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The City of Atlanta Launches Free Smartphone App for its Public Art Collection

Atlanta Public Art Tour app available for download on iPhone and Android devices

ATLANTA- The Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs (OCA), announced today the release of its new Atlanta Public Art Tour app. In partnership with TourBuddy, the OCA Public Art Program created a one-of-a-kind, interactive viewer experience that will lead users through downtown Atlanta corridors and historical sites and monuments that speak to the heart of Atlanta’s character.

“Making art accessible through technology is a priority for the Office of Cultural Affairs,” said Camille Russell Love, OCA Executive Director. “The Atlanta Public Art Tour app, will allow patrons to discover firsthand, the rich and vibrant history of these public works and will showcase what the city of Atlanta truly has to offer.”

The easy to navigate app uses GPS to pinpoint the user’s location along with citing dozens of dynamic public artworks within the City’s collection. Atlanta Public Art Tour also features vibrant color images of the collection, while providing in-depth text and audio on the history and artists of each unique piece. A printed guide of the tour, which will be available to residents and tourists alike, will be released soon as a companion tool for the app. Users can download the Atlanta Public Art Tour app for free on  iOS and Android by entering Atlanta Public Art Tour in the search menu.

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About The Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs

The City of Atlanta’s Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs (OCA) was established in 1974 to encourage and support Atlanta’s cultural resources. The initial mission was to solidify the role that arts and other cultural resources play in defining and enhancing the social fabric and quality of life of Atlanta citizens and visitors.

Today the OCA understands that the arts play an essential role in defining the cultural vitality of the city and is working to enhance Atlanta’s reputation as a cultural destination. The OCA aims to provide programs that contribute substantially to the city’s economy and quality of life.

 About Tour Buddy

Tour Buddy is a multimedia mobile app development and Software Company that specializes in audio tour apps. They have been creating digital audio tours and innovative ways to distribute them since 2008.

After several years of creating and producing audio tours, Tour Buddy designed the ideal Tour Guide App that offers all the information that visitors want in an intuitive and user friendly format.  Tour Buddy continues to combine its expertise in multimedia tours with software application development to help clients deliver tour content in the most engaging format.

 

 

 

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