Take a peek at Atlanta's open spaces in their most vibrant guise at the ELEVATE 2022: Open Spaces!
By presenting high-caliber, free cultural experiences that showcase what makes Atlanta special and boost the city's cultural and economic vitality, ELEVATE aims to improve the cultural offerings of the city.
Every year, ELEVATE curates a theme that highlights different artistic elements and includes art and artists from all over the world in a thoughtful arrangement to pique viewers' curiosity and spark their imaginations while offering an entirely unique and approachable experience for Atlantans.
From Friday, September 16 through Sunday, October 9, ELEVATE 2022: OPEN SPACES will take place on weekends at locations all around Atlanta, from Uptown, Midtown, to Downtown! Every festival activity is free and available to everyone, so rally your friends and family!
As a way to engage the community and highlight Atlanta's abundance of creative talent, there will be music and dance performances, poetry readings, creative conversations, art installations, and interactive experiences!
The past three weekends have proven to be a blast, and as they kick off the fourth weekend from October 7 to 9, more surprises are coming!
There will be Cirque du Soleil’s KURIOS Cabinet of Curiosities, ONE Music Fest, and of course, The Festival on Ponce! The Festival on Ponce is an arts and crafts fair in Atlanta that takes place in the historic Olmsted Linear Park. Along with more than 125 exhibits of fine arts and crafts, folk, and "outsider art," visitors can take in the stunning environment created by one of America's most renowned landscape architects, Fredrick Olmsted Sr. It will also have an area for kids, local cuisine, and beverages.
Other exciting events to watch out for this weekend include The Atlanta Pride 2022, Beacon Dance Performance of HydroCartography, and Nathalie Stutzmann Conducts Beethoven's Ninth with Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.
More than 250 pieces about the city's new cultural life have been published since its inaugural year in 2011. The proposal has sparked debates over the value of cultural districts among city planning and urban design departments, the city council, and neighboring villages.