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Arts & Culture Happenings
July thru August

Johns Creek Arts Center
"High Honors" Student Art Exhibit
Johns Creek Arts Center
Mon, Jun 10  
Mon, Jun 17  
Mon, Jun 24  
Mon, Jul 08  
Mon, Jul 15  

The public is invited to view this exhibit during the weeks of June 10,17,24, and July 8,15,22 (closed July 1-6). Hours: M-F 10am-4pm and Saturdays 10-2pm. The "High Honors" exhibit showcases entries to a competition for middle and high school students in Fulton, Forsyth, DeKalb, and Gwinnett counties. Viewing is free and open to the public.
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Spruill Oaks Library
Adult and Teen Hand Crafting
Northeast Spruill-Oaks Library
Tue, May 07   6:00pm-7:00pm
Tue, Jun 04   6:00pm-7:00pm
Tue, Jun 18   6:00pm-7:00pm
Tue, Jul 02   6:00pm-7:00pm
Tue, Jul 16   6:00pm-7:00pm

Are you an adult or teen that enjoys knitting, crocheting or other hand crafts? Would you like to learn from others or share your knowledge? Join us for a hand crafting group! Bring your own project or come and get inspired.
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Cultural Arts Alliance at Johns Creek
Arts Alliance Meeting featuring Ryan Sias
Johns Creek Arts Center
Fri, Jul 19   7:00pm-8:30pm

Come to the next Cultural Arts Alliance meeting where artist Ryan Sias will show and discuss his work. Ryan is an animation industry professional with experience in development, direction and production across multiple media platforms: feature film, animated television, digital apps, shorts, videos, and print media. Time to network too with others in the field of arts & culture.
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Johns Creek Arts Center
"High Honors" Exhibit Closing Reception
Johns Creek Arts Center
Fri, Jul 26   5:30pm-6:30pm

The public is invited to the closing reception of "High Honors", an exhibit of entries to a competition for middle and high school students in Fulton, Forsyth, DeKalb, and Gwinnett counties. Light refreshments served. The reception is free and open to the public.
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Spruill Oaks Library
Mostly Fiction Book Club
Northeast Spruill-Oaks Library
Mon, Apr 29   5:00pm-6:00pm
Mon, May 06   5:00pm-6:00pm
Mon, Jun 24   5:00pm-6:00pm
Mon, Jul 29   5:00pm-6:00pm

Do you like to read? New members are always welcome to our book club!
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City of Johns Creek
Johns Creek Summer Concert Series
Mark Burkhalter Amphitheater, Newtown Park
Fri, Aug 02   7:00pm

Landslide (Fleetwood Mac Tribute band) at Newtown Park. Concert is free. Doors open at 6 p.m. to allow for the public to set up chairs/blankets. Music begins at 7 p.m. Seating is on a first-come-first-serve basis. Concert is rain or shine! More details at
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and plan to come to our next Cultural Arts Alliance meeting

Friday, July 19, 2024
7- 8:30pm
at the Johns Creek Arts Center
6290 Abbotts Bridge Rd, Johns Creek 30097

Local artist Ryan Sias will discuss his 30-year career in the arts.

Ryan Sias is a seasoned illustrator and animation director with a wealth of experience from working with renowned entities such as Sesame Street, Nickelodeon, and Disney. He has also authored and illustrated 10 books. Don't miss the chance to ask questions during the Q&A session!

Time to network too! Meet others active, or just interested, in arts & culture.

Music provided by a student pianist from Musik-21

This meeting is free and open to the public

The Cultural Arts Alliance thanks the Johns Creek Arts Center for generously providing a meeting location.

MORE CULTURAL ARTS ALLIANCE PROGRAMS Coming Soon

Johns Creek is fortunate in having a large and talented community of artists living and working among us. Watch for future programs to introduce some of these local professionals and have them share their expertise in a variety of arts and culture fields. Great chance to learn something new and to meet others engaged in arts and culture too!

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And whether you're an Individual creating art of any kind, an arts educator, owner of an arts-related business, part of an arts and cultural organization, or just interested in the arts, consider

Becoming a Member of the the Cultural Arts Alliance

It's an exciting time with opportunities to grow arts & culture in Johns Creek and your support will help.

Coming in September

The 2nd Annual
JOHNS CREEK LITERARY FAIR

Sunday, Sept. 29, 2024
noon to 5 p.m.
Mark Burkhalter Amphitheater at Newtown Park
3150 Old Alabama Rd, Johns Creek, GA 30022

Rick Bragg, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer, acclaimed journalist and bestselling author of 12 nonfiction books, will headline the event.

Bragg will be in conversation with Brian Panowich, award-winning Georgia- based author of four novels.

They will be joined by numerous local, regional and nationally known writers featured throughout the afternoon, which will kick off with lunch with local authors.
The JCLF also will feature children's authors and crafts led by nonprofit arts group volunteers.

Rounding out the afternoon, food, wine and other beverages will be available for purchase.

ART
EXHIBITION

"HIGH HONORS", a Middle and High School Art Exhibit
at the Johns Creek Arts Center

This exhibit showcases the entries to a multi-media art competition open to middle and high school students in Dekalb, Forsyth, Fulton, and Gwinnett counties. This annual competition, now in its sixth year, celebrates the tremendous creativity and talent of the young artists in our community.

Dates for the exhibit are June 10th through July 26th, 2024.

Gallery viewing hours: Mon-Fri 10a-4p & Sat 10a-2p by appointment. More info www.johnscreekarts.org

Exhibit Closing Reception

July 26, 2024 from 5:30p-6:30p.
Free and open to the public. Light refreshments to be served.

Professor John Rink at his program "The Young Chopin" presented by the Chopin Society of Atlanta

Thanks to the Chopin Society of Atlanta (a Cultural Arts Alliance member) for bringing such an esteemed, international expert on Chopin to Johns Creek.

John Rink presented a delightful program June 17th sharing the life and genius of Chopin with slides, examination of musical scores, and entertaining the audience by playing short selections of Chopin's compositions on the piano to illustrate his points.

A wonderful opportunity to meet a prize-winning author and musicologist, widely considered one of the most skilled experts on Chopin's work. And it happened right here in Johns Creek!

Creatively Preserving Historic Rogers Bridge

The ribbon cutting for the 4th public art sculpture utilizing steel salvaged from the historic Rogers Bridge was held June 5th at the Bell-Boles Park. Another 5 sculptures are planned, for a total 9 pieces of art, 7 within Johns Creek borders.

Clockwise from upper left: "The Bridge" by artist Ilan Averbuch (Cauley Creek Park), "The Shape of Time and Water" by Phil Proctor (Rogers Park, Duluth side of the new Rogers Bridge), "Ferns" by Julia Hill and Chelsea Darling (near Creekside Park), "Lyrical Loops" by Julia Hill and Chelsea Darling (Bell-Boles Park), Dismantled steel from the historic Rogers Bridge.