November thru December

Johns Creek Arts Center
Holiday Artists Market
Johns Creek Arts Center
Fri, Dec 02  
Fri, Dec 23  

Searching for the perfect gift for that special person? Our Holiday Artists Market is filled with hand crafted items by local Georgia Artists - jewelry, silk scarves, ceramics, greeting cards, and more! Opening Dec 2nd, shopping through Dec 23. Check hours at JCAC website.
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Fleetwood Dance Theatre
The Nutcracker ballet
Blessed Trinity Performing Arts Theater
Fri, Dec 02   8:00pm
Sat, Dec 03   11:00am
Sat, Dec 03   3:00pm
Sat, Dec 03   7:30pm
Sun, Dec 04   2:30pm

Enjoy a holiday classic - The Nutcracker, a Magical Legacy. Special discounts for Girl Scout Troops includes a backstage tour and patch.
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City of Johns Creek
Holly Jolly Block Party
Johns Creek City Hall parking lot
Sat, Dec 03   4:00pm-8:00pm

Join in the holiday spirit and celebrate the season at the City of Johns Creek's Holly Jolly Block Party!
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City of Johns Creek
Breakfast with Santa
Park Place, Newtown Park
Sat, Dec 10   9:00am-10:00am
Sat, Dec 10   10:30am-11:30am

Jolly Old St. Nick is visiting Johns Creek a little early and invites all the good girls and boys to a special "Breakfast with Santa". This event gives our special guests time with the Big Elf himself, lots of delectable goodies, music and holiday crafts. Reservations required.
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City of Johns Creek
Adaptive Recreation Lunch with Santa
Park Place, Newtown Park
Sat, Dec 10   12:00pm

You are invited to Lunch with Santa! Join us for food, music, and fun! The Johns Creek Recreation & Parks Division offers programs and events to enrich the lives of people with disabilities. Families who have an individual with a disability are welcome to join us at these events! Reservations required.
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Johns Creek Symphony
Christmas Pops
Johns Creek United Methodist Church
Sat, Dec 17   7:30pm

Johns Creek's favorite holiday tradition with Banks & Shane and the Johns Creek Chorale.
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Johns Creek Symphony
A Kids' Christmas
Johns Creek United Methodist Church
Sat, Dec 17   2:30pm

A sensory-friendly holiday concert for the whole family.
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CFS Funding Announcement
Guidelines & Application Online
Mon, Nov 14  
Wed, Dec 21  

The Fulton County Dept. of Arts & Culture announces funding ranging from $1,000 to $50,000 for Fulton Co. based arts, cultural and community-based non-profit organizations, and artist collectives for the 2023 funding cycle. APPLICATION DEADLINE is Dec. 21.
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CFS Funding Announcement
Guidelines & Application Online
Wed, Dec 21  

APPLICATION DEADLINE for The Fulton County Dept. of Arts & Culture Contracts for Services (CFS) funding ranging from $1,000 to $50,000 for Fulton Co. based arts, cultural and community-based non-profit organizations, and artist collectives for the 2023 funding cycle.
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Building Character
Winter Break Acting Camp
Footnotes Dance & Acrobatics
Tue, Dec 27  
Wed, Dec 28  
Thu, Dec 29  

This exciting Winter Break Camp will ensure you child won't get the post holiday blues! Jam Packed with fun and interactive classes like On Camera acting, Hip Hop, Stage Combat, Musical Theatre, and more ! Learn new skills or polish the ones your child has been working with us!
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Make the SEASON BRIGHT with a HOLIDAY PERFORMANCE

Fleetwood Dance Theater's
"The Nutcracker, A Magical Legacy"

December 2, 3, 4 afternoon and evening times
Blessed Trinity Performing Arts Theater
11320 Woodstock Rd, Roswell, GA
Tickets and more info

Special discounts for Girl Scout Troops, includes backstage tour and patch at some performances.

Johns Creek Symphony's A Kids' Christmas Concert

December 17, 2022 2:30pm
Johns Creek United Methodist Church
11180 Medlock Bridge Rd, Johns Creek, GA

This is a sensory-friendly concert that is free from "traditional theater rules" and also accomodates children with Autism as well as individuals with Dementia, Alzheimer's, or other special needs. Tickets and more info

Johns Creek Symphony's Christmas Pops Concert

December 17, 2022 7:30pm
Johns Creek United Methodist Church
11180 Medlock Bridge Rd, Johns Creek, GA

This is one of Johns Creek's favorite holiday traditions, as it features local folk group, Banks & Shane, as well as the Johns Creek Chorale. Enjoy classic holiday songs in an elegant performance that will bring holiday cheer to all that attend.Tickets and more info

Funding Available from
Fulton County Contracts for Services (CFS)

Arts & culture non-profits, individual artists, municipalities are encouraged to apply!

