Cultural Affairs Director Camille Love Retires 

City of Atlanta Director of Cultural Affairs Camille Russell Love has declared her intention to retire from her current role before the end of 2024. A national search will be conducted to find her replacement. Upon the appointment of her successor, Ms. Love will assume an emeritus role within the City as the Cultural Affairs […]

Artwork Restoration

Gregor Turk’s “John Lewis Ride to Freedom” The OCA’s Public Art Conservation and Maintenance Team recently restored the “John Lewis Ride to Freedom” mural by artist Gregor Turk, located in the John Lewis Plaza. The mural was treated and cleaned by conservation technicians to beautify the path, and restore the monument to its former glory. […]

ARTSCool is Back!

The Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs has partnered with the Department of Parks and Recreation to present the ARTSCool Summer Arts Employment Program to provide art and cultural awareness education. For four weeks during the summer of 2024, 100 Atlanta youths ages 14-18 will work as apprentices with a professional mentor artist during intensive hands-on […]

New addition to Atlanta’s public art collection!

The Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs announces a new addition to the City of Atlanta’s public art collection. The Splendid by contemporary artist Ugo Rondinone was installed this month in Freedom Park. The sculpture resides along the Freedom Park Trail, parallel to North Highland Avenue NE, and provides the opportunity to view internationally renowned contemporary […]

Call for Panelists!

The Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs is inviting art leaders, professionals, businesses, and community members to serve on the Municipal Support for the Arts and Contracts for Arts Services advisory panels for the 2024-2025 grant cycle. Panelists play a crucial role in reviewing grant proposals, contributing to the selection process, and supporting OCA’s mission of […]

Streets Alive: Rolling Down Peachtree

This past Sunday, May 19th, “Streets Alive” brought a vibrant new addition to Peachtree Street Southwest with the “Rolling Down Peachtree” mural project. Presented by South Downtown ATL, the City of Atlanta’s Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs, Central Atlanta Progress, and Councilman Jason Dozier’s office, the event featured muralists live-painting roll-down doors, transforming the area […]

Arts & Economic Prosperity 6 Results Are In!

Groundbreaking Study Reveals Economic and Social Impact of $889,987,564 Nonprofit Arts and Culture Sector in the City of Atlanta  In partnership with Americans for the Arts, the City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs facilitated the City of Atlanta’s participation in a national assessment of the economic impact of the nonprofit arts and culture […]

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. […]

Now Hiring!

The Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs is seeking an experienced Public Art Project Coordinator to join our team. Only candidates who complete online applications will be considered. APPLY TODAY! Opportunity to apply expires October 7th.

October is National Arts & Humanties Month Get Involved!

October is National Arts & Humanities Month (NAHM)—a coast-to-coast collective recognition of the importance of culture in America. NAHM was launched by Americans for the Arts more than 30 years ago as National Arts Week in honor of the twentieth anniversary of the National Endowment for the Arts. In 1993, it was reestablished by Americans for […]