Art on the Atlanta BeltLine Announces 2016 Selected Artists

Largest temporary art exhibition in the south will enter its seventh year on September 10

AtlantaArt on the Atlanta BeltLine, the south’s largest temporary public art exhibition is returning on September 10 for its seventh year. The exhibition features more than 150 works of art in a variety of disciplines and will kick off with the annual Atlanta BeltLine Lantern Parade, created and hosted by Chantelle Rytter and the Krewe of the Grateful Gluttons and sponsored by WellStar Atlanta Medical Center. Each year, the Art on the Atlanta BeltLine exhibition transforms the Atlanta BeltLine into a public gallery, enhancing the aesthetics of the trails and promoting cultural connectivity within Atlanta’s diverse and vibrant neighborhoods.

Atlanta BeltLine Lantern Parade September 12, 2015 photos by Christopher T Martin
Atlanta BeltLine Lantern Parade September 12, 2015. Christopher T Martin

Year over year, the exhibition earns more attention and accolades worldwide for attracting artists respected on an international scale while also drawing from Atlanta’s rich local art scene. Many artists featured in the 2016 exhibition are returning for the third, fourth, or even fifth year to showcase their work on the Atlanta BeltLine. Berlin-based muralist Addison Karl joins us for a third year, and local sensation TinyDoorsATL is returning to add more installations to the exhibition. Atlanta Music Project, a local organization that provides music lessons to underserved youth, will host a musical performance again this year. On the heels of their performance in the 2015 Art on the Atlanta BeltLine exhibition, Atlanta Music Project was featured on “Knock Knock Live” with Ryan Seacrest and the NPR program “City Lights.” New this year is Moz Drums, a drumming troupe based in France that performs for international audiences. George King Architects also joins us for the first time this year from London to install a large-scale sculpture for the exhibition. The full list of artists is available at

“For the seventh year, Art on the Atlanta BeltLine is capturing the talent of artists to showcase one of the most transformative redevelopment projects in the city’s history,” said Paul Morris, President and CEO of Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. “The leadership of our mayor, combined with the support of our partners and sponsors displays the value Mayor Reed and the Atlanta community place on art in public spaces.”

“Public art is an essential component of a diverse but unified Atlanta,” said Camille Russell Love, Executive Director of the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs (OCA). “The City is proud to support Art on the Atlanta BeltLine for another year.”

Art on the Atlanta BeltLine is presented by 10th & Monroe and Google and the Lantern Parade is sponsored by the WellStar Atlanta Medical Center. Additional support is provided by AJC/Living Intown, MailChimp and Flashpoint Artists Initiative.

Major support for this project is provided by the City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs. Funding for this program is provided by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners. This program is supported in part by Georgia Council for the Arts through the appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly. Georgia Council for the Arts also receives support from its partner agency – the National Endowment for the Arts.

Thousands of artists have submitted proposals to Art on the Atlanta BeltLine since the exhibition’s inception in 2010. The temporary exhibition is supplemented by the continuing exhibition, which features long-term installations on Atlanta BeltLine trails and parks. More large-scale installations are added to the continuing exhibition each year.

From September through November, visual installations and performances will be concentrated in the following areas along the Atlanta BeltLine:

  • On the northern Eastside interim hiking trail between Montgomery Ferry Road and Monroe Drive
  • On the Eastside Trail between Monroe Drive and Irwin Street
  • On the southern Eastside interim hiking trail between Kirkwood Avenue and Memorial Drive in Reynoldstown

While locations and schedules will be released later this summer, performing arts dates are as follows:

  • September 10 & 24
  • October 1, 2, 8 & 9

To stay abreast of this year’s artist exhibits, please visit Photos from previous exhibitions can be found here. Information on access points and our permanent art collection is available on the online interactive map.

Full list of artists:

  • Luke Achterberg
  • Karl Addison
  • Formations Studio
  • TinyDoorsATL
  • UP and Boys & Girls Club of Metro Atlanta
  • Cash Barnes
  • Hannah Betzel
  • Charlie Brouwer
  • olive47
  • Neil Carver
  • ARCY
  • Owens + Crawley
  • Leland Drexler-Russell
  • Nghi Duong & Mandy Palasik
  • Will Eccleston
  • Experience Collective
  • Anna Gromova
  • Ben Janik
  • Jarus
  • Nick Kahler
  • Helena Kang
  • Ray Katz
  • JD Koth
  • Deborah Landry
  • Beju
  • Andrew Light
  • William Massey
  • Ryan Mathern
  • Atlanta Celebrates Photography
  • Kemp Mooney
  • Dorothy O’Connor and Craig Appel
  • Oktawian Otlewski
  • Posts for Peace and Justice
  • Indie Craft Experience
  • Sanithna Phansavanh, Brandon Sadler, Peter Ferrari
  • Cat Chiu Phillips
  • Nathan Pierce
  • Phil Proctor
  • Alex Rodriguez DMD
  • Maxwell Sebastian
  • Jason Smith
  • Michael Stasny
  • W(,)
  • Jeff Whipple
  • Mike Wsol
  • Frank Yoculan
  • Niki and Arian Zarrabi
  • Jane Zhu
  • Harry Zmijewski
  • Atlanta Taiko Project
  • Hillside Presbyterian Church Handbell Choir
  • Atlanta Music Project
  • Dance Canvas
  • Beatrix Clark
  • Farmer Greenthumbs
  • Crossover Movement Arts
  • Tray Dahl & the Jugtime Ragband
  • Distilled Butter
  • Flight of Swallows
  • CORE
  • Mark Gindick
  • Gateway Performance Productions
  • Eric Thomas and Elevate the Quest
  • Mike Lowery and Sarah Neuburger
  • Mike McDaniel
  • Awalim Dance Company
  • Pete Peterson and the Blues in the House Band
  • Ghosts Project
  • Saira Raza, Jeremi Johnson, and Sanam Azeem
  • Mausiki Scales and the Common Ground Collective
  • Soul Food Cypher
  • Michael Standard and Aleksandra Tevdoska
  • Thorkmorton Ukulele Band
  • Toni Marie Young

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