PUBLIC ART Resources

City of Johns Creek, Public Art Master Plan

The Public Art Archive is an online searchable database of completed public artworks from around the world.

Fulton County's Public Art Program of 55 public art installations has been added to the Public Art Archive.

The Greeeters, 2001
Artist: Marianne Weinberg-Benson
Located at the entrance of the Ocee Branch Library

Cultural Master Plan
Imagine Roswell Arts and Culture 2030

Imagine Roswell Arts and Culture 2030 is "a visionary and catalytic plan to advance Roswell's cultural development".

Roswell is a North Fulton city that sees quality of life and economic value in investing in arts and culture. Roswell is a much older city and has key cultural assets of antebellum homes and a cultural arts center, but there are enough similarities with Johns Creek for this report, and its underlying research, to be a useful resource to Johns Creek.

Imagine Roswell, Arts & Culture 2030
Cultural Master Plan, February 2015
City of Roswell, GA

Resources and information to support the development of Arts and Culture in Johns Creek

A Cultural Arts Facility for Johns Creek
Reports on the Need, Concept, and Feasibility

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.

Report - Economic Impact of Arts & Culture nonprofits in the Atlanta Region

Arts Economic Impact Forum

A national study by the Americans for the Arts has been released for the Atlanta region (which includes Johns Creek). The study shows the extent that nonprofit arts & cultural organizations drive the economy.

  • The nonprofit arts and culture sector is a $719.8 million industry in metro Atlanta. 
  • This spending supports 23,514 full-time equivalent jobs
  • and generates $64.5 million in local and state government revenue

View the full report for the Metro Atlanta region Arts & EconomicProsperity 5

This national study by the Americans for the Arts is conducted every 5 years to understand the economic impact of the arts. The latest study for the Atlanta region (Atlanta and 10 counties) was discussed at the Forum on Arts & Economic Impact on November 13, 2017.

The numbers are very impressive, especially when realizing they only represent nonprofit arts and culture organizations. The report gives arts and culture organizations a powerful tool in advocating for support and recognition as an economic driver. It also includes a calculator to determine the impact (jobs created and local/state revenue generated) down to a single organization.

Read the full report for the Metro Atlanta region Arts & Economic Prosperty 5

Joan Compton of the Fulton County Arts Council and the Cultural Arts Alliance at Johns Creek participated as a panelist at the Forum on Arts & Economic Impact held at the Fox Theater.

Report - Economic Impact of the Johns Creek Arts Festival

In October of 2017, the Johns Creek Convention and Visitors Bureau contracted with Chandlerthinks to complete an Economic Impact Study for the Johns Creek Arts Festival.

JC Arts Festival, Arts Alliance tent
Cultural Arts Alliance tent at the Johns Creek Arts Festival
The CVB's goals for this study were to:

  • quantify the economic impact of the festival
  • gain knowledge of attendee demographics to guide marketing efforts
  • research attendee interests to guide future festival and event planning
  • provide benchmark data for tracking event success and growth

According to the report, in 2017 the Johns Creek Arts Festival generated " a total estimated economic impact of $886,795 through direct and indirect spending on shopping, food, lodging, entertainment and transportation. This and the other data outlined in the report clearly show the ROI a festival provides to a community. "  

View the study's Fact Sheet and Full Report

Read about the Cultural Arts Alliance activities at the 2018 JC Arts Festival