Arts center opens in old Rich's building downtown


  • Courtesy C4 Atlanta
  • Lobby of C4 Atlanta's new Arts Entrepreneurship Center

Local arts organization C4 Atlanta, a nonprofit that assists artists in the business of being creative, has announced the opening of an "Arts Entrepreneurship Center" in downtown Atlanta. The center, which will be located in the M. Rich Building at Peachtree Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, will host C4's professional development classes and be available to C4 members on a tiered basis.

"Top tier members have dedicated work spaces, 24 hour access, some storage, utilities, printing/copying and they can host classes or events here. Lower level tiers offer a space for members to bring a laptop and work during the day. In the future, we will offer other equipment for creative workers to use while in the space. Our goal is not just affordable space, but space that offers a ton of amenities and the opportunity for individuals to collaborate, share overhead, create, and even earn income. Everyone gets coffee," says C4 Atlanta executive director Jessyca Holland.

According to Holland, C4 was able to move into the space because of in-kind support provided by the Creations Group, the Australian property investment firm that owns the building. It's offered the arts organization a flexible leasing plan that includes a graduated lease agreement for up to 12 months, after which C4 "will assume the full cost of the lease at a fair market level."

"We're very excited to have C4 Atlanta as an anchor tenant in the M. Rich Building," Collin Brown, spokesman for the Creations Group, said in a press release. "We see downtown Atlanta as a new creative center for the region, where arts and technology flourish together under one roof."

More photos of the space after the jump.

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