News Briefs: Boulevard cleanup; unemployment rate; gallery change

A rendering of the new Mason Art and Event space.
A rendering of the new Mason Fine Art and Events space.

Year of Boulevard is hosting a Fall Community Cleanup north of Freedom Parkway on Oct. 18 from 9 a.m. to noon. The meet-up location is Fort Street United Methodist Church, 562 Boulevard, in the Old Fourth Ward. Senate hopeful Michelle Nunn, the founding Executive Director of Hands on Atlanta, will participate in the cleanup and offer opening remarks at the start of the 24th annual Hands on Atlanta Day of Service. Councilmember Kwanza Hall encourages volunteers to walk, bike, or take MARTA to the cleanup. Parking is limited. Volunteers driving to the cleanup are encouraged to carpool.

Georgia’s unemployment rate fell to 7.9 percent in September, down from 8.1 percent in August, the Georgia Department of Labor announced today. labor department reported Thursday. Georgia’s figures are still two points higher than the national average of 5.9 percent.

In November, Mason Murer Fine Art will move to a new space and transform into Mason Fine Art and Events. The new location will open Nov. 14 at 1386 Mayson St., a mile from the current location on Armour Drive in Buckhead. The new 21,000 square foot facility’s opening exhibition will feature  Linda Mitchell, Abbey Ryan, Keiko Gonzalez, Larry Walker, Otto Lange, Terri Dilling, Pam Moxley, Heather Hilton, Carl Holzman, Joe Remillard, Karen O’Neil, Jan Lukens, Allison Shockley, Erik Gonzales, Christine Hayman, Robert Marchessault, and an outsider art exhibition, Religion and Spirituality in Southern Vernacular Art. Check out for updates.


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