Tyree Smith, founder of ARTlanta Gallery, is excited to debut the ARTlanta Fair; a four day multi-sensory playground featuring works from 50+ visual artists, amusement rides, music, games and artistic performances.
The ARTlanta will take place April 12th - 15th, 2018 at the historical Fort McPherson in southwest Atlanta.
“I wanted to connect the people of Atlanta directly to art, free of political or personal agendas,” said Smith, who also sits on Marta En Route Art Council, serves as VP Chair on the Fort Mac Public Art Council and is a 2018 jury panelist for Art on the Beltline.
“Life is art, and art has become the new Atlanta. What better way to play and explore a multi-sensory playground than through an art fair.”
Guaranteed to fuel the imaginative spirit through arts, music and culture, the ARTlanta Fair will host some of the biggest visual artists under one creative roof to celebrate Atlanta’s longstanding influence in pop culture.
Participating artists include Miya Bailey, Ebo Haze, Nicola Badila, Rob Regis, Ceaux, EuGene Byrd, Lennox Ave, Keef Cross, J. Barber, Rod Parker, Markers and more. There will also be guest DJ sets by some of Atlanta’s most popular DJ’s including Papa Ratchet, Ooh Lala, Fly Guy and more.
The Book Bank Foundation has been selected as the official community partner for this year’s event. The organization will receive art supplies donated daily by attendees to benefit underprivileged kids and communities.
“Art is one of the purest and fearless forms of communication as it reflects the current times of our landscape,” said Dr. Glenn Toby, founder of Book Bank Foundation. “Tyree Smith, Anthony Jackson who serves as president of the Book Bank Foundation and the ARTlanta family continue to collaborate using immersive experiences to celebrate the people that create and support the world of art.”
The 2018 ARTlanta Fair Event Line-up:
Thursday April 12th: Official Opening
3pm to 4pm: Panel Discussions (How to Monetize Art) at ARTlanta Gallery
6pm to 7pm: Artist Talk in ARTlanta Gallery
7pm to 11pm: Hundo “Small Works ART Show “Opening Reception at Future Gallery hosted by EuGene Byrd
Movie Night MAD 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM (Movie ART Drinks) Hosted by Tyree Smith Founder ARTlanta Gallery
Friday April 13th
3pm to 4pm: Panel Discussions at ARTlanta Gallery
8pm to 11pm: Colors: Interactive Art Experience at ARTlanta Gallery hosted by Tyree Smith Puma from Black Ink, BMX BEESY. Music by Papa Ratchet.
6pm to 7pm: Artist Talk
Saturday April 14th
80’s Theme Day || Everyone in 80’s themed attire gets in free (All Day)
8pm to 11pm: 1988 (80’s themed party)
Sunday April 15th
Official Closing (Hosted by Tyree Smith, Founder of ARTlanta Gallery)
ART DRIVE Free entry with Art Supplies until 5:00 pm
Hosted by: The Book Bank Foundation
12pm to 1pm: Panel Discussion: How to help children in the industry Arts, Music, Acting
1pm to 3pm: Kids Colors
3pm to 5pm: Krispy Cream Doughnut Social Hosted by Nikia Knight and ARTlanta Gallery
3pm to 3:30pm: Paint Balloon Fight
3pm to 5pm: KIDS MAD – Movie. ART. Drinks
Open to people of all ages, the event will host youth-friendly events daily from 12pm to 7pm and themed-nighttime events for guests who are 18 and older from 8pm to 11pm. General admission tickets are $5 for all ages and advance tickets can be purchased at ARTLANTAgallery.com.
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