9.29.22 - 10.2.22


ELEVATE
PRESENTS



September 30-October 2 at various times.
Come Together
186 Mitchell St SW, Atlanta, GA 30303,

October 1 from 2-4 pm.
Color and Body,
Chastain Arts Center, 135 Chastain
Park Ave NW, Atlanta, GA 30342


October 2 from 3-5 pm
Atlanta Freedom Bands celebrates Atlanta Pride Week
Westside Park, 1660 Johnson Rd
NW, Atlanta, GA 30318






ELEVATE Presents; Come Together, Color and Body, and Atlanta Pride Week


“Come Together,” curated by Cat Eye Creative, will bring the city together for a collaborative community mural painting; a group art exhibition featuring work by Lucy Luckovich, Erin Nicole Henry, Manic Lawd and Andrew Munoz; artist talks; art education classes; and a block party! Events are all-inclusive, and immersive, and will take place in their indoor and outdoor galleries, 186 Mitchell St SW, Atlanta, GA 30303, from September 30-October 2 at various times.


“Color and Body,” features poet, professor, and short story writer Opal Moore moderating five accomplished poets who will read original poetry and engage with an Atlanta audience in a creative conversation. The poetry and discussion will explore an aspect of science (physics) and the physicality of color through the body as conceptualized by artist Deanna Sirlin’s exhibition, Wavelength. The event will be recorded to share online with a global audience. Chastain Arts Center, 135 Chastain Park Ave NW, Atlanta, GA 30342, on October 1 from 2-4 pm.

Atlanta Freedom Bands celebrates Atlanta Pride Week with a Pops in the Park concert in our city’s newest public space, Westside Park. The MetroGnomes Stage Band will kick off the concert with swing and big band favorites, followed by a performance from the AFB Color Guard who will spin, toss, and twirl to heart-thumping music. Combined Concert and Marching Bands complete the show with a diverse program including film music, pop tunes, marches and more. Bring a blanket and a picnic! Westside Park, 1660 Johnson Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318, on October 2 from 3-5 pm.

About Elevate


Atlanta, GA --- ELEVATE 2022: OPEN SPACES will take place on weekends from Friday, September 16 through Sunday, October 9 in venues throughout Atlanta from Uptown and Midtown to Downtown and yes, All Around Town. All festival events are FREE and open to the public.

“We invite you to join us for ELEVATE 2022 as we explore some of Atlanta’s most interesting and beautiful spaces this fall,” states Camille Russell Love, Executive Director of the City of Atlanta’s – Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs. “Our theme is OPEN SPACES and many of the events will take place outdoors in parks, pavilions, and a variety of public places. During this year’s festival we will present music and dance performances, poetry readings, creative conversations, art installations, and interactive experiences to engage with the community, celebrate the wealth of creative talent in Atlanta, and enliven OPEN SPACES!”

During ELEVATE 2022, we’ll examine the many meanings of OPEN SPACES. How does the idea relate to art and how artists use space in composition? How do OPEN SPACES become public places? 

 The City of Atlanta - Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs’ vision is to enhance the quality of life through arts and culture, and to contribute positively to the social and economic health of Atlanta and the region. Their mission is to promote rich, diverse, and educational cultural experiences; nurture artists and arts organizations; preserve and protect the city’s cultural heritage; and expand Atlanta’s international reputation. ELEVATE is a program of the City of Atlanta - Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs.