As the weather warms up in ATL and your calendar is busting at the seams, not even a broken highway can stop the slew of art events kicking off the spring season. Dust off those shorts, grab a King of Pops treat, and head to the many art shows, talks, and artists’ markets happening this weekend — we’re stoked the local arts community has woken up from its winter slumber.
The folks at Mutiny Artwrx, an artist collective with affordable studio space on Metropolitan Parkway, are bringing 20 artists together on Saturday, April 22 to showcase their artwork using skateboards as their canvas. The show features local favorites Squishiepuss, Kate Logan, YoungHawk, and more.
Photographer Haylee Anne will discuss the power of memory and the concept behind her solo show, Leaving, at Parlor Gallery on Sunday, April 23. The closing reception will be your last chance to catch this nostalgia-filled exhibition that explores the exact moment a person decides to move on from a place and begins preparing to leave. Those emotions are all displayed on photography left out for the viewer across the gallery.
We’re partial to South Downtown around these parts, and you know Mammal Gallery knows how to throw a party. This Friday, April 21 the gallery is hosting Austin’s MUD Magazine and artist BOSCO’s Slug Agency for a night of collaborations, performances, and drinks, of course. Show Austin how we party in ATL. $7 presale/$10 door
Check out MINT’s 4th annual juried exhibition, M4: Second Severn Crossing at HATHAWAY Contemporary Gallery this Saturday, April 22. This annual exhibition, juried by Art Papers‘ Victoria Camblin, is a unique glimpse into the emerging Atlanta artists making waves right now. The 11 artists were selected out of more than 300 applicants and features Catherine Chang, Victoria Dugger, Cangshu Gran, Alessandra Hoshor, Keiff Jones, Alexander Kerr, Vivian Liddell, Jaymerson Payton, Courtney Sanborn, Daesup Song, and Zipporah Thompson.
Back in 2016, local ad agency Edgar Allen partnered up with Monday Night Brewing to create the 5K art-meets-culture event Jogger. Along with beer and swag, participants got to vote for their favorite artist to receive an AIR Serenbe Focus Fellowship, which entailed a one-month residency at the Serenbe community, as well as a $1,500 stipend. All-female design and creative group Brutal Studio snagged the award — on Sunday, April 23, come see what came of their Serenbe residency at the opening of their show, Rule of Thirds.
Support local art by snagging an original work, print or piece as a gift or a keepsake for yourself. This monthly arts market is back again on Sunday, April 23, at The Shed, Ponce City Market’s covered platform off the BeltLine. Each of these artist markets features dozens of vendors that are offering up wares in a range of mediums and styles. This month’s vendors include artxcraft, For The Press Handmade Paper Goods, The Essential Good Market, Rebecca Holt Jewelry, and Wilde Autumn Apothecary.
On Saturday, April 22, doctor, scientist and interdisciplinary artist Bojana Ginn will be on hand at whitespace to discuss her current, much-Instagrammed exhibition, Infinite Body. The show aims to explore the entanglement of physical and digital worlds that are both surrounding and inside us. The show includes video, installation and photography works.