The Art of Metanoia

Celebrating today's forward-thinking visionaries, dynamic innovators, and progressive believers of change by curating events that showcase all aspects of art.




(n)-the journey of changing one’s mind, heart, self, or way of life. 


The Art of Metanoia is a creative space for mindful individuals exploring their inner + outer worlds. We strive to not only push, but also redefine the limitations of society. We celebrate today's visionaries, explorers, and progressive believers of change by curating events that showcase artists from all realms of talent. 

This event was created to provide local young artists with a space to display their art in any way, shape, or form. This is the rebirth of the typical “art gallery”, we are changing the perspective of what a normal gallery is. Each event is hand crafted for every individual to experience a journey towards changing one’s mind, heart, self, or way of life, with the goal of inspiring the community as a whole. 

meet our founder, auriel! 

             A young mindful individual and college student, Auriel Oates, founded The Art of Metanoia in February 2016. Although she was born in Oahu, Hawaii, she currently resides in Atlanta, Ga and attends Georgia State University. She is constantly on a journey to inspire and be inspired while engaging in different methods of creation. Auriel is a curator, writer and adventurer. Her passion for learning about others leads her towards constant exploration and practicing the art of growth as much as possible. 

            Like most of her peers, she is on the journey to find her place in the world and make an impact in an area that means so much to her, art. By working on different projects with close friends, she discovered her passion for the creative mind, especially amongst young people in the city of Atlanta. Auriel's goal is to build a platform to showcase art from all realms of talent including artists of all ages. She also wants to create a platform to inspire others in the midst of inspiring herself, all while documenting her journey and the journey's of others. 

My driving passion to inspire creatives to be fearless in the pursuit of their dreams. You have to believe in yourself before anyone can believe in you. You have to see your vision before it can be seen by anyone else. The fear of failing or other people’s opinions should not affect you when you truly believe in yourself. The only way you can fail is by not doing anything. I want to give people the platform they deserve to showcase their art and build a lasting impression.

Meet matthew, our graphic designer! 

Matthew Bloomer is a 24 year-old artist and graphic designer that works out of Birmingham, AL. The name "Delinda Arts" is a combination of his mother and father's names (Delbert + Linda). This serves as a dedication to their dream of having a technical computer company that was formed in the early 90s- Delinda Technical Services. But this dream was short lived due to the unfortunate passing of his father in 2002. Matthew aims to build Delinda Arts into a creative powerhouse and joining the ranks of companies like Apple and Disney.