Atlanta Celebrates Design

Founded by 2016 AIA Atlanta President William Carpenter, FAIA, PhD, the Atlanta Arts Summit is a synergistic initiative between arts organizations, artists, galleries, museums and architects. The Summit bridges the gap between architecture and art through a series of collaborative events and programming.

In April, the Summit saw the soft launch of Atlanta Celebrates Design — a month-long celebration of the arts with events hosted by partners of the Summit. Atlanta Celebrates Design will return in full force in 2018.

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“Art is the lie that enables us to realize the truth.”



Past Events

SCADstyle 2017: Worldwide Celebration of Design

April 10-13, 2017

Tastemakers. Rule breakers. Movers and shakers. Join SCAD for its annual global celebration of the best in design, including fashion, interior design, jewelry design and more.


High School Student Design Competition Awards

April 11, 2017
AIA Atlanta

AIA Atlanta celebrates burgeoning design talent and reveals the winners of the 12th Annual High School Student Design Competition during a ceremony at Georgia Tech.


AIA Georgia Design and Honor Awards

April 15, 2017

A celebration of Georgia’s architects and their exceptional projects, complete with delectable bites, an open bar, networking and an exceptional view from the rooftop of Ponce City Market.


SCADshow: Lecture with Cheryl Durst, IIDA CEO

April 18, 2017

An in-depth and fast-paced exploration of how the diverse multi-disciplinary aspects of design have impacted life, culture, commerce and brand.


MODA Design Conversation: Lawrence Azerrad

April 19, 2017

Lawrence Azerrad, creative director and founder of LADdesign, looks at the process of defining music through design, and asks how we can deepen our cultural connection to music.


Vision for Atlanta

April 20, 2017
AIA Atlanta

Moderated by journalist Maria Saporta, a panel discussion with Atlanta’s 2017 mayoral candidates. The annual program offers a captivating discussion on issues such as community development, design, affordability and more.


MODA at the Atlanta Community Food Bank

April 22, 2017

Join MODA to learn more about food insecurity in Atlanta and the efforts of the Atlanta Community Food Bank (ACFB) to design solutions to food security challenges. The visit will wrap up with a Q&A with key leadership staff.


Southeast Designers & Architect Finalists Reception

April 25-27, 2017

DESIGN ADAC returns this spring to explore the layers of inspiration and artistry woven into the creation of luxury interiors, resulting in the making of distinctive style.


Designers of Tomorrow Fair

April 29, 2017
AIA Atlanta

AIA Atlanta’s annual (and free!) Designers of Tomorrow Fair invites students in grades kindergarten through eighth for an exciting exploration of architecture and design concepts.



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