Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. will hold a Citywide Conversation meeting this Thursday, inviting Atlanta residents to review and comment on proposed changes to the “Art on the Atlanta BeltLine” program. The discussion will also seek input on the development of a larger Arts and Culture Strategic Implementation Plan.
Many of the proposed changes focus on highlighting diversity and inclusion within the community – an issue the BeltLine has dealt with before. Last December, ABI partnered with the National Black Arts Festival on a public art project. The partnership followed a controversy about an offensive photo display on the Beltline.
The Arts and Culture Implementation Plan will support “strong, livable communities and increase creative activities along the Atlanta BeltLine,” ABI said in a press release. Among its top priorities are utilizing the “unique transformative potential” of the BeltLine to improve neighborhood connectivity and providing opportunities for visual and performing arts, historic considerations/exhibits, as well as actionable funding strategies.
Open to all of the public, the meeting will take place on Jan. 25 at 6:30 p.m. in the Rialto Center for the Arts.