ARTS & CULTURE EVENTS
Now through June
The Johns Creek Chorale
Walt's Vault
Johns Creek United Methodist Church
Sat, Apr 27   5:00pm

Don't miss this family-friendly Spring Finale of the concert season as The Johns Creek Chorale and Tapestry celebrate the music from some of Walt Disney's favorite animated movies. Selections will come from Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, Frozen and many more.
more info
City of Johns Creek
International Festival
Field across from Atlanta Athletic Club
Sat, Apr 27   11:00am-8:00pm

This FREE community event will feature live music and dance performances, global marketplace, kids' activities, restaurants and food trucks, vendors, international beer and wine garden,and more. Held at the field across from the Atlanta Athletic Club.
more info
CYT Christian Youth Theater
Disney Freaky Friday
Mt. Pisgah Church
Thu, May 02   7:00pm
Fri, May 03   7:00pm
Sat, May 04   2:00pm
Sat, May 04   7:00pm
Sun, May 05   3:00pm

Come enjoy Freaky Friday, a new musical based on the celebrated novel by Mary Rodgers and the hit Disney films.
more info
Johns Creek Beautification
Secret Gardens of Johns Creek Tour
Various gardens in Johns Creek
Sat, May 04   9:00am-4:00pm

The 2nd annual Secret Gardens of Johns Creek tour will open 9 fabulous gardens in Johns Creek Enjoy unique plantings, a moss lawn, koi ponds, and more!
more info
North Atlanta Dance
Vivaldi in the Park
Mark Burkhalter Amphitheater, Newtown Park
Sat, May 04   7:00pm

North Atlanta Dance Theatre, in collaboration with the Johns Creek Symphony Orchestra, will present three original choreographies by Artistic Director, Michael Garrison featuring music by Aram Katchaturian, Astor Piazzola, and Antonio Vivaldi.
more info
School of Rock
End of Season Show
School of Rock
Sun, May 19   12:00pm-7:00pm
more info
Chambers Performing Arts
Annual Spring Concerts
Infinite Energy Center
Sat, May 25  
Sun, May 26  
more info
Cultural Arts Alliance at Johns Creek
Arts & Culture Summer Camps
Mon, May 27  

Over 150 Summer Camps for your creative child age 4-18, provided by Arts Alliance member organizations. Weeks of May 27 - Aug 5.
more info

Full Calendar of Events

GardenTour

Saturday, May 4
9am - 4pm

Presented by Johns Creek Beautification

Tour 7 amazing home gardens featuring unusual and themed plant combinations and hardscapes.

Other members of the Cultural Arts Alliance will be part of this year's Secret Gardens of Johns Creek garden tour, including

  • Autrey Mill Nature Preserve & Heritage Center
  • Johns Creek Historical Society at 220 Rod Court in Chartwell.

Garden tour Information and tickets

Vivaldi in the Park

Saturday, May 4
7-9pm

Newtown Park Amphitheater

An evening of dance and music!

The North Atlanta Dance Theatre, in collaboration with the Johns Creek Symphony Orchestra, will present three original choreographies by Artistic Director Michael Garrison featuring music by Aram Khachaturian, Astor Piazzolla, and Antonio Vivaldi.

Event Information and tickets

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY
for Small Arts Projects and Individual Artists

Act Quickly - Application deadline is Friday, April 12, 2019

The Fulton County Department of Arts & Culture announces an additional opportunity to apply for funding, through Contracts for Services (CFS). 

Fulton County-based arts organizations and artists can request funding of $1,500 to $2,500.

  • Applications must be submitted online via WebGrants. Application here
  • For more info, visit the Fulton County department of Arts & Culture website at www.fultonarts.org of call 404-612-5780

Things to Remember:
CFS Program Requirements for 2nd Round Funding

  • Projects funded in previous cycles are not eligible for funding consideration.
  • Organizations or individual artists currently being considered for funding due to their applications submitted for the October 29, 2018 deadline are not eligible to apply.
  • City permits are required with application submissions for all public art projects.
  • First time applicants are required to attend one workshop or consult with the FCAC staff prior to submitting an application.
  • Applicants should review the guidelines available at http://www.fultonarts.org and contact CFS staff early in the planning process to verify eligibility. Staff members are available for assistance throughout the application process
  • Deadlines for submission of accurate and complete applications and final reports will be strictly enforced.

Resolution of Support for a Johns Creek Cultural Arts Center

Our thanks to the Johns Creek City Council for passing a resolution of support at their March 25th meeting.  Council Members Broadbent,  Bradberry, Zaprowski, and Mayor Bodker all spoke in favor of the resolution and voiced support for a cultural arts center for the city.  The resolution presented by Council Member Broadbent states that the City Council resolves to:
  1. Endorse the proposed Johns Creek Cultural Arts Center as a project important to the future of Johns Creek.
  2. Fully support the efforts of the residents of Johns Creek and the private business sector to engage in pursuing a capital campaign to build a Cultural Arts Center in Johns Creek.
  3. Promote and encourage participation in the Johns Creek Cultural Arts Center capital campaign by all Johns Creek residents and businesses.
The next step is issuing a Request for Proposals in search of a consulting firm to manage the capital campaign required for a project of this size.  Thanks to significant funding from Fulton County, the campaign will be able to launch relatively quickly.

Summer Arts Camps Arts Cummer Camps

Looking for a summer camp for your creative child age 4-18?

We have a list and links to great Summer Camps offered by Johns Creek cultural organizations and focused on dance, theater, music, visual arts, digital design, crafts, nature, history, imagination, and more! Creative Summer Camps

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).