Exploring the Intersection of the Arts and the Environment

CONFLUENCE 2022 – September 10th

Meridian Herald is proud to announce this year’s CONFLUENCE event! CONFLUENCE 2022 is a statewide Georgia event exploring the relationship between the environment and the arts and arts and activism with particular emphasis on environmental justice and climate change.


The Atlanta Music Festival – January 2021

The 2021 Atlanta Music Festival focused on Proctor Creek and the West Atlanta watershed— tributaries of the Chattahoochee River that flow through the West side of Atlanta and the communities that surround them— took place January 25-January 30, 2021. The performances were intended to entertain, stimulate, engage, and open the hearts and minds of audience members to the confluence of the environment, social justice and racial reconciliation. Proctor Creek was chosen as the focus of the festival because of its complex community history in which race, poverty, segregation, environmental degradation and commerce intersect.

2021 Atlanta Music Festival

SING! – July 2020

On July 26, 2020, Meridian Herald and the Chattahoochee Nature Center presented “SING! Song of the Chattahoochee,” a day of children’s activities related to music and the natural world followed by a concert from the CNC’s Ben Brady Pavilion by tenor Timothy Miller, soprano Wanda Yang Temko, and pianist Robert Henry, conducted by Steven Darsey. It was hosted by journalist/environmentalist/arts advocate Sally Sears.  For a list of children’s activities, click here. To see the children read Sidney Lanier’s poem “Song of the Chattahoochee,” click here. To watch a video of the concert, click the play button above.  To complete a survey about “SING! Song of the Chattahoochee,”  click here.

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Click to watch "SING! Song of the Chattahoochee" concert July 26th 2020