With all the benefits that art brings to Atlanta, it is very important that municipal government support the artists and organizations that make our city such a great place to live. The Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs, whose mission it is to “promote rich and diverse cultural experiences in the city of Atlanta while preserving and protecting the city’s cultural heritage,” is facing severe budget cuts.
This Thursday at 5 p.m. on the steps of City Hall at 55 Trinity Avenue, sponsors including WonderRoot, the Atlanta Contemporary Arts Center, Dashboard Co-op, Living Walls, Possible Futures, gloATL, Eyedrum, Burnaway, MINT Gallery, Dance Truck, C4 Atlanta and others will hold a public demonstration to show support for the OCA and the importance of grant funding to Atlanta non-profit cultural institutions. After the rally arts supporters can join each other in council chambers for the public hearing on the OCA’s budget and arts leaders will make a case to City Council for support of the arts.
This is a great opportunity to show how much art means to the city and to our lives.