After selecting its participating artists, Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. has announced the launch of this year’s Art on the Atlanta BeltLine season, according to an ABI press release.
Now in its ninth year, the art exhibition is bigger than ever, with more collaborations, new special exhibits and broader methods of community engagement, all spanning more of the Atlanta BeltLine corridor.
The Art on the Atlanta BeltLine exhibition is “designed to support strong, livable communities and increased creative activities along the Atlanta BeltLine,” the release said.
The art is supposed to reflect “the unique histories and cultures of Atlanta’s communities, improve the connectivity between neighborhoods and increase access to cultural amenities.”
On July 1, selected artists will start installing for “Inertia,”the sculpture portion of this year’s exhibition. Then, from July 29 until August 11, the BeltLine walls mural festival will take place in the Lee/Murphy Tunnel on the Atlanta BeltLine’s Westside Trail. The festival will feature muralists from Atlanta and other cities painting side-by-side and will include a “family paint day” on August 4.
On the Eastside Trail, the fan-favorite Lantern Parade will take place on September 22 in tandem with the Atlanta BeltLine’s Fall Festival at the Historic Fourth Ward Skatepark.
In addition, Art on the Atlanta BeltLinewill host the Art, Music, Film, Movement (A.M.F.M.) festival from August 8-11 at The Bakery on the Westside Trail.
“The breadth and scope of Art on the Atlanta BeltLine this year reflects the Atlanta BeltLine’s renewed commitment to connecting with communities on a deeper level,” Brian P. McGowan, president and CEO of ABI, said. “To celebrate our shared public spaces with art, music, and culture strengthens our sense of place and makes our neighborhoods come alive.”
Submissions for Art on the Atlanta BeltLine were reviewed by a diverse panel of qualified individuals. The jurors were chosen in a competitive application process and were nominated based on outside nominations and feedback from community listening sessions held late last year. Read more about the jury panel here.