List of Venues from ACP 2018/2017

June 11th, 2019

While you're preparing your ideas for fantastic photo-based events & exhibitions for ACP 2019, we thought it might be helpful to include a list of venues from the past two years that have participated in ACP.

Click through on any of these listings for more information -- we can't guarantee the venues are interested in participating again, but the list gives a holistic overview of the kind of spaces across the city that have been keen to host photography events and exhibitions!

11th Street Northwest 93, 2 City Plaza 11, 368 on Ponce 62, 630 Kensington Farm Dr. 87, Akasa Salon 29 29, Ambient+Studio 30 83 106, Anna Lee's 5 09, ANNE O ART 81, Arnall Golden Gregory 106 93, Arnika Dawkins Photographic Fine Art Gallery 103 96, Art Farm Studio 55, Art Institute of Atlanta 85 60, Artists Atelier of Atlanta 99, ArtLab Gallery 31, Arts Clayton Gallery 43 61, Atlanta Beltline Eastside Trail 01, Atlanta Beltline Westside Trail 02, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center 23, Atlanta Friends Meeting 65 65, Atlanta Legal Aid Society 35 50, Atlanta Photography Group Gallery 33 56 104 45 51, Atlanta Preservation Center - The Grant Mansion 59, Atlanta School of Photography 44 67, Auburn Avenue Research Library 2 112, Binders Art Supplies and Frames - Ponce City Market 38 109 31 90, Blue Heron Nature Preserve 97, Blue Mark Studios 53 70, Booth Western Art Museum 03 12, Brickworks Gallery 63 64 76, Buckhead Library 14 20, Callanwolde Fine Arts Center Photography Dept. 111 51 18, Calle Latina 37, Camayuhs 113, Center for Civil and Human Rights 108, Chatt Hills Gallery at Serenbe 49, Chattahoochee Nature Center 46 72, Clarkston Community Center 110, Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre 96, Colombian Consulate in Atlanta, Georgia 205, Commercial Row at Margaret Mitchell House 18, Condesa Coffee 43, Consulate 101, Creative Media Industries Institute (CMII), Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design at Georgia State University 92, Cultural Arts Council Douglasville/ Douglas County 40, D Cafe And Catering LLC 42, David J. Sencer CDC Museum 05, Decatur Public Library 77 77, DeKalb History Center Museum 78, Design Within Reach 114, Different Trains Gallery 69, Digital Arts Studio 78 88, Dunwoody Nature Center 87, EBD4 67, Emory Schwartz Center, Chace Gallery 45 54, Emory University - White Hall 90, Emory University Hospital Midtown 56 46, Emory University School of Medicine 110, Emory University-Robert W. Woodruff Library 79, Ernest G. Welch Galleries @ GSU 53 30, Fall Line Press 15 92, Fernbank Museum of Natural History 07, First Baptist Church of Decatur 48 32, Garage Projects 79 95 104, Garcia | Wilburn 9 22 59, Georgia Museum of Art 82 83, Georgia State University Perimeter College 36, Georgia State University, Library South, 8th Floor Gallery 21, Georgia Tech Hotel & Conference Center 84 85, Gilmer Arts and Heritage Association 204, Grange Hall at Serenbe 15, Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce 7 10, Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art 102, Hapeville Historic Depot Museum and Visitors Center 52 102, Harmony Place Spiritual Centrer (Big Blue Barn) 61, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport 19 23, Hathaway Gallery 26 86 112, Heritage Sandy Springs Museum 14, Hi-Lo Press 82, High Museum of Art 74 75 08 27 88, Highpoint Episcopal Community Church 37, Honey Bubble 35, Hotel Clermont 34, Hugh F. MacMillan Law Library 04, Jackson Fine Art 68 201 28, Janet Day Gallery 58, JavaVino 72, Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum 49 103, Keller Knapp Realty, Decatur Office 25, Kibbee Gallery 66, Landmark's Midtown Art Cinema 57, Larry Marchant Gallery 54, Little Tree Art Studios 47, Lumière 47 48 97 19 98, MACoM, Metro Atlanta Community Mikvah 27, Margaret Mitchell Library 73, Markay Gallery 71, MARTA Red Line 41, Mason Fine Art 10 11 91 34 206, Michael C. Carlos Museum 4 13, Muse & Co. Fine Art 76, Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia 26 68 06 24, Narvie J.Harris Museum and Wheat Street History Center 80, North Park Gallery 107, Pace Academy Fine Arts Center 107 111 33 94, Parish Kohanim 89, Park Studios Atlanta | NAPCP Headquarters 22, PB&J gallery 73 101, Piedmont Park Dog Park 6, PULP 39, R.F. Strickland Center 16 16, Roswell City Hall 24 28, Roswell Visual Arts Center 66 84, Sacred Thread Yoga 42, SCAD Atlanta 38, SCAD Atlanta - Gallery 1600 58, SCAD Atlanta - Trois Gallery 57 105, SCADshow 91, South Cobb Arts Alliance / Mable House Arts Center 40, South x Southeast PhotoGallery 39, Spalding Nix Fine Art 202 8, Spelman College Museum 12 70, Spruill Gallery 109 17, Steffen Thomas Museum of Art, West Wing Gallery 207, Swan Coach House Gallery 25 32, Sweet Melissa's 36, The AIDS Memorial Quilt Visitor Center 200, The Art Place Gallery at Mountain View 55, The B Complex Gallery 21 94, The Bakery 17, The Booth Western Art Museum 1 69, The Club House 89, The Columbus Museum 71, The Fairmont 50, The Humid 63, Thomas Deans Fine Art 62, Tucker-Reid H. Cofer Library 3, Westside Cultural Arts Center 60 86 75, Westview Studios 203, Whitespace Gallery 108 114, Wing & A Prayer Studio 41 52, Woodruff Arts Center - Beauchamp Carr Gallery 20 80 95 100, Young Collectors Club 105

