Largest outdoor temporary exhibition in the south awarded for excellence in public works of art
On May 19, 2015, Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. accepted an Award of Excellence for the Art on the Atlanta BeltLine exhibition. Awards of Excellence are presented to programs, projects and individuals who significantly contribute toward the enhancement of the City of Atlanta’s built environment, while preserving the city’s heritage and balancing old development with the new.
Art on the Atlanta BeltLine began in 2010 with 40 exhibits and now enters its sixth year with more than 300 hundred submissions. On September 12, 2015, the 2-mile Eastside Trail will be illuminated through music, lights, and the vibrant atmosphere of the Atlanta community during the highly anticipated Lantern Parade. The parade serves as the opening event for Art on the Atlanta BeltLine, an exhibition that is entirely free to the public. From September through November, the exhibit showcases visual art, music, and performances along the Atlanta BeltLine corridor. Visitors to the exhibit can also explore the Atlanta BeltLine’s parks and trails on the east and west sides of the city.
The award ceremony took place at the Ray Charles Performing Arts Center on the campus of Morehouse College. The Atlanta Urban Design Commission (AUDC) recognized 11 recipients in their specific categories, with Art on the Atlanta BeltLine winning in the Public Works of Art. The Atlanta BeltLine has received past awards from the AUDC for the Eastside Trail, Historic Fourth Ward Park, and D.H. Stanton Park.
The AUDC is responsible for regulating and reviewing project plans for historic buildings and districts in the City of Atlanta. Those areas include city owned properties, rights of ways, works of public art and parks that affect the aesthetic, cultural and historic quality of the city’s urban experience.
Artist selections for the 2015 exhibition are underway now. For more information, visit art.beltline.org.