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Atlanta Arts and Entertainment District:
A New Sign District for Downtown

The Atlanta Arts & Entertainment District (AAED) is a neighborhood activation and economic development project for Downtown Atlanta. AAED fuses new outdoor media, local art, and advertising and funds cultural and public space programming in the city’s core. By creating light, vitality, and activity, AAED authentically reflects the vibrancy of Atlanta as a whole. The District is managed by the Atlanta Downtown Improvement District (ADID) and self-funds its management and programming through revenue sharing agreements with media companies within the District.

AAED is a fusion of art and advertising. This cultural innovation effort blends new outdoor media, local art, accent lighting, and digital and static signage to activate buildings and blank walls and infuse the Downtown neighborhood with light, art, and cultural programming.  As the physical and symbolic center of the city and the region, Downtown’s newest vibrancy effort will redefine Atlanta’s culture and brand.

NOTICE - Nominations are now being accepted for a "North" Downtown Resident to serve on the AAED Atlanta Downtown Improvement District Advisory Council.  Nominations are due September 6th before 12 pm EDT.  Review the details here.

Document Downloads
District Summary Fact Sheet
District Map

Final Legislation
District Creation (16-O-1608)
Zoning Updates, District Map and Sign Plan (17-O-1009)
Authorization of Cooperation Agreement (17-R-3001)

If you have questions or need more information, contact Jennifer Ball.