The Atomic Café is more than a café, it is a community. As a meeting place in Beverly, it has enormous potential. With amazingly loyal customers and a devoted staff, Atomic represents a true cross-section of the Beverly community. Along with Atomic’s relationships with musicians and other local businesses, the Atomic Gallery itself is just one of the café’s many outlets for creative discourse on the North Shore.
As a gallery, we are interested in pushing the boundaries of one’s expectations. We feel that bringing together local artists, taking advantage of our proximity to Montserrat College of Art and Gordon College and their galleries, and bringing in artists from Boston and beyond New England, could have a profound effect on the community.
Our three major goals for the space are:
- to push the boundaries and expectations of what “café art” is and has the potential to be,
- to promote a vigorous dialogue around thoughtful artworks within the community at large, and
- to create deadlines and motivations for conscientious emerging artists who are working to sustain a practice despite life’s many challenges.