Atlantans are being reminded that the arts do indeed live in the city, and throughout the Atlanta region.

More than 25 metro arts organizations have launched the return of “Atlanta Art Lives Here,” an awareness campaign that focuses on the region’s arts and cultural offerings and their role within the life of a city.

First launched in 2011, “Atlanta Art Lives Here” was created to combat challenges facing the artistic community, including weak public funding, decreased local media coverage and declines in audience attendance. The campaign was successful and earned region-wide support for the arts community.

The campaign, organized by, a service of Public Broadcasting Atlanta, has 15 returning organizations. Billboards and MARTA advertisements have been launched, along with radio spots, print advertisements and a presence at community events — all with the goal of spreading the message, “You Are Where the Art Is.”

Organizations participating in this year’s campaign include Alliance Theatre, Arts at Emory, Arts at GSU, ArtWorks! Gwinnett, Atlanta Ballet, Atlanta Chamber Players, Atlanta Opera, Atlanta Radio Theatre Company, Atlanta Shakespeare Company, Atlanta Young Singers of Callanwolde, Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, Celtic Company, Center for Puppetry Arts, Emory Center for Ethics, Ferst Center Presents, Flux Projects, Georgia Ballet, Georgia Ensemble Theatre, Georgia Shakespeare, GSU Center for Collaborative & International Arts (CENCIA), Georgia State University School of Music, Horizon Theatre Company, Hudgens Center for the Arts, Rialto Center for the Arts at Georgia State University, Roswell Presents and Underground Atlanta.

About Kathy Janich

Kathy Janich is a longtime arts journalist who has been seeing, working in or writing about the performing arts for most of her life. She's a member of the Theatre Communications Group, the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas, Americans for the Arts and the National Arts Marketing Project. Full disclosure: She’s also an artistic associate at Synchronicity Theatre.

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