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On Friday, The City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs hosted ELEVATE: Summer, a one day event that featured performance art, dance, music, public art installations, an artist market and food trucks. Performers included:

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·       Poetry Slam Inc’s National Poetry Slam Atlanta groups: Art Amok, Java Monkey, Fountain City (Brave New Voices team) and Just ‘N Thyme

·       Uma Pulendran

·       Ajmal “Mas Man’ Millar

·       Mausiki Scales & the Common Ground Collective

·       Speakerfoxxx & Bosco

Public art installations were created by local South Downtown art organizations Murmur Media, Broad Street Visitors Center, Mammal Gallery, Eyedrum Music & Art Gallery and Downtown Player’s Club.

The Office of Cultural Affairs also announced the theme for the annual ELEVATEfall program scheduled to take place October 13th – 21st, 2016 at South Downtown (Broad Street SW). This year, ELEVATE’s theme is ‘Microcosm’ and will be curated by Allie Bashuk, Monica Campana, Pastiche Lumumba and Mark DiNatale.

For more information about ELEVATE, please visit: www.ocaatlanta.com.

Photos by Terry Shropshire for Atlanta Daily World and Real Times Media

Photos by Terry Shropshire for Atlanta Daily World and Real Times Media

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