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Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs Announces ELEVATE: Pittsburgh

City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs announces lineup for annual public art festival

Post Date:09/30/2019 12:06 PM

Mayor’s Office of Communications
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Michael Smith, Press Secretary
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Jordan Johnson, Communications Manager
404-546-1956, office
470-409-0015, cell


Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs Announces ELEVATE: Pittsburgh

 City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs announces lineup for annual public art festival

ATLANTA – The City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs (OCA) announced the 2019 lineup of exhibitions, events, and community activities for the city’s annual public art festival, ELEVATE, which will be hosted in the historic Pittsburgh neighborhood from Monday, Oct. 14, to Saturday, Oct. 19. 

This year, the City of Atlanta has teamed up with the curatorial team from the African Diasporic Art Museum of Atlanta (ADAMA) to present a number of exhibitions featuring artists from across Atlanta. 

Monday, October 14th will mark the opening of the newly redesigned Pyramid Grocery Food Store, a cultural cornerstone of the Pittsburgh neighborhood. The grocery store has undergone an interior makeover to emphasize its focus on community access to fresh fruits and vegetables redesigned by local artists Chloe Floyd, Katina Benenate, Lamont Rudolph, and Alison Hamil. The exterior of the store will also feature decorative murals from artists Kimberly Binns, Tracy Murrell, Charmaine Minniefield, and Fabian Williams.

The festival will install a variety of murals across the Pittsburgh neighborhood. In Pittman Park, community inspired murals by Corey Barksdale will be featured on picnic tables, benches, the pavilion, and grill. 1029 McDaniel Street, previously known as “The Pink Store,” will also receive a new inspirational mural by Charity Hamidullah. The OCA has also partnered with the Department of City Planning to install several mural bike racks in Pittman Park.

In collaboration with several local organizations, OCA will present a variety of community events during the week of ELEVATE for all ages.

Additional support from this year’s festival comes from Home Depot, Lifecycle Building Center, The Department of City Planning, The Department of Parks and Recreation, Carver STEAM Academy, Atlanta Music Project, France Atlanta, The Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau, Alliance Theatre, The Mayor’s Summer Reading Club, and SHAPE.

For more festival information including a complete list of ELEVATE activations, artists, and full event schedule, visit


For more information about the City of Atlanta, please visit or watch City Channel 26. Follow the City of Atlanta on Facebook and Twitter @CityofAtlanta. Follow Mayor Bottoms on Facebook and Twitter @KeishaBottoms

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