Patrick reveals how philanthropy is helping to keep the arts and culture growing in Atlanta.
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed asked the state of Georgia permission to create a dedicated funding source for art and culture.
That funding source would be in the form of one-tenth of a penny increase to the sales tax, taking Atlanta’s sales tax to 9 percent.
Reed says a similar sales tax in the state of Denver brings in over $50 million annually to arts organizations in metro Colorado.
Although Georgia lawmakers voted down the measure, organizations, as well as individuals, are donating to the cause of art and culture in myriad ways.