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In the Public Eye
Bridging the Gap between
Art and Audience
Lighting Up the
A New Look at Art
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.
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.
Submissions for the 2017 exhibition are now closed. Stay tuned for announcements on the artists selected for this fall’s Art on the Atlanta BeltLine.
Art on the BeltLine includes year-round public art collections that are displayed throughout the corridor, and serve to engage the community in thoughtful expression.
- You can see art on the trail year-round; get a sneak-peek on our continuing exhibition page.
- Discover art on the trails year-round by exploring the 2016 Art on the Atlanta BeltLine brochure.
Art on the BeltLine is committed to showcasing a wide range of art talents through our temporary exhibitions. Works by visual and performance artists are included during the showcase that runs from September through November each year.
- View our photo gallery
- Learn about the 2016 artists on the artists page
- Revisit the magic of the 2016 temporary exhibition: Download the 2016 art brochure
- Visual installations and performances are generally concentrated in the area of Gordon White Park on the Westside, the Historic Fourth Ward Park on the Eastside, and at various points along the Eastside Trail
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.
- Art on the Atlanta BeltLine opens each year with our most beloved event, the Lantern Parade
- The Lantern Parade is hosted annually by the Krewe of the Grateful Gluttons
- Check out our gallery of Lantern Parade photos from past parades!
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. The exhibition runs from September through November each year.