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Well wishes for the Future

Created for Elevate Atlanta

In the fall of 2014, local artist Kris Pilcher turned a city dumpster into a wishing well. As part of Elevate, the public art celebration produced by the Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs (OCA), Pilcher and other artists were commissioned to transform the city's steel waste containers into installations spread out around Downtown

Pilcher's dumpster was the artist's take on Elevate's theme of "Social City," encouraging more face-to-face interaction between the folks who call Atlanta home.

Titled Well Wishes for the Future of an Ever-Growing Metropolis, the exhibition invited visitors to share their hopes and dreams for the city by filling out a card that posed the question: "This is your Atlanta. What is your wish?" Pilcher was able to collect 843 messages in seven days, with residents scribbling their notes on business cards and scrap paper.

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