Winter 2015 Classes

Michael Murrell-Solo Exhibit

Spring 2015 Classes

Chastain Arts Center is an educational facility that offers classes, workshops, and exhibits in a variety of creative mediums. As the oldest arts center in Atlanta, Chastain encourages traditional fundamentals while encouraging individual expression for artists of all ages and skill levels.  In addition to programs, we have a gift shop of rotating handmade items and we offer an annual Summer Camp, Children’s Birthday Parties, and facility rentals. Fulton County constructed the buildings now known as Chastain Arts Center and the Galloway School between 1901 and 1911. The buildings were originally almshouses (or poorhouses) for the elderly, disabled, and unemployable. Thomas Henry Morgan, known as the ‘Dean of Atlanta’s architects’, designed the two Neo-Classical buildings. City Gallery Chastain was established in 1978 under the auspices of the City of Atlanta’s Office of Cultural Affairs to exhibit contemporary art by local and nationally recognized artists. The gallery exposes the Atlanta community to progressive exhibitions and programs that relate to contemporary life, visual arts and culture.


Art Classes


The Center has provided exceptional art classes and exhibits for over 44 years making it Atlanta’s oldest community arts center. We have classes for all ages and for all skill levels in a variety of fine arts and crafts. The Center is located in Chastain Park, in northwest Atlanta.  Click on the links above for more information.


Summer Camp


Our Summer Camp encourages artistic expression and offers children an experience filled with creative energy.  Our fun weekly thems allow you to choose the week, or weeks, you want.  Along with visual arts, all age groups will enjoy movement arts such as yoga, acting, and improvisation. June 8 – August 7, 2015.  Registration begins February 2, 2015.   Click HERE for more information.


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January 16 – March 6, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday, January 16, 2015, 6:00pm-8:30pm

Artist’s Talk – Saturday, February 28, 2015, 11:00am

“Although my sculptures reflect my admiration of nature, I view them as more poetic objects than reproductions of form” – Michael Murrell

For more about Michael’s work click HERE to view his website.

2014 Holiday Art Show and Sale



Join us at the Chastain Art Center’s Holiday Show and Sale!  One of our largest fundraisers, the Show and Sale offers instructors and students an opportunity to showcase their talents.

This marketplace event will feature items from across the disciplines that have been created at the center.

This year’s Show and Sale will run from Novmeber 7th to January 3rd.

An opening reception will be held on the 7th from 6-8pm.

Come do some holiday shopping and view the fantastic work being produced at Chastain!



Visit the Chastain Arts Center Gallery through September 20th to see THE SCHOOL. The exhibition consists of work by artists Bethany Collins, Carina D. Maye, Joe Lester, Michael Scoggins, Andrew Crawford and Paul Stephen Benjamin.  The exhibit showcases work inspired by objects you would see in a school with varied conceptual meanings.  From Andrew Crawford’s sculptural ruler to Michael Scoggins oversized report, this show puts a conceptual spin on school supplies.

August 15 – September 20, 2014

Chastain Arts Center Gallery   135 West Wieuca Rd. NW      Atlanta. GA 30342

Admission: FREE






*Dates Changed*

May 9 – May 30, 2014
Opening Reception: Friday, May 9, 6:00pm-8:00pm





2014 OCA Emerging Artist Award Exhibition
Featuring Award recipients
Aubrey Longley-Cook & Jessica Caldas



March 17- April 17
Closing Reception –  April 16th, 6:30 – 8:00pm
135 W. Wieuca Road NW, Atlanta, GA 30342


Atlanta – The Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs is proud to announce the recipients of the Emerging Artist Award, as part of the Contracts for Arts Services program. An exhibition, showcasing the work of this year’s recipients, will be on view at the Chastain Arts Center Gallery, 135 W. Wieuca Rd. NW, Atlanta, GA 30342, starting on the 17th of March.  The exhibition’s closing reception will take place at the Gallery on April 16th from 6:30-8:00pm.  For gallery hours, please call 404-252-2927.The 2014 Emerging Artist Award will be presented to Jessica Caldas, a visual artist, and Aubrey Longley-Cook, a media artist. Each artist will receive a $1,500 grant.  During the reception, Councilmember Natalyn Archibong will also present each artist with an official Proclamation on behalf of the Atlanta City Council.

