Operating under the theme F(orever) I L(ove) A(tl) – F.I.L.A., The goal of ELEVATE 2015 was to generate a heightened sense of pride in the city of Atlanta and what it offers to the nation and the world. ELEVATE 2015 produced a 9-day celebration of what makes Atlanta unique and special through visual art, performances, and events that showcase Atlanta – past, present, and future.
Inspired by its rise from the ashes of Sherman’s war campaign, Atlanta is represented by the phoenix. Today, she continues to reinvent herself. ELEVATE 2015 was a celebration of Atlanta, where she’s been, where she is now and where she is going!
The curator for ELEVATE 2015 was visual/performing artist and scholar Fahamu Pecou.