Keeping Up With ACP During #acpfest

September 12th, 2018
We couldn't be more excited about our 20th anniversary, and we'll be going as fast as we can go for the next six or seven weeks. The best way to keep in touch and find out about what's happening during the festival is to sign-up for our email list. It's old-fashioned, simple, dependable, and it works.

The ACP 2018 Festival Guide site is: and is the latest reflection of the best information we have concerning all events and exhibitions. There have been many changes since the printing of the Festival Guide in August, and as the festival kicks into swing, should be your first stop in planning to see great photography across the city this fall.

On the social front, we're Instagram-first this year, and will be posting (and re-posting!) about all events at participating venues, including our own programming @atlantacelebratesphotography. If you want to be sure to not miss a post, turn on your notifications! (All posts in your feed are shuffled out-of-order by Facebook's algorithms.) Here's how to keep up with #acpfest:

"From your phone, open our profile in the Instagram app. Next, tap the triple-dot in the upper-right corner, and from that menu, tap Turn on Post Notifications."
Most of our Instagram posts will make it to our Facebook @atlantaphotofestival. The posts will be shuffled out-of-order by Facebook's algorithms, so if you want to be sure you don't miss anything, click the "Following" pull-down menu, click "See First" and cross your fingers.

We're also on Twitter (@acptweets) which works well for real-time updates, especially related to situations like parking, ticket issues, impacts weather might have on the festival, and things that are immediate.

All said, Instagram's your best bet for the widest view of what's happening during #acpfest, and this blog will be fairly quiet as we concentrate on delivering robust email updates and timely posts on Instagram. Thanks for the support!

FIVE days left to participate in #acpfest!

July 3rd, 2018

If you've dreamed of seeing your photos in an exhibition, or wondered what your photography would look like on the walls of your favorite coffee shop, now's your chance!

Each year, photographers reach out to venues to join the country's largest annual community-based photography festival.  From sandwich shops and nail salons to the walls of The High Museum, venues across the city collaborate with artists and photographers to transform Atlanta with the power of photography.

