Since last July, dozens of DeKalb County businesses and organizations have shown interest in being part of an organized Art Council. What is missing is someone to take charge. Pat Vary chairs the county’s Economic Development Committee. She says there are many advantages to formalizing an Art Council. For example, the group could pool resources to rent or buy office space to store props and hold activities. Critics say the government body should stay out of the art business and focus on other priorities.