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Councilmember Andre Dickens Hosts Artwork from
Atlanta’s Homeless

ATLANTA – Atlanta City Councilmember Andre Dickens will host and provide comments at Storyscapes: Art from the Heart of the City – Tuesday, May 26 at noon in the City Hall Atrium.

The art project features work from members of Atlanta’s homeless community. The exhibit was organized by the Central Outreach and Advocacy Center and showcases artwork from several local, talented artists.

According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Office of Community Planning and Development, Atlanta has 4,203 homeless people and 1,322 chronically homeless individuals.

Councilman Dickens participated when the City of Atlanta conducted its own homeless Point-in-Time Count in January 2015, the results are still pending.

“I’m excited to have this display here at City Hall,” said Dickens. “The event combines the social and political issue of homelessness with the creative artistry of area artists whose art can be purchased. It is a great example of public service and community engagement.”

The week-long exhibit runs May 22 – May 29.
For more information, please call Councilman Dickens’ office at (404) 330-6041.

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