Exhibit Won Four of Creative Loafing’s 2010 “Best of Atlanta” Awards
Atlanta, September 27, 2010 – Art on the BeltLine: Atlanta’s New Public Place, the first-ever art exhibition along the Atlanta BeltLine corridor which opened in June, has scheduled several events and performances as part of its closing ceremony the weekend of October 2 and 3, including the Krewe of the Grateful Gluttons’ Lantern Parade. Over the past five months, Art on the Atlanta BeltLine presented over 50 installations and performances spanning Atlanta’s eclectic art communities and attracted thousands of people onto the Atlanta BeltLine corridor for the first time.
Creative Loafing’s readers chose selected the exhibit for three awards in the 2010 “Best of Atlanta” issue: “Best New Trend in the Arts,” “Best Public Artwork” and “Best Public Art Event.” Creative Loafing’s staff gave the exhibit an award for “Best Reason to Navigate the Urban Jungle.” The Atlanta BeltLine won a total of eight awards, including “Best New Thing about Atlanta.”
The schedule of events for October 2 and 3 is as follows:
Saturday, October 2nd, 5 pm – 11 pm
- 5:00-6:30 Tailgating at Fulton Terrace and Holtzclaw St. (on the Atlanta BeltLine Corridor)
- 6:30-7:00 Performance by Brooks Dance Company
- 7:00-8:30 Krewe of the Grateful Gluttons’ Lantern Parade travels on the Atlanta BeltLine corridor from Fulton Terrace to the Somerset Stage at Angier Springs Rd. Performance by Beacon Dance Co. at the conclusion
- 8:30-11:00 Performances by Tayo & Mitchell, Muleskinner Macqueen Trio and the Back Pockets at the stage at Somerset Terrace and the Atlanta BeltLine corridor
Sunday, October 3rd, 1 pm – 6:30 pm
- 1:00-1:45 The Sabor Brass Band will march from Howell Park at Ralph David Abernathy Blvd. to Gordon White Park
- 1:45 pm-6:30 pm Performances in Gordon White Park (at the intersection of White St and Ralph David Abernathy Blvd),
- 1:45-2:30 Gritz & Jelly Butter
- 2:30-3:15 Akbar Imhotep
- 3:15-4:15 Leaf
- 4:15-6:30 Mausiki Scales and the Common Ground featuring Julie Dexter
For more information, please visit art.beltline.org.
About the Atlanta BeltLine:
The Atlanta BeltLine is a $2.8 billion redevelopment project that will provide a network of public parks, multi-use trails and transit along a historic 22-mile railroad corridor circling downtown and connecting many neighborhoods directly to each other. The Atlanta BeltLine is the most comprehensive economic development effort ever undertaken in the City of Atlanta and among the largest, most wide-ranging urban redevelopment projects currently underway in the United States. Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI), formed by the Atlanta Development Authority, is the entity tasked with planning and executing the implementation of the Atlanta BeltLine in partnership with other public and private organizations, including City of Atlanta departments. For more information on the Atlanta BeltLine, visit www.BeltLine.org.
About the Office of Cultural Affairs (OCA)
The OCA, a division of the Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs, was established in 1974 to encourage and support Atlanta’s cultural resources. The initial mission was to solidify the role that arts and other cultural resources play in defining and enhancing the social fabric and quality of life of Atlanta citizens and visitors. Today the OCA is working to enhance Atlanta’s reputation as a cultural destination. The OCA supports programs that educate and expose the public to a rich and diverse range of cultural expressions through a variety of initiatives. For more information on the City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs, visit www.ocaatlanta.com.
Ethan Davidson, Atlanta BeltLine, Inc.
(404) 614-8325; firstname.lastname@example.org