It’s fitting that Gallery 72 should call the former Atlanta Journal-Constitution building home; both institutions cherish storytelling. Opened in May and operated by the Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs, Gallery 72 hopes to attract visitors to the downtown space with a mix of theatrical readings and exhibitions; its inaugural show, Foreword, featured oil paintings, interactive installations, and other works by Atlanta-based artists. With a north gallery highlighting digital artwork, a south gallery focused on mixed art forms, and an entry lobby that doubles as an event venue, there’s something for every visitor. 72 Marietta Street, ocaatlanta.com
This article originally appeared in our December 2014 issue.