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Art on the Atlanta BeltLine is the City of Atlanta’s largest temporary public art exhibition that showcases the work of hundreds of visual artists, performers, and musicians along nine miles of the Atlanta BeltLine corridor.

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The Largest Free, Temporary Outdoor Art Exhibition in the South

Now in its eighth year, the linear gallery is free to the public and represents artists from across Atlanta, the nation, and the world in a variety of mediums: sculpture, murals, dance, music, theater, photography, and more.

  • Atlanta Artists
    In the Public Eye

    Pictured: "Abhaya Brings Teachings of Love" by Brandon Sadler // See more photos

  • Bridging the Gap between
    Art and Audience

    Pictured: Performances at Gordon White Park. Photo - John Becker // See more artwork

  • Lighting Up the
    Atlanta Night

    Pictured: Atlanta BeltLine Lantern Parade // Learn more

The Beginning

Art on the Atlanta BeltLine began in the summer and fall of 2010, with exhibitions of more than 40 unique works of visual and performance art. It was envisioned as a way to encourage people to get out and explore the Atlanta BeltLine in its interim hiking state – after rails were removed, but before concrete was poured. Seeing art along the way was intended to encourage visitors to keep walking and continue exploring. The artwork proved to be a very popular feature and, by 2016, the number of selected projects had grown to include more than 100 works. View our full roster of contributing artists.

Through the Years

In 2016, over 1.7 million people visited the Eastside Trail, and Atlanta BeltLine trail users are at the forefront of this year’s exhibition. Art pieces seek to enhance the visitor’s sense of discovery and adventure through street-style performances, art-making along the trails, interactive art, and works that embody navigating urban space as an experience as well as a place.

We are thrilled to include four miles of added gallery space on the newly finished Westside Trail and Eastside Trail extension! Previously, these interim hiking trails featured Art on the Atlanta BeltLine exhibits. Now, several miles of paved, multi-use trails are complete and open, making Art on the Atlanta BeltLine more accessible to all.

In Remembrance

Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. dedicates the 2017 Art on the Atlanta BeltLine exhibition in honor of Fulton County Commissioner and ABI Board Member Joan P. Garner, whose service to and love for Atlanta and the arts helped make the Atlanta BeltLine come to life.


Learn more about Art on the Atlanta BeltLine

The Continuing Collection+-

Art on the Atlanta BeltLine includes a year-round public art collection with works that are displayed throughout the corridor, and serve to engage the community in thoughtful expression.

The Lantern Parade+-

The Lantern Parade marks the beginning of the annual Art on the Atlanta BeltLine exhibition, the largest temporary art exhibition in the south. It has quickly become one of the most anticipated events on the Atlanta calendar.

The 2017 Exhibition+-

Art on the Atlanta BeltLine is committed to showcasing a wide range of art talents through our temporary exhibition that runs from September through November each year. The 2017 exhibition begins on September 9.

View 2017 Exhibition Schedule.

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. The exhibition runs from September through November each year. Major support for this project is provided by the City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs. Major funding for this organization is provided by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners. This project is also supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities,
visit www.arts.gov.

Be Part of the Largest Free Outdoor Art Exhibition!

Art on the Atlanta BeltLine is committed to showcasing a wide range of art talents through our temporary exhibition that runs from September through November each year.

Art on the Atlanta BeltLine began in the summer and fall of 2010, with exhibitions of more than 40 unique works of visual and performance art. It was envisioned as a way to encourage people to get out and explore the Atlanta BeltLine in its interim hiking state – after rails were removed, but before concrete was poured. Seeing art along the way was intended to encourage visitors to keep walking and continue exploring. The artwork proved to be a very popular feature and, by 2016, the number of selected projects had grown to include more than 100 works.

Call for Artists

Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. commissions over 100 artists in contribution to and support of the arts industry, which has a $2.2 billion impact in Georgia. Artists submit proposals every spring and undergo a juried process to determine selection for the annual exhibition. 

The proposal period for the 2017 exhibition is now closed.

Artists interested in submitting for visual or performing for the fall 2018 show should check art.beltline.org in early 2018, and follow the exhibition on social media.

In the meantime, check out the Art on the Atlanta BeltLine exhibitions from 2010-2017 →

Call for Artists and Exhibition Timeline

Below is a general guide on the process for artist submission. Exact dates and milestones can change depending on calendar of events.

  • February: Call for Artists begins in February
  • March: Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. hosts “Information Sessions” where you can have your questions answered and get more information about submitting a proposal and learn about the temporary exhibition.
  • May / June: Artists are notified by June after a jury reviews all submissions
  • Summer: Fabrication, installation and rehearsals go on through the summer
  • September – November: The exhibit kicks off in September and runs through the second week of November

Resources

Interested in submitting a proposal to the largest outdoor public art exhibition in the southeast? Check out our resources below to get a better understanding of the call for artists submission process.

DocumentDescription
Artist Proposal Submission ExamplesReview examples of artists submission proposals.
Request for ProposalReview an example of the Art on the Atlanta BeltLine artist request for proposals.

Call for Artists

The proposal period for the 2017 exhibition is now closed.

Artists interested in submitting for visual or performing for the fall 2018 show should check art.beltline.org in early 2018, and follow the exhibition on social media.

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Questions?

If you have any questions regarding Call for Artist submissions, please contact:

Miranda Duncan
Arts and Culture Administrator
mduncan@atlbeltline.org

Spotlight on Our Sponsors

Thank you to our generous community partners, donors and sponsors! Art on the Atlanta BeltLine would not be possible without them.

Presenting

Ponce City Market
10th & Monroe
Northside Hospital

Platinum

Cox
MailChimp

Gold

AJC Intown
Park Tavern
Sunbelt
Turner

Bronze

Kroger

Patron

Flashpoint Artists Initiative
Inman Park Neighborhood Association
2017 Exhibition

We are excited to announce the performance line up for the eighth annual Art on the Atlanta BeltLine exhibition, beginning with the Lantern Parade on September 9 and continuing through November.

Be a Sponsor!
Sponsorship opportunities are available for both Art on the Atlanta BeltLine and the Lantern Parade. To learn about each sponsor opportunity download our sponsor packets:


For questions regarding sponsorship, contact:
Salisha Evans
Director of Partnerships
Salisha@atlblp.org

Tel: (404) 446-4408
Fax: (404) 446-4403

2017 Sponsors

Art on the Atlanta Beltline Sponsors


Presenting

Ponce City Market
10th & Monroe
Northside Hospital

Platinum

Cox
MailChimp

Gold

AJC Intown
Park Tavern
Sunbelt
Turner

Bronze

Kroger

Patron

Flashpoint Artists Initiative
Inman Park Neighborhood Association
Support From

Art on the Atlanta BeltLine Supported by

Government Sponsors

City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs
Fulton County Arts & Culture
National Endowment for the Arts

Major support for this project is provided by the City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs. Major funding for this organization is provided by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners. 

This project is also supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit www.arts.gov.

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