Vision 2030 Public Art receives state grant

Vision 2030 Public Art, a fund of the North Georgia Community Foundation, has been awarded a Georgia Council for the Arts (GCA) FY24 Vibrant Communities Grant for $5,000.  It was one of 60 applications submitted from organizations throughout Georgia and was deemed a valuable investment of the Vibrant Communities Grant Funds and deserving of GCA support. 

The funds will be used to install Free Range Art in Gainesville-Hall County.  The Free Range Art program is designed to “transform the streets of Gainesville-Hall County into an open-air art gallery, creating a dynamic experience for residents and visitors alike,” according to the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce (GHCC).

Through this program, Vision 2030 Public Art partners with Quinlan’s Youth Art Month to select student-created pieces to create a series of 8×8 moveable murals that reflect the diversity and spirit of our community. These murals are displayed in an open-air “gallery” outside downtown Gainesville’s Hunt Tower for one year, then placed in high-traffic areas throughout Hall County, “enhancing the visual appeal of the region and contributing to a sense of place.”

Money for the grants comes from an appropriation approved by the Georgia General Assembly.