Sneak Preview: Art on the BeltLine Exhibit comes to SW Atlanta

Art on the BeltLine 2012 kicks off Saturday, Sept. 8. Patch tagged along on a preview of the artworks on the Westside trial so we could offer you this slideshow. Scroll below the slideshow to read more about this event.

Organizers call Art on the BeltLine the largest temporary public art exhibit in Atlanta.

The event runs Sept. 8 through November and includes concerts and dance performances, in addition to the opportunity to stroll along stretches of the BeltLine to see paintings, murals and other art on display.

I was able to catch up with Aaron Albrecht, who was in the middle of installing a large concrete art piece on the portion of the beltline that runs behind Washington Park.  After it is done, one of the coolest features is that it will have a special paint that actually cleans the surrounding air of pollutants.  Aaron discusses more in the video.

Artworks will be on display along the Westside trail, stretching from Washington Park to Adair Park in southwest Atlanta, and along the Eastside trail from the Ansley Mall area through Piedmont Park, the Historic Fourth Ward Park and into Inman Park.

On Sunday, September 9th, there are 2 special music performances happening near the Adair Park portion of the line, and a big picnic is expected.

For more details on the trail, the artworks, artists and live performances that are part of this ongoing event, go the the BeltLine's website.

And here's a key to the artworks featured in the attached slideshow:

41 - Earth Muse Art: Commune

43 - Santiago Menendez: Meet Me at the Crayons

44 - Mariam Mojdehi: Observe/Reflect

45 - Brady King: Those Who Wander

46 - Geoffrey Smith: Dr. Schubert's Arboretum

47 - Hadley Breckenridge: The Highball Artist

48 - Adron, Mario Schambon, & Colin Agnew: Pyramids

50 - Karen Shacham & Michael Carenter: Couples Reimagined


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