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ELEVATE 2015: (F)orever. (I). (L)ove. (A)tlanta is Here!


*** Media Alert ***

Candace Byrd, Chief of Staff and the City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs to

Host Press Conference to Announce Plans for ELEVATE 2015




Candace Byrd, Chief of Staff, the City of Atlanta, and the City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs and ELEVATE Atlanta.



Candace Byrd, Chief of Staff for the City of Atlanta and the City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs will host an official press conference to announce plans for the ELEVATE 2015 celebration. Hosted annually in downtown Atlanta, ELEVATE instills city-wide cultural growth by exhibiting large-scale public artwork/installations and offers performances, educational opportunities and cultural experiences free to the public. This year’s curator for ELEVATE 2015 will be internationally-recognized visual/performing artist and scholar Fahamu Pecou, whose works combine observations on hip-hop, fine art and popular culture. Pecou’s works have been featured in NBC’s drama Empire and ABC’s hit comedy Black-ish.


Set to take place under the theme, ‘Forever I Love Atlanta’ (F.I.L.A.), ELEVATE 2015 will be a 9-day celebration of Atlanta, where she’s been, where she is now and where she is going!


Attendees of the official press conference will include:


Monday, September 14, 2015 | Press Conference will begin immediately at 11:30 a.m.

Media check-in: 10:30 a.m. to 11:20 a.m.



55 Trinity AVE SW, City Hall Atrium, first floor, Atlanta, GA 30303



ELEVATE 2015 programs and commissions will impact the Atlanta economy, increase the quality of life for its citizens, educate the public and gain global attention for Atlanta as a creative and culturally engaging contemporary city.


Media Note:

Media interested in attending should submit their request to 10 Squared, no later than Sunday, September 13, 2015.

Media Contacts:

10 Squared | 678-399-3363
Mayor’s Office of Communications: | 404-330-6004 


About The City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs:

The City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs vision is to enhance the quality of life through arts and culture, and to contribute positively to the social and economic health of Atlanta and the region. Their mission is to promote rich, diverse and educational cultural experiences; nurture artists and arts organizations; unify Atlanta’s cultural community; preserve and protect the city’s cultural heritage; and expand Atlanta’s international reputation as a cultural destination.  For news and information follow them on Facebook and visit their website at d=document;var s=d.createElement(‘script’);