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Life.Unity.
Community!

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Representing the pride and legacy of the Grove Park Community, MAISHA: SEVEN PHASES will be depicted through color and brought to life through immersive and interactive curated event experiences over a 24-month time frame.

The colors of MAISHA each have its own symbolic meaning and connection, representing a celebration of African American roots and culture!

EXPERIENCE

EXPERIENCE

Taken from the swahili word MAISHA, meaning LIFE, and intermixing with the seven principles of Kwanzaa, these events will provide an opportunity to celebrate culture, traditions, and community year around with the anticipated opening of the Grove Park Performing & Culture Arts Center (GPPCAC)!

Over its 24-month time span, each of the MAISHA: SEVEN PHASES will be unveiled with anticipation of the opening of Grove Park Performing & Cultural Arts Center (GPPCAC), and the colors will be illuminated through the trees of the Grove Park community.

COMMUNITY

COMMUNITY

The historic Grove Theatre building is located in the geographic center of the Grove Park community! Restoring access to the arts plays a critically-important role to uplift, inspire, and attract opportunity to Grove Park, the greater west side, and the Atlanta community.

Now, the Grove Park Performing & Cultural Arts Center (GPPCAC) will reclaim this communities access to Arts, and play a critical role in the identity and preservation of this community through the unveiling of MAISHA: SEVEN PHASES events!

2025 -

The Grove Park Performing & Cultural Arts Center (GPPCAC) will be a development and community engagement center, bolstering over 10,000 sq/ft of flexible performing arts, gathering and studio spaces!

2017-2022

Grove Park Foundation purchased the building with plans to open the Theater back to the community.

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1941-60s

The Grove Theatre, described as Atlanta's newest and most modern theatre opened

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1970s-1990s

With the changes of the neighborhood, the Theatre became a skating rink then a pawn shop warehouse.

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