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.
MISSION: ArtSpot is the public art subcommittee of Johns Creek Beautification (JCB) and is dedicated to the use of art in public outdoor places as a means to strengthen and enrich the identity and culture of the City of Johns Creek community
PUBLIC ART MASTER PLAN: The Johns Creek Chamber of Commerce, through its Leadership Class, and JCB created a public art plan for consideration by the City. The document was approved by the Mayor and City Council in April 2013 and established the general criteria for public art, locations, and process of approvals. As part of this approval, the associated ordinances were revised to enable the implementation of the community’s long-awaited vision.
APPROACH: Working in tandem with the City of Johns Creek , JCB plans to actively work to implement our public art initiative, ArtSpot. It is envisioned that with multiple locations available in parks and on rights-of-way throughout the city, JCB would issue a call to artist to submit public art pieces for consideration based upon the final agreed locations. JCB would lead the fundraising efforts with a final goal of purchasing at least one of the pieces of public art for the community per year.
COMING SOON: The second call for art will be out in late summer/early fall 2016. The dates of the exhibition will be from April 2017 to March 2018.
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JCB BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Linda Westcott Johnson - Founder and President
Cleve Gaddis - Founder, Vice President and Treasurer
Denise Dorage Wagner
PAST EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBERS
Jay Bockisch - Founder
Wendy Butler - Founder
Lindsay Kieselbach Ritter
Johns Creek Beautification, Inc.
We believe that beauty, in its many forms, calms or ignites the soul.
Our cause is simple – a beautiful, clean community that exudes pride and purpose...
a place we call home.
Johns Creek Beautification (JCB), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, was formed in 2007 for the specific purpose of enhancing and preserving the natural beauty in our common areas and public spaces through landscape installations, environmental preservation, and public works of art. Our goal is to be involved in establishing and maintaining a standard of living that contributes to the visual and physical comfort of the citizens and businesses of Johns Creek.
Secret Garden Tour - Johns Creek Beautification launched its wildly successful city-wide garden tour in 2018. The Secret Gardens of Johns Creek Tour, was a well-attended, multi-generational, culturally diverse outdoor community event. Tour patrons enjoyed walking through exquisite personal properties. In 2019, JCB partnered with Autrey Mill Nature Preserve (AMNP) for its second annual Garden Tour. For more information about the Secret Garden Tour of 2021 click here.
Daffodils4Hope - Daffodils4Hope was launched in 2019, in partnership with CanCare Atlanta, to support cancer survivors. Large beds of daffodils were planted at several locations in the city including the Veterans Memorial at Newtown Park. The goal is to find and plant daffodils at additional locations over the next few years, as a way to raise awareness of the specific needs of cancer survivors and to beautify our city.
"In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous." – Aristotle
Art Spot - In 2015, Johns Creek Beautification created Art Spot, the public art subcommittee dedicated to the use of art in public outdoor places as a means to strengthen and enrich the identity and culture of the Johns Creek community. For more info go to http://www.artspotjcb.org
Even before Johns Creek became a city, the Johns Creek Community Association (JCCA) collaborated with community and state leaders to secure $100,000 in grants from the Fulton County Tree Fund, along with donations from local businesses, which allowed the city to secure additional, larger grants. Johns Creek Beautification was created to lead the median and right-of-way beautification efforts along the Medlock and State Bridge corridors. The organization spent its early years setting down roots with the newly formed City of Johns Creek by working closely with them on the median projects, donating tree saplings to Northview High School and local neighborhoods, paving the way for public art installations, and by navigating funding processes for future projects.