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Art and Audience
Lighting Up the
The exhibition officially launched on September 6 with the Lantern Parade! For details about our roster of 2014 selected artists, see our artists page. The full performance schedule and a map of art locations can be found in our exhibition brochure. Don’t forget to check out the year-round art on display!
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.
Now, in 2014, the number of selected projects has grown to include more than 100 works. View the full roster of artists from 2013, 2012, 2011, and 2010.
The exhibition 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.
2014 marks the fifth year of the annual Art on the Atlanta BeltLine exhibition, and this commemorative t-shirt features a unique design exclusively for this year’s event!
This limited edition Next Level Apparel brand t-shirt is made of 100% cotton and comes in a dark chocolate-brown color in men’s and women’s sizes S – XL. In addition to the special logo on the front, the back of the shirt highlights all the participating artists.
Look smart – help promote the art! Supplies art limited, so get yours before they’re all gone!
Purchase your t-shirt today!
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.