Public ArtSS: promoting public art for the enrichment of the community. Through enhancing roadsides and greenspaces and facilitating art based public activities, ArtSS is working to help foster a sense of identity and pride of citizenship while showcasing our thriving City.
ArtSS Public Mural Art Project … New in 2014 … Funded by the Atlanta Hawks with input from the City of Sandy Springs, carefully selected mural artists will be chosen to paint murals on walls throughout Sandy Springs.
ArtSS Chalk Walk … held in partnership with Heritage Sandy Springs … a sidewalk chalk art competition serves as a living gallery to showcase amateur, professional and student artists of all ages. Held during the annual Sandy Springs Festival, visitors have a rare opportunity to interact with talented artists and see their work as it is created.
ArtSS Sculpture Competition … a biennial juried outdoor sculpture contest by which ArtSS selects and procures sculptures for the public realm of our city.
For 2012, ArtSS hosted an international contest for outdoor sculpture designed to encourage children’s play. Over 120 entries from around the world were submitted for consideration. A panel of illustrious judges from the art world selected six winners from an amazing pool of entries. Strict adherence to engineering and safety rules ensured the sculptures will be safe while amazing creative and visual originality will make the Playable Art Park a prime destination for children to bring their imagination.