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 Seeks Artist for Pittman Park Mural Project

The City of Atlanta – Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs (OCA) is currently seeking a muralist to paint a vibrant and youthful mural at the Pittman Park Recreational Center. The selected artist or creative team for this mural project will receive $10,000 to cover payment, supplies, tools, equipment, and assistants. The community is interested in […]

OCA Public Art Team Restores Olympic Artwork

The 1996 Centennial Olympic Games were accompanied by a large influx of public artworks acquired by the City of Atlanta, including Games, an abstract Corten steel sculpture by Spanish artist Elisa Arimany.  Corten steel is intended to showcase the passing of time through its ever-developing ferric patina.  Its appearance tends to be most even and […]

City of Atlanta, OCA, and Hartsfield-Jackson Honors Atlanta Child Murder Victims with Portrait Art Exhibit

Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, the Atlanta Children’s Memorial Taskforce, the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs (OCA) and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) announces the exhibition of the Atlanta Children’s Memorial Portraits at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, opening Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at 3:30 p.m. “This Atlanta Children’s Memorial Portraits exhibit at Hartsfield-Jackson, one of the […]

OCA Seeks Grant Proposals from Atlanta Artists, Arts and Community Organizations for FY ’22 Grant Cycle [Deadline Extended]

The City of Atlanta – Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs’ Contracts for Arts Services (CAS), the City’s program for granting public funding to arts and cultural activities, is now accepting proposal submissions for the FY ’22 Grant Cycle. Each year, CAS awards contracts to non-profit 501(c)(3) organizations, individual artists, and creative projects within the City of […]

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 […]

Pitroda Art Presents “Movement: Art for Social Change” at City Hall on May 20

On the evening of May 20, 2021, tune in for the live projection on Atlanta City Hall. Pitroda Art will unveil “Movement: Art for Social Change,” an annual juried art exhibition that celebrates artists as champions of positive social change. The artworks, dedicated to the theme of racial justice, will be projected onto the Atlanta […]

OCA’s Public Art Team Mends Thornton Dial’s “The Bridge” in Freedom Park

The Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs’ Public Art Conservation and Maintenance Team recently visited Thornton Dial’s “The Bridge” – a commemorative found-object sculpture honoring the life and work of the late Civil Rights leader and Congressman John Lewis. Created in 1997, the artwork was dedicated to Congressman Lewis in 2005 to represent his efforts within […]