Now through October
Johns Creek Historical Society
History of the Cherokee
Wed, Sep 04   7:00pm

Our September meeting features Wanda Patterson of the Trail of Tears Association, Georgia chapter, presenting a program about this area's Cherokee history. This program is free and open to the public.
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City of Johns Creek
Johns Creek Summer Concert Series
Mark Burkhalter Amphitheater, Newtown Park
Sat, Sep 07   7:00pm

The Core Tribute (Allman Brothers and Eric Clapton Tribute Band). Concerts are free and open to the public. Gates open at 6pm.
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Cultural Arts Alliance at Johns Creek
Cultural Arts Alliance Meeting
Cambridge Academy of Music
Sat, Sep 07   4:00pm

Join us for updates on CAAJC activities, the latest Legacy Center news,a musical program by JCSO concertmaster Adelaide Federici and ASO keyboard artist Sharon Berenson, plus networking with leaders and supporters of arts and culture in Johns Creek. Open to all interested in local cultural arts.
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Autrey Mill Nature Preserve
Farm Festival
Autrey Mill Nature Preserve
Sat, Sep 14   10:00am-2:00pm

Autrey Mill is partnering with the Johns Creek Historical Society to celebrate the community of people who lived and worked here when this land was a rural farming community. Free entrance and open to the public thanks to sponsorship by the Johns Creek CVB.
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Johns Creek Historical Society
Cemetery Clues
Wed, Oct 02   7:00pm

With no historic town that kept local records and a shortage of historic structures, we look to our cemeteries to uncover genealogy and stories of earlier residents and events. Join us at our October meeting for a program about finding the past in our local cemeteries. This program is free and open to the public.
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City of Johns Creek
Johns Creek Summer Concert Series
Mark Burkhalter Amphitheater, Newtown Park
Sat, Oct 05   7:00pm

Johns Creek Symphony Orchestra (Classical). Concerts are free and open to the public. Gates open at 6pm.
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The Johns Creek Chorale
The Road not Taken
Johns Creek United Methodist Church
Sat, Oct 19   7:00pm

Enjoy an evening of choral music with the Johns Creek Chorale.
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CYT Christian Youth Theater
Matilda, The Musical
Mt. Pisgah Church
Thu, Oct 24   7:00pm
Fri, Oct 25   7:00pm
Sat, Oct 26   2:00pm
Sat, Oct 26   7:00pm
Sun, Oct 27   3:00pm

Roald Dahl's "Matilda, The Musical" follows the story of a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence, and psychokinetic powers.
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Chopin Society
Sergei Babayan piano recital
Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center
Sun, Oct 27   6:00pm

Sergei Babayan is one of the leading pianists of our time: Hailed for his emotional intensity, bold energy and remarkable levels of color, Sergei Babayan brings a deep understanding and insight to an exceptionally diverse repertoire.
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Arts and Culture meeting in Johns Creek

Saturday, September 7, 2019

at the Cambridge Academy of Music
6000 Medlock Bridge Pkwy, Johns Creek GA

Join us Saturday, Sept. 7th for

  • Introduction of our new board members and ideas for the CAAJC
  • Task force update on the Legacy Center project (a multi-discipline cultural arts center in Johns Creek)
  • Showcase Segment - music featuring
    • Johns Creek Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster, Adelaide Federici and Atlanta Symphony Orchestra keyboard artist, Sharon Berenson will perform two concerto movements by Mozart and Sibelius.
  • Socializing and networking with arts leaders and others interested in a vibrant arts and culture environment in Johns Creek.

We're trying something different for our September meeting. In addition to updates and networking, a “Showcase Segment” of about 30 minutes has been added. This new segment, also proposed for future meetings, will present an artistic or cultural program by one of our member organizations.

Meetings are free and open to any interested in local arts and culture.


Application deadline: Thursday, September 12, 2019

Poet LaureateFulton County Arts & Culture announces search for the first Fulton County Poet Laureate.

The purpose of the Fulton County Poet Laureate is to broaden the awareness of poetry, expand literacy, increase access to literature in its varying forms and promote the literary arts throughout the County.

Requirements: Eligible applicants must be a full-time resident 3 years prior to the application deadline date, maintain Fulton County residency during the term of the appointment and share a connection with Fulton County. Applicants must be a writer of any of the recognized poetic forms and have a substantial body of work published with active projects in the last five years.

Find the application and more info at

Questions: Contact Emmitt Stevenson at or (404) 612-5780.

The Cultural Arts Alliance at Johns Creek proudly announces the election of new members to their Board of Directors on August 3, 2019. All have a long record of service in the arts and culture community in Johns Creek. The expanded board brings new vitality, resources, and ideas to the Cultural Arts Alliance with plans for additional programming and networking options for CAAJC members and the general public.

  • Linda Bergmann, Johns Creek Chorale
  • Linda Brill, Johns Creek Symphony Orchestra
  • Lynn Fleetwood Dukes, Fleetwood Dance Center
  • Piotr Folkert, Musik21
  • Dorota Lato, Chopin Society of Atlanta
  • Margaret Liu, Cambridge Music Academy
  • Lynn Pennington, Johns Creek Beautification
  • Christina Simms, formerly with School of Rock

The new board members join current board officers Sue Haggerty, Joan Compton, and Wayne Baughman.

Cultural Arts Center for Johns Creek

The Financial Feasibility Study is underway!
A Project Name is selected - Legacy Center at Johns Creek

The dream of having a facility dedicated to visual and performing arts and culture in Johns Creek has long been a conversation among arts professionals, arts supporters, elected officials and other leaders in the community. Three studies since 2016 have shown the need for such a center in Johns Creek. The latest was a 2018 feasibility study by Webb Management funded through the Johns Creek CVB with Hotel/Motel tax revenue.

Financial Feasibility Study Convergent Nonprofit Solutions has begun the financial feasibility study and are expecting to present their final report before Thanksgiving this year. The 15-member Task Force, formed by the CAAJC to lead this project, is working closely with Convergent Nonprofit Solutions to expedite completion of the study and will continue working on other aspects of the project.

Funding for the financial feasibility study has been provided by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners, due in large part to the efforts of District 1 Commissioner, Liz Hausmann. On March 25, 2019 the Johns Creek City Council passed a resolution in support of the Cultural Arts Center project.

This study is the next step toward launching the financial campaign for the proposed multidisciplinary cultural arts complex.

Legacy Center at Johns Creek is the name that has been selected for this project. Legacy is defined as something handed down from one generation to the next, so encompasses the history of arts and culture as passed down through the ages. Legacy also implies creating something for today and for the future. This name is for the project only. The name of the facility will be determined later.

Concept drawing of Arts and Culture Center in Johns Creek
Conceptual Sketch
Cultural Arts Center in Johns Creek
prepared for the Art and Culture Board, City of Johns Creek
by Robertson Loia Roof, Architects & Engineers


Here are two studies that show the substantial economic impact of arts and culture.

  1. Economic Impact Study for the Johns Creek Arts Festival commissioned by the Johns Creek CVB.
  2. Arts & Economic Impact in Metro Atlanta (includes Johns Creek) performed by the national organization Americans for the Arts.

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