ACTIVATE ATLANTA THROUGH ART
WonderRoot is a nonprofit organiation based in the Reynoldstown neighborhood of Atlanta. WonderRoot works to improve the social and cultural landscape of Atlanta through creative initiatives and community partnerships.
One way we do this is through our Community Arts Center--a full-service facility that supports artists, offers public programming, and brings diverse voices together to envision and activate a stronger Atlanta.
Our Community Arts Center features Open Acess Studios like the Gallery, Digital Media Lab, Ceramics Studio, Dark Room, Recording Studio, Performance Venue, and Community Library.
ART, ON PURPOSE
We provide accessible and creative opportunities to bring diverse voices together. This commitment, as seen through the public programming we offer, fowards Atlanta to becoming a more culturally viable and thriving city. We invite everyone to participate in unique ways while collecting working towards a better Atlanta.
Public Art - We beleive that public art plays a vital role in contemporary society. our vision of public art serves to engage social commentary and build meaningful relationships between communities and their public spaces through carefully curated and aesthetically interesting public works of art.
Arts & Activism - WonderRoot partners with civic organization and individuals to respond to the community's needs and offers programs relevant to the whole of Atlanta.
Film Programs - WonderRoot's Generally Local, Mostly Independent Film Series is an ongoing partnership with WonderRoot, Plaza Theatre, and the Atlanta Film Festival. The program strives to help cultivate a thriving independent filmmaking scene in Atlanta.
Creative Reuse - This program promotes artistic expression, environmental awareness and community through the collection and redistribution of salvaged materials for creative reuse.
WonderRoot CSA - Recognizing a lack of affordability and connectivity in the culture of art collecting, the WonderRoot CSA is a community-driven program for selling and purchasing artwork that fosters a symbiotic relationshop between art makers and supporters through a "share system."
A CANVAS FOR SOCIAL CHANGE
WonderRoot is committed to supplementing and enriching arts education for Atlanta's families, youth, and artists through our educational programming. WonderRoot offers art-based services and workshops to schools and community organizations that work with youth with various capacities. WonderRoot offers skilled teaching artists with experience working with young children and various artistic mediums as well as materials and tools necessary.
Artists Helping Artists - AHA is an ongoing adult art educational program that takes place at the WonderRoot Community Arts Center. Workshops are led by professional artists who give their time, knowledge, and expertise to lead classes that are economically accessible to all.
Youth Programs - WonderRoot is committed to providing arts education that will equip Atlanta's youth with new creative skills, enabling them to discover untapped pasions. We beleive taht by providing easy access to art-making tools and creative development resources, we can transform young lives.
Walthall Artist Fellowship - WonderRoot saw the need for professional development programmng for the Atlanta arts community. Through extensive research, we formed the Walthall Artist Fellowship to support the work and development of 12 artists each year who are in critical phases of their career.
The Family Root - Our family programming promotes interction and civially-oriented communication between children, adults, artists, and families. The Family Root is designed for a broad range of ages to nuture artistic collaboration between childen and adults.
In 2017, WonderRoot will move to the new WonderRoot Center for Art and Social Change, a 54,000 square foot, 8-acre campus for artists and community located in Reynoldstown at the heart of East Atlanta.
Marking the next phase of WonderRoot’s development as Atlanta’s leading organization for arts and community empowerment, the former Tech High/Hubert Elementary school building will house 28,000 square feet of private studio space for artists, nonprofit organizations and small creative businesses; a visual arts gallery; performance venue for theater, dance and film; cafe open to the public; educational spaces; and a series of production facilities for artists, including a recording studio, printmaking studio, darkroom, ceramics studio, digital media lab, and dance rehearsal studio.
As WonderRoot is a community-based organization, we believe that the programs, services and activities taking place at the new arts center are aligned with the expressed need and interests of the communities that we serve… and we hope you do too. Please consider a donation to support WonderRoot on Georgia Gives Day.