NEWS BRIEF: Atlanta's Elevate 2022 - Open Spaces spotlights LGBTQ artists and all visual, performing arts

Soak in Atlanta’s many artistic communities over the next month at Elevate 2022.

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Photo credit: Julie Yarbrough
Elevate 2022 events include dance, music, art, and movie

Elevate 2022, a near-month long arts festival run through the Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs, has begun. In an interview with CW69 Atlanta, Malik Brow, the Mayor's Office Director of LGBTQ Affairs, said, “The Elevate Art Program is representing all different cultures, mediums of art, so from visual arts to performing arts.”

This past Friday, Elevate 2022 kicked off with the 2022 Mayor’s Pride Exhibit at Atlanta City Hall, showcasing the work of local LGBTQ artists. Other upcoming art events include block parties, live music and dance performances, and movie nights.

The Elevate website describes the festival’s goal to “enhance the city’s cultural offerings by providing free, quality cultural experiences that highlight what makes Atlanta unique and increasing Atlanta’s cultural and economic vitality.”

It continues, “Each October, ELEVATE is presented with a specially curated ‘theme' that emphasizes various artistic elements and features local, national and/or international art and artists strategically presented to capture the interest and imagination of viewers, while providing an entirely new and accessible experience for Atlantans.

Since its inaugural year in 2011, more than 250 articles have been published regarding the new cultural vitality of the city. The project has ignited conversations regarding the importance of cultural districts in City Planning and Urban Design Departments as well as the City Council and surrounding communities.”

Visit elevateatlart.com for a full schedule of Elevate 2022’s events.