I also found a listing on Georgia Art Museums, nonProfit Art Organizations & Art Centers
And I found Arts in Atlanta--including info on visual arts, performing arts, and a literature page
Here are a few that look interesting to me:
Mable House Arts Center (houses the South Cobb Arts Alliance)
Mon- Friday 10-5 call for evening and weekend hours
On Exhibit Jan 20 - March 1, 2010
Southern Appalachian Artist Guild
Title: A Fine Day
Artist Bill Suttles
Atlanta Artists Center
hosts sketch groups, workshops, demonstrations, monthly member meetings, & 10 juried art shows a year.
2979 Grandview Ave.
Tues-Thurs 10 -4
Fri. 10-4 and first Friday only 6:30-10:30; Sat. 10-4
Spruill Center for the Arts
has adult classes as well as a gallery
5339 Chamblee Dunwoody Road, Atlanta, GA 30338 (about 30 minutes on 285 N)
770-394-3447 x 0
4681 Ashford Dunwoody Road 30338 (about 25 minutes from home)
The main site: art-collecting.com also had this good article:
10 Things to Remember When Starting to Collect Art
- Buy art because you like it and because it moves you, and because it will
enhance your life.
- Visit as many art galleries as you can, gallery staff can be helpful guides in
your art education.
- Get on gallery mailing lists so you'll be invited to openings and special events.
- Visit and join your local art museums and non profit art centers.
Curators sometimes give lectures on collecting art.
- Attend National and International Art Fairs and Art Expos whenever possible.
- If you know art collectors, talk to them and find out what they know and what
they've learned about collecting art.
- Read books on art history and books about collecting art.
- Subscribe to a few art magazines.
- Read reviews by local and national art critics, keeping in mind that reviews
usually just reflect one persons opinion.
- Working with a professional art advisor / art consultant is a good way to learn
about art collecting, and they will guide you through the process of purchasing art.
- Once you've educated yourself and have fallen in love with a work of art,
buy it, take it home and enjoy it.