In its 40+ years since opening, Atlanta Contemporary (formerly Nexus) has maintained its aesthetic as a resource for creatives and art enthusiasts alike. Embracing a grassroots approach, Atlanta Contemporary (AC) has continued to showcase notable artists locally, nationally, and internationally, while also being one of the few organizations in the city commissioning new work. Through their Studio Artist Program, AC keeps art accessible by providing subsidized studio space, while also fostering collaboration to establish a conducive environment for an artist’s creative process.
Make no mistake (err, happy accident), whether you’ve attended an Atlanta Contemporary event or not, you won’t want to miss their Open Studios on November 30. Not only will you get the chance to meet the latest talent in the Studio Artist Program, you’ll have open access to artist studios and latest works, all while sipping on the freshest cocktails. Hell, you could even find a piece of work to add to your collection (or a jumping off point for starting one). Or a gift for your art-loving compatriot, slating you as a local guru amongst your compadres.
So, to hold you over until Open Studios, we’ve rounded up the artists in the program, with some of them sharing how the Atlanta community influences their work.