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Chastain Arts Center Commemorates 50 years with Anniversary Celebration

The Chastain Arts Center and Gallery is pleased to announce its 50th Anniversary Celebration, a creative family event for all ages. The celebration will take place on Saturday, August 11 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Festivities will include Plein Air Paint Out, Raku Firings, Kids Art Zone, food, and live music.

Additionally, the celebration will feature open studio demonstrations to encourage public participation in jewelry making, printmaking, and ceramics throughout the day.

The Chastain Gallery will also unveil duel exhibitions, The Chastain Experiment and Fifty|Fifty. The Chastain Experiment invites participating artists to create large-scale, ephemeral drawings directly onto the gallery’s walls.

Featured artists are current drawing and painting instructors of the arts center. Fifty|Fifty, located in Chastain’s gift shop area, showcases the arts center’s rich tradition of ceramics and jewelry by featuring the work of 18 former teaching-artists from Chastain Arts Center’s 50-year history.

Furthermore, an original short film documenting the history of Chastain as Atlanta’s oldest art center will premiere during the 50th Anniversary Celebration.

Admission is FREE and open to the public. Pre-registration for the Plein Air Paint Out is found here:

This event will be hosted at the Chastain Arts Center located at 135 West Wieuca Rd. NW, Atlanta, GA. Please call 404-252-2927 for more information or contact us at