Gallery 72 is a municipally owned art gallery located in the heart of downtown Atlanta. The Gallery is located in the lobby of the City-owned 72 Marietta street building. It is free and open to the public to access. The gallery was opened in 2014 and has since focused on serving local talent including individual artists, local galleries, arts organizations, and curators. The Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs is proud to host a contemporary art gallery that adds to the growing and progressive arts scene of Atlanta.
History of Gallery 72
Atlanta has historically provided municipal exhibition spaces presenting the work of local, national, and internally acclaimed artists. Previous to Gallery 72’s inception, works were exhibited at City Gallery East (at now Ponce City Market) and and New Visions Gallery. In 2014, the City opened Gallery 72, a fresh new addition to the lineage of Atlanta municipal galleries. Located in downtown Atlanta on the first floor of 72 Marietta Street, Gallery 72 exhibits cutting edge exhibitions and programming relevant to the arts, culture, and people of the City of Atlanta. The City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs is proud to continue the commitment of presenting artwork in public spaces, free to the public, with the newest municipal gallery space, Gallery 72. Since its opening in 2014, Gallery 72 has hosted a variety of riveting exhibitions addressing relevant topics such as human trafficking, civil and human rights, memory and ritual,the growth of local arts organizations (including Wonderroot, the Creatives Project, etc), and the rise of hip-hop.