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.

Map of Participating Galleries

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

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
404-523-APEX (2739)

FUSE at  C4 Atlanta
C4 Atlanta connects arts entrepreneurs to the people, skills and tools they need to build a successful artistic career in metro Atlanta
115 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Suite 225

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