as art, science, technology and education.
135 Auburn Avenue NE
Georgia State University Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design Gallery located at the corner of Peachtree Center Avenue and Gilmer Street, features works by local, regional, national and international artists, along with Georgia State students, faculty and alumni.
10 Peachtree Center Avenue
Luckie Street Studios is located on the ground floor of the historic Art Building and has featured both regional and internationally based artists. This art space is the work/live studio for painter John Ishmael and photographer
Troy Farina. This month will be a mix of John’s vibrant abstract paintings and Troy’s black and white photographic studies of architecture.
130 Cone Street
Paige Harvey Art Studio. Do not miss a visit to the only artist studios on the Artwalk. Located in the historic Art Building at the corner of Luckie and Cone streets. Visit the third floor to tour Paige Harvey's studio and loft. Works in progress and new paintings will be on display.
132 Cone Street.
Studio II - 404-577-4261
The Rialto Center for the Arts is a multipurpose arts venue. It is known primarily for its Signature Series performances, featuring national and international music and dance, but it also maintains a two-level gallery space in its lobby.
80 Forsyth Street, NW
The Window Project is a curated new media installation space facing the southern end of Woodruff Park from the windows of the Digital Arts Entertainment Laboratory (DAEL). The infrastructure consists of six high definition projectors synchronized to create a rear-projection screen that stands over six feet high and spans over 80 feet in width and can be seen from any vantage point in Atlanta’s central park and from the main pedestrian path of students of Georgia State University.
One Park Place South, Suite 100
Abstractions — Exhibition Dates: through June 15 | Hours: Wed–Sun 2 PM–5 PM, by appt at 404-901-9002
ArtWays presents an exhibition of works by DAW'U and his daughter Ayanna Smith.
DAW'U worked as a printmaker for many years as part of the old Neighborhood Arts Center arts scene. In his new works he has deconstruction of the
printmaking process to create cut out images reminiscent of his earlier work. Ayanna's, a painter, was introduced to art early in life by her parents and as a
teen worked as a senior art apprentice for the City of Atlanta' s ARTScool. Since graduating with a BFA from American InterContinental University, she has
chosen to focus on teaching and creating art, specializing in colorful abstract designs.
The Animal — Exhibition Dates: May 2 through May 8 | Opening Reception: May 3, 6 PM-8 PM
Photography students at The Ernest G. Welch School of Art and Design at Georgia State University, through the work presented in this exhibition, explore “The
Animal” at Underground Atlanta in the former Balboa Space at the corner of Upper Alabama St. and Pryor St.
70 Upper Alabama Street at Underground Atlanta