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Elevate Week begins Oct. 18
Arts & Culture
Elevate Week begins Oct. 18

ATLANTA -- Elevate Week, the Office of Cultural Affairs' large scale public art project, will begin Friday, Oct. 18 at locations throughout the city.

Muralists and performance groups will create art with the theme "Transit: Time, People and Places" through Saturday, Oct. 26.

"I am excited by this year's program because it is a testament to the evolving role of public art in the cultural and economic development of Atlanta," Eddie Granderson, public art program manager for the Office of Cultural Affairs, said in a statement. "We are growing Atlanta's reputation as a cultural destination through public art."

MARTA has partnered with the program to design a special Elevate bus. Route 49 will drive past much of the Elevate artwork, giving riders the opportunity to see it.

At the Five Points, Georgia State University and Inman Park MARTA stations, theatrical artist Mike Molina will spend Elevate Week giving a dramatic performance that showcases the importance of public transportation.

Other Elevate Week highlights include:

* Tina Dunkley, director of the Clark Atlanta University Gallery, will guide visitors through 10 important pieces in the gallery's collection; certain artworks will be recreated on the sides of buildings between Peachtree and Spring streets.

* "Lost and Found," a mural by Sarah Emerson, will be added to the South Broad Mural Project.

* California artists Peter Tonningsten and Lisa Levine will place leveraging images from photo booths around the city.

Get more details about Elevate Week at elevateatlantaart.com.

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