Welcome To
The Foundation

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. When it comes to the arts, the impact spans far beyond the canvas.

Whether it is an event or an educational program, communities, companies and their people benefit deeply from the arts. They fuel our hearts, reshape our minds and challenge us to think outside the box. We can’t wait to ignite this change in you.

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Our Vision

Sandy Springs is a distinctive arts destination dedicated to enhance and celebrate the cultures, commonalities and well-being of our community.

Our Mission

Sandy Springs Arts Foundation’s mission is to elevate all Sandy Springs residents through the arts.

Sandy Springs is a community rich with arts and cultural opportunities for ALL of its residents.

Our Purpose

It's more than just a marketing statement, it's at the root of everything we do. We exist to enhance the quality of life for Sandy Springs residents by providing financial support for comprehensive performing arts education and offering performances that are accessible to all. We do this by engaging donors in the community.

To achieve our goals, the Foundation raises funds to provide grants to organizations and schools that fulfill our mission. Click on our Grant page to learn more about the partners we support.  

Our Framework

SSAF’s mission is “to elevate all Sandy Springs residents through the arts.” Created in 2018, the vision of the organization is, “Sandy Springs is a distinctive arts destination dedicated to enhance and celebrate the cultures, communalities and well-being of our community.” Our grant-making framework incorporates three core programs:

Ken Byers


Frances Creekmuir


Meade Sutterfield

Vice Chairman, Treasurer

Bill Henagan Treasurer Elect

Board of Directors

Ken Byers

Jan Collins

Frances Creekmuir

Andrea Bain Harrison

Laurie Kirkegaard

Ray Persons

John Ray

Ross Rossin

Connie Seacrest

Robyn Spizman

Meade Sutterfield

1) City Springs Performing Arts Center-Related Events and Programming

2) Enhancing the Arts Experience for mostly Economically-Challenged Schools in Sandy Springs

3) Supporting other arts organizations within the footprint of Sandy Springs