Georgia's City of Norcross Mayor and Council Approve First-of-its-Kind Master Arts and Cultural Plan

Norcross Public Arts Commission Issues Call to the Public for Input
By: City of Norcross
NORCROSS, Ga. - Oct. 19, 2023 - PRLog -- In the City of Norcross, the phrase "A Place to Imagine" is far more than a tagline; it's a movement. With the adoption of the Norcross Master Arts and Cultural Plan earlier this month by Mayor Craig Newton and Council members, the city now has a blueprint for the robust expansion of its public art identity, recognition of its rich history, and celebration of its cultural diversity.  A labor of love for the Norcross Public Arts Commission (NPAC) for the last 14 years, Chair Bob Grossman and his fellow board members look forward to making this plan a reality. To ensure all stakeholders are represented, NPAC has issued a call for input from the public.

"This is a major step forward for NPAC and for the citizens of Norcross," said Grossman. "For the first time in our city's long history, we have a strategic roadmap that will enrich the lives of our citizens and key stakeholders through arts and culture.  This plan helps build upon our current assets and provides recommendations for improving in those areas where there are opportunities for growth.  Based upon extensive interviews and community forums, there is clearly a mandate for the city's support of the arts.  We know that such arts and cultural activities can engage all the diverse communities within our reach."

Grossman credits in large part the Commission's partnership with Purpose Possible – a consultancy firm with the aim of transforming communities by empowering mission-driven organizations. Acknowledging that arts and culture are essential to any thriving community, the plan taps into Norcross's unique legacy with its historic city center and stature as one of the most diverse communities in Georgia.

Grossman added, "We are already known as a city with a robust performance arts calendar between our festivals and live concert series. Focused primarily on public art like sculptures, mosaics, and murals, this forward-looking master plan will further celebrate our cultural diversity while fostering connections, enhancing the sense of a warm and welcoming environment, encouraging important dialogues, and delving into our rich history. We want to ensure that we are listening and responding appropriately to the diverse needs of our citizens. This will be an important economic engine for the city."

Norcross residents wishing to share their ideas with the Commission are encouraged to email or message through their Facebook page at Local artists are also encouraged to follow NPAC on Facebook to be apprised of projects as RFPs are issued.
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