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Sandtown Residents Collaborate with Artist on City’s First Creative Placemaking Project
Arts, Community, Economic Development, Sandtown

Sandtown Residents Collaborate with Artist on City’s First Creative Placemaking Project

After a series of community brainstorming meetings and coordination with the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT), South Fulton's first creative placemaking project has been installed. The four-panel monument in the roundabout at the intersection of Campbellton, Boat Rock and New Hope showcases the diverse natural surroundings of the Sandtown community. The project, which began in 2018, was spearheaded by District 1 Councilwoman Catherine Foster Rowell. She tapped local artist Allen Peterson to produce the artwork. Over a period of several months, Peterson and his design partner, Julia Hill, toured the Sandtown community and took photos for inspiration, and collaborated with residents on imagery and design during multiple meetings. "We wanted to cast a wide net to get as much...
Public Art: South Fulton Makes Plans for a More Vibrant City
Arts, Government

Public Art: South Fulton Makes Plans for a More Vibrant City

South Fulton’s Public Art Commission is soliciting feedback on the future of public art in the city via an online survey available through September 30. Input from the survey will be incorporated into the city’s first public art master plan.  Input is sought from residents, city leaders and personnel, business owners, local artists, and other stakeholders. Feedback will help to guide future programming and funding priorities.  Two projects have been completed in South Fulton this year. A “paint by numbers” mural was produced by artist Vernon Robinson in collaboration with community members at Sandtown Park in April. Earlier this month, a four-panel sculpture created by artist Allen Peterson was installed in the roundabout at Campbellton Road and Boat Rock Road. Councilwoman Cathe...

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