ANNUAL REPORT FOR COBB-MARIETTA COLISEUM & EXHIBIT HALL AUTHORITY CELEBRATES THE COBB ENERGY CENTRE’S 10TH ANNIVERSARY
ATLANTA – Cobb Galleria Centre, Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre and ArtsBridge Foundation recently released their joint 2017 Annual Report, which celebrates the Cobb Energy Centre’s Decade in the Spotlight.
Since opening its doors in 2007, Cobb Energy Centre has become much more than a regional asset with many significant moments among the 2,500 events seen by almost 2.5 million guests. The Annual Report includes a look back at the highlights, recognition from Governor Nathan Deal and U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, and congratulations from clients, artists and community partners.
In 2017 alone, Cobb Galleria Centre and Cobb Energy Centre created 1,550 jobs and generated approximately $161 million in overall economic impact for Cobb County and the State of Georgia, based on an economic impact study performed by an independent consulting firm. Approximately $8.4 million in sales, income, local option, hotel/motel and liquor by the drink taxes are directly attributable to events held at the Cobb Galleria Centre and Cobb Energy Centre. In 2017, the venues produced a total of 834 events with attendance of 643,000.
ArtsBridge Foundation, the arts education outreach arm of the Cobb Energy Centre, reached 46,931 students and educators in 2017 through field trips, master classes, educational experiences, the family series and the Georgia High School Musical Theatre Awards – The Shuler Awards. An impressive 223 schools participated in field trip programs, and ArtsBridge subsidized 40 percent of those audiences. A record-breaking 75 high schools were part of the Shulers.
“Since opening the doors of the Cobb Energy Centre in 2007, a wide range of artists from opera, ballet, concerts, comedians to major touring dance companies and nearly everything in between, has passed through the Centre,” said Michele Swann, General Manager and CEO of the Cobb-Marietta Coliseum & Exhibit Hall Authority, the governing body for Cobb Galleria Centre, Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre and ArtsBridge Foundation. “As metropolitan Atlanta and Cobb County became more culturally diverse over the past decade, so did the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.”
About Cobb Galleria Centre
The Cobb Galleria Centre is located in the beautifully landscaped 88-acre Galleria complex in prestigious northwest Atlanta. Cobb Galleria Centre is Atlanta’s premier convention facility with 320,000 square feet of event space, four exhibition halls, 20 meeting rooms, four executive boardrooms and a grand ballroom. Cobb Galleria Centre had more than 362,000 visitors to 529 events in 2017, resulting in an overall economic impact of $136 million. For more information, visit cobbgalleria.com and follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/CobbGalleria, on Twitter at @CobbGalleria and on Instagram at instagram.com/cobbgalleria/.
About Cobb Energy Centre
The Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre is located at 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway in northwest Atlanta, inside the Perimeter. Cobb Energy Centre is a premier venue for opera, concerts, Broadway shows, ballet, educational shows, family shows and corporate meetings and events. The Centre hosts two resident companies, the Atlanta Ballet and The Atlanta Opera. The facility includes the 2,750-seat John A. Williams Theatre, 10,000-square-foot Kessel D. Stelling Ballroom and full-service food and beverage capabilities. The Cobb Energy Centre had more than 281,000 visitors to 305 events in 2017, resulting in an overall economic impact of $25.4 million. For more information about the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, visit cobbenergycentre.com and follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/CEPAC, on Twitter at @CobbEnergyPAC and on Instagram at instagram.com/cobbenergypac/.
About ArtsBridge Foundation
ArtsBridge Foundation, formerly the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre Foundation, is dedicated to providing quality arts education and community engagement programs that engage, motivate, inspire, and elevate the next generation of artists and arts supporters. ArtsBridge forms connections with students in grades K-12 by providing arts education opportunities through field trip programs to the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, master class workshops, artists-in-schools, and the annual Georgia High School Musical Theatre Awards – Shuler Hensley Awards. Since our inception in 2007, ArtsBridge has served more than 300,000 students and educators from 57 Georgia counties, plus students from Alabama, Tennessee, Florida and South Carolina. To learn more, visit artsbridgega.org and follow us on Twitter at @ArtsbridgeGA, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ArtsBridgeGa and on Instagram at instagram.com/artsbridgega/.
The Cobb-Marietta Coliseum and Exhibit Hall Authority owns and operates Cobb Galleria Centre, Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, ArtsBridge Foundation and Galleria Specialty Shops.