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 the mission of her work 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.
While creating an installation for the Westside Trail, Tiny Doors ATL met with students at KIPP STRIVE and KIPP WAYS Academies to hear what young local residents had to say. Many students suggested music and art as an inspiration. Their guidance is evident through this new installation, which features artistic representations of the West End neighborhood created by KIPP STRIVE students, displayed inside a classic boombox.
The interactive augmented reality feature of Tiny Door 12 showcases the students’ artwork. 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 and watch it come to life!
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.