During April, Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta (BGCMA) is launching the “75 Blue Doors” project to celebrate its 75th anniversary and illustrate how local clubs are “opening doors” for youth in and around Atlanta.
The project, presented by Leadership Atlanta and WonderRoot, partners 25 artists with local Boys & Girls Clubs to create 75 individual art displays. Each piece of art is inspired by kids and teens at the club who are focused on achieving “Great Futures” and the dedicated staff members who are helping them get there.
The city of Atlanta will serve as a living gallery for these works of art. While several doors will start their display April 1, the majority of artwork will hit public locations on April 7 to kick off national Boys & Girls Clubs Week. Blue doors will be featured in prominent locations, such as Atlanta City Hall, the Fox Theatre, SunTrust Plaza, Atlanta History Center and Turner Field.
Artwork will remain on display through April 30.
Individuals can view a full gallery of the blue doors at http://www.75bluedoors.org, where they can vote for their favorite and give $75 to help shape futures and open doors for the youth in their communities. On this website, viewers can also read stories of the kids and staff who inspired the doors and check out biographies of the talented artists involved.
BGCMA serves more than 3,400 kids each day providing an environment where youth feel safe and secure to dream, discover and develop their potential.