By Gabriel Owens, contributor
Atlanta BeltLine Inc.’s Arts and Culture staff led a guided tour of its Art on the Atlanta Beltline exhibition Tuesday afternoon.
The tour was over three miles along the Eastside Trail and there were more than 100 individual art displays, murals and pieces that have been curated by ABI’s Arts and Culture staff, using a artists from Atlanta and beyond.
“It’s important to invite media out on these exhibitions,” said Jenny Odom, communications and media relations manager for ABI. “We really want to show off to the community what we’ve done.
“We really want to be able to provide tours like this regularly to the general public. Maybe in the future.”
The art along the three mile stretch of trail ranges from mural paintings, repurposed metal objects, free stand sculptures. Even most of the benches along the route are functional works of art.
Now in its eighth year, Art on the Atlanta Beltline 2017 is the largest outdoor temporary public art project in the South, ABI says. Its purpose is “to bring a new art and cultural experience to miles of the Atlanta Beltline corridor.”
“We love every year being able to see our artists grow and do new things,” Odom said. “Just as importantly, we like to get the word out to local artists about this project so they can prepare. We are asked all the time past deadline for availability and we hate telling artists ‘no.'”
Odom encouraged all local artists looking to participate in next year’s art exhibition to check the website or call them and talk to ABI directly.
Another media tour is scheduled for tomorrow for the Westside Trail’s art exhibitions.
Here’s a brochure showing the location of each installation: