Local Stories is an initiative that uses creative storytelling to present lesser-known facts about Downtown Atlanta's rich history. In 2023, A&E Atlanta worked with Dashboard to select Atlanta artists to each interpret a local story through a visual lens.
Local Stories are displayed monthly on the digital sign at Margaret Mitchell Square (140 Peachtree St NW). Artwork is displayed daily in between commercial content.
Dashboard is a nonprofit art organization transforming our shared spaces with artwork & imagination. Dashboard specializes in human-centered design and artist-led projects to improve the livability of public and communal spaces, with services including non-traditional artwork exhibition and curation, event design and production, public art commission, artist grants, and public programming. They work with governments, cultural institutions, brands, agencies, developers and the public, offering a wildly creative approach to strategic development and public engagement.
April: The Memory of Movement (and a Handful of Strong Lines) by Sarah Kennedy May: From Evening School to Georgia's Largest University by Demetri Burke August: Reverend Frank Quarles: From Boxcar to Higher Education by Brandon English