2023 Elevate Public Arts Festival Temporary Art Program New Sculpture Selections

The Elevate Public Art Festival Temporary Arts Program has presented three new installations of public art in Freedom Park. Each year the Elevate Public Arts Festival request submissions for artworks from local Atlanta artist. Once the artworks are selected they remain installed for the entirety of a 1 year unless otherwise extended. The three artists […]

Lisa Tuttle’s Postcolonial Karma Now Open at Gallery 72

Atlanta, GA — Lisa Tuttle’s postcolonial karma exhibition at Gallery 72 takes viewers on a journey that has been both complicated and enlightening for the Atlanta-based conceptual artist whose work addresses issues of gender, race and class. As a white woman born and raised in the South, descended from white Southerners, living in a progressive, […]

This Sunday–Free Concert in Westside Park

Join Mayor Bottoms for the City’s first concert in Westside Park, featuring Algebra Blessett (@Yesitsalgebra) and Ruby Velle & The Soulphonics (@TheSoulphonics). Admission is free. #ElevateATL #ElevateArt #Atlanta #AtlantaArtists #Music

Elevate 2021 Exhibitions at City Galleries

Gallery 72 exhibition Set for ELEVATE–September 19th / November 31st Postcolonial Karma will be a focused retrospective survey of Lisa Tuttle’s artworks, created over the last 25 years, whose topic has been a personal exploration of the interaction of black and white cultures in the American South, and in the world. These works have been […]

CALL FOR ARTISTS: OCA Seeks Project Proposals for ELEVATE 2021

The City of Atlanta, Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs (OCA) is seeking project proposals for its annual Public Art festival, ELEVATE. This year, ELEVATE will take place each weekend in September & October in various neighborhoods around Atlanta with a focus on the theme, Reopen, Reignite, Reconnect. The OCA is seeking proposals for all artforms from […]

OCA Seeks Art Conservator to Help Restore Iconic Old Fourth Ward Mural

The City of Atlanta – Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs Public Art Program seeks an art conservator to help restore the “Triumphant Celebration” (pictured above) mural for the 2021 ELEVATE Public Art Festival. Interested parties should submit their proposals to Shannon Douglas Kimbro via email, at skimbro@atlantaga.gov, by 3 PM on Tuesday, August 03, 2021. The selected conservator shall […]

OCA Awarded $25,000 Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts

The City of Atlanta – Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs (OCA) has been given a $25,000 Grants for Arts Projects award by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to support ELEVATE 2021. This project will enhance the City’s cultural offerings by providing free, quality cultural experiences that highlight what makes Atlanta unique and increasing […]

OCA’s Public Art Program Restores Artwork in West End Park

In the southeast corner of Atlanta’s West End Park stands a lofty steel sculpture, which remained, until recently, weathered and anonymous. Its colors long since faded due to year’s of weathering, this sculpture was fabricated in 1979 for the City of Atlanta, and it was de-accessioned from the City’s Public Art Collection during the 1990s. […]

OCA Releases Pandemic Atlanta 2020 Magazine

Presented by the City of Atlanta – Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs, the Pandemic Atlanta 2020 magazine is an assortment of artwork, literature, poetry, and photography documenting the experiences of Atlanta-based artists during the COVID-19 pandemic.   Click here to download a copy of the magazine.

Facebook Partners with ELEVATE to Install Five Voter Awareness Murals in Atlanta

The Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs’ (OCA) annual ELEVATE public art festival recently partnered with Facebook to install five new murals, which are a part of this year’s festival — presented digitally on the ELEVATE website, Facebook, and YouTube from October 4 to 10. With 2020 marking a pivotal election year, Facebook launched the “Voting […]