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Join us at the Chastain Art Center’s Holiday Show and Sale!  One of our largest fundraisers, the Show and Sale offers instructors and students an opportunity to showcase their talents.

This marketplace event will feature items from across the disciplines that have been created at the center.

This year’s Show and Sale will run from Novmeber 7th to January 3rd.

An opening reception will be held on the 7th from 6-8pm.

Come do some holiday shopping and view the fantastic work being produced at Chastain!



Visit the Chastain Arts Center Gallery through September 20th to see THE SCHOOL. The exhibition consists of work by artists Bethany Collins, Carina D. Maye, Joe Lester, Michael Scoggins, Andrew Crawford and Paul Stephen Benjamin.  The exhibit showcases work inspired by objects you would see in a school with varied conceptual meanings.  From Andrew Crawford’s sculptural ruler to Michael Scoggins oversized report, this show puts a conceptual spin on school supplies.

August 15 – September 20, 2014

Chastain Arts Center Gallery   135 West Wieuca Rd. NW      Atlanta. GA 30342

Admission: FREE






*Dates Changed*

May 9 – May 30, 2014
Opening Reception: Friday, May 9, 6:00pm-8:00pm





2014 OCA Emerging Artist Award Exhibition
Featuring Award recipients
Aubrey Longley-Cook & Jessica Caldas



March 17- April 17
Closing Reception –  April 16th, 6:30 – 8:00pm
135 W. Wieuca Road NW, Atlanta, GA 30342


Atlanta – The Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs is proud to announce the recipients of the Emerging Artist Award, as part of the Contracts for Arts Services program. An exhibition, showcasing the work of this year’s recipients, will be on view at the Chastain Arts Center Gallery, 135 W. Wieuca Rd. NW, Atlanta, GA 30342, starting on the 17th of March.  The exhibition’s closing reception will take place at the Gallery on April 16th from 6:30-8:00pm.  For gallery hours, please call 404-252-2927.The 2014 Emerging Artist Award will be presented to Jessica Caldas, a visual artist, and Aubrey Longley-Cook, a media artist. Each artist will receive a $1,500 grant.  During the reception, Councilmember Natalyn Archibong will also present each artist with an official Proclamation on behalf of the Atlanta City Council.

“Atlanta is recognized as one of the top cities in which to make a living as an artist,” said Camille Russell Love, Executive Director of the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs. “This award is one of the ways that we support professional artists living and working in the City of Atlanta.  As these two artists’ careers continue to flourish in the coming years, we look forward to seeing the positive impact they make in Atlanta’s creative community.”

Emerging Artist Award recipients are chosen by a community panel. Priority is given to artists 35 years of age or younger or with less than 5 years experience in their field.

About the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs
The Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs (OCA), a division of the Mayor’s Executive Offices, was established in 1974 with the mission to encourage and support Atlanta’s cultural resources. The OCA continues to promote Atlanta as a cultural destination through a variety of events and educational programming, including the Emerging Artist Award.  For more information, please visit

About the Emerging Artist Award
The Emerging Artist Award, presented by the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs and the Contracts for Arts Services program, recognizes and rewards talented professional artists living and creating art in the City of Atlanta. By honoring these artists, the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs aims to increase awareness of their work and further the careers and professional development of each individual.



Chastain Arts Center artist Marie Matthews and her iPhone Photography class were interviewed for a video on the CNN website.

Click below to watch her story (please be patient, the video takes a while to load).

You can also watch it on the CNN website by clicking here.