Special Alert

Third Thursday for Visual Art in Athens

  • Recurring monthly on the 3rd Thursday
  • Location: Third Thursday
  • Price: No admission charge
  • Time: 6 - 9 p.m.

Third Thursday is a monthly event when art can be viewed in the evening hours on the third Thursday of the month at seven of Athens’ established venues for visual art. The Georgia Museum of Art and the Lamar Dodd School of Art at the University of Georgia; the Lyndon House Arts Center, GlassCube & Gallery@Hotel Indigo-Athens, Ciné, and The Classic Center in downtown Athens; and Athens Institute for Contemporary Art (ATHICA) in the Chase Park Warehouses near the Boulevard neighborhood will be open from 6 until 9 p.m. on those days unless they are between installations or closed for a holiday or weather emergency.


The Third Thursday Shuttle is a new component and sponsored by The Classic Center Cultural Foundation. The Foundation-sponosored shuttle will depart from the Lyndon House ARts Center at 6 p.m. and circulate through the other museums and galleries every 30 minutes. Free parking is available at the Lyndon House Arts Center, the Georgia Museum of Art,, the Lamar Dodd School of Art, and ATHICA.


The seven art establishments will maintain a calendar of their programming at 3Thurs.org. The website will provide links to the venue resources and a Google Calendar of all their exhibitions, receptions and events, such as kids’ events, lectures and gallery talks. Some opening receptions and special features will occur on Third Thursdays, but they will endeavor to prevent conflicts of critical exhibition elements.


Third Thursday