Since 2010, Art on the Atlanta BeltLine has grown in scope to become the largest temporary outdoor art exhibition in the south that is completely free to the public. Art on the Atlanta BeltLine features a year-round public art collection as well as temporary exhibitions designed to engage the community in thoughtful expression.
The exhibition components include:
- Inertia – The sculpture component of the current year exhibition on display from August 2018 through June 2019.
- BeltLine Walls – The mural component of the 2018 exhibition beginning with a mural festival from July 29 through August 11, 2018, in the Lee Street/Murphy Avenue tunnel on the Westside Trail. Muralists from Atlanta and beyond will paint side-by-side.
- Continuing Collection – temporary works of art that have carried over from previous Art on the Atlanta BeltLine exhibitions.
- Foundational Collection – Permanent and rotating sculptures from philanthropic funding sources that remain year-round.
- Atlanta and the Civil Rights Movement, 1944-1968 – Historian and curator, Karcheik Sims-Alvarado, Ph.D. presents an outdoor photography exhibit of Atlanta’s contribution to the modern Civil Rights Movement. The exhibition stretches across 4 miles on the Eastside and Westside Trails of the Atlanta Beltline, making it the longest public photography exhibition on civil and human rights in the United States.
- Special Event Collaborations, such as:
- Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
- Alliance Theatre
- The Atlanta Opera
Art on the Atlanta BeltLine is an inspiring way to fully experience this emerging system of parks, trails, transit and development that is reclaiming a 22-mile loop of historic rail lines around the city’s core.
Atlanta BeltLine Inc.’s Public Art Program
In 2018, Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. released the first comprehensive policy document for Art on the Atlanta BeltLine. The document is the first-ever comprehensive cultural plan for Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. and is intended to serve as a roadmap to a more inclusive, equitable, and resilient cultural ecosystem. Its strategies support arts and culture around the corridor and delineate roles for Atlanta BeltLine stakeholders at all levels.
Art & Culture Strategic Implementation Plan (SIP)
The Art & Culture Strategic Implementation Plan (SIP) moves beyond the Art on the Atlanta BeltLine exhibition to support strong, livable communities and increased creative activities along the Atlanta BeltLine. The purpose of the plan is to utilize the unique transformative potential of the Atlanta BeltLine to improve neighborhood connectivity and access to cultural amenities.