Get Atlanta BeltLine updates right in your inbox!
Get Atlanta BeltLine updates right in your inbox!
 

MAP

Click to Expand
Interactive Map
Events  //   Blog  //   News  //   FAQs  //   Contact

The Atlanta BeltLine

Where Atlanta Comes Together. Learn more

 
 
Blog
Art on the Atlanta BeltLine presents The A.M.F.M. Summer Fest August 8-11

Get ready to set your calendar for four days of arts and entertainment August 8-11 with the first annual Art.Movement.Film.Music (A.M.F.M.) Summer Fest.

The events are part of the 2018 Art on the Atlanta BeltLine exhibition and will take place on the Westside Trail near Allene Avenue in Atlanta. The A.M.F.M. Summer Fest will include art displays, pop-ups, musical acts, a speaker series, food trucks, art for sale, and much more. It will be co-hosted by The Bakery, The National Black Arts Festival’s NextGen Artist Program, and ARTlanta Gallery. The festival brochure with schedule, map, and other details can be downloaded here and found online at art.beltline.org/amfm.

The festival will celebrate a season of art and entertainment in southwest Atlanta. Each day will begin with a free movement class or demonstration, followed by panel discussions on a range of topics related to public art. Evenings will feature screenings focused on emerging filmmakers. They will be capped-off by the BeltLine After Dark concert series, which is reserved for the over-21 crowd.

Opening day will also include workshops and panels aimed at emerging and established artists looking to propose and place their work on the Atlanta BeltLine. There will be evening performances by Bent Frequency and the Atlanta Opera. On Thursday, the SWATL Oral History Project opens, followed by Halla, Soul Food Cypher, and Morph. On Friday, you’re invited to join us for the Hundo Show, an art sale featuring local artists whose work is priced below $100.

The final day of the festival will be jam-packed with the Atlanta Indie Market, an artist meet and greet, and a fashion show presented by the National Black Arts Festival and ARTlanta Gallery. Stay tuned for the announcement of a featured keynote speaker on Saturday.

AMFM-Festival-Flyer-Schedule-and-Map

A.M.F.M. Festival printable schedule and map

The AMFM Summer Fest is taking place concurrently with the annual Art on the Atlanta BeltLine exhibition. Check out our other featured programming:

  • Inertia – sculpture collection on the Eastside and Westside of the Atlanta BeltLine beginning July 1
  • Atlanta and the Civil Rights Movement – photo exhibition on the Atlanta BeltLine’s Eastside and Westside July 7 – December 1
  • BeltLine Walls – mural festival at the tunnel beneath Lee Street and Murphy Avenue on the Atlanta BeltLine’s Westside from July 29 – August 12 with a Family Paint Day on August 4
  • Old Fourth Ward Fall Festival – September 22 at the Historic Fourth Ward Skatepark, presented by the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership and Rival Entertainment
  • Atlanta BeltLine Lantern Parade – Annual tradition of light and music on the Atlanta BeltLine’s Eastside on September 22
  • Continuing & Foundational Collection – sculpture and mural collections on display year-round on the Atlanta BeltLine

Presenting Sponsors for Art on the Atlanta BeltLine are 10th & Monroe, Georgia Natural Gas, Northside Hospital and Ponce City Market.  Additional sponsors include MailChimp, Park Tavern, Turner Foundation, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta; and Flashpoint Artists Initiative. The Lantern Parade is presented by Cox Enterprises and Salesforce, and is sponsored by 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 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. The project is also supported by an Art Works 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. 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.

###

About the Atlanta BeltLine

Atlanta BeltLine, Inc.’s vision is to be the catalyst for making Atlanta a global beacon for equitable, inclusive, and sustainable city life. As one of the largest, most wide-ranging urban redevelopment programs in the United States, the Atlanta BeltLine is building a more socially and economically resilient Atlanta with our partner organizations and host communities through job creation, inclusive transportation systems, affordable housing, and public spaces for all. For more information on the Atlanta BeltLine, please visit www.BeltLine.org.

About Art on the Atlanta BeltLine

Art on the Atlanta BeltLine logoArt on the Atlanta BeltLine is largest temporary public art exhibition in the history of Atlanta. It showcases the work of hundreds of visual artists, performers, and musicians along the Atlanta BeltLine corridor. This spectacular project places working professionals alongside emerging artists, and draws residents and visitors into some of the most unique public spaces in the City of Atlanta, providing powerful new perspectives on the city and its vibrant neighborhoods. The exhibition showcases how art strengthens and beautifies current and former industrial areas and creates signature spaces exemplifying the transformation of the city through the Atlanta BeltLine. Art on the Atlanta BeltLine touches almost 20 intown communities.

About The Bakery

The-Bakery-Atlanta-logo

The Bakery is a new creative warehouse located in Southwest Atlanta. Nestled between Adair Park, Captial View, and Oakland City, we are a multifaceted collaborative arts complex with a focus on community engagement, education, environmental awareness, and new technology. We offer a safe space to artists, musicians, and entrepreneurs who are interested in thinking outside of the box and want to build their vision from the ground up.

About The NextGen Artists Program

NextGen-National-Black-Arts-Festival-logoThe NBAF NextGen Artists Program is a new signature program for young artists that identifies and recognizes the next generation of talented artists and supports them in the early stages of finding and developing their creative voices and in establishing themselves as professionals. The goal of nurturing the creativity, supporting the talent and professional development of emerging artists of African descent is a core value of NBAF’s mission. The NextGen Artists Showcases offers public showcases of the artist’s work in creative disciplines and industries, including the performing, visual arts, film, multimedia, and fashion-artists in select public schools.

