Top 5: Art galleries for college students in Atlanta 

EYEDRUM ART & MUSIC GALLERY United we stand, divided we fall. There's strength in numbers. Can't we all just get along? That last one might have overdid it. But that's Eyedrum's approach, this exhibition space interweaves art, music, and literature for one explosive, unforgettable artistic experience. It's a great venue for learning about offbeat, emerging artists in the A. Fri., 3-8 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., 1-6 p.m. 290 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Suite 8. 404-522-0655.

THE HIGH MUSEUM OF ART Sometimes you can't aimlessly wander around a gallery and get the full effect, which is why the High keeps people on staff to steer you to the right sights. These 45-minute tours make you feel like you've seen everything that's ever happened when you leave -- and there's a good chance you did. Folk, American, African and European art are just some of the permanent exhibitions. Free-$18. Tues.-Wed., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thurs., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., noon-5 p.m. 1280 Peachtree Road. 404-733-4444.

THE OPAL GALLERY Many of the featured exhibitions can only be described as soothing. Opal's selection takes a calm, philosophical approach to art. Many of the exhibitions are unique and introspective in the way that they consider how landscape relates to human emotions. It's the perfect gallery to take the grandparents when they come to visit you at school. Thurs.-Sat., noon-7 p.m. 484 B-2 Moreland Ave. 678-717-8890.

THE SEEN GALLERY The Seen Gallery turns 5 this year and will probably see another successful five because the selection stays fresh. New exhibits are opened every four to six weeks, each one more eclectic and unsettling than the last. Featured artists include Mike Klapthor and Kimberly Dean. Tues.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-6 p.m. 415 Church St. 404-377-0733.

TEW GALLERIES Since its opening in 1987, TEW Galleries has been evolving. Now it's known for representing and exhibiting more than 30 national and international artists. Some artists featured in past exhibits include Jean Glenn, Martin Carbajal and Whitney Wood. The exhibitions are wide and engaging, and blend traditional, contemporary, abstract and conceptual art. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 425 Peachtree Hills Ave. 404-869-0511.


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