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Known for its rich culture—including great cuisine and music festivals—and history, Atlanta is also brimming with galleries and artistic institutions. Boasting work from world-renowned artists and local stars, this Southern metropolis’ art galleries are not to be missed. Check out these 10 galleries to get you started.
The Callanwolde Fine Art Center, constructed in 1920 by Charles Howard Candler, eldest son of The Coca-Cola Company founder Asa Griggs Candler, sits in the Druid Hills neighborhood. Included in the National Register of Historic Places, the 12-acre estate features an elegant mansion, sprawling green gardens, and multiple outer buildings. Located on the second floor of the Candler Mansion is the gallery, which features rotating artists’ exhibitions. Featured artists include Alli Royce Soble and Anthony Greco.
Callanwolde Fine Art Center, 980 Briarcliff Rd NE, Atlanta, GA, USA, +1 404 872 5338
Just minutes away from the Buckhead neighborhood and near the up-and-coming Sweetwater Design District sits a new gallery, Mason Fine Art. The gallery features an evolving selection of contemporary works by regional, national, and international artists. Mason Fine Art includes three large exhibition spaces so that they can accommodate large format two- and three-dimensional works.
Mason Fine Art, 415 Plasters Ave NE Suite 100, Atlanta, GA, USA, +1 404 879 1500
Specializing in 20th-century photography, Jackson Fine Art boasts an extensive selection of artworks by leading artists. Concentrating on contemporary photography, Jackson Fine Art became a significant voice in the South. First opened by Jane Jackson in a quaint house in 1990, the art space is now owned by Anna Walker Skillman. The gallery has participated in various international art fairs, including The Photography Show (AIPAD) in New York and Miami, Paris Photo, and Art Chicago.
Jackson Fine Art, 3115 E Shadowlawn Ave NE, Atlanta, GA, USA, +1 404 233 3739
Specializing in photography by African Americans and of African Americans, Arnika Dawkins Gallery features an eclectic group of photographers and artists. Started by Arnika Dawkins, who completed an internship at Buckhead photography gallery Jackson Fine Art, the gallery sits in a white house on Cascade Road. The art venue presents emerging artists and more established talent. The gallery has shown works from world-renowned photographer Gordon Parks and former fashion editor Aline Smithson.
Arnika Dawkins Gallery, 4600 Cascade Rd, Atlanta, GA, USA, +1 404 333 0312