East Atlanta

From monthly art walks, to districts where you can roam freely on your own, Atlanta is bursting at the seams with places to enjoy art. Art walks are a great opportunity to socialize and be around new people, have interesting experiences with your friends, or even have an intriguing date night. So if you’re looking for places to stroll and admire art in Atlanta, check out these options!

 

Atlanta’s Street Art

One cool thing about Atlanta is that you don’t have to pay money to see art. Several of Atlanta’s neighborhoods are filled with incredible murals painted directly on buildings, which you can stop by to see at any time. Street Art Maps provides self-guided, interactive online maps to show you where Instagrammable spots are in six Atlanta neighborhoods so you can get the perfect street art selfies. 

Castleberry Hill Art Stroll

When: Second Friday of each month

Time: 7 pm – 10 pm

Check out the neighborhood’s diverse galleries that feature photography, sculpture, touring exhibits, projections, you name it. The tour is free and self-guided, so at your leisure you can pop into Escape Gallery, Besharat Gallery, Liana Delgado Art Studio/Gallery, ZuCot Gallery, Marcia Wood Gallery, and Granite Room, as well as any new pop-ups, plus enjoy several local businesses and eateries that stay up late along the way.

 

Westside Arts District Art Walk

When: Third Saturday of each month

Time: 12 pm – 5 pm

Six dynamic art spaces make up the Westside Art District, including the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Emily Amy Gallery, Get This! Gallery, Octane Coffee Bar & Lounge, { Poem 88 }, and Sandler Hudson Gallery. Enjoy continually changing exhibits during this free, self-guided tour. 

 

StudioPlex Art Walk

When: Fourth Friday of each month

Time: 6 pm – 9 pm

The live/work loft space Studioplex opens the complex up to the public for a free art walk. 

 

Marietta Square Art Walk

When: First Friday of each month

Time: 5 pm – 9 pm

Art Walk at Marietta Square presents a free, self‑guided tour of the area’s galleries, museums, restaurants, and boutiques, who host local artists and stay open late.

 

Avondale Art Walk

When: Second Saturday of each month

Time: 4 pm – 8 pm

The Avondale Art Walk features art, food, and drink plus a variety of unique experiences at the Tudor Village. 

 

Atlanta Celebrates Photography

When: October

This one isn’t a regular art walk, but if you love photography, you don’t want to miss this month-long event. The largest annual community-oriented photo festival in the U.S., Atlanta Celebrates Photography features more than 100 free events and exhibitions at participating venues throughout the entire month of October. 

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