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The City of Atlanta sets aside 1.5 percent of capital improvement funding for the development of public art. The city also provides educational programming to children and underserved communities, coordinates programming such as the Atlanta Jazz Festival, and manages several culture facilities.

Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs:



Public Art

Learn about public art: Online archives of photos and descriptions of public art around the city
Free Downtown Walking Tours: Guides will lead you through Downtown Atlanta corridors and touch on historical sites and monuments that speak to the heart of Atlanta’s character


Contract for Artist Services: The City's means of granting public funding to the arts

Educational Programs

Learn about city-supported art classes: Classes for mixed media, printmaking, drawing, painting, pottery, frame-making, metalsmithing, and more
Arts Summer Camp: Summer camp for ages 5-13
Cultural Experience Project: a partnership between the City of Atlanta and Atlanta Public Schools to provide arts and cultural experiences to K-12 students


Public Events & Festivals

Atlanta Jazz Festival: Largest free jazz festival in the country
Neighborhood Festivals: Listing of neighborhood festivals

Cultural Centers

Atlanta Cyclorama: A unique, panoramic Civil War history experience
Chastain Arts Center: Providing art classes and exhibits for over 35 years

Community Resources

Atlanta Music Project: Music education for underserved youth

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