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A Look Back at Art on the Atlanta BeltLine 2016
posted in Art on the Atlanta BeltLine // 11/04/16

With the seventh annual Art on the Atlanta BeltLine exhibition coming to a close, we are taking a look back at some of the amazing visual and performing art we’ve seen this year from hundreds of artists.

The largest temporary public art exhibition in the south kicked off on September 10 with the Lantern Parade, created and hosted by Chantelle Rytter and the Krewe of the Grateful Gluttons. The Lantern Parade, an annual tradition that happens the first Saturday after Labor Day each year, brought more than 70,000 people out to the Eastside Trail in a river of light and celebration.

The 2016 Art on the Atlanta BeltLine Lantern Parade. Photo: Atlanta Trails

The 2016 Art on the Atlanta BeltLine Lantern Parade. Photo: Atlanta Trails

Read more about the 2016 Lantern Parade here.

Beginning in September, dozens of visual art installations graced the Eastside Trail and the interim hiking trails near Piedmont Park and through Reynoldstown. More returning artists and local favorites had work in the 2016 exhibition than ever before, and many new artists joined us for the first time.

Atlanta Celebrates Photography returned with "THE FENCE," a photographic installation. Photo: The Sintoses.

Atlanta Celebrates Photography returned with “THE FENCE,” a photographic installation. Photo: The Sintoses

Artist Nghi Duong teamed up with Mandy Palasik to present "Living Synergies." Photo: The Sintoses

Artist Nghi Duong teamed up with Mandy Palasik to present “Living Synergies.” Photo: The Sintoses

A look at "Living Synergies from the other side. Photo: The Sintoses.

A look at “Living Synergies from the south-facing side. Photo: The Sintoses

Newcomer Hannah Betzel's mural "Kaleidoscope" at North Avenue.

Newcomer Hannah Betzel’s mural “Kaleidoscope” at North Avenue. Photo: The Sintoses

Fan favorite William Massey returns to Art on the Atlanta BeltLine with his sculpture, "We See." Photo: The Sintoses

Fan favorite William Massey returns to Art on the Atlanta BeltLine with his sculpture, “We See.” Photo: The Sintoses

See more visual art in the Art on the Atlanta BeltLine photo gallery.

The Art on the Atlanta BeltLine exhibition is not just static pieces. For two weekends in October, our trails and parks turned into venues for a variety of performance art – everything from contemporary dance to live jazz.

Tray Dahl and the Jugtime Ragband performed in Gordon White Park on October 1, 2016.

Tray Dahl and the Jugtime Ragband performed in Gordon White Park on October 1, 2016.

Mark Gindick entertained Historic Fourth Ward park with "i-Vaudeville," a ventriloquist/theater performance.

Mark Gindick entertained Historic Fourth Ward park with “i-Vaudeville,” a ventriloquist/theater performance.

Flight of Swallows gave the audience a majestic aerial performance on the evening of October 8, 2016.

Flight of Swallows gave the audience a majestic aerial performance on the evening of October 8, 2016.

Crossover Movement Arts brought the audience to Piedmont Avenue for a dance performance on October 9, 2016.

Crossover Movement Arts brought the audience to Piedmont Avenue for a dance performance on October 9, 2016. The mural pictured here, “Purple Rain,” is by returning artist olive47.

"Topographic Fragments," by Nick Kahler, Matt Kantner, and Matt Belt.

“Topographic Fragments,” by Nick Kahler, Matt Kantner, and Matt Belt.

See the full list of 2016 participating artists at art.beltline.org/artists. Although the temporary exhibition is nearing its end, there is still plenty of art to see in our continuing exhibition. Find your favorites and share them with us on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook using #beltlineart!

Art on the Atlanta BeltLine is presented by 10th & Monroe and Google Fiber and the Lantern Parade is sponsored by the WellStar Atlanta Medical Center. Additional support is provided by Atlanta Community Toolbank, AM1690, MailChimp, Sunbelt Rentals, AJC/Living Intown, Park Tavern, WABE, New Church, and other generous supporters. Link to additional sponsors.

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.

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