The Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs will mark its 40th anniversary with a party on May 4 from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at Oakland Cemetery.

To kick off the afternoon, the Good Times Brass Band will play traditional 2nd line selections, while the Clark Atlanta Jazz Orchestra will perform under the direction of Dr. James Patterson.

There will be an exhibit of images, archives, articles and artifacts that tell the story of Mayor Maynard Jackson’s inauguration, his founding of the Office of Cultural Affairs, and his impact on the arts in Atlanta. Historic photos from Atlanta photographers Jim Alexander and Sue Ross will be on display, as well as documents and images from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and the Atlanta Daily World.

Visitors are encouraged to take MARTA to the King Memorial MARTA Station, which is just two blocks from Oakland Cemetery. Also Grady Health Systems is providing free parking to the public in their parking garage behind the King Memorial Station.

For more information, visit ocaatlanta.com.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.