May 6 - 28, 2007
calendar of events
The Atlanta Gallery Association (AGA) has announced it will host its fourth annual focus on the visual arts in Atlanta from May 1 - 31. The event - ATLart  - will showcase contemporary, decorative and alternative art galleries, museums and non-profit art organizations throughout the city.
The association's signature event will commence on Saturday evening, May 5, with a festive private gala opening party for ARThouse in the eagerly anticipated "Castle on Nottingham", a 12,000 sq.ft newly constructed home located at 1640
Nottingham Way in the Sherwood Forest/Ansley Park area. Works from each of the 22 AGA member galleries as well as vignettes from museum and non-profit partners will be on display. "ARThouse will give visitors the chance to see the depth and breadth of Atlanta's impressive visual arts community under one roof," said Susan Gibbs, president of the Atlanta Gallery Association and owner of Twinhouse Gallery. ARThouse will be open 10 -5 Wednesday-Sunday through Memorial Day weekend. Patron's packages, available for purchase in April, will include a choice of membership to several of AGA's museum partners, a years' subscription to Atlanta Magazine (the exclusive media sponsor), and much more!
The newly-created ATLart Foundation has been established through the AGA in support of the nine City of Atlanta public high school visual art programs. Funds raised through the sale of Patrons Packages as well as General Admission tickets to the ARThouse will be distributed annually in the form of grants to each area high school. "We are very excited to lend our support in hopes of fostering a new generation of artists, collectors and art professionals," Gibbs said.
Among the activities planned under the ATLart umbrella will be the Atlanta
Downtown Neighborhood Association (ADNA) festival
and loft tour and juried art show in the Fairlie-Poplar district
the weekend of May 19 - 21. City-wide gallery openings will be distributed
over Fridays, May 4th and 11th with the Castleberry Hill district
opening Friday, May 18. The culmination of the month's activities
will be the well-attended Decatur Arts Festival over Memorial Day
Click here for directions to ARThouse
1640 Nottingham Way NE
Atlanta, GA 30309-2628