ARTS & CULTURE EVENTS
Now through December
The Johns Creek Chorale
The Road not Taken
Johns Creek United Methodist Church
Sat, Oct 19   7:00pm

Enjoy an evening of choral music with the Johns Creek Chorale.
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City of Johns Creek
Johns Creek Arts Festival
Field across from The Atlantic Athletic Club
Sat, Oct 19   10:00am-6:00pm
Sun, Oct 20   10:00am-5:00pm

130 whimsical and fun artisans from around the country will exhibit their paintings, pottery, metalwork, folk art, glass, jewelry, and more.
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CYT Christian Youth Theater
Matilda, The Musical
Mt. Pisgah Church
Thu, Oct 24   7:00pm
Fri, Oct 25   7:00pm
Sat, Oct 26   2:00pm
Sat, Oct 26   7:00pm
Sun, Oct 27   3:00pm

Roald Dahl's "Matilda, The Musical" follows the story of a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence, and psychokinetic powers.
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Autrey Mill Nature Preserve
Spooky Mill
Autrey Mill Heritage Village
Fri, Oct 25   6:00pm-9:00pm
Sat, Oct 26   6:00pm-9:00pm

A family-fun Halloween event with Haunted House, Haunted Trail, Mad Scientist, games, and more! Jr. Spooky Mill is Oct. 27th, 1-4pm with Halloween-themed activities for younger children.
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Chopin Society
Sergei Babayan piano recital
Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center
Sun, Oct 27   6:00pm

Sergei Babayan is one of the leading pianists of our time: Hailed for his emotional intensity, bold energy and remarkable levels of color, Sergei Babayan brings a deep understanding and insight to an exceptionally diverse repertoire.
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North Atlanta Dance
The Nutcracker
Infinite Energy Theater
Fri, Nov 15   7:30pm
Sat, Nov 16   2:30pm
Sat, Nov 16   7:30pm
Sun, Nov 17   2:30pm

This Holiday family favorite is fun for everyone from nine to ninety! Without a bad seat in the house, all will be drawn into the magical tale of a young girl and her dream Christmas.
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Autrey Mill Nature Preserve
Scout Day
Autrey Mill Nature Preserve
Sat, Nov 16   10:00am-2:00pm

A fun day when Scouts can perform activities toward earning a badge, rank requirement, etc. Activities are targeted for Cub Scouts (Tigers, Wolves, Bears, and Webelos) and Girl Scouts (Daisies, Brownies, and Jr. Girl Scouts).
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Johns Creek Symphony
JCSO POPS
Johns Creek United Methodist Church
Sat, Nov 16   7:30pm

Join us as we feature 1960s girl group The Crystals in a night of their Billboard chart-topping hits, including 'He's a Rebel', 'Then He Kissed Me', 'Da Doo Ron Ron', and more! Opening for The Crystals will be JCSO's String Quartet, performing favorite Pops arrangements, and future rock stars from the School of Rock Johns Creek.
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Johns Creek Symphony
Kids Christmas Concert
Johns Creek United Methodist Church
Sat, Nov 30   11:00am-12:00pm

A sensory-friendly concert for the whole family to kick-off the holiday season! This concert will feature favorite holiday songs, dancers from North Atlanta Dance Theatre, sing-alongs, and more, in a casual atmosphere where kids can be kids. Concert will include CBS 46's Karyn Greer as emcee.
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Cambridge Academy of Music
Cambridge Students Fall Recital
Cambridge Academy of Music
Sun, Dec 08  

Enjoy a recital of Cambridge Academy's students.
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Atlanta Dance Theatre
The Nutcracker
Roswell Cultural Arts Center
Fri, Dec 13   7:30pm
Sat, Dec 14   2:00pm
Sat, Dec 14   7:30pm
Sun, Dec 15   2:00pm

Performances of the Nutcracker ballet. Atlanta Dance Theatre's 38th Season.
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The Johns Creek Chorale
Joy, Joy, Joy - Christmas with the Chorale
Johns Creek United Methodist Church
Sun, Dec 15   3:00pm

Join both the Johns Creek Chorale and Tapestry as they perform holiday music from favorites from today and from times gone by. Some selections include Silent Night, Joy to the world, Carol of the Bells and many more.
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Johns Creek Symphony
Christmas Gala Concert
Johns Creek United Methodist Church
Sat, Dec 21   7:30pm-10:00pm

The Johns Creek Chorale and Johns Creek native, soprano Bevin Hill, will be our special guests as we celebrate the Most Wonderful Time of the Year in a hometown holiday spectacular.
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Full Calendar of Events

ARTS & CULTURE FUNDING OPPORTUNITY
Fulton County Contracts for Services (CFS) for 2020

CFS Application Deadline:
October 18, 2019

Funding will range from $1,000 to $50,000 for Fulton County based artists, arts, cultural and community based nonprofit organizations and artist collectives

Applications must be completed and submitted online through the WebGrants system.

