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Cultural Arts Center for Johns Creek

Concept drawing of Arts and Culture Center in Johns Creek
Conceptual Sketch of a Cultural Arts Center in Johns Creek
prepared by Robertson Loia Roof, Architects & Engineers

The Financial Feasibility Study has been completed
Project Name is selected - Legacy Center at Johns Creek

THE PROJECT: “Building Johns Creek’s Gathering Place”

The Legacy Center of Johns Creek will be a multi-use, multi-discipline arts center designed to be used not only as a comprehensive cultural arts venue, but a place for community, social, and business events.  It is envisioned to be a strong economic driver for both the arts and the greater community of Johns Creek.  Many community and government leaders consider the Legacy Center to be a top priority and potential “anchor” in the development of a city center for Johns Creek.

The proposed components are a well-equipped performance space with seating for 700+, a large rehearsal/banquet/meeting room, a new home for the Johns Creek Arts Center and appropriate lobby and office/support spaces. These amenities do not currently exist in the area and several independent studies have confirmed that they would be well-supported by the residents and businesses in and near Johns Creek.

As a hub of activity, the Legacy Center will support community gatherings, social and business events, plus a wide range of local and touring concerts and shows. But, at its heart, it will be a place for creating, exhibiting, rehearsing, performing and teaching the arts and culture by and for the citizens of Johns Creek.


The Task Force of the Legacy Center of Johns Creek is comprised of 17 members representing the arts, business and civic organizations, as well as local and state governments.  The complete list of TASK FORCE members is available on the Legacy Center website,

The recently completed professional funding feasibility study indicated that 80% of those interviewed supported the project as being “very important to the community.”  The Executive Summary of this report will be available on our website,  This report comes on the heels of a professional needs assessment and facility feasibility study that indicated the demand for such a facility in the area was long overdue. 

The work of the Legacy Center Task Force will continue in the weeks and months ahead.  Updates on the project will be posted on our website.

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 . . . Learn more

Visit the Legacy Center Facebook page.


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. The following three studies preceded the Financial Feasibility Study and showed the need for such a center in Johns Creek. The 2018 feasibility study by Webb Management was funded through the Johns Creek CVB with Hotel/Motel tax revenue.

March 2016 Concept Review: Johns Creek Center for Arts & Culture presented by the Art and Culture Board, City of Johns Creek

July 2017 Report on the Cultural Arts Community in and near Johns Creek prepared by the Johns Creek Visual and Performing Arts Center Task Force, a committee of the Cultural Arts Alliance at Johns Creek

May 2018 Feasibility Study Report presented to the Johns Creek City Council by Webb Management


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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