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City of Atlanta Atlanta Mayoral Forum

Live from Atlanta Symphony Hall at the Woodruff Arts Center hosted a live-streamed Atlanta Mayoral Forum on the Arts Monday, September 27 at 7 p.m.

Atlanta Mayoral candidates Andre Dickens, Kasim Reed, Felicia Moore, Antonio Brown, and Sharon Gay attend. The event was moderated by Rose Scott, an award-winning journalist, and host of the midday news program “Closer Look” heard on Atlanta’s NPR WABE 90.1 FM.

As the arts provide both economic development and cultural enrichment for the community, mayoral platforms on the arts are vital to their vision of Atlanta in the coming years.

Candidates will discuss their vision for the Arts within the City of Atlanta and their plan to leverage the Office of Cultural Affairs to support the continued growth and vitality of our arts and culture community and address quality of life issues.

Candidates will discuss:

— Framing public policy related to the arts, such as mural arts zoning laws
— Funding the arts, including taxes
— Using the arts for community development, including arts in public schools, supporting new arts districts, neighborhood revitalization, and access to the arts for all Atlantans