Technical assistance workshops will be conducted free of charge. Advanced registration is required. First-time applicants are strongly encouraged to attend one workshop.

  • September 16, 11:00am-12:00pm at Fulton-Atlanta Public Library Metropolitan
  • September 19, 2-3pm via a Webinar
  • September 27, 2-3pm at Abernathy Arts Center
  • October 3, 2-3pm at City of College Park Public Safety Bldg
  • October 8, 10-11am via a Webinar
CFS PROGRAM CHANGES FOR 2020
  • First-time applicants are no longer capped at a $5,000 maximum request amount. Applicants are allowed to request the maximum amount they are eligible to request based upon the organization’s budget size in the project support funds category. See the chart below for more details.
  • Small Arts Projects Support Funds applicants can request up to a maximum of $5,000.
  • Partner organizations receiving funding sources from Fulton County outside of the Contracts for Services process may be subject to a decreased funding award in the Contracts for Services process as recommend by the Fulton County Arts Council.

More information at www.fultonarts.org

CAAJC BOARD ELECTS OFFICERS

October 5th, 2019. Congratulations to the officers elected by the Cultural Arts Alliance board to serve through 2020. All have a long record of service in the arts and culture community in Johns Creek. Together with the expanded board, the officers will work to bring new vitality, resources, and ideas to the Cultural Arts Alliance with plans for additional programming and networking options for CAAJC members and the general public.

  • Linda Bergmann, President
  • Joan Compton, Treasurer
  • Lynn Pennington, Secretary
  • J. Wayne Baughman, VP
  • Margaret Liu, VP-Membership
  • Christina Simms, VP-Communications
  • Linda Brill, Johns Creek Symphony Orchestra
  • Lynn Fleetwood Dukes, Fleetwood Dance Center
  • Piotr Folkert, Musik21
  • Sue Haggerty, Arts Advocate
  • Dorota Lato, Chopin Society of Atlanta

 

Cultural Arts Center for Johns Creek

The Financial Feasibility Study is underway!
A Project Name is selected - Legacy Center at Johns Creek

The dream of having a facility dedicated to visual and performing arts and culture in Johns Creek has long been a conversation among arts professionals, arts supporters, elected officials and other leaders in the community. Three studies since 2016 have shown the need for such a center in Johns Creek. The latest was a 2018 feasibility study by Webb Management funded through the Johns Creek CVB with Hotel/Motel tax revenue.

Financial Feasibility Study Convergent Nonprofit Solutions has begun the financial feasibility study and are expecting to present their final report before Thanksgiving this year. The 15-member Task Force, formed by the CAAJC to lead this project, is working closely with Convergent Nonprofit Solutions to expedite completion of the study and will continue working on other aspects of the project.

Funding for the financial feasibility study has been provided by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners, due in large part to the efforts of District 1 Commissioner, Liz Hausmann. On March 25, 2019 the Johns Creek City Council passed a resolution in support of the Cultural Arts Center project.

This study is the next step toward launching the financial campaign for the proposed multidisciplinary cultural arts complex.

Legacy Center at Johns Creek is the name that has been selected for this project. Legacy is defined as something handed down from one generation to the next, so encompasses the history of arts and culture as passed down through the ages. Legacy also implies creating something for today and for the future. This name is for the project only. The name of the facility will be determined later.

More information at www.jclegacy.org and the Legacy Center Facebook page.

Concept drawing of Arts and Culture Center in Johns Creek
Conceptual Sketch
Cultural Arts Center in Johns Creek
prepared for the Art and Culture Board, City of Johns Creek
by Robertson Loia Roof, Architects & Engineers

ECONOMIC IMPACT of ARTS & CULTURE - TWO STUDIES

Here are two studies that show the substantial economic impact of arts and culture.

  1. Economic Impact Study for the Johns Creek Arts Festival commissioned by the Johns Creek CVB.
  2. Arts & Economic Impact in Metro Atlanta (includes Johns Creek) performed by the national organization Americans for the Arts.

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