·      In collaboration with SCAD Art Sales, artists will create one-of-a-kind installations

·      Art will be unveiled at “Spring Into The Shops” on Saturday, April 13

During the fourth annual “Buckhead Loves Locals,” The Shops Buckhead Atlanta will collaborate with SCAD Art Sales, a full-service art consultancy from the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) and two local artists to bring unique murals and displays to the outdoor lifestyle center. On Wednesday, March 20, the four artists began painting and creating artworks live as part of the program, giving customers an immersive opportunity to experience the artistic process.

“We’re excited to showcase the innovative work of SCAD Art Sales artists and local artists during the much-anticipated Buckhead Loves Locals program,” said Nazy Gavahi, marketing manager of The Shops Buckhead Atlanta. “It’s a special opportunity for customers to view the diverse talents of emerging artists from the Atlanta art scene, and we are proud to continue this unique series of creative works.”

“SCAD Art Sales supports the university’s mission to prepare talented students for professional careers and actively seeks opportunities for fine artists to engage in projects on any scale. We’re so pleased that public art is thriving in the City of Atlanta and that our diverse roster of global SCAD artists can contribute to this initiative,” said Rachel Evans, director of SCAD Art Sales.

The artists’ installations will remain on display throughout the center until the end of the year.

The Shops Buckhead Atlanta will be hosting “Spring Into The Shops,” an official unveiling event for these art pieces and additional installations throughout the property on Saturday, April 13 from 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. The public event will feature live music, specialty spring cocktails and light bites, a customized floral stall, kids activities and in-store experiences and art-focused activations. Guests can also enjoy a Spend and Receive promotion: spend $500, receive $50 & spend $1,000, receive $100 in TSBA gift cards, while supplies last.

Participating artists this year include:

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Current SCAD student Carla Contreras who works with two and three-dimensional media such as drawing, printmaking, painting, installation, video and photo.



SCAD alumnus Tim Kent whose works allow the audience to visualize color in a three-dimensional dialect by emphasizing color.

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Local artist Lela Brunet who explores the contrast and grace of the female form in pattern and color.

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Local artist Lauren Betty whose artwork represents an intriguing tension between organic, earth tones and vibrant, figurative work.

Shoppers, diners and art lovers alike are invited to visit these local artists throughout the multi-week installation process and enjoy the finished pieces this spring and beyond.

For more information about “Spring Into The Shops” and the “Buckhead Loves Local” program, please visit: www.theshopsbuckheadatlanta.com/spring

The Shops Buckhead Atlanta is home to a coveted collection of some of the most prestigious brands in the world. Owned and managed by OliverMcMillan, the open-air destination spans six city blocks bordering Peachtree, E. Paces Ferry and Pharr Roads, and features more than 50 stores and restaurants along a glamorous streetscape setting. Whether it’s shopping at celebrated designer boutiques such as Atlanta’s only Dior, Hermès and Jimmy Choo, to Akris, Brunello Cucinelli, NARS, and more – to dining at culinary powerhouses such as The Southern Gentleman, Biltong Bar, American Cut and Le Bilboquet – The Shops Buckhead Atlanta is the South’s unrivaled luxury shopping and dining experience.

SCAD Art Sales is a full-service art consultancy and online gallery platform that draws from a rich network of more than 45,000 artists and designers. As the leading authority in art and design, SCAD is the preeminent partner for any commissioned or curated project. Services include professional consultations and concept development; selection, specification and acquisition; customized framing, mounting and display; and white-glove delivery and installation.  SCAD Art Sales offers distinctive design and curatorial services to a global clientele of collectors, film and television productions and design professionals. Learn more at scadartsales.com.

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