2023 Art Installation Unveiling In Freedom Park -“Self Portrait III” By Jaume Plensa

On October 23, 2023 The City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office Of Cultural Affairs in collaboration with the office of District 2 Councilmember Amir Farohki unveiled the latest addition of art installations in Freedom Park entitled Self Portrait III by Jaume Plensa. Self Portrait III was acquired under the leadership of Mayor Reeds’ Administration in 2017. […]

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 […]

Tell Us What You See…

Maintaining a vast public art collection for an entire city can be challenging at times. That’s why the City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs (OCA) appreciates the communities’ notifications– it helps us stay aware of the condition of public art works across the city. Recently we received word from a constituent that Toby Martin’s […]

Community Mural Unveiling, Saturday, December 4th at 11 am

  AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), through its Black Leadership AIDS Crisis Coalition (BLACC), have joined forces with the City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs, Atlanta City Councilwoman Marci Overstreet (Atlanta-District 11) and local artist TeMika Grooms to bring together individuals from across metro Atlanta, to create a mural paying tribute to Black Americans […]

Playground Restoration – Maintaining an Interactive Sculpture

Four Corners Park is home to In Search of Awe – a unique interactive playground structure created in 1993 by artist and architect Eleanor Hand.  Hand ensured this project was a community collaboration, engaging children of the local neighborhood to participate in, and learn the process.  Many children created models of their ideas and the […]

Restoring Ex-Static: A Complex System in Flux

A lot has happened lately in the bustling city of Atlanta as residents enjoy the last gifts of summer produce and the first of autumn’s crunchy leaves, and alongside the recent ELEVATE programming, our city had the privilege of seeing nationally renowned artist Maria Artemis unveil her artwork, Ex-Static, in its newly restored state.  The […]

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