A Decade of Art: Art on the Atlanta BeltLine marks 10th anniversary

BeltLine Lantern Parade (Photo by Asep Mawardi)

Art on the Atlanta BeltLine is marking its 10th anniversary with new sculptures, murals, events and performances along the Eastside, Westside and Northeast Trails.

This year’s celebration actually began in July with the return of BeltLine Walls, where muralists painted on the Northeast Trail behind Mason Fine Art gallery for two weeks.
At press time, more art was being installed along the trail and events and performances were being finalized, so be sure to visit art.beltline.org for the full schedule.

One event that is set is the beloved Lantern Parade, which returns Saturday, Sept. 21, at dark on the Eastside Trail. More than 70,000 took part in last year’s event, which steps off in the Old Fourth Ward and marches to Piedmont Park. The parade is an artist project by Krewe of the Grateful Gluttons based in community participation, according to Krewe and Lantern Parade founder Chantelle Rytter. For its 10th year, the Krewe will have 40 puppets and lanterns manned by a krewe of 68.

There will be many opportunities during September for participants to make their own colorful lanterns during a series of workshops. More details can be found at art.beltline.org/lantern-parade.

Courtesy ABI.

“Art on the Atlanta BeltLine is an intersection of community, public art and diverse self-expression,” said Clyde Higgs, President and CEO of Atlanta BeltLine Inc. “For ten years, we’ve brought the exhibition to the neighborhoods along the Atlanta BeltLine corridor, reflecting the culture of each community and presenting art that is accessible and varied.”

Support and funding for this project is provided by the City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs, Fulton County Board of Commissioners and the National Endowment for the Arts. Northside Hospital, Georgia Natural Gas, 10th and Monroe LLC, and Ponce City Market are presenting sponsors for the 2019 exhibition.

2019 Participating Artists

A City for All (sculptures)

  • Mike Wsol
  • James Davis
  • D’Andre Brooks
  • Matthias Neumann
  • Van Jensen & Wilfredo Torres
  • Allen Peterson
  • William D. Massey III
  • Atlanta Celebrates Photography
  • Joni Younkins-Herzog
  • Julia Hill
  • Ben Pierce
  • Nathan Pierce

BeltLine Walls (murals)

  • Maite Nazario
  • Eugene V Byrd III
  • Mr. Fangs
  • Ndubisi Okoye
  • George F. Baker III
  • Danielle Brutto
  • Mikhaela Cherry 

BeltLine After Dark

  • Andrew Catanese, Eddie Farr, S. Shayne
  • Chiwuzo Ife Okwumabua & Sunni Williams
  • City Gate Dance Theater
  • Liquid Sky
  • Mausiki Scales & The Common Ground Collective and Wordsmiths of the West End
  • DeKalb School of the Arts Jazz Band
  • TxLips
  • Pete Peterson and the Blues in the House Band
  • Grand Prize Winners from Last Year
  • Sister Sai
  • Kimberlin Bolton & Terp Vairin

BeltLine Flow

  • Cannupa Hanska Luger
  • Throckmorton Uke Band
  • Kinetic Light
  • Duncan Shirah

Special Projects

  • Arbitrary Living x #ChopItUpATL (Quianah Upton)
  • TILA Studios x Soap Goods Creative
  • The Atlanta Opera
  • Mausiki Scales and the Common Ground Collective

Artist in Residence Program

  • Scholar – Benae Beamon
  • Artist – Dr. Fahamu Pecou
  • Curator – Courtney Brooks


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