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Atlanta’s Creative Economy: How the Arts Scene is Making an Impact

Tuesday, 04.30.2019

11:30 am - 1:15 pm

The Commerce Club

49th Floor, 191 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30303


Join the Atlanta Press Club for a Newsmaker Luncheon discussion on the visual and performing arts in Atlanta. How do the arts reflect the city’s culture? What is the economic impact? How does the city support the arts? How do we compare with other cities our size?

This is the first part of a Newsmaker Luncheon series on Atlanta’s Creative Economy.


Camille Russell Love, Executive Director, Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs
Fahamu Pecou, Artist and Scholar
Doug Shipman, President and CEO, Woodruff Arts Center
Lara Smith, Managing Director, Dad’s Garage

Moderated by Scott Freeman, Executive Editor, ARTS ATL


Tuesday, April 30
11:30 a.m.– Registration
Noon – Lunch
12:20 p.m. – Discussion with Q & A
1:15 p.m. – Adjourn


The Commerce Club
191 Peachtree Street NE, 49th Floor
Atlanta, GA 30303

Dress at the Commerce Club is business attire.

The ticket price does not include parking. Parking is available in the 191 Building parking deck with entrances on Ellis Street and Peachtree Center Avenue. Discounted parking vouchers for this deck will be available for $10 at the event. Guests must bring the ticket they receive upon entering the deck to receive a discount. The Peachtree Center MARTA station is also conveniently located nearby.


The Atlanta Press Club offers sponsorship opportunities and promotion for your company with this event. Please contact Lauri Strauss at or 404-523-1318 for details and benefits.


This luncheon is open to the public.

Working journalists who wish to cover this event but not partake in lunch may attend for free. Reservations are still required and can be made by calling 404-577-7377 or emailing

APC Member Prices
General admission ticket – $30
Table of 10 – $300
Sponsor table of 10 with table sign & program listing – $325

Nonmember Prices
General admission ticket – $40
Table of 10 – $400
Sponsor table of 10 with table sign & program listing – $450

Not a member? Click here for more information.

Tickets and tables may be purchased here or by calling 404-577-7377. Payment must accompany reservations, and there is a 48 business-hour cancellation policy.