In partnership with The Windmill Arts Center, expands opportunities for artists.
Dates: 4/7/22 - 4/9/22, at 8:00 pm. 4/10/22, at 4:00 pm.
Location: The Windmill Arts Center, 2823 Church Street, East Point GA 30344
Price: $20 for one night or $30 for two nights
Refreshments: Available by donation
Excuse The Art (ETA), now in its third year, is a works-in-progress series presented by The
Windmill Arts Center in partnership with Fly on a Wall. The series highlights works-in-progress
by selected artists from the metro Atlanta area.
“ETA has changed (and healed) my perspective about making art, being an artist, and being in
community. Fly on a Wall is deeply generous and generative and inspires me to be the same both in the community and towards my work. Because of the support and resources they provide, I can lean into the unknown a bit more, into what I don't know a bit more, what scares me, and feel held in doing so. Honestly, I feel like being a part of ETA has changed my life.” Lucy Smith, 2022 ETA Artist.
The 2022 ETA artists were selected by a diverse panel of artists and educators, through an open call for submissions. The artists were then given a small stipend, free weekly studio space, peer feedback sessions, and group discussions about their process leading up to the four-night series. Additionally, all proceeds from ticket sales will be divided amongst the artists. Sharing resources such as these is essential to Fly on a Wall’s mission, and helps remove some obstacles that independent artists face when trying to produce work.
“The goal for ETA is to give artists time and space to embody their ideas within whatever form they are working in. We wanted to then showcase the ideas, and invest in the audience/artist relationship.” - Sean Nguyen-Hilton, Fly on a Wall Co-Founder.
Each night between works, audiences will be able to give feedback for each piece via an online form that is easily accessible by phone. Audiences are also invited to linger
after the performance to speak with the artists in the lobby.
Starting this year all ETA artists, both former and current, will be eligible for Fly on a Wall’s new program Big Show, which is designed to give ETA artists the support to
present a fully realized work. One application will be selected to have full production support from Fly on a Wall, a weekend in the Black Box at The Windmill Arts Center, and $2,000 in unrestricted funds for the project. Applications open immediately following ETA 2022.
2022 Excuse The Art Artists
ETA will be presenting two alternating programs throughout the series:
(Thurs + Sat)
(Fri + Sun)
Lucy Smith of Medicine Art House
Darvensky Louis of Sequence One
Olivia Rae Bryant
Christina Massad of Fly on a Wall
First photo: Kaela Kristina’s “Human Nature” - ETA 2021
Second photo: Leo Briggs’s “Search History” - ETA 2021
All photos by Christina J Massad