Of course, Atlanta Pride is famous for its free music festival in Piedmont Park. However, there are so many ways to celebrate and honor this prideful time of year in the ATL, from supporting our LGBTQ-owned businesses to taking part in the many marches that are all set to take over the city. Because of this, we thought we’d round up some exciting exhibitions that are perfect for Pride, so y’all can make the most of our Pride celebrations in the fall.
1. The Mayor’s Pride Exhibit
Mayor Dickens’ Office of Cultural Affairs & Division of LGBTQ+ Divisions has put together an unmissable exhibit for Atlanta Pride at City Hall. Showcasing the incomparable diversity of innovative artists that stand as a hallmark of Atlanta’s LGBTQ community, this touching exhibit that touches on what it’s like to be apart of the LGBTQIA+ communities.
Where: City Hall, Mayor’s Suite
When: Until October 21
2. People Are People
The SCAD FASH Museum is renowned for bringing the best of fashion and film to the ATL. It’s certainly no exception with one of their latest exhibits ‘People Are People’, which delves into the ilustrious carreer of Project Runway legend Christian Siriano. The exhibit concludes on Atlanta Pride weekend, so don’t miss out on seeing breathtaking garments designed for queer icons like Billy Porter, Lady Gaga, and viral sensation Tika the Iggy.
Where: SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion & Film
When: Until October 9
3. Look at Me Like You Love Me
There’s a public photography exhibition hitting up Atlanta specifically for Atlanta Pride weekend. Explore photos taken by renowned photographer Jess T. Dugan. The pieces in the exhibit evoke feelings experienced by individuals who are exploring their identities, and is ultimately a celebration of the many people who’ve gone through a similar journey. For more information, click here.
Where: Hyatt Centric Midtown Atlanta
When: October 6-10
3. Out Down South: Voices & Portraits of LGBTQ+ Atlanta
This outdoor exhibition will be taking over the outdoor plaza at the National Center for Civil and Human Rights towards the end of October, making it the perfect conclusion to Pride Month in Atlanta. The exhibit will explore stories of change-making LGBTQ+ Atlantans, from politicians to performers, business-owners, and beyond!
Where: National Center for Civil and Human Rights
When: From October 26, 2022
4. Design For All
Atlanta’s Museum of Design currently has a program pushing for inclusion in design. speakers, events, and workshops that demonstrate the power of design when everyone’s included.
When: Throughout 2022
5. The High Museum of Art
The High Museum of Art boasts an unbeatable selection of contemporary and modern art, with LGBTQ+ artists seen throughout it’s impressive collection. Including Kehinde Wiley (pictured above), who was the first openly gay person to paint Presidential portraits when asked by the Obamas. They are even providing a Happy Hour & Pride Tour if you’re a member.