COBB-MARIETTA COLISEUM & EXHIBIT HALL AUTHORITY RELEASES 2021 ANNUAL REPORT
ATLANTA – Cobb Galleria Centre, Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre and ArtsBridge Foundation recently released their joint 2021 Annual Report. The Annual Report is dedicated to the men and women who work for the Authority.
Like last year, the COVID-19 pandemic took a tremendous toll on the fiscal year 2021 financial performance. Cobb Galleria Centre saw event cancellations and lower than expected booking activity, however the second half of the year showed steady improvement compared to 2020. Despite being closed for more than 18 months, the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre worked creatively with resident companies to execute outdoor events.
Both venues generated approximately $38.7 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.
ArtsBridge Foundation, the arts education outreach arm of the Cobb Energy Centre, held a completely virtual slate of programming in 2021 including master classes and the Georgia High School Musical Theatre Awards – Shuler Hensley Awards®. The 2020 virtual production earned ArtsBridge its fourth Southeast Emmy® Award.
“This Annual Report illustrates the resiliency of our staff as we navigated through a challenging economic environment alongside our leadership, clients, and partners, and how at the end of this fiscal year, we came out stronger together,” said Michele Swann, General Manager and CEO of the Authority. “We are incredibly proud of our ONE TEAM, ONE COMPANY culture and the way we supported one another by going above and beyond to execute our mission.”
To read more, visit https://cobbgalleria.com/about-us/annual-report/.
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. 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. 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 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 its inception in 2007, ArtsBridge has served more than 380,000 students and educators from 67 Georgia counties, plus students from Alabama, Tennessee, Florida, North Carolina 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.
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