Deadline is July 8 to submit your photography-related event or exhibition for the ACP 2018 Festival Guide. If you've been waiting to share your work with the world, it's your turn

(Please note: there will be no deadline extension in 2018!)

Festival Guide FAQ
Information for Venues
Information for Artists

Create your #acpfest listing today!

Participate in ACP 2018 – Create Your Festival Guide Listing Today!

June 11th, 2018

Deadline is July 8 to submit your photography-related event or exhibition for the ACP 2018 Festival Guide. If you've been waiting to share your work with the world, now's your chance

Festival Guide FAQ
Information for Venues
Information for Artists

Create your #acpfest listing today!

ACP Festival Guides & Getting Ready for ACP 2018 – Our 20th Year!

April 26th, 2018
It's our 20th year, and there's no time like the present to think about how you can participate (as an artist, or a venue) in ACP 2018!

If you're planning an exhibition for later this year, taking a look at ACP Festival Guides from past years can be a big help. There are lists of venues you can contact, and generally, they offer a great way to understand the scale and scope of what it means for Atlanta to Celebrate Photography!

Here are the last few years of Festival Guides, in PDF form. Have a look - we hope they inspire you to participate in 2018. We'll be open for receiving your listing(s) for the ACP Festival Guide in May, and the deadline will be in late-June. The price to create a listing will remain unchanged from 2017 - $160, a bargain to be part of the country's largest annual community-based photography festival!


Ongoing Exhibitions

November 6th, 2017
© Harry Callahan @ Lumiere

It may be November, but here's a list of all the exhibitions that are currently on view at participating #acpfest venues. Catch them while you still can!

Ending in November:
"Knowing and Not Knowing" by Beth Lilly, through Nov 8 at Swan Coach House Gallery
Gregory Harris Selects, through Nov 11 at Atlanta Photography Group Gallery
Socially Engaged, through Nov 11 at Ernest G. Welch Galleries @ GSU
Black Outlined Blue, through Nov 12 Sacred Thread Yoga
Booth Photography Guild Annual Exhibition, through Nov 12 at Booth Western Art Museum
Fernbank Forest: Designed by Nature, through Nov 12 at Fernbank Museum of Natural History
APG @ ATL: The Airport Show, through Nov 15 at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
Ivorian, through Nov 17 at The Art Institute of Atlanta
One Glass Eye, through Nov 18 at Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia
Cityscapes, through Nov 19 at Hugh F. MacMillan Law Library
The Time is Right - Celebrating the unsung heroes of Atlanta working for justice, through Nov 19 at Center for Civil and Human Rights
Nine: A photographer's collective, through Nov 22 at pb&j gallery
Joseph Guay - DUEL // DUAL, through Nov 25 Westside Cultural Arts Center
Specter, through Nov 26 ArtLab Gallery
The South in Color, through Nov 26 Commercial Row at Margaret Mitchell House
Double Vision, through Nov 30 at Chattahoochee Nature Center
Human Tribe, through Nov 30 at Pace Academy Fine Arts Center
Vesna Pavlovic', Lost Art, through Nov 30 at The Columbus Museum

Ending in December:
Ritual and Ruin: Tableaux of a Lost War, through Dec 1 at Atlanta Preservation Center - The Grant Mansion
New Growth, through Dec 2 at Blue Heron Nature Preserve
Photography and the Artists Book: First Edition, through Dec 2 at Fall Line Press
Weathering Time by Nancy Floyd in whitespace - In Fathomless Water by Sara Morton in whitespec, through Dec 2 at Whitespace Gallery
Visualization: The Art of Seeing, through Dec 14 at Gilmer Arts and Heritage Association
The Collectors Eye – Masters of 20th Century Photography, through Dec 16 at Lumiere
Dennis Dinneen: Small Town Portraits, through Dec 23 at Jackson Fine Art
Karen Knorr: New Work, through Dec 23 at Jackson Fine Art
Works by Lucinda Bunnen: Featuring Weathered Chromes, Hatcher's Pond and All About Trees, through Dec 23 at Steffen Thomas Museum of Art, West Wing Gallery
Celebration of Culture Exhibit by Selected Members of the Roswell Photographic Society, through Dec 29 at Roswell City Hall
Reclaimed by Nature: The Historic Davidson Quarries of Arabia Mountain, through Dec 30 at DeKalb History Center Museum
Water Flow, through Dec 30 at Akasa Salon
"Ghosts and other Visions" new work by Kate Breakey, through Dec 31 at Brickworks Gallery

