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Calls for Artists: The Pyramid Project

The City of Atlanta - Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs (OCA) is currently seeking creative and innovative team members for the 2019 ELEVATE Public Art Program. Experienced local artists and designers are invited to submit qualifications and budget breakdowns through 11:59pm EST, August 16, 2019.  

 The Pyramid Food Gallery will reimagine a black owned community grocery store and examine how art and design can transform the way a community experiences space.  The aim of the project is to confront issues of food deserts by reimagining a local corner store as a source of fresh food as well as a space of beauty.

Featuring an interior redesign by chosen interior designers, signage artist, and artisan -- who will work alongside the store owner, the curatorial team, and the Office of Cultural Affairs collaboratively to creative a unique visual language.

The Pyramid Project is this year’s ELEVATE theme “cultural capital” embodied, as it is both a long-term physical investment in a community business and a cultural investment in creating an experience of community nourishment. The imagined possibilities for the space will consider both the civic needs of the community as well as the artistic intentions of the business owner. Most importantly the Pyramid Project emphasizes a necessity of investment in people, the most essential community nourishment there is.

Artisan

Interior Designer

Signage and Graphics

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