Don't miss the design events that will keep Atlantans going all winter long.
Atlanta Market at AmericasMart is set for next year, bringing the best of in-person shopping, exploring and inspiring to Atlanta designers.
Atlanta Design Festival
Good design can change the world! Join the design community and MA! Design is Human this fall in celebration of design. The annual festival provides a platform for discussion on design economy and how it can impact Atlanta businesses and community via economic growth and social impact. Composed of 60 plus events, guests are invited to experience and learn together with independent designers, established brands, young talent, international speakers from academia, NGOs and government entities, exhibitions, installations and architecture tours—all focused on the impact of design in our Atlanta community. VIP tickets $50, multiple locations, atlantadesignfestival.net
Survival Architecture: The Art of Resilience
Categorized into four separate themes—circular, portable, visionary and resilient—the Museum of Design Atlanta’s current exhibit, Survival Architecture: The Art of Resilience, is on view now until the end of October. Curated by Randy Jayne Rosenberg, the exhibit explores how extreme weather events are propelling governments, cities, developers and designers to question how to confront and survive these catastrophic events and thrive while doing so. Tickets from $10, 1315 Peachtree St. NE, museumofdesign.org
Fall Cash & Carry
AmericasMart invites designers looking for a good deal to explore and shop jewelry, furniture and everything in between. Use this event to restock your inventory with products your customers need for the holidays and beyond. Shop for samples, including high-end goods and hundreds of gift items, in the temporaries with no minimum orders. 240 Peachtree St. NW, atlantamarket.com
Picturing the South: 25 Years
The High Museum of Art celebrates 25 years of its ongoing photography series, Picturing the South, with a brand-new commission from Sheila Pree Bright, Jim Goldberg and An-My Lê. The exhibit has been running since 1996, displaying established and emerging photographers creating new bodies of work inspired by the American South, covering a variety of topics, prevailing themes and movements, including racial and national identity. Bringing back past commissions from the series, be sure to check out this dialogue on the South’s past, present and future. Tickets from $17, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, high.org
Contractor of the Year Awards Gala
The National Association of the Remodeling Industry Atlanta Chapter welcomes contractors and their team members to the annual and prestigious Contractor of the Year Awards. After a year where remodeling was top of mind for all, NARI is excited to present well-deserving industry leaders with awards based on merit. Judging focuses on problem-solving, functionally, aesthetics, craftsmanship, innovation, degree of difficulty and the quality of entry presentation itself. Remodeling improvements, additions or elements added to an existing home, history or commercial structure can be submitted for considerations in 48 categories. The event includes a cocktail reception, dinner and awards ceremony. Tickets $115, 6-11PM, The Carlyle, 1919 Piedmont Road NE, nariatlanta.org
Holiday Artisan Market
Join, support and shop local artisan booths that include handmade gifts, jewelry, textiles, home goods, accessories and more. The two-day event includes 20 of Atlanta’s best artists, makers and talents all in one space for your shopping pleasure. You will be sure to find something for everyone on your list and support your local community in the process. Free with museum admission, High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, high.org
Atlanta Market at AmericasMart is the premier annual gift, decor, interiors and lifestyle market. Explore a large selection of home decor and more than 8,000 brands across a variety of categories including seasonal, gourmet, tabletop, outdoor and more. Nothing can take the place of an in-person Market, where attendees can meet the makers, learn the backstories of products and rediscover a passion for all things design. Learn about upcoming trends, new seasonal items, one-of-a-kind style perspectives and more. 240 Peachtree St. NW, atlantamarket.com