Party with the Past: Atlanta Contemporary

Party with the Past: Atlanta Contemporary

Celebrate Friday-eve with Atlanta History Center’s Party with the Past, as we explore Atlanta Contemporary Art Center. Join us for history, art, and a live DJ in this historic industrial area that helped rejuvenate Atlanta’s economy after the Civil War.

Founded in 1973 as Nexus, a grassroots artists’ cooperative, Atlanta Contemporary has become one of the Southeast’s leading contemporary art centers. Located in Atlanta’s historic Westside corridor, the structure is a 1920s former industrial warehouse.

The evening includes Atlanta Contemporary’s current exhibitions Kevin Cole “When My Scars are my Testimony”, Erin Jane Nelson “Her Deepness”, and William J. O’Brien “Shame Spiral”.

As always, Party with the Past is free for you and me! We just need you to RSVP to let us know you're coming. Food and drink will available for purchase.


Atlanta Contemporary is located just a step over from Georgia Tech’s campus off of Marietta Street on the Westside of Atlanta. Parking is free in the shared lot with Carriage Works across from their building at the corner of Bankhead Ave & Means Street. You can access the lot via Bankhead Avenue and proceed past the parking attendant booth. We encourage the use of MARTA, UBER, Lyft, Lime, Bird, Relay, and all other available rental and ride share services.

CASH/CARD BAR. Become a Member.

After you check in, grab a drink at Atlanta Contemporary's cash/card bar. Their Contemporary Cocktails program features a Mixologist-in-Residence to mix up creatively crafted cocktails and beverages for their visitors. Members of Atlanta Contemporary receive their first drink FREE. Consider joining their membership program as a Young Professional or Friend and gain access to discounted tickets, FREE drinks during VIP hours, invitations to members only events and excursions, and more.