From September 13 to October 6, the G40 Art Summit will be held at Blind Whino SW Arts Club, the new arts club located at the former Old Friendship Baptist Church at 700 Delaware Avenue. Last year, the exterior of the former church was wrapped with a mural by Atlanta-based artist HENSE. In addition, the interior has a large mural created by Aussie artist MEGGS. The building has two levels – on the first floor, there will be several project rooms where artists can do full scale art installations as well as a DJ lounge area and exhibition space. The entire second floor will have a performance area that can accommodate up to 600 people. Blind Whino SW Arts Club will offer free art classes and events.
G40 is an exhibit featuring over 500 artists and 1,000 works from around the globe. This year’s theme is the “Art of Transformation” and the exploration of reclaimed spaces and objects. These will range from using found objects to create art installations, to transforming the space using artwork. The exhibition will be open Thursdays & Fridays from 7pm to 11pm, Saturdays from 12pm to 11pm, and Sundays from 12pm to 6pm. A VIP event will kick off the art summit tonight.