There are over 25 artists from around the city, nation, and world in Atlanta, creating murals and installations for the Living Walls Conference. This is just a piece of the great art happening in Atlanta this weekend, more details after the jump.
Folk Fest is happening at the North Atlanta Trade Center, featuring the work of many contemporary and established folk artists, including work being sold of Georgia's own, Howard Finster (pictured in the work above). Open Friday (5-10 p.m.) through Sunday (10 a.m.- 5 p.m.), Folk Fest features 90 exhibitors, with a $15 entry fee on Friday (includes a free t-shirt) and a $7 on Saturday and Sunday.
Living Walls hosts the first day of artist lectures at the Museum of Design Atlanta including topics like "gender and identity dynamics in the street-art movement." From 5-9 p.m., then be sure to attend the 'Toast the Artist' after party at the W Hotel in Midtown from 9 p.m.-1 a.m.
'Threshold' is a new performance piece by choreographer Blake Beckham that takes place inside a cardboard house, that's right, a cardboard house. Tickets available at Drama Tech's website, advance purchase is strongly recommended.
Modern Now Gallery hosts an artist talk for two of the artists featured in its current Body of Work exhibition. Listen to local artists Jim Johnson and Alexander Wright talk about their pieces in the show and catch a preview of some of their newest works, never before seen by the public. From 6-10 p.m, complimentary wine will be served.
The West Side Art Walk returns this Saturday from 11 a.m.-5 p.m., be sure to stop by Emily Amy Gallery to see Ashley Anderson's newest exhibit, Shinobi Marylin. In this series of works, Anderson has taken the cultural icon of Marylin Monroe and juxtaposed her image into the context of video games.
Day 2 of Living Walls artist lectures at the Plaza Theatre from 12-4 p.m., and then check out the main event Saturday night at the 1254 Murphy Ave. warehouse. The warehouse gallery exhibit will feature the work of this year’s participating artists, Pecha Kucha style lectures and projections by Pablo Gnecco. Live music and good times til 2 a.m.
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