Johns Creek Beautification, Inc. is proud to introduce ArtSpot, a juried outdoor public art initiative to promote art in public spaces throughout the city of Johns Creek, Georgia. This initial display of visual images placed around the city is an exciting first step in developing a public art program aimed at enhancing culture and community identity.
ArtSpot will feature an annual rotating display of sculptures funded through state and regional grants and private donations. ArtSpot's goals include expanding visual arts to varying media, creating sculpture walks, and purchasing/commissioning of permanent works to be donated to the city.
Johns Creek Beautification, Inc. issued a national call for art in July to established sculpture artists, art institutions and professional organizations. Submissions are judged by our Public Art Committee, and will comply with the Community Standards established by the Leadership Johns Creek Public Art Master Plan adopted by the Johns Creek City Council. The sculptures are intended to be installed in select locations, including right of way, public parks and roundabouts beginning in November 2015 and will be displayed for a period of one year.
The City of Johns Creek Public Art Board will be conducting a public hearing on September 24, 2015 at 6:30 pm at City Hall, for the purpose of reviewing the initial submissions for recommendation to the City Council for final action on October 26, 2015.
In addition, ArtSpot will be conducting a Kickstarter fundraising campaign from September 26, 2015 through October 18, 2015 with the goal of purchasing the first permanent sculpture and to generate public awareness and engagement in this new initiative.
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Johns Creek Beautification, Inc., a non-profit 501(c)3 organization was formed for the specific purpose of providing median and right of way landscape enhancement, public works of art and historic preservation, thus, adding to the visual and physical comfort while sustaining property values for the residents and businesses within the City of Johns Creek, Georgia.
Johns Creek Beautification was proud to present a check for $5,000 to the Johns Creek Veterans Association on Oct. 14, 2014. The funds were used to help complete landscaping at the entrance plaza of the new Johns Creek Veterans Memorial Walk in Newtown Park on Old Alabama Road.
Board members Linda Westcott Johnson, Cindy Jenkins, Denise Wagner and Chuck Wilkinson presented the check to Johns Creek Veterans Association President Wayne Kidd and Treasurer Jim Williamson.
As fellow board member Linda Johnson mentioned in a recent nortfulton.com article, “We are honored to contribute to the new JC Veterans Memorial as a means to show our dedication and support for our city’s true heroes." It was, in fact, deeply gratifying to make this donation knowing that it would help ready the entrance for the memorial's Nov. 7 dedication and would help contribute to a unique and truly special feature in our city. It was most definitely in keeping with our mission to preserve and enhance the natural beauty in our common areas and public space.
The Johns Creek Veterans Memorial Walk is situated on a four acres of Newtown Park and is a handicap-accessible, landscaped trail with black granite memorials commemorating major U.S. conflicts dating from World War I. The entrance of the plaza features a brick sitting wall and flags for each branch of service.
As proud as we are for the small gift we made toward this project, we are also in awe, and extend our thanks, to everyone who supported and contributed to this project. Thanks to generous donations from the community, the Veterans association was able to complete this project without tax dollars. A significant amount of money was raised through the sale of personalized pavers which have been laid in front of the black granite memorials. Pavers are still available, and they make a pretty neat gift for the holidays. Visit the Veterans Association page at www.johnscreekga.gov for paver information.
The city of Johns Creek was a big dream in its own right, and that big dream has inspired others to reach for higher goals, make greater contributions and go beyond the status quo.
The creation of Johns Creek Beautification was an extension of that big dream, we believe. Our dream was simply to create a beautiful, clean community that exudes pride and purpose... a place we call home.
Operating effectively as a public private partnership created to benefit the citizens of the City of Johns Creek, our mission is to provide landscaping enhancement and preservation, architectural installations and public works of art in common areas and medians.
We are dedicated to preserving and enhancing the aesthetic beauty of the community while sustaining the property values for the residents and businesses within the City of Johns Creek.
Sometimes we accomplish this by executing our own projects, or we raise and donate funds to help the city obtain grants or provide other Johns Creek non-profits funds they need to complete an initiative.
Some of our recent donations helped in the following areas:
- Gateway median landscaping
- Johns Creek Greenway landscaping and pedestrian shelters
- Landscaping around the entrance to the Johns Creek Veterans Memorial in Newtown Park
If you'd like more information on how you can participate in our cause, please contact us at