Gallery Culture: Part Four
December 4th, 2013 through March 12, 2014
The final installation in our four part series of exhibitions highlighting Atlanta art galleries focuses on “pop-up” galleries and galleries on the outskirts of the city. Due to the shifting economy, the traditional gallery system has come into question and innovation is being explored within the business model.The concept of the “pop-up” gallery began numerous years ago in response to the economic recession. Seeing declining foot traffic and increasing web traffic, many gallery owners took their inventory online and now only host periodic pop-up exhibitions in empty spaces around the city. Freedom from monthly rent, insurance, and utility expenses allows them to focus on strengthening client relationships and enables their artists more freedom for experimentation. Strong web presence and social media savvy, combined with innovative month-long or even weekend-long pop-up exhibitions, make the need for a traditional ‘brick and mortar’ gallery seem less relevant for some.
In contrast, population growth within perimeter districts of Atlanta has attracted numerous art galleries to open their doors within these smaller, more localized communities. One example of this is Marietta, which has become home to many art galleries who show artwork not only by local artists but also by international artists. Decatur – well known as a hotbed for creative types – is home to quite a few art galleries and craft shops supporting local and regional talent. Southwest Atlanta has a notable new arrival on the art scene with Arnika Dawkins Gallery, which recently opened its doors on Cascade Road. All of these areas have thriving, local audiences outside of central Atlanta that are excited to support art in their communities.
- Anne Lambert Tracht, Curator
Alan Avery Art Company
Alan Avery Art Company opened in 1981 in a downtown warehouse on Trinity Avenue as Trinity Gallery. Click here for more.
Anne Irwin Fine Art
Anne Irwin Fine Art has cemented itself as one of Atlanta’s most distinguished fine art galleries. Click here for more.
Kibbee Gallery is located in a small house in the Poncey-Highlands neighborhood of Atlanta. Click here for more.
Thomas Deans Fine Art
Thomas Deans Fine Art was established in 1983 and during the following decade became known as one of the leading American specialists in British art on paper. Click here for more.
Beep Beep Gallery
Opened in 2006 in the Midtown neighborhood of Atlanta, Beep Beep Gallery is owned and operated by Mark Basehore and James McConnell. Click for more.
Gregg Irby Fine Art
An art gallery tucked behind the historic Sardis Church in the heart of Atlanta’s Buckhead district, Gregg Irby Fine Art represents emerging artists at affordable prices. Click for more.
For over 39 years Lagerquist Gallery has represented emerging and established artists from the United States, as well as Europe. Click for more.
For more information about Gallery Walk at Terminus, please contact Anne Lambert Tracht at 404.545.1766 or by email.