Ending in 2018:
Muse: Mickalene Thomas Photographs and tête-à-tête, through Jan 7 at Georgia Museum of Art
‘And Something Magical Happened’: Baseball Photographs by Walter Iooss, through Jan 7 at Michael C. Carlos Museum
'This Land is Your Land', through Jan 13 at SCAD Atlanta - Trois Gallery
The Soul of Philanthropy Atlanta, through Jan 22 at Auburn Avenue Research Library
EBOLA: People + Public Health + Political Will, through May 25 at David J. Sencer CDC Museum
Roswell Photo Society Juried Exhibit Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce, through Aug 1 at Greater North Fulton Chamber
Roswell Photographic Society Exhibit featuring the Architecture of Roswell, through Aug 16 at Anna Lee's
Atlanta Seen: A Juried Exhibition by Members of the Southeastern Photographic Society (SPS), through Sep 1 at Emory University Hospital Midtown

Festival Guide – Updated Listing #062

October 5th, 2017
Jesse Pratt Lopez
There's a change of venue and time with "Atlanta Celebrates [QPOC] Photography" (listing #062) and it might affect your weekend plans. Southern Fried Queer Pride has curated a show at 368 on Ponce, and the opening is Saturday night from 6-10PM.

Please adjust your plans accordingly, and thanks!

Camera Recycling at ACP Featured Events Throughout the Festival

September 27th, 2017
We'll have a box at featured ACP events (starting on Saturday, at the ACP Open Exhibition) where we'll gladly accept your old camera gear for donation, made possible by our friends at KEH. Thank you!

ACP 2017 Festival Guide Availability

September 11th, 2017

ACP Festival Guides are currently available at these three locations (and many more!) Irma may play a role in whether or not guides are available until Wednesday, but on Wednesday we'll be able to restock these locations. Which is to say, if any of these locations are out of stock, give us a call at the office (404.634.8664), and we can give you a stack, or a box (until ours run out).

Please know that the printed ACP Festival Guides can contain information that's out-of-date, and for best results, visit the ACP Festival Guide for the most up-to-date info, as some event listings have changed, and there are additional online-only listings as well. Thanks!

The Atlanta School of Photography
1135 Sheridan Rd NE, Atlanta GA 30324
Mon – Thu 9am – 8pm, Saturday 9am – 12pm
(404) 996-6978

The Hathaway Contemporary Gallery
887 Howell Mill Road NW Suite 4 Atlanta, GA 30318
Tue – Fri 10am – 6pm, Sat 11am – 7pm
(470) 428-2061

Brick Works Gallery
686-A Greenwood Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306
Wed – Sat 12pm – 6pm
(912) 596-3147

ACP 2017 Festival Guide (PDF) & Online-Only Listings

August 24th, 2017

While our online ACP 2017 Festival Guide will be the definitive up-to-date reflection of the Festival, a PDF is available of the printed Festival Guide, which will arrive at the end of the month. Happy to have Marilyn Minter's "Torrent" grace the cover this year. Come see her ACP Lecture Series talk at the Woodruff Arts Center, Rich Theater, on October 12th!

If you missed the printed Festival Guide deadline this spring, and would still like to have an event or exhibition in the Festival, please sign-up before Sept. 8th, so we can include you in the online Festival Guide, the forthcoming iPhone app, and all of our promotions. Sign-up is here:


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