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April 17, 2014

Free art movement finds Milledgeville

MILLEDGEVILLE — Atlanta has a growing community known as Free Art.

Anonymous artists hide artwork in public locations, and the pieces are free to those who find them.

These artists post “hints” on social media outlets to guide fans.

Georgia State University senior film and video studies student Nicole Powell will bring a free art drop to Milledgeville Friday.

Powell wrote, directed and produced an eight-minute documentary, “Free Art 4U,” that made the upcoming Milledgeville Film Festival lineup.

The film shows how five Free Artists create and distribute their finished products.

Powell wants Georgia College students and community members to join the themed “scavenger hunt of culture, community and art,” while also promoting the film festival.

“I'm really excited to be down in Milledgeville,” she said.

Each piece of art will be sealed in a plastic covering with a small informational card about the “Free Art 4U” documentary and the festival itself.  

Art from Atlanta artists Blockhead, Ms. Atl, Spookytoons, Catatlanta and Evereman and local Milledgeville art classes are part of Friday's local drop event going on all day.

Powell's sister Cara, who attends Georgia College, will hide free art around the school's north campus and in downtown Milledgeville.

“There will be about 20 pieces being dropped throughout the day on Friday,” the visiting filmmaker said. “If someone does find the piece of art, it would be awesome if they took a picture with the art. Letting me know they found it would be fantastic.”

Follow the drop locations by following Twitter/Instagram, @Film4U_atl, and looking up the hashtags #FAFMilly and #FreeArt4U. Powell will also post these drops on the “Free Art 4U” Facebook page.

“I hope that these drops will not only help promote the Milledgeville Film Festival, but will also help create a bigger free art community in the town,” she said. “Bringing free art to any city or town is going to help promote community and city pride. It's a nice way to discover more about your surroundings.”

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