Atlanta art galleries host special events each month to showcase gallery artists and works of art currently on display. From opening receptions to open studios, these events offer the public a chance to mingle among artists and art lovers while learning more about Atlanta visual arts.
Several Atlanta galleries are preparing for the holiday season with their shows up this November.
In addition to seeing local galleries as places to gaze at art, consider them as shopping destinations to get a jump on holiday gifts or to find a little something for yourself this month.
Check Out Some New Names in Art at SCAD’s Open Studio Night
Every year SCAD Atlanta opens its doors for visitors to see what is happening in its studio spaces and peruse works for sale. The 12th annual “Open Studio Night” on Nov. 3 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. features the best in SCAD illustration, painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture by the next big names in fine art. Enjoy live entertainment, light refreshments and hands-on demonstrations while browsing more than 500 original works for sale by SCAD students, faculty and alumni. Admission is free.
Kick oFf the Decatur Wine Festival With AN ArtWalk
Wine and art belong together. That’s why the Decatur Wine Festival kicks off with ArtWalk. Participating galleries with art for sale include HomeGrown Decatur, Different Trains Gallery, Trinity Mercantile and others. This free event takes place from 5 to 10 p.m. in the Decatur Square on Nov. 3. The wine festival is Saturday from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m., and tickets are $45.
Shop For Holiday Gifts at Anne Irwin Fine Art’s Opening Reception
Anne Irwin Fine Art’s annual “Small Works Show” features works of art that are a fraction of the regular size as well as a fraction of the regular cost. These miniature pieces of art are great for those looking for a unique gift. The works are also perfect for creating a salon style collage on an empty wall or for filling a space where a larger piece of art won’t fit. Attend the opening reception on Nov. 10 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. for first dibs on this year’s selections. The show continues through the end of the year.
Head to Roswell to See Two featured artists at Ann Jackson Gallery
Ann Jackson Gallery’s “Spaces Between” reception is Nov. 18 from 6 to 9 p.m. It features works by two popular gallery artists who will be in attendance: Victoria Jackson, whose mother and father founded the Roswell gallery in 1971, and Aziz Kadmiri. Most of Jackson’s paintings are of a turbulent sky crossing over a vast landscape, but somewhere above there is always a glimpse of a brighter day coming. She wants her paintings to reflect hope and tranquility. Growing up in Morocco, Kadmiri was captivated by the dramatic landscapes which surrounded him, and his current works of art reflect this fascination.
See Rotating Exhibits By Top Local Galleries at Ponce City Market
Ponce City Market hosts Atlanta Gallery Collective, a pop-up gallery and cultural destination showcasing the best of Atlanta’s contemporary art scene. Ten of the top galleries in the city are slated to provide exhibits over the next several weeks. The gallery space is located on Ponce City Market’s second floor in the Central Food Hall. If you are in the area stop by to see what is new during gallery hours Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 12 to 6 p.m. Admission is free!