Gather Atlanta: Emerging Creatives Conference

Continuing the dialogue amongst emerging creative organizations in the metro Atlanta area, GATHER ATLANTA is back for the Second Annual Creatives Conference to be held Saturday July 31st, at Trees Atlanta from 6:30-10pm. Presented by BURNAWAY, MINT, ThoughtMarker and WonderRoot, GATHER ATLANTA 2010 is a conference promoting and facilitating collaboration between Atlanta’s independent and emerging galleries, creative collectives and non-profits.

“Last year was such an amazing event,” says Erica Jamison, MINT’s Executive Director, “our hope is that we can deepen the conversation between a larger collection of emerging creative groups as well as celebrate the diversity of our creative community.”

Attendees will have the opportunity to network, learn about a cross section of visual and performing arts groups, discover new cultural offerings and learn how they can support their local artists as well as metro Atlanta creative industries through volunteerism and active participation. In addition to these opportunities, there will also be a panel discussion, curated by Jeremy Abernathy of BURNAWAY focusing on the topic of “Art and the Public Sphere.”

“Enthusiasm for Gather Atlanta is a testament to the increasing energy amongst Atlanta’s emerging arts initiatives,” says Chris Appleton of WonderRoot, “ Among others, the groups participating in Gather Atlanta are the next generation of arts leaders in Atlanta. WonderRoot is excited to be part of this effort which provides a platform for these organizations to begin conversations about how we can all work together for a stronger arts infrastructure.”

Participants include: BURNAWAY, MINT, WonderRoot, ThoughMarker, Beep Beep Gallery, YoungBlood Gallery and Boutique, Kibbee Gallery, Eyedrum, B-Complex, The Photographer’s Print Studio, Plaza Theatre, Relapse Theatre, PushPush Theater, Out of Hand Theater, Twinhead Theatre, ASIFA-Atlanta, WE Design, Wren’s Nest, i45, Westside Arts District, MondoHomo, SAAS, Dashboard Co-Op, Purge ATL, The Avant Guardian, Picaflor Studios, Railroad Earth, Atlanta Printmaker’s Studio

Sponsors include: SOHO Office-Printing Dunwoody, Bang! Arts Management and Promotions, PBR, Lotus Cleanse

GATHER ATLANTA is an annual networking event presented by MINT, BurnAway, WonderRoot, and ThoughtMarker that seeks to:

  • Unite and promote Atlanta’s emerging galleries, alternative art spaces, and young creative collectives
  • Improve collaboration between Atlanta’s disparate arts organizations
  • Embrace a community traditionally separated by Atlanta geography or differences in artistic identity
  • Provide a forum for creative discourse, fresh ideas, and for sharing resources

Trees Atlanta

225 Chester Ave
Atlanta, GA 30316

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