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In the Public Eye
Bridging the Gap between
Art and Audience
Lighting Up the
The 2016 Art on the Atlanta BeltLine exhibition is now closed, but you can see art on the trail all year in our continuing exhibition. Revisit the magic of the temporary exhibition! Download the 2016 art brochure here, see photos in our photo gallery, and learn about the 2016 artists on the artists page. Art on the Atlanta BeltLine opens each year with the Lantern Parade, created and hosted by the Krewe of the Grateful Gluttons. Check out Lantern Parade photos from this year and past parades in our gallery!
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 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.
See art in the continuing exhibition!
Discover art on the trails year-round by exploring the 2016 Art on the Atlanta BeltLine brochure! The map highlights the continuing exhibition, and you can get a peek at what’s on the trails today on our continuing exhibition page.
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. In 2015, the number of selected projects grew to include more than 100 works with 66,000 attending the Lantern Parade. View the full roster of artists from all seven years.
The exhibition runs from September through November each year. Visual installations and performances are concentrated in the following areas along the Atlanta BeltLine:
- Westside: Gordon White Park
- Eastside: Historic Fourth Ward Park
- Eastside Trail: From the southern terminus of the paved trail at Lake Avenue / Irwin Street north to the intersection of 10th Street and Monroe Drive. The interim hiking trail continues north for one mile to Montgomery Ferry Drive.
- Eastside Trail through Reynoldstown: From Kirkwood Avenue south to Memorial Drive
Brought to you by Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. and the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs, Art on the Atlanta BeltLine is an inspiring way to explore this emerging system of parks, trails, transit and development that reclaims a 22-mile loop of historic rail lines around the city’s core.