Local artists, city officials and staff were all on hand, Thursday November 16, as Claud and Willie Mae Johnson did the honors of cutting the ribbon at Acworth’s newest contribution to cultural arts, the dedication of The Art at the Park House. At one time the Johnsons called this place home. Ribbon cutting with Mayor Allegood is pictured above.
The Art at the Park House — named for its proximity to Logan Park — is the centerpiece of a recently approved nonprofit, the Acworth Arts Alliance.
The Park House is located at 4425 Cherokee Street and is a restored historic building connected to one of the earliest African-American businesses in the city.
It will host art exhibits as well as offer classes for children and adults taught by local artists.
“We look forward to sharing the works of many local artists with the community,” said Executive Director Cathy Green. “We will be offering art classes for children and adults early next year,” she said.
“Thank you to the city of Acworth, Parks and Recreation and everyone who has been involved in this project. Their vision and commitment to preserve and honor the city’s important history and bring the arts to Acworth is greatly appreciated,” said Green.
The opening reception will be Saturday, Dec. 2, from 6 to 9 p.m. with regular hours beginning Tuesday, Dec. 5. The center will be open Tuesdays through Saturdays from noon to 6 p.m., except for holidays. Check out the website at acworthartsalliance.org or call 678-543-5777.