On this week’s Around Atlanta edition of the Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio show co-hosts Carol Morgan and Todd Schnick are joined by Nicholas Hemenway, public art outreach specialist with the City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs, to discuss the upcoming ELEVATE Public Art Festival.
The sixth annual ELEVATE Public Art Festival is a free event, set to kick off Thursday, October 13 and end on Friday, October 21.
This year’s festivities will include a block party, large-scale murals, art installations, dance performances, panel discussions with art and community leaders, bike and walking tours and more.
Each annual ELEVATE Public Art Festival features a unique, conversation-inspiring theme and this year is no exception. The theme for 2016’s ELEVATE public art festival is Microcosm.
Four hand-chosen curators have gathered more than 200 artists willing to explore how a community reflects the larger world around it by creating art and representations that spark dialogue around how a community, such as Atlanta, deals with social, racial and economic issues from inequality and injustice to restoration and creation.
ELEVATE Microcosm will take place in south downtown Atlanta, primarily on Broad Street, an area that supports utilizing art as an outlet that inspires constructive change to build the community as a whole.
Local food vendors will be on site with plenty of food options for patrons. To see the full schedule or for more information regarding volunteer or sponsor opportunities, visit ELEVATEATLArt.com.
Listen to the full interview above for complete details and additional contact information.
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