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On May 22nd AIA ATL will host two events at 10 10th Street P200 Atlanta GA 30309:
URBANfronts|Creative Expressions a PechaKucha powered night of dialogue, music and gallery exhibits
URBANfronts|Storefront Galleries a two week long exhibition of local artist and designer works on display in empty storefronts
URBANfronts Mission Details

  • Encourage design conversations in a public forum.
  • Utilize empty retail space available during this recession and activate this empty space to create visual energy in an otherwise abandoned or empty space.
  • An expression of the AIA ATL commitment to public education and awareness by providing the exhibition platform to display the works of our local designers and fostering youthful talent through its design students. To encourage collaboration with other Art & Design groups in ATL.
  • Enticing and educational pop-up galleries.
Benefits To Retail Space Owners

  • Promotion and marketing of the building owners as In-kind Sponsors-print and online materials.
  • High traffic through the retail space by a diverse group of art & design professionals, the general public and future leasers.
  • Opportunities to partner and team up with design professionals.
  • Additional traffic for neighboring retailers, restaurants etc.
  • Incredible networking opportunities with Designers for future projects.
  • Special Event night – Meet the designers and real estate owners.
  • Examples of how the space can be utilized in the future.

Featuring Artists::Designers::Architects URBANfronts encourages design conversations in a public forum utilizing empty retail space to display stimulating art and design for an otherwise abandoned or empty space. It provides an expression of AIA ATL’s commitment to public education and awareness by offering an exhibition platform to display the works of local designers. URBANfronts is focused on producing collaboration and creative partnerships with other Art & Design groups and fostering youthful talent through design students and enthusiasts both exhibiting and attending the event.
Opportunity for Artists Who Work With
Recycled Building Materials
Through our partnership with the Lifecycle Building Center selected artists who use reclaimed building materials can partner with the LBC to acquire materials for their art fabrication. The LBC reserves the right to determine the quantities and cost value of materials available to each artist. For more information,please contact:lbc_logoShannon Goodman, Executive Director Lifecycle Building Center 678-592-0417


10 10th Street P200 Atlanta GA 30309

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  • Paid Parking Available
  • Marta Midtown Station 1 block south



PROPERTIES: Transforming empty storefronts into something vibrant and distinctive to energize the Midtown urban landscape for people passing by, then stopping to see whats going on…

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Meet some of our Sponsors…

Partner with us as a sponsor for this great event!

Download the Sponsorship Package here:

AIA ATL URBANfronts Sponsorship Matrix


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12UrbanFrontsABOVE PHOTO CREDIT: In Flux – Scottsdale Artist Tara-Lgsdon

Press Releases & Marketing

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  • Volunteer
    In order to make this event possible we need volunteers to help with the event. It will be a great opportunity for you to network with other professionals and members of the community. Feelfree to sign up for multiple positions if you are available.
  • Email Jereme Smith and you are on-board!.
Connect with Atlanta URBANfronts!

4UrbanFronts ABOVE PHOTO CREDIT: In Flux – Scottsdale artist Craig Randich

URBANfronts galleries bring vitality to otherwise vacant areas with improvements to property by artist-entrepreneurs and nonprofits. Entire areas and neighborhoods are energized and enhance surrounding properties and businesses. New enterprises can be incubated and take root nearby with a net positive effect for all involved!


Other Atlanta Projects

URBANfronts Galleries Committee Members

  • Jereme Smith, Assoc AIA. – AIA ATL
  • Zoe McFarlane-Sweeney McMichael
  • Frances Hamilton – AIA ATL
  • Allison Cunningham – USGBC
  • Monetha Cobb – CREW
  • LaTisha Beard – NOMA
  • Nicia Lufuluabo
  • Petra Simpson
  • Graphic Design – Eduardo Lam
  • Graphic Design – Quintin Outlaw – Outlaw Design
  • Logo Design – Layal Akkad

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