HURRY! Deadline to submit applications is Wednesday, December 21, 2022.

Funding is for Fulton County-based nonprofit and tax-exempt arts & culture organizations, cultural institutions, colleges, and universities, municipalities, and artists that produce or present arts programming open to the public.

  • General operating or project support is available.
  • Funding ranges from $1,000 to $50,000.
  • Arts programming must take place between January 1 - December 31, 2023.
  • Guidelines are available at www.fultonarts.org. Contact the Department of Arts and Culture to verify eligibility. Staff members are available to assist organizations throughout the application process.
  • Applications are made online.

ONLINE APPLICATION REVIEW WEBINARS

FCAC is offering virtual application workshops to review the guidelines and application process. New applicants and new staff members of returning organizations are encouraged attend. Free, but reservations required. Visit www.fultonarts.org Contacts for Services menu option to RSVP.

November 18, 2022 at 2:00 – 3:00 P.M.

November 30, 2022 at 11:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.

December 8, 2022 at 3:00 – 4:00 P.M.

December 13, 2022 at 2:00 – 3:00 P.M.

For more information call 404-612-5780 or visit the Fulton County Arts and Culture Department  website at  www.fultonarts.org

Thanks to all who attended our meeting at City Hall on November 13th, "A Gathering for Arts & Culture"

Entering an exciting time for arts and culture in Johns Creek, the Cultural Arts Alliance held its first in-person general meeting since the start of the pandemic. It was a well-attended meeting with a chance to connect arts & culture leaders, professional artists, nonprofit organizations, businesses, local officials, and arts & culture advocates.

The program included a history and update of the Cultural Arts Alliance and the Legacy Center project from Wayne Baughman, the latest on the Legacy Center campaign and next steps in funding from Steve Dorough of First Community Development, and information about the city's new initiatives to encourage and support arts and culture activities from Stacey Gross, the city's Volunteer Coordinator.

Attendees were enthusiastic about all that's happening and discussed ideas to further coordinate programming and collaboration between organizations and how to better bring awareness of arts & culture activities to residents.

We plan to resume quarterly meetings with another in February 2023.

MORE PUBLIC ART for JOHNS CREEK !


Rogers Bridge Artwork Selected

Large public art piece announced for the Johns Creek side of the Chattahoochee River utilizing the historic Rogers Bridge steel salvage.

Artist Ilan Averbuch's proposed sculpture "The Bridge" is utilizing salvaged steel from the historic Rogers Bridge and reclaimed granite blocks. This large public art piece will be situated on the Johns Creek side of the Chattahoochee River close to the location of the old bridge and the earlier Rogers Ferry.

On each side, pieces of the old steel abstractly represent people supporting the granite arch, a symbolic connection to each other and the river throughout this area's history.

Once it was clear the historic bridge would be replaced with a new structure, the Johns Creek Historical Society, JCCVB, and others were active advocates of saving the bridge steel (a small portion pictured below) to create public art. $200,000 funding was made available for one large and a couple smaller artworks when the Fulton County Commissioners budgeted $150,000, thanks to Commissioner Liz Hausmann, and the Johns Creek City Council approved the JCCVB recommendation to allocate $50,000 of hotel/motel tax to the project.

Read more about the artist and artwork selected in the Johns Creek Herald Meet the New York sculptor turning Rogers Bridge steel into a 34-foot statue. Chamian Cruz, Johns Creek Herald. October 12, 2022

 


Ribbon Cutting for the 2nd Gateway Marker Public Art Piece

Located on State Bridge Rd near the Chattahoochee

The artist William Massey (3rd from left), JC CVB, JC Chamber, and City reps celebrated completion of the gateway marker.

Be sure to read the inscription on the base of this gateway marker. Its statement explains that the icons on the gateway marker's bridge represent Johns Creek's past, present, and future.


Bell-Boles Horse Sculpture
"Entwined Strength"

was installed May 4th

"Entwined Strength", by sculptor Eric Strauss and commissioned by Beautification Johns Creek, was installed successfully at the Bell- Boles roundabout on May 4th. Congratulations to sculptor Eric Strauss and to Lynn Canty, Johns Creek Beautification ArtSpot chair. A ribbon-cutting celebration was held June 5th.

See more photos and a video of the installation
Johns Creek Beautification Facebook

  Building Johns Creek's Gathering Place

Keep up with the latest news of the Legacy Center Project

www.jclegacyarts.org

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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.

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.

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