ELEVATE: Cultural Capital Art Festival

The City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs will host the city’s annual public art festival, ELEVATE, in the historic Pittsburgh neighborhood from Monday, Oct. 14, to Saturday, Oct. 19.

Hosted annually by the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs in various locations around Atlanta, ELEVATE is a temporary public art program that seeks to invigorate the Atlanta area through visual art, performances, and cultural events. The focus of ELEVATE is to enhance the city’s cultural offerings by providing free, quality cultural experiences that highlight what makes each area unique and increase Atlanta’s cultural and economic vitality.

ELEVATE: Pittsburgh

Cultural Capital provokes a dynamic conversation around notions of community, access, memory, and development. Here, we explore the past while mining the future of Pittsburgh, where politics and culture as well as memory and progress collide.

This year’s festival will be curated by the African Diasporic Art Museum of Atlanta (ADAMA). ADAMA will use the ELEVATE exhibitions to highlight issues of cultural capital. ADAMA executive director Fahamu Pecou notes, “The concept of Cultural Capital provokes a dynamic conversation around ideas of community, access, memory, and development. As developers make plans to reimagine Pittsburgh, we will explore the often overlooked yet deeply embedded cultural resource of one of Atlanta’s oldest neighborhoods- it’s people. Cultural Capital explores the very real, fragile, and human stories embedded in communities like Pittsburgh and its past, present, and future.”

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