September 2021 UPDATE:
We are so proud to have been community partners with the Beacon Hill Black Alliance for Human Rights and their first Art for the People project
! The sculpture
by Atlanta-based, Black multidisciplinary artist Ellex Swavoni
is inspired by the poem “What Sonia Said” by Sonia Sanchez, a leading figure in the Black Arts Movement. Swavoni’s “Future Ancient” style draws upon the visual language of spiritual traditions across the African diaspora.The unveiling event,
covered by the Atlanta Journal & Constitution, was beautiful and inspiring!
December 14, 2020 Post:
We are working together to leverage art as a platform to educate the larger community about systemic racism and colonialism, as well as to share stories about the beauty and strength of indigenous people and people of color. Thanks to the Atlanta Journal and Constitution
for their articles and the City of Decatur for their financial support!
for more info on the project and to see the RFP, if you’re an artist interested in applying for the commissioned work.
The Alliance is also currently running a fundraising campaign to raise $15,000 with a stretch goal of $25,000 by the end of 2020. Your gift would help support the artists, acquire materials, and contribute to making Decatur an anti-racist community.
Decatur Makers is acting as a fiscal sponsor for this fundraiser to insure that all donations are fully tax-deductible (FEIN 46-2802082).
No donation too small! Every dollar counts. CLICK HERE
to make a gift and join the team helping to educate the residents of Decatur, and Atlanta, through art.