“Atlanta is recognized as one of the top cities in which to make a living as an artist,” said Camille Russell Love, Executive Director of the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs. “This award is one of the ways that we support professional artists living and working in the City of Atlanta.  As these two artists’ careers continue to flourish in the coming years, we look forward to seeing the positive impact they make in Atlanta’s creative community.”

Emerging Artist Award recipients are chosen by a community panel. Priority is given to artists 35 years of age or younger or with less than 5 years experience in their field.

About the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs
The Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs (OCA), a division of the Mayor’s Executive Offices, was established in 1974 with the mission to encourage and support Atlanta’s cultural resources. The OCA continues to promote Atlanta as a cultural destination through a variety of events and educational programming, including the Emerging Artist Award.  For more information, please visit

About the Emerging Artist Award
The Emerging Artist Award, presented by the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs and the Contracts for Arts Services program, recognizes and rewards talented professional artists living and creating art in the City of Atlanta. By honoring these artists, the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs aims to increase awareness of their work and further the careers and professional development of each individual.



Chastain Arts Center artist Marie Matthews and her iPhone Photography class were interviewed for a video on the CNN website.

Click below to watch her story (please be patient, the video takes a while to load).

You can also watch it on the CNN website by clicking here.


Chastain Arts Center now offers private birthday parties for children!

An art party is an exciting and creative way to celebrate a special occasion for Picassos of any age. Chastain Arts Center is the perfect place to have your special event. Just bring cake, snacks, decorations, and yourself! We will provide the rest.

For more information and to schedule a party, call Chastain Arts Center @ 404-252-2927.

Chastain Arts Center
135 West Wieuca Road, N.W.
Atlanta, GA 30342
Phone: (404) 252-2927
Fax: (404) 851-1270

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Hours of Operation
Hours may change depending on the schedule of classes. Any variation from regular hours will be posted at the facility in advance.

Winter Session 2015 Hours (January 5, 2015 – March 14, 2015)
*Center Closed Monday, January 19 – Martin Luther King Holiday
Monday: 9:30am-5:00pm
Tuesday: 9:30am-9:30pm
Wednesday: 9:30am-9:30pm
Thursday: 9:30am-9:30pm
Friday: 9:30am-5:00pm
Saturday: 9:30am-2:30pm


FROM THE NORTH: From I-285, exit at Roswell Road SOUTH. Travel approximately 2.5 miles, then take a RIGHT onto West Wieuca Road, NW. Continue straight past the first stop sign at Lake Forrest and into Chastain Park. Chastain Arts Center is on the RIGHT, directly across from the baseball fields and gym.

FROM THE SOUTH: Take I-85 NORTH; exit onto Georgia 400 (Buckhead, Exit 2). Turn LEFT onto Georgia Connector 141 West. Turn RIGHT on Piedmont Road (Georgia 237).  Turn RIGHT on Roswell Road. Turn LEFT on West Wieuca Road, NW. Continue straight past the first stop sign at Lake Forrest and into Chastain Park.  Chastain Arts Center is on the RIGHT, directly across from the baseball fields and gym.

FROM INTOWN: From Peachtree Street NORTH, branch LEFT onto Roswell Road (by the Roxy Theater). Turn LEFT onto Powers Ferry Road. At the 5-way stop, continue straight and travel past the golf course on the right. At the 3-way stop by the tennis courts, take a RIGHT onto West Wieuca Road NW. Chastain Arts Center is  on the LEFT, directly across from the baseball fields and gym.

FROM THE WEST: Take West Paces Ferry Road towards Buckhead. Turn LEFT onto Northside Drive. After traveling a few miles, turn RIGHT on Hillside Drive. Hillside Drive will dead-end at Powers Ferry Road. Take a LEFT onto Powers Ferry Road at the stop sign. Turn RIGHT at the first stop sign onto West Wieuca Road, NW.  Chastain Arts Center is on the LEFT, directly across from the baseball fields and gym.

BY MARTA: Take bus 5 from the Lindbergh or Dunwoody Station.  Exit the bus at the intersection of Roswell Road and W. Wieuca Road and walk about 1/2  mile to reach the park, at the intersection of West Wieuca and Lake Forrest.   Cross over Lake Forrest and walk 1/4 mile to Chastain Arts Center, which will be on the RIGHT, directly across from the baseball fields and gym (Click to see Map).

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