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We are excited to announce our roster of 2014 selected artists! We will be adding all of their details into our artists page as we near the launch of the exhibition, which kicks off with the Lantern Parade on September 6. In the meantime, you can view a recap of our full 2013 artist lineup, and check out the year-round art still on display!
We Need Your Help:
Support Art on the Atlanta BeltLine!
A blacksmith, a dentist, a student, a dancer, a printmaker, a musician… these are the artists that have brought magnificent art to the Atlanta BeltLine since 2010. Each year brings something new and unexpected from artists right in your community – your friends, your co-workers, your next-door neighbors. For the first time, we are asking for your help in funding these artists for the fifth year of Art on the Atlanta BeltLine. Selected artists are awarded up to $6,000 for commissioned work, and, with nearly 100 projects, the 2014 exhibition will be the biggest yet. As the Atlanta BeltLine changes, the art evolves along with it, marking moments in the growth of this transformational project. More of these can’t-miss moments will be right around the corner from you this fall. Best of all, the art will always remain free and open to all.
By choosing to donate to Art on the Atlanta BeltLine your contribution will go entirely to fund more artwork.
We need our city’s passion to bring art to life like you have brought the Atlanta BeltLine to life.
Make it your Art on the Atlanta BeltLine. Donate now: bit.ly/atlantabeltlineart.
A World of Art within Our World
Art on the Atlanta BeltLine is the City of Atlanta’s largest temporary public art exhibition and a testament to the Atlanta BeltLine as a living, breathing entity that is more than just trees, trails, and rails. Showcasing the work of hundreds of visual artists, performers, and musicians along nine miles of the Atlanta BeltLine corridor, the exhibition is a powerful conduit for everyone in the Atlanta region to gather, connect, and experience something vibrant and dynamic. This spectacular project places working professionals alongside emerging artists, and draws residents and visitors into some of the most unique public spaces in the City of Atlanta, providing powerful new perspectives on the city and its vibrant neighborhoods.
The exhibition showcases how art strengthens and beautifies current and former industrial areas and creates signature spaces exemplifying the transformation of the city through the Atlanta BeltLine. Art on the Atlanta BeltLine touches almost 20 intown communities.
History of Art on the Atlanta BeltLine
In the summer and fall of 2010, Art on the Atlanta BeltLine began by exhibiting more than 40 unique works of visual and performance art. Art installations and historic site interpretations adorned the corridor from June through October, with more than 30 performances bringing thousands of Atlanta residents onto the Atlanta BeltLine. In 2011, the number of projects increased by over 30 percent and included more than 330 individuals presenting 66 visual and performance pieces.
By 2013, the number of selected projects grew by over 40 percent from the first year to include more than 70 works. View the full roster of artists from 2013, 2012, 2011, and 2010.
The exhibition typically runs from September through November each year. Visual installations and performances are concentrated in the following areas along the Atlanta BeltLine:
- West Side: From Gordon White Park north to Washington Park
- West Side: From Allene Avenue to Lee Street
- Eastside Trail: From Lake Avenue / Irwin Street north to the intersection of 10th Street and Monroe Drive and then north to Montgomery Ferry Drive
- Eastside Trail through Reynoldstown: From Wylie Street south to Memorial Drive
Art on the Atlanta BeltLine is produced by a working group of more than a dozen committed volunteers from Atlanta BeltLine neighborhoods, historic preservationists, and organizations such as WonderRoot, Eyedrum, Atlanta BeltLine, Inc., the City’s Office of Cultural Affairs, The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership, Atlanta City Council and the Fulton County Arts Council.
Want to Be a Part of Art on the Atlanta BeltLine?
Visual and performing artists are invited to submit proposals for Art on the Atlanta BeltLine. The submission process is now closed for the 2014 exhibition and will open in early 2015 for that year’s exhibition. Scheduled for September through November, temporary works of visual art and performances will be exhibited along the linear greenspace of the BeltLine corridor.
Artists are notified by June after a jury reviews all submissions. Fabrication, installation and rehearsals go on through the summer. The exhibit kicks off in September and runs through the second week of November.