COBB GALLERIA CENTRE, COBB ENERGY PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE & ARTSBRIDGE FOUNDATION RELEASE 2015 ANNUAL REPORT
ATLANTA – Cobb Galleria Centre, Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre and ArtsBridge Foundation recently released their joint 2015 Annual Report, which celebrates a year of Exceeding Expectations.
Based on an economic impact study performed by an independent consulting firm, the venues created 1,360 jobs in 2015 and generated approximately $143 million in overall economic impact for Cobb County and the State of Georgia. Approximately $7.6 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 2015, the convention center produced a total of 635 events with attendance of 348,000. The performing arts center hosted a total of 226 events with attendance of 232,000.
ArtsBridge Foundation, the arts education outreach arm of the Cobb Energy Centre, reached 32,683 students and educators in 2015 through field trips, master classes, educational experiences and the Georgia High School Musical Theatre Awards – Shuler Hensley Awards. An impressive 172 schools participated in field trip programs, and 50 high schools were part of the Shulers. ArtsBridge programs impacted students from 32 Georgia counties.
“Through our venues’ operations, we bring visitors to the area, create and sustain jobs, generate direct and indirect spending and increase tax revenue,” 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. “2015 was also a banner year for growing the ArtsBridge brand and expanding our reach throughout the region.”
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 348,000 visitors to 635 events in 2015, resulting in an overall economic impact of $123 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 other meeting spaces, 1,000 parking spaces including a 700-space parking deck, and full-service food and beverage capabilities. 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 54 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 governs Cobb Galleria Centre, Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, ArtsBridge Foundation and Galleria Specialty Shops.
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