Tiny Doors ATL has been bringing big wonder to public spaces in Atlanta through joyful and interactive art since 2014. The project is the work of artist Karen Anderson Singer, who describes her mission as “creating a tiny canvas for the public’s imagination through accessible art which respects its unique surroundings.” In the 2022-23 season, six original Tiny Doors ATL installations are being re-imagined along the Atlanta BeltLine Trail.
Originally found on the Krog Street Tunnel, Tiny Door 1 was the very first Tiny Doors ATL installation. Staying in the spirit of the tunnel, the installation was constantly updated with multiple collaborations and seasonal designs. Four years in, new BeltLine construction raised the sidewalk six inches and Tiny Door 1 found a new home to the right of the tunnel. The reimagined Tiny Door 1 is located on Wylie Street in conjunction with Forward, Warrior!! Mural Project and Art on the Atlanta BeltLine. The design reflects the architecture of the Krog Tunnel, honoring the original location.
This installation is augmented reality enabled! To watch it come to life follow these steps:
- Open your Instagram app, search @tinydoorsatl
- Once on the account page, tap the three star symbol in the middle of the screen.
- Select the filter with this installation, and then tap “try it.”
- When your camera opens, point it at the door. There is a slider on the right which will open and close the door, move this slider to activate the animation!
Karen Anderson is the director and principal artist of Tiny Doors ATL. Since debuting in Atlanta, her miniature public art installations have inspired a community of fans who believe in free, accessible, experiential art. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Rutgers University, earning a BA in Visual Art. She was also the recipient of the school’s prestigious Ruth Crockett Award two years in a row. She is the Applied Arts Director for Girls Rock Camp ATL. She was a featured speaker in TEDXEmory 2016, and her work has been featured on NPR, HLN, Buzzfeed, ArtsATL, Atlanta Magazine, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Georgia Voice, and more.