The Nitty Gritty
- Event is October 19th from 7 p.m. to midnight
- Each individual purchase covers 1 person
- No refunds for missed event
It's been ten years since the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center has hosted one of their legendary Art Parties. (We like to think that's how long it took everyone to recover from the last one.) Now, in honor of the ACAC's 40th anniversary, they're resurrecting the storied fete, and they're doing it up even bigger than ever before. And that's saying a lot for an annual event that got its start in 1983.
On October 19, the Contemporary will transform into a sensory playground with awe-inspiring artwork, live DJs, artful food and drink, performance pieces and mind-blowing multimedia experiences awaiting around every corner. Art aficionados will get an eyeful with the dual openings of exhibitions from Atlanta's own Stephen Anderson and LA-based collaborative group Fallen Fruit, and get the chance to peek inside the workspaces of ACAC's studio artists, all while exploring the center's newly renovated digs for the first time.
But here, the fine art isn't limited to what's hanging on the walls. A slew of Atlanta's most talented culinaires will be present, too, exhibiting their own handiwork in the form of tastings and small bites. After admiring the handiwork of Article14, Eclipse di Luna, Dennis Dean Catering and more, we'll mosey over to the bars set up by some of the city's most hallowed cocktail institutions – Top Flr, the Lawrence, the Glenn Hotel and Octane, to name a few – and indulge in a little fine art of the liquid variety. Just in time to loosen up your dance moves before a litany of Atlanta's most talented DJs and performers take the stage.From the funky, soulful grooves of DJ Kemit to the over-the-top, dance-worthy aural confetti of Nonsense, it'll be pretty much impossible not to dance the night away. Of course, in case you have a shadow of a doubt, allow us to point out the fact that none other than Big Mike himself and three sultry seductresses from the Dames Aflame will be putting on a show — no, more like a spectacle — that'd tempt the most modest of wallflowers out to the dance floor. Because, honestly, what's a proper 40th birthday celebration without a go-go revue? No birthday celebration at all, if the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center has anything to say about it.