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Posted on: October 27, 2022

City unveils new public art project at Enmarket Arena in celebration of community

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City unveils new public art project at Enmarket Arena in celebration of community

 

SAVANNAH (Oct. 27) – The City of Savannah will host an unveiling of the newly installed public art sculptures, titled Of Communities and the Land and the Trees that Bear Witness to Them on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022, from 10 a.m. to noon at Enmarket Arena, 620 Stiles Ave.

The City of Savannah commissioned Jerome B. Meadows, a local sculptor, for this project. The art honors the land and history of Savannah, specifically the legacy of the African American communities in the Canal District on Savannah’s westside.

The event will include a parade of neighbors with community representatives, an honoring of Indigenous Peoples with Terry Raber representative of Georgia Council on American Indian Concerns and member of North Georgia Cherokee, libations with Lillian Grant-Baptiste, community history by Dr. Amir Jamal Touré, art unveiling, a flower offering, children’s crafts, cultural entertainment and more.

For questions or more information about this event, email Christian Shellman, cshellman@savannahga.gov.

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