September means the largest temporary public art project in Atlanta has returned with more than 70 innovative works of performance and visual art.
Art on the Atlanta BeltLine positions emerging art alongside established art, with featured installations by new and returning artists.
Eight miles of paved and interim hiking trails around the 22-mile Atlanta BeltLine corridor provides the public space for the two-month long exhibition.
See pictures here for more works of sculpture, dance, murals, theater, outdoor concerts, parades, performance art, and others.
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Through November, visual installations and performances will be concentrated in the following areas along the BeltLine:
- Between Montgomery Ferry Road and Monroe Drive
- Between Monroe Drive and Irwin Street (Eastside Trail)
- Between Wylie Street and Memorial Drive in Reynoldstown
- Between Washington Park and Allene Avenue in southwest Atlanta
Public art is a fundamental component to the Atlanta BeltLine project, along with transit, multi-use trails, greenspace, and affordable housing. More than one hundred fifty proposals were submitted for this fourth exhibition of Art on the Atlanta BeltLine.
In early February, Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. and the City’s Office of Cultural Affairs distributed a call for artists to solicit outdoor, temporary works of art. The temporary art is in addition to the year-round art collection located throughout the corridor, featuring work that is incorporated into the environment and design of the Atlanta BeltLine.
The Art on the Atlanta BeltLine working group includes volunteers from Atlanta BeltLine neighborhoods, local artists, historic preservationists and organizations such as WonderRoot, Eyedrum, Atlanta BeltLine, Inc., the BeltLine Network, the City’s Office of Cultural Affairs, Atlanta City Council and the Fulton County Arts Council. The Atlanta Tool Bank is providing tools to support art installations.
Check art.beltline.org for updates about this year’s artists and exhibits. View photos from previous exhibitions online, while information on access points and year-round art collection is available at this interactive map.