ARTS & CULTURE EVENTS
Now through April
The Johns Creek Chorale
Midwinter Tapestry Concert
Johns Creek United Methodist Church
Sat, Feb 23   5:00pm

Songs written expressly for the female voice and performed by the Chorale's newly formed women's ensemble.
more info
Chopin Society
Kyung-Ah Kim & Julien Libeer piano recital
Johns Creek United Methodist Church
Sun, Feb 24   6:00pm
more info
Johns Creek Symphony
An Evening of French Music
Johns Creek United Methodist Church
Sat, Mar 16   7:30pm

Feel the power and the beauty of the magnificent Johns Creek United Methodist Church's organ, rescued from the NYC's Ground Zero. Concert features this special organ, timpani, strings and the Johns Creek Chorale.
more info
North Atlanta Dance
Pirates of the Phantom Waves
Infinite Energy Theater
Sat, Mar 16  
Sun, Mar 17  

Join us for our twentieth season as we present Michael Garrison's swashbuckling adventure!
more info
Atlanta Dance Theatre
Peter Pan
Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center
Sat, Mar 23  
Sun, Mar 24  

Atlanta Dance Theatre presents Peter Pan, Pirates and Pixie Dust at the new Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center.
more info

Full Calendar of Events

CULTURAL ARTS CENTER FEASIBILITY STUDY
PRESENTATION to the CITY COUNCIL

THANKS to all who attended the January 17th City Council meeting and wore white in support of ARTS & CULTURE

Duncan Webb, of Webb Management, made a presentation to the Johns Creek City Council on the final findings of the Phase II Feasibility Study for a multi-discipline Cultural Arts Center in Johns Creek. This report included recommended size and features of a new cultural arts facility, projected capital cost, operational structure and budget, and suggested locations.

Our thanks to the Johns Creek CVB for funding and coordinating Phase I and Phase II of the feasibility study and thanks to the JC City Council for approving this use of hotel/motel tax revenue.

Links to Feasibility Reports and Presentations by Webb Management

Johns Creek Arts Festival

2018 Johns Creek Arts Festival

Cultural Arts Alliance Tent 2018Thanks to all who visited the CULTURAL ARTS ALLIANCE at the JOHNS CREEK ARTS FESTIVAL October 20-21

The Cultural Arts Alliance tent was a festive and active place where members of the Cultural Arts Alliance had tables to showcase their programs and services.

A new stage and layout of the tent provided over 10 hours of free live music, dance, hula hoop performance, and crafts.

Arts on the Creek presented an exhibit and sale of local high school students' artwork.


 

Public Art Mural in Johns Creek

ABOUT
The Public Art Mural

The Johns Creek Convention and Visitor Center partnered with Atlanta artist, William Massey, and Urban Catalyst Lab to connect this project to multiple public art movements. Given the diverse demographics of the City, well-know Indian artist, Hanif Kureshi, designed and painted the mural with help from the community.

Pedestrian Tunnel Mural Completed !

Grand Opening was Saturday, April 21 at 10:00am

Dozens of volunteers helped paint the mural created by artist Hanif Kureshi during his April 10-21 residency. 

This was a great opportunity for local artists, community volunteers and high school students to be part of the project and work with an internationally known artist.

The mural is beautiful during the day, but should also be experienced when it is dark outside - the colors become especially vibrant!

The tunnel is located under 141/Medlock Bridge Road with entrances just south of McGinnis Ferry Road near Panera Bread on the east side and Starbucks on the west side.


Photos below of artist Hanif and volunteer Kirk taping sections to be filled with color, Shelby of the CVB painting color on the floor, Mayor Bodker adding a few strokes, artist Hanif with volunteer Joan at completion of the project.

Taping for Mural  Painting Tunnel Art Mural Mayor painting art mural  Artist Hanif and Joan at mural

ECONOMIC IMPACT of ARTS & CULTURE - TWO STUDIES

Two recent studies have been done showing 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.

Read more

NEW Public Art from Johns Creek Beautification's Art Spot

At their November 27, 2017 meeting, the Johns Creek City Council voted to approve a recommendation for public art for the Bell-Boles roundabout.

The piece will be a commissioned mixed-metal sculpture by Eric Strauss, a nationally known artist who grew up in the Shakerag area. The concept for the sculpture is a contemporary interpretation of a horse emerging from a base of leaves and vines, with an approximate size of 13x13 feet.

Beautification Johns Creek's Art Spot will raise the funds to commission and purchase the work, then donate it to the City.

With the City Council's approval, Art Spot can engage the artist and begin a fundraising campaign. It's expected the fundraising and creation of the large sculpture could take 18 months.

See the Public Art Board's Recommendation for this sculpture (includes more about the artist and a concept doodle).