Artist Statement

Tiny Doors ATL proposes to encourage exploration and wonder through visual and performing art. For visual art, we would like to install and maintain two small doors on the BeltLine’s newly paved Eastside Extension Trail. Our installation will include the tag #tinydoorsatl, encouraging visitors to post photos to social media. The two doors will reflect the surrounding Reynoldstown neighborhood (which is special to us as it is also home to our studio), paying homage to the industrial history of the area. Our doors will exhibit the high quality of craftsmanship and attention to detail that Tiny Doors ATL has become known for across the city. We will maintain the doors for the entire duration of the exhibition.

Following the success of 2016’s AoAB Tiny Lantern Workshops and parade participation, we would like to organize another tiny lantern contingent of the Lantern Parade. These tiny lanterns will be crafted during two, 1-hour workshops attended by the public and funded by this proposal and a small participation fee. Instructions for lantern creation would also be posted online. Workshop participants and Tiny Doors ATL social media followers would be invited to join the Lantern Parade with their tiny lantern creations!


Artist Bio

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 a featured speaker in TEDXEmory 2016 on the subject of community engagement through art. Her work has been featured on dozens of networks and publications including NPR, HLN, Buzzfeed, ArtsATL, and, and was voted Best Public Artwork 2016 by Creative Loafing Magazine.