Monthly Social Calendar: January

The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market // Huff Harrington Fine Art’s A Grand Affair // ADAC’s Product Launch Day // Atlanta Chef’s Table: Extraordinary Recipes from the Big Peach

January 7 Join ADAC for their exclusive Product Launch Day, a chance to see the latest in luxury home furnishings. Meet representatives from top showrooms at the Product Introduction Breakfast (8:30 a.m.) or the Launch Day Cocktail Hour (4:30 p.m.), and browse leisurely through the pop-up shops, open all day for self-guided shopping. Showrooms include Grizzel & Mann, Martin Nash, Ann Sacks and more.

January 10-11 Interior Design Camp is hosting its first Atlanta conference in conjunction with The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market, Jan. 6–13. The national design summit encourages designers to network and learn from the most respected professionals in the business. Hosted by celebrity designers Lori Dennis and Kelli Ellis, the camp includes a showroom tour day at the Market, as well as presentations from industry leaders such as Suzanne Kasler and Peter Zakas. Free to the trade.

January 14 Gregg Irby Fine Art celebrates the opening of their new gallery space in Midtown’s Westside Provisions District. The contemporary art gallery is tripling its size with the new location but continues to feature fresh, contemporary fine art by emerging artists. Open Tuesdays through Saturdays.

January 15-31 Huff Harrington Fine Art kicks off 2015 with A Grand Affair, an exhibit featuring new works from gallery artists such as Amy Dixon, Brent Baker, and Dawne Raulet, all priced at $1,000 or less. The exhibit opens with a cocktail reception on Jan. 15 from 6 to 8 p.m., featuring wine and small bites.

January 18 Celebrate the launch of Atlanta Chef’s Table: Extraordinary Recipes from the Big Peach, a highly anticipated cookbook written by author Kate Parham Kordsmeier. Hosted by Umi, the release party will feature a family-style dinner prepared by all-star Atlanta chefs including Anne Quatrano, Kevin Gillespie and Ford Fry. Champagne and wine pairings are included in the ticket price, and all proceeds benefit The Giving Kitchen.

January 23 Enjoy the Georgia Aquarium after hours at Sips Under the Sea. Guests will have an all-access pass to exhibits while sipping on cocktails, enjoying light tapas and listening to live music. In addition, tickets include a scavenger hunt and an exclusive look at Georgia Aquarium’s newest gallery, Aquanaut Adventure: A Discovery Zone. Tickets available online and by phone only. (404) 581-4000.

January 23 Anne Irwin Fine Art welcomes new gallery artist Brian Coleman with a solo show, From the Head to the Heart to the Hands. The exhibit will showcase a variety of mixed-media abstract works by Coleman, who has been exhibiting his work throughout the southeast over the last 12 years. Through 2/21.

January 23 Tew Galleries rings in the New Year with two solo exhibitions by artists Andrew Saftel and Jean Glenn. Glenn will showcase her abstract oil-on-canvas works, while Saftel’s brilliantly colored textured paintings on wood, as well as his one-of-a-kind woven rugs, will also be on display. Through 2/17. 

January 29 Hagedorn Foundation Gallery presents Color Fields, an exhibition of Georgia landscape paintings by artist Katherine Sandoz. A resident of Savannah, Sandoz’s landscapes are soft, luminous color field-style paintings that examine everyday formations and celebrate what is precious and unique. The exhibition of new works will be on view through March 21.

January 31 Join the High Museum of Art for food, fun and art at the fifth annual Collectors Evening. Six curatorial departments will present works of art for acquisition throughout the evening, and attendees will interact with the curators and vote on their favorite works. The High Museum will purchase the works with the most votes for their permanent collection. 1/31.