2016 Call for Artists


AIA Atlanta is a strong supporter of the arts and education community. The URBANfronts programs focus on producing collaborative and creative partnerships with other art and design groups in Atlanta, as well as the developer community, to foster youthful talent and creativity within our city.

URBANfronts Creative Expressions is a one-night gallery exhibit featuring works of art and architecture along with dialogue on design and multicultural entertainment. Creative Expressions was created to encourage design conversations in a public forum, utilizing the work of Atlanta designers and artists. In addition it provides an expression of AIA Atlanta’s commitment to public education and awareness of local design.

URBANfronts Storefront Galleries is a program that works in conjunction with the one-night Creative Expressions gallery and seeks to beautify and enhance the built environment through the adaption of empty retail storefronts to thought provoking works of art and architecture.

Theme: Intersection of Nature & Technology

In today’s world, technology has become as ubiquitous as nature in many aspects of our life. The impact of the built environment we have created has now overcome the resilience of the natural ecosystems we depend on. This year’s URBANfronts seeks to explore the intersection of technology and nature through creative investigations of art, architecture, and performing arts.

Through our own expressions and interpretations of various types of art, the interdependence of each system and the ecosystem we have created for ourselves can lead to a very dynamic dichotomy of experiential sustainability.


Submissions due:
July 21

Artists notified:
September 1

Exhibit and reception:
September 22

Storefront galleries:
September 22 through October 8

Tip: To keep projects orderly, projects must be within a 2.5-foot module of space or less (i.e. 2.5′ x 2.5′ for painting; 5′ x 5′ for sculpture; or 10′ x 10′ for interactive installation)

For questions, please contact Chris Yueh, Director of Programs, at (404) 222-0099 ext. 108, or by email.

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