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City Approves Agreement for Interim Arts Education And Programming at Abernathy Arts Center

August 18, 2022


SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. (Aug. 18, 2022) -- The City of Sandy Springs approved an agreement with Art Sandy Springs, Inc. (ArtSS) to provide temporary arts programming at the Abernathy Arts Center.

The agreement with ArtSS, for $20,000 is a one-time allocation to assist with funding for program operations for a Sept. 20, 2022, opening. The City acquired the art center from Fulton County and is currently evaluating the existing facilities to make needed upgrades. The City will open a formal solicitation to select its long-term programming partner for the facility.

“Art Sandy Springs has been providing valuable expertise to all matters relating to arts in the City and we are eager to work with them to provide temporary programming at this Center. These classes and programs are important to our community,” said Mayor Rusty Paul. 

Classes will be offered in a variety of subjects including drawing, painting, and mixed media. The classes will be held in the annex building of the Abernathy Art Center at 254 Johnson Ferry Road.

Art Sandy Springs board member and chair of the public art programs Cheri Morris said, “We are happy to expand our partnership with the City as we build on our successful sculpture program and the many art gifts we have facilitated. We look forward to bringing the citizens of Sandy Springs what we believe will be a world-class fine art education program at the Abernathy Arts Center.”  

For more information about the City of Sandy Springs, please visit us online at sandyspringsga.gov, or call the Citizen Response Center at 770-730-5600.  Follow breaking news and traffic alerts on Twitter and community news on Facebook, both @SandySpringsGA.


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