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Art on the Atlanta BeltLine 2017 – A Recap
posted in Art on the Atlanta BeltLine // 11/15/17

Art on the Atlanta BeltLine 2017 is coming to a close, and we invite you to look back at some of the highlights from this year’s exhibition with us.

Kicking off with the Lantern Parade on September 9, the exhibition brought hundreds of visual installations and performances to the Atlanta BeltLine’s parks and trails. Five of Atlanta’s best marching bands accompanied the parade, along with Atlanta’s own Rollergirls. Read a full recap of the event here.

2017 Lantern Parade. Photo - the Sintoses

2017 Lantern Parade. Photo – the Sintoses

2017 Lantern Parade. Photo - the Sintoses

2017 Lantern Parade. Photo – the Sintoses

2017 Lantern Parade. Photo - the Sintoses

2017 Lantern Parade. Photo – the Sintoses

Headlining the 2017 exhibition was the reopening of the Westside Trail, which closed for construction after Art on the Atlanta BeltLine 2014. The Westside Trail, now a 3-mile paved, multi-use corridor, featured brand new murals, sculptures, and additions to the continuing collection. The grand opening on September 29 featured Art on the Atlanta BeltLine veterans Kebbi Williams & Wolf Pack ATL to fire up the crowd for the community celebration.

"Polygon Heart Sculpture," by Matthew Duffy on the Westside Trail. Photo: The Sintoses

“Polygon Heart Sculpture,” by Matthew Duffy on the Westside Trail. Photo: The Sintoses

"The Singer," mural by Suzy Schultz on the Westside Trail. Photo: The Sintoses

“The Singer,” mural by Suzy Schultz on the Westside Trail. Photo: The Sintoses

"Telos," sculpture by Ray Katz on the Westside Trail. Photo: The Sintoses

“Telos,” sculpture by Ray Katz on the Westside Trail. Photo: The Sintoses

On the other side of town, we packed in dozens of sculptures and murals along the 2-mile Eastside Trail between Midtown and Inman Park/Old Fourth Ward, as well as the northeast interim hiking trail alongside Piedmont Park. This year also welcomed art to the new mile-long Eastside Trail southern extension that brought the path down to Kirkwood Avenue in Reynoldstown.

"In Between," sculpture by Mike Wsol on the Eastside Trail.

“In Between,” sculpture by Mike Wsol on the Eastside Trail.

"A New Light Shines Beyond the Darkness," mural on the Eastside Trail by Brandon Sadler.

“A New Light Shines Beyond the Darkness,” mural on the Eastside Trail by Brandon Sadler.

"Memento Rosas," sculpture by Andrew Marsh & Feral Fagiola on the northeast interim hiking trail.

“Memento Rosas,” sculpture by Andrew Marsh & Feral Fagiola on the northeast interim hiking trail.

"Impacting Directions," mural on the Eastside Trail's southern extension by Anna Gromova.

“Impacting Directions,” mural on the Eastside Trail’s southern extension by Anna Gromova.

This year, performances took place in Gordon White Park and Historic Fourth Ward Park, as well as some one-off experiences on the Eastside & Westside Trails. Unfortunately, we had a rare cancellation for rain on October 8, so many of the performances were rescheduled, including Tray Dahl & the Jugtime Ragband and Jhana Grant.

Distilled Butter performing in Gordon White Park on September 23. Photo: The Sintoses

Distilled Butter performing in Gordon White Park on September 23. Photo: The Sintoses

The aerial act of Esther de Monteflores in Gordon White Park on September 24. Photo: The Sintoses

The aerial act of Esther de Monteflores in Gordon White Park on September 24. Photo: The Sintoses

Small Opera performing at Historic Fourth Ward Park on October 7. Photo: The Sintoses

Small Opera performing at Historic Fourth Ward Park on October 7. Photo: The Sintoses

Crossover Movement Arts on the Westside Trail on October 15. Photo: The Sintoses

Crossover Movement Arts on the Westside Trail on October 15. Photo: The Sintoses

Tray Dahl & the Jugtime Ragband's rescheduled performance on the EVEREMAN stage - October 27 on the Eastside Trail.

Tray Dahl & the Jugtime Ragband’s rescheduled performance on the EVEREMAN stage – October 27 on the Eastside Trail.

Every year, Art on the Atlanta BeltLine adds more art to the continuing collection, so keep a look out on the trails or use our brochure as a handy guide. 

Tiny Doors ATL, a 2016 sculpture that is now part of the collection. Photo: The Sintoses

Tiny Doors ATL, a 2016 sculpture that is now part of the collection. Photo: The Sintoses

"A 24/7 Timestar Lives" sculpture by Charlie Smith on the Eastside Trail. Commissioned in 2015, now a part of the art collection. Photo: Christopher T. Martin

“A 24/7 Timestar Lives” sculpture by Charlie Smith on the Eastside Trail. Commissioned in 2015, now a part of the art collection. Photo: Christopher T. Martin

This year’s Art on the Atlanta BeltLine exhibition was presented by Ponce City Market, 10th & Monroe, and Northside Hospital. Additional sponsors were Cox Enterprises, MailChimp, Park Tavern, Sunbelt Rentals, AJC/Living Intown, Turner, Kroger, Inman Park Neighborhood Association and Flashpoint Artists Initiative.  The Lantern Parade presenting sponsors were Cox Enterprises, Target and WellStar Atlanta Medical Center, with additional support from Ponce City Market.

Major support for this project is provided by the City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs. Major funding for this organization is provided by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners. This project is also supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit www.arts.gov.

 

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