Libraries & Cultural Facilities
The Johns Creek community is fortunate to have a wide variety of outstanding fine arts organizations offering theater, dance, music, visual arts and much more. To get information about upcoming performances, exhibits, workshops and other arts activities, please visit our online calendar.
Johns Creek's public libraries are part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System. Of the System's 33 branch locations, two are in the City of Johns Creek:
NE Spruill Oaks Library is located at 9560 Spruill Road at the intersection with Old Alabama Road across from River Pines Golf Club.
Ocee Library is located at 5090 Abbotts Bridge Road near the intersection of Jones Bridge Road.
Autrey Mill Nature Preserve & Heritage Center is located at 9770 Autrey Mill Road across from Country Club of the South. It has 46 acres of ravine forest, with more than a mile of walking trails which wind past a scenic creek with rocky shoals, picturesque cliffs, mature trees, wildflowers, native plants and animal life.
The Heritage Center consists of old farmstead buildings and related exhibit pieces from around North Fulton from the late 1800s. Autrey Mill runs a popular camps program year-round.
Johns Creek Arts Center is located at 6290 Abbotts Bridge Road, Building 700. The 10-year-old Center offers a wide variety of classes, workshops, and camps in visual and performing arts for children and adults year-round. Sixty-four professional instructors teach drawing, painting, ceramics and other mediums to about 2000 participants each year.
Johns Creek Symphony Orchestra, established in 2006, features orchestral instrumentalists with an average of 15 years experience in professional orchestras.
Most of the members have graduate level degrees or artist diplomas in performing arts from the leading institutions of higher learning in the US and many have received additional training in Berlin, London, Rome, Salzburg, Vienna and other leading European music centers.
Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park opened in 2008 and is a 12,000 seat, state-of-the-art outdoor venue for concerts, community events and movie nights. The Eagles, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Julie Andrews, John Mayer and Alan Jackson are just a few of the artists who've performed at Encore Park.
Located just a few miles away in Alpharetta, the Amphitheatre is also the summer home of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.