About ARTlanta

ARTLANTA-logoIn a place once used for defense and war now grows a community for creatives and visionaries. ARTlanta is planted as a seed ready to bring much needed nutrients to the Historic Fort McPherson and the surrounding communities. The ARTlanta Gallery was started with a vision to provide three things: to provide exposure for under exposed artists, to provide an alternative urban space to create and conjugate at, and to PROVIDE enrichment for the surrounding community

 

A.M.F.M. Schedule

Wednesday, August 8

  • 12:00 p.m.
    • TOMAfit @ The Hangar
  • 1:00 p.m.
    • Chalk Festival @ The Parking Lot
    • TOMAfit @ The Hangar
    • Atlanta Indie Market @ Vendor Row
  • 2:00 p.m.
    • Prime Vice Comic Workshop @ The Hangar
  • 4:00 p.m.
    • Put a Lid on It workshop @ The Parking Lot
    • Public Art Panel: Proposal, Process, Product @ The Hangar
    • Atlanta Film Festival selection @ Surplus Property
  • 5:00 p.m.
    • Workshop: How to Get Your Art on the BeltLine @ The Hangar
    • Atlanta Film Festival selection @ Surplus Property
  • 6:00 p.m.
    • Opening Remarks @ The Loading Dock
    • Atlanta Film Festival selection @ Surplus Property
  • 7:00 p.m.
    • Bent Frequency @ The Loading Dock
  • 8:00 p.m.
    • The Atlanta Opera @ The Loading Dock

Thursday, August 9

  • 12:00 p.m.
    • TOMAfit @ The Hangar
  • 1:00 p.m.
    • Chalk Festival @ The Parking Lot
    • TOMAfit @ The Hangar
    • Atlanta Indie Market @ Vendor Row
  • 2:00 p.m.
    • Prime Vice Comic Workshop @ The Hangar
  • 3:00 p.m.
    • Lee Osorio @ The Art Gallery
  • 4:00 p.m.
    • Put a Lid on It workshop @ The Parking Lot
    • Public Art Panel: Investing in Art @ The Hangar
    • Atlanta Film Festival selection @ Surplus Property
  • 5:00 p.m.
    • Atlanta Film Festival selection @ Surplus Property
  • 6:00 p.m.
    • The SWATL Oral History Project @ Illumination Alley
    • Atlanta Film Festival selection @ Surplus Property
  • 7:00 p.m.
    • Hallah @ The Loading Dock
    • BalOOON goes LIVE @ Illumination Alley
  • 8:00 p.m.
    • Soul Food Cypher @ The Loading Dock
    • Hundo Show @ Illumination Alley
    • Film screening @ Surplus Property
  • 9:00 p.m.
    • Morph @ The Loading Dock

Friday, August 10

  • 12:00 p.m.
    • Heavy Metal Yoga @ The Hangar
    • Hundo Show @ Illumination Alley
  • 1:00 p.m.
    • Chalk Festival @ The Parking Lot
    • Atlanta Indie Market @ Vendor Row
  • 2:00 p.m.
    • Prime Vice Comic Workshop @ The Hangar
  • 3:00 p.m.
    • Panel: Atlanta’s Theater Scene, facilitated by Jen Kimball @ The Art Gallery
  • 4:00 p.m.
    • Put a Lid on It workshop @ The Parking Lot
    • Public Art Panel: History of Street Art in Atlanta @ The Hangar
  • 6:00 p.m.
    • Rappin’ Atlanta podcast @ The Hangar
    • The SWATL Oral History Project @ Illumination Alley
    • Film Screening @ Surplus Property
  • 7:00 p.m.
    • BALOON @ Illumination Alley
  • 8:00 p.m.
    • Somalia Ra-Min @ The Loading Dock
  • 9:00 p.m.
    • The Txlips @ The Loading Dock

Saturday, August 11

  • 12:00 p.m.
    • Hundo Show @ Illumination Alley
  • 1:00 p.m.
    • Chalk Festival @ The Parking Lot
    • Atlanta Indie Market @ Vendor Row
  • 2:00 p.m.
    • African Dance @ The Unicorn Stage
  • 3:00 p.m.
    • Artist meet & greet @ The Hangar
  • 4:00 p.m.
    • Put a Lid on It workshop @ Parking Lot
    • Public Art Panel: History of Gentrification in Atlanta @ The Hangar
    • Film screening @ Surplus Property
  • 5:00 p.m.
    • National Black Arts Festival & ARTlanta Gallery Fashion Show @ The Loading Dock
    • Film Screening @ Surplus Property
  • 6:00 p.m.
    • The SWATL Oral History Project @ Illumination Alley
  • 7:00 p.m.
    • Keynote Address @ The Loading Dock
    • Re:Imagine Screening @ Surplus Property
  • 8:00 p.m.
    • Musical Performance @ The Loading Dock
    • Re:Imagine Screening @ Surplus Property
  • 9:00 p.m.
    • GPWFLY @ The Loading Dock

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

By Categories
By Month

Stay in the loop.

There’s always something new happening on the Atlanta BeltLine. Like us on Facebook to get it all in your News Feed.

I’ve already liked Atlanta BeltLine on Facebook