ABOUT

Mission: The mission of Art in Bartow is to increase public awareness and enjoyment and to provide equitable accessible opportunities for residents and visitors to experience the arts. 

Vision: By creating memorable experiences, we generate community pride and foster a sense of belonging, while building an identity as a vibrant arts destination. We strive to present the highest quality, impactful art by spotlighting local artists, art educators and future artists. We highlight our history and culture by creating a public art program that brings interest to the arts and to our community in new ways.

Core Strategy: Explore partnerships with artists, arts organizations, public K-12 schools, government, Georgia Museums Inc., Georgia Highlands, local businesses, and private developers; to connect arts, artists and opportunities.

Goal: CONNECT

Identify opportunities for art in a variety of public spaces; foster diversity in the development and enjoyment of performing, visual, musical, literary arts and other cultural activities. Incorporate the work and ideas of artists and designers into public settings.

Goal: CREATE

Champion public art and engage the community in the development and enjoyment of public art projects. Include citizens in creating a plan that is unique to the needs and desires of Bartow County. Provide a legacy of art and culture for future generations.

Goal: EDUCATE

Develop public art outreach and information services. Raise public awareness of the cultural and economic contributions; including attracting industry, promoting identity and civic pride, attracting visitors and developing vibrant, creative spaces. 

Goal: HIGHLIGHT HISTORY

Bring the community together through the marriage of art and history unique to Bartow County. Encourage public dialogue as we tell our history through the arts.

TEAM

Barry Henderson - Chair.; JB Henderson Properties

Patricia Eastin - Adairsville; Artist

James Atwell - Emerson; Stage Left Fabrication

Alexis Carter - Callahan - Cartersville; Etowah Bush School

Jennifer Wiggins Matthews - Bartow Co. Gov

Regina Wheeler - Cartersville Bartow County Convention and Visitors Bureau

Cindy Williams - Chamber; Cartersville - Bartow Chamber of Commerce

Dianne Tate EVHS - Etowah Valley Historical Society

Abby Hennington - Education Woodland Middle School

Seth Hopkins - Georgia Museums, Inc; Booth Western Art Museum

Lillie Reed - Cartersville DDA; Cartersville Downtown Development Authority

David Hardegree - Cartersville City Gov; City of Cartersville

Lara Jeanneret - Lara J Designs

Melinda Lemmon - Cartersville-Bartow County Department of Economic Development

Palma Rhoades - Artist

Hannah Cook - Art in Bartow Coordinator