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The Rialto Center for the Arts is an 833- seat performing-arts venue in the heart of the Fairlie-Poplar district of downtown Atlanta.  In 2016, the Rialto celebrated 100 years as an arts and entertainment venue at the corner of Forsyth and Luckie streets—the new Arts Intersection of downtown Atlanta–and 20 years as part of Georgia State University.  The Rialto is home to the Rialto Series, presenting the best of national and international music, film and dance.  The Rialto also provides stellar educational outreach programs such as our ground breaking jazz program for public middle schools, Rialto Jazz for Kids .  We’re also home to a visual arts series, free monthly lunchtime programs and host numerous university events, including the PhD hooding ceremony and departmental gatherings.



  • The Rialto Youth Education Endowment

    Ensure the continued success and growth of programs such as Rialto Jazz for Kids, Rialto Jazz for Kids All-Stars, and Rialto Youth Jazz Orchestra, and Rialto2Go by creating a national model for the Jazz for Kids program supported by research data, strengthening the evaluation process, widening the scope, strengthening partnerships and developing new ones.

  • Rialto Series Programing

    Maintain and expand the Rialto Series programming by presenting well-established, as well as emerging artistic talent, broadening the international focus, commissioning original pieces by renowned artists to bring national and international attention to Georgia State University, broadening the connection between visual and performing arts, and expanding the relationships with the consular community.

  • Infrastructure Improvements and Upgrades

    Maintain and expand the Rialto reputation as a premiere performance arts venue with upgrades and infrastructure improvements to build a state–of-the art venue for film/media screenings that will showcase the Rialto facilities as a coveted arts and special-event venue.


It’s easy — and rewarding — to invest in Georgia State’s future through a private gift. You can quickly make an online gift here and now. If you prefer, Georgia State development representatives are ready to help you create a named endowment or leave a legacy gift that reflects your personal interests. They can assist, as well, with corporate and matching gifts.



  • Mailing address: Rialto Center for the Arts, Georgia State University, PO Box 2627, Atlanta, Ga. 30301-2627
  • Rialto Center location: Rialto Center for the Arts, 80 Forsyth St. NW, Atlanta, Ga. 30303