Community Art

This week on WCLK's The Local Take(Saturdays 8am), I reached out to Camille Love, the Executive Director of Cultural Affairs for the City of Atlanta, about the ELEVATE Atlanta Arts Festival, taking place from September 10th - October 30th. 

This week on The Local Take I speak with Faith Carmichael, founder of NEXT Atlanta a artist collective modeled on the Harlem Renaissance. 

Faith Carmichael explains how the group of artist from multi-disciplines came together.  We discuss their desire to influence the community through compelling images, narratives and gatherings. 

Each quarter Next Atlanta host a salon with an specific theme. The collective uses art to not only address social challenges but to also solve them.

We discuss art as inspiration and how public art can galvanize a community for change.