Call for Public Art Proposals to Commemorate “Atlanta Legacy Makers”

September 30,2020

For Immediate Release

Media Inquiries - Paige Sullivan, Central Atlanta Progress
(770) 688-5689 |

Project Inquiries - Fredalyn M. Frasier, Central Atlanta Progress
(404) 307-4286 |


Call for Public Art Proposals to Commemorate “Atlanta Legacy Makers”  

WHAT: Central Atlanta Progress, in partnership with the City of Atlanta, is launching an open competition for the commission of an exciting project at the nexus of Atlanta’s beating heart, Woodruff Park.

This artwork will be the culmination of the “Atlanta Legacy Makers” effort, a public commemoration of Atlanta’s inheritance exemplified by two Atlanta mayors, Ivan Allen Jr. and Maynard Jackson, Jr. The effort aims to embrace the legacy that Atlantans—now and next—are charged to carry forward.

This project will honor the legacy of Atlanta’s past, provide aspiration for its future, and it will activate its present. It will do so by:

  • Creating a monument to honor the legacy of two pivotal Atlanta mayors: Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr. and Mayor Maynard Jackson, Jr.
  • Commissioning a landmark artwork by a contemporary artist who aspires to Dr. King’s vision of Beloved Community as fervently as Atlantans do.
  • Reimagining the public space on the north side of Woodruff Park, considering how the plaza meets the street at both Peachtree Street and Auburn Avenue, as well as how the space can be utilized for this project and other public activations and gatherings.

KEY DOCUMENTS: Click here to access the complete Call for Proposals document, and click here to access an Appendix of relevant project information.

WHEN: Proposals are due November 23, 2020.

MORE INFORMATION: Learn more about Atlanta Legacy Makers by visiting


About Central Atlanta Progress / Atlanta Downtown Improvement District: Central Atlanta Progress, Inc., is a Downtown business association with approximately 240 members. Its mission is to champion a vibrant community with strong leadership and sustainable infrastructure that is safe, livable, diverse, economically viable, accessible, clean, hospitable and entertaining. The Atlanta Downtown Improvement District is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, charitable corporation created by CAP to make Downtown safer, cleaner and more hospitable. |