Points North magazine, which covers the lifestyles of north Atlanta communities, published a three-page story about the Elm Street project (read the entire story here). Written by Julie Hostetter, she titled the piece Hometown Renaissance and went on to write:
During tough economic times, the arts community appears to be the first affected by cutbacks and penny pinching. At first glance, it may appear frivolous to strive for beauty and entertainment in times of uncertainty, but what of the benefits of a thriving arts community to the vitality and energy of small-town America?
That’s exactly why three prominent artists in the Woodstock community are planning to bring a renaissance of sorts to Woodstock’s historic downtown. Ann Litrel of Ann Litrel Art, Gay Grooms, artistic director of Towne Lake Arts Center, and local gallery owner Shawn McLeod along with their diverse group of volunteers are spearheading a fundraising project to create the Elm Street Cultural Arts Village, a proposed 4-acre, $5 million cultural arts complex that would not only create a haven for the arts but also enhance the prestige of the surrounding community and all of southern Cherokee County.
We are thankful for the additional exposure provided by Points North and excited to continue our efforts to bring the dream of the Elm Street Cultural Village to reality. We encourage you to read the full article.