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Atlanta Art Week announces its 2nd edition.

AAW Founder Kendra Walker in front of ‘Still Untitled’ by Patrick Eugene. (Photo by Piera Moore)

Atlanta Art Week is a new initiative that celebrates the visual arts in one of the fastest growing art hubs in the United States. Founded by Kendra Walker, AAW aims to create a dynamic environment that brings together galleries, artists, collectors, and art enthusiasts to promote cultural exchange, education, economic development, and appreciation of the arts. Our goal is to highlight contemporary art, provide opportunities for growth and recognition, and promote Atlanta on a national level.

Walker explained her main goal — drawing in art professionals from other cities and international markets to Atlanta, and spreading recognition of the city’s art culture and talent. She’s already looking forward and planning ahead for the coming years’ Art Weeks.

“So what does that look like for 2023? It looks like creating programming that, A, is attractive to Atlanta and represents Atlanta very well, but also … is enticing to people from out of town. Ideally, I would love to have other galleries come into town and really experience what we have to offer here. I would love to get more writers into town,” said Walker. “I think that is what’s going to help continue to grow and elevate Atlanta’s current art community.