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About Us

OUR MISSION

We are an art space that empowers artists, social justice activists, and creative entrepreneurs to engage communities with innovative artistic learning experiences and cultural exchange. Our programming is designed to be inclusive, diverse, and to encourage positive change as participants come to a better understanding of themselves and others. Our art is our activism.

ArtsXchange History

ArtsXchange History

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When the Southeast Community Cultural Center's board of directors incorporated and opened The Arts Exchange in 1983 it reshaped the landscape of the Metro Atlanta arts scene: This inner-city Artist colony/community arts center was an intentional effort to create fully integrated facility—multi-cultural, multi-disciplinary and inter-generational. Over the years we have been the place where individual artists could find performance or rehearsal space; and artists and community could find a wide range of classes. A gathering place for community events and social change efforts, and an in-town artist colony representing all disciplines of the arts traditional to the experimental.

That original Grant Park facility open in 1984 and housed 18 resident studio artists, a recording studio, two galleries, two dance studios and a year-round theater/performing arts/music season, with work ranging from avant-garde to traditional, self-taught artists to Guggenheim Fellows. A diverse mix of multidisciplinary talent that attracted a multicultural audience across race and class.

The ArtsXchange, is a new name reflecting our relocation to the southwest side of town to the former Jere Wells Elementary School in East Point. Since opening on January 10, 2019, we have been celebrated as an exemplary and unique center for community, civic, and arts engagement. We offer event and performance spaces, artist studios, classes, literary events, survival sessions for musicians and visual artists, wellness classes and more. Our programs include The Jack Sinclair Gallery, Jikki Riley Community Library and the Ebon Dooley Art & Justice Awards. Our new audiences span generations and races. As we move into our 37th year, we are proud to have returned to our roots.

Studio Artist Program- Tease

Applications to the Studio Artist Program are currently OPEN

ArtsXchange SouthEast Community Cultural Center

The ArtsXchange Studio Artist Program supports a diverse range of disciplines. Artists are provided with workspace as well as opportunities for dialogue, events and classes with the community. Studios are available in varying sizes ranging from 430–717 square feet. We rent to individual artists, artist collectives, and nonprofits.

Our Staff

OUR STAFF
ArtsXchange SouthEast Community Cultural Center

Alice Lovelace

Executive Director

She/Her

ArtsXchange SouthEast Community Cultural Center

Killian Knight

Administrative Assistant

She/Her

ArtsXchange SouthEast Community Cultural Center

Theresa Davis

Literary Events Director

She/Her

ArtsXchange SouthEast Community Cultural Center

Lisa Tuttle

Gallery Committee Member

She/Her

ArtsXchange SouthEast Community Cultural Center

Angela Oliver

Program & Media Manager

She/Her

ArtsXchange SouthEast Community Cultural Center

Richard Washington

Gallery Committee Member

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Our Support Team

Our Support Team

Dr. Tiffany S. Mingo

Programs

Kenneth Zakee

Event Support

Sound by IBIS

Light and sound Technician

Victor Love

Programs

Sydney Kesler

Webmaster

Noah Washington

Youth Outreach Committee

Board

 Our Board

Alice Lovelace

Board Chair

Writer,  Educator, Presenter

Alvin Dollar

Board Treasurer

Eric Marcus

Board Member

Royal Trophies, Co-Owner

Joyce Sheperd

Board Member

Vanessa Manley

Co - Chair

City of Atlanta, Office of Constituent Services

Lisa Tuttle

Board Member

Artist, Curator

Anthony Marrero

Board Member

Business Professional and Talent Sourcer

Joseph Dreher

Board Member

Artist, Muralist

Cheryl A. Johnson

Board Secretary

Cultural Curator

Kenneth Zakee

Board Member

Artist

Rep. Kim Schofield

Board Member

Georgia House of Representatives, District 60

Noah Washington

Board Member

Writer, Producer

2019- Young Community Members at Catch Me In The A- Sinclair Gallery Exhibit

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