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
A BIG THANK YOU!!!
The Board of Directors of Johns Creek Beautification would like to thank a number of people for their part in making another successful tour in 2019. It really takes a village, and without all involved, this tour does not happen:
Our Tour Property Homeowners: Thank you for your graciousness, time and investment in opening your stunning yards to strangers, so that they can be inspired, amazed and appreciate what is truly possible with nature's pallette.
The Autrey Mill Nature Preserve: Thank you for joining our tour and opening the eyes of our community to the wonderful educational and interesting resources available "just down the street" in Johns Creek.
Our Sponsors: Thank you for your investment in our mission that allows us to promote, prepare and deliver a first class garden tour. We really hope to have a long and beneficial partnership with each of you for future events.
Our Artists and Musicians: You are the frosting on the cake and make our garden tour extra special. Whether forging steel, painting, playing instruments or singing in a band, you provide that additional entertainment that make our classy gardens even more classy!
Our Tour Day Volunteers: Thank you for taking your precious weekend time to make our guests feel warm, welcomed, safe, comfortable and educated. You are all so kind, caring and helpful in bringing Tour Day together
Our Planning Committee: Wow! You are just amazing. You have spent countless hours during the last eight months of your life working as a cohesive, caring and highly considerate team to ultimately bring a day of joy to a lot of people. Our guest garden lovers are a special lot, and I'm sure they truly appreciate the very hard and effective work that you have done. We certainly have!
Our Guests: This event is ultimately for you! Thank you for trusting in mother nature this year and showing up in force on tour day to enjoy a great show. Our property owners have great pride in their yards, and I assure you it warms their hearts to see the joy in your faces as you peruse their gardens. They love your interest, your curiosity, your conversations and hope that you are able to take away some great ideas for your own home.
Until next year, thank you once again, and keep an eye out for tour photos in the coming weeks!
Mike & Lynne Riley / Steven & Betsy Kramer / Mike and Laurie Born /
John and Georgia Ellis / Georgia Nickles / Studio 16 Artists
ABOUT JOHNS CREEK BEAUTIFICATION
The term "raising awareness" has entered into our everyday language. We are constantly being made aware of environmental issues, our habits and our vulnerabilities. While there are numerous worthy causes, our cause is simple: to drive to a beautiful, clean community that exudes pride and purpose... to a place we call home.
Johns Creek Beautification is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that has been formed to enhance and preserve the natural beauty in our common areas and public spaces through landscape installations, environmental preservation and public works of art.
The beginnings of JCB took root prior to the creation of the city of Johns Creek with the Medlock Bridge Beautification Project on SR 141, which was executed under the stewardship of the Johns Creek Community Association (JCCA). Community and state leaders worked together with the JCCA to formalize plans and to secure and facilitate $100,000 in grants from the Fulton County Tree Fund, along with donations from local businesses, to ensure the successful installation of Phase I.
Today, the JCB continues that tradition. We work closely with the City of Johns Creek to help secure grants for landscaping and beautification projects. In fact, JCB donations of $15,000 helped the city obtain more than $130,000 in grants to fund landscaping at Jones Bridge and Abbots Bridge and at States Bridge Road, Kimball Bridge as well as landscaping for the planned Kimball Bridge Multi-Use Trail project.
Help us continue this return on investment.
We believe that beauty, in its many forms, calms or ignites the soul. Our goal is to raise awareness in a different way…..to initiate projects and 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.