Gallery 72 is a municipally owned art gallery located in the heart of downtown Atlanta. The Gallery is located in the lobby of City owned 72 Marietta street building. It is free and open to the public to access. The gallery was opened in 2014, and has since focused on serving local talent including individual artists, local galleries, arts organizations, and curators. The Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs is proud to host a contemporary art gallery which adds to the growing and progressive arts scene of Atlanta.
Address: 72 Marietta Street, Atlanta GA 30303
Hours: 10am- 5pm, M-F
Gallery Tours: GALLERY 72 tours take place from 1pm to 1:45pm every Tuesday and Thursday. To schedule a tour, please contact the Gallery 72 office: 404-546-3220// [email protected].
History of Gallery 72
Atlanta has historically provided municipal exhibition spaces presenting the work of local, national, and internally acclaimed artists. Previous to Gallery 72’s inception, works were exhibited at City Gallery East (at now Ponce City Market) and and New Visions Gallery. In 2014, the City opened Gallery 72, a fresh new addition to the lineage of Atlanta municipal galleries. Located in downtown Atlanta on the first floor of 72 Marietta Street, Gallery 72 exhibits cutting edge exhibitions and programming relevant to the arts, culture, and people of the City of Atlanta. The City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs is proud to continue the commitment of presenting artwork in public spaces, free to the public, with the newest municipal gallery space, Gallery 72. Since its opening in 2014, Gallery 72 has hosted a variety of riveting exhibitions addressing relevant topics such as human trafficking, civil and human rights, memory and ritual,the growth of local arts organizations (including Wonderroot, the Creatives Project, etc), and the rise of hip-hop. For more information about past exhibitions, please visit the “past exhibitions” page.
On View Now
The National Arts Program®
City of Atlanta Employee Art Exhibition
September 15th through October 6th, 2016
Gallery 72 welcomes for the first time The National Arts Program City Employee Art Exhibition. The National Arts Program provides an uninhibited opportunity for employees and their family members to participate in a professional visual arts exhibition. For 31 years now, The National Arts Program has held annual exhibits in more than 450 major and minor cities throughout the United States helping to foster appreciation and participation in the creative arts.
Come by the gallery before October 6th to see all the great work our city employees and their family members create!
Upcoming Events and Programs
Sisters Song: Awaken & Chroma: Red for Elevate
Thursday, October 13 through November 11, 2016
The City of Atlanta – Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs presents Sisters Song: Awaken & Chroma: Red for Elevate, a dual exhibition featuring Atlanta Women photographers and multi-disciplinary performance group Chroma.
Gallery 72 celebrates photography with an exhibition exploring, from a womanist perspective, the impact that migration development, and gentrification has had on the city’s inhabitants old and new. The exhibition will feature a varied host of Atlanta based women photographers from the many communities that call Atlanta home. In addition to this exhibition Elevate: Microcosm will present Crystal Monds and performances by Chroma, a queer-Black-woman-healer led project that blends art with ancestral healing on Oct. 14 and Oct 21. The hopes, fears, tensions and collaborations that grow out of the changing racial and cultural narratives of contemporary Atlanta will be the nexus of the presentation.
Past Exhibitions & Programs
Click the images or links below to learn more about each past exhibition:
For more information regarding the exhibitions, events, or the Gallery 72 space, please contact Gallery Coordinator Kevin Sipp: