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Art on the Atlanta BeltLine is Off to an Exciting Start!
posted in Art on the Atlanta BeltLine // 09/25/15

The weekend of September 19 and 20 marked the second weekend of the 2015 Art on the Atlanta BeltLine exhibition, following up on an exciting opening weekend that brought 60,000 people out to the Eastside Trail for the Lantern Parade, and a whole lineup of events at the first Old Fourth Ward Fall Festival.

Events continued Sunday, September 13 following the Lantern Parade, with performances in Historic Fourth Ward Park, opened by Mausiki Scales and the Common Ground Collective’s “No Tables, No Chairs” parade. Dad’s Garage joined us for the first time with an improv show, and me.you.us.we.them put on a captivating dance performance. Music by Eric Thomas and Elevate the Quest and an encore of the Common Ground Collective rounded out the evening, which had about 200 people in attendance.

The crowd on a sunny, late-summer afternoon in Historic Fourth Ward Park. Pictured: Elevate the Quest.

The crowd on a sunny, late-summer afternoon in Historic Fourth Ward Park. Pictured: Eric Thomas Elevate the Quest.

On September 19, Art on the Atlanta BeltLine brought more performances to the Reynoldstown Stage with Staibdance and Gateway Performance Productions. Dad’s Garage made their second appearance, and our first-ever Bollywood dance performance by Saira Raza with 10th Letter, Sanam Studio Dancers, and Becky Katz featured stunning visuals and LED lighting. Returning artists The Ghosts Project finished out the evening with music composed to silent films.

Lovely Reynoldstown evening at sunset.

Lovely Reynoldstown evening at sunset.

September 20 brought Pete Peterson and his Blues in the House Band back to Gordon White Park in southwest Atlanta. The Westside Trail isn’t being used for visual art this year because of the current construction, but Art on the Atlanta BeltLine still rocked the west side. Distilled Butter was a huge hit with the crowed of nearly 200 people, as was the contemporary performance of Staibdance. Flight of Swallows created an LED-lit “cloud” for their aerial performance which wow’d the audience and yielded some beautiful night-time photos.

Evening performances at Gordon White Park. Photo credit: John Becker

Evening performances at Gordon White Park. Photo credit: John Becker

If you missed these events or just want more Art on the Atlanta BeltLine, there are two more performance days coming up in October, and visual art will remain on the Eastside Trail through mid-November. Photos of each performance are being added to our photo gallery, and don’t forget to share your own photos by tagging #beltlineart!

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