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Mayor Reed Commits up to $12 Million for Public Art

May 1,2015

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Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed announced a major commitment to the arts during the Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau’s annual meeting on April 30.

As part of the $250 infrastructure bond recently passed in Atlanta, he said between $8 million and $12 million would be devoted to public art.

Reed called it the “the biggest investment in public art in one single spend in the history of Atlanta.”

He said more conversation would come as to what kinds of public art would be funded by the money and where it would go.

“I want to hear from you,” Reed said. “I want to hear your input. And, I want to hear your voices.”