OCA’s Conservation Team Restores ELEVATE Mural

The Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs’ Conservation and Maintenance Team recently restored a mural at Atlanta’s Pittsburgh community. Located on 1029 McDaniel Street, the mural was created by Charity Hamidulah during our annual ELEVATE Public Art Festival in 2019.

Children in the Pittsburgh neighborhood were used as references for the mural. The piece evokes a sense of global awareness, acknowledging children as an important part of the future of our world and giving them a chance to feel seen and involved.

The OCA strives to engage small, emerging communities through ELEVATE, in order to make a sustainable impact with art and culture. Addressing the graffiti on this mural communicates the City’s continued investment in the neighborhood and while celebrating cultural and artistic expression.