Explore public art in Downtown Atlanta during Elevate, the annual, week-long event featuring an opening night block party, followed by art installations, music and dance performances throughout the week.

Fun for families and urban adventurers alike, everyone is welcome to experience the artwork and performances, in addition to daily walking and biking tours. Step into MARTA stations and trains to view the artwork via public transport. All that activity is bound to work up an appetite, so enjoy tastes from special art-inspired menus and cocktails from nearby hotspots.

With the collective success of Atlanta’s critically acclaimed public art events like Elevate, Living Walls and Art on the BeltLine, Atlanta is quickly growing its street art credentials. The city is attracting local and internationally renowned artists to create vibrant artwork including sculptures, murals and dance throughout Atlanta neighborhoods.

Elevate 2017: Enlighten

Opening on Saturday, October 14, 2017
4:30-8 pm
Gallery 72, 72 Marietta Street

An art installation designed to help audiences internalize the experience of combat veterans in America.

Inner City Urban: Vine City
Beginning on Saturday, October 14, 2017
On kiosks throughout Downtown Atlanta, including two kiosks in Broad Street Plaza

An exhibition of 30 photographs by Rose Smith significant to the lives of Black Americans and gentrification.

Saturday, October 14
7:30 pm
Theatrical Outfit

A new play, inspired by a fascinating true story and best-selling biography, explores the complexities of loving oneself and others amidst the confusion of gender identity.

Artist & Community Workshops and Panels
Watershed Auditorium, 72 Marietta Street

Public Art Overview 
Saturday, October 14
10 am – 4:30 pm

Know Your Materials 
Sunday, October 15
2-4 pm

Funding Your Art 
Monday, October 16
6:30-8:30 pm

Artists Working with Public Agencies 
Tuesday, October 17
6:30-8:30 pm

Laws, Insurance and Nitty Gritty for Artists 
Wednesday, October 18
6:30-8:30 pm

Community Empowered Art, Artist Empowered Communities 
Thursday, October 19
6:30-8:30 pm

The Arts and Social Justice 
Saturday, October 21
2:30-4:30 pm

Seven New Murals in South Downtown
Murals will be created for ELEVATE by artists Ernesto Torres, Lydia Futral, Muhammad Yungai, Jo Di Bona, Gyun Hur, Corey Barksdale and BlackCatTips. Come find them!

TGIF Performance Showcase
Friday, October 20
7-10 pm
Woodruff Park

Come enjoy an evening of music, dance and spoken word. Yumi Kurosawa and Rockwell Dancers Brittany Smith and DeWayne Jamar Brown will perform from 7-8 pm. Ailey II Dance Company will perform from 8-9 pm. Spoken Word Poets hosted by Queen Sheba will perform from 9-10 pm.

ELEVATE Block Party
Saturday, October 21
6-11 pm
Woodruff Park

The block party will close out this year’s festival with fresh spins ranging from Afro-Latin to R&B and Techno by members of WERC CREW, Morph and Choloteca.

Elevate Art Admission
All events are free.

Elevate Art Location and Contact Information

Art installations and the block party take place along Broad Street SW in South Downtown.

233 Peachtree St NE
Harris Tower Suite 1700
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 546-6815

Elevate Art is produced by the Office of Cultural Affairs for the City of Atlanta. Elevate was placed in the top 50 public art projects in the Nation through Americans for the Arts Public Art Network, as well as the top 10 projects for City Livability. 


Visit the Elevate Art Website