The Art on the Atlanta BeltLine project is looking for artists to feature in its 2017 exhibition.
“Over the past eight years, the linear gallery space surrounding the Atlanta BeltLine has grown in scope to become the largest temporary outdoor art exhibition in the south,” a press release from Atlanta BeltLine Inc. says. “In 2016, nearly 150 visual and performing art installations graced the Eastside Trail, Atlanta BeltLine parks, and the interim hiking trails near Piedmont Park and through Reynoldstown. Last year, more than 1.7 million people visited the Eastside Trail, a two-mile multi-use trail lined with art installations.”
ABI wants ideas that are “experimental.” The organization wants artists to think about the people who use the trail and try to answer these questions:
– What will you discover on the Atlanta BeltLine?
– What will be your adventure?
The press release provides some examples like “street-style performances” and “art-making along the trails.” Also, “interactive art pieces” and “works that embody navigating urban space as an experience, as well as a place,” are welcomed.
Every year, the showcase features work from local, national and international artists.
“Past projects have included murals, sculptures, performance works of all kinds (street and traveling performers, parades, music, dance, acrobats, theater, performance art, etc.), amenities for visitors (such as benches, bike racks, or shade structures), gateway or entrance works, and loans of existing work,” the press release says. “Artists are encouraged to submit creative pieces that reflect the historic, environmental, cultural, functional, urban design, and/or aesthetic aspects of the sites, and that marry their artistic visions with the landscape and sustainability themes of the Atlanta BeltLine.”
The projects need to be researched, planned and weather-resistant. ABI wants to increase its average grant per project by 15 percent in 2017. Installation begins this June and the exhibition will be September through November. The show will start with the Atlanta BeltLine Lantern Parade on Sept. 9.
ABI will also hold in-person information sessions at its office, located at 100 Peachtree Street, NW, Suite 2300, Atlanta, GA 30303
The sessions will be available on …
– Tuesday, February 28 at 6 p.m.
– Sunday, March 5 at 3 p.m.
– Saturday, March 11 at 11 a.m.
“A fourth workshop will be held online on Friday, March 31 at 3 p.m.,” the press release says. “Art on the Atlanta BeltLine will conduct an information session via Facebook Live. Simply go to www.facebook.com/ artontheatlantabeltline to view the video at 3 p.m. Participants may type in their questions in real time and have them answered by Elan Buchen, Project Manager for Art and Culture.”
For more information visit http://art.beltline.org/.