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Open Call for Artists – Get Your Sculpture in Enota Park!
posted in Art on the Atlanta BeltLine // 08/13/18

Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI) is currently in search of artists and art professionals to create a monumental art piece for the Enota Park expansion on the Atlanta BeltLine’s Westside Trail.

Full details are available in the open call, but artists are invited to submit proposals for a sculpture eight feet tall or larger, suitable for the outdoor public setting. In an effort to engage existing artists in the community, submitting artists should have roots in the West End and Westview neighborhoods.

A photo of the current playlot at Enota.

Enota Park is a small playlot that will be expanded into an 8-acre park on the Westside Trail. The park expansion is currently in the design phase, and final design is expected by the end of this year.

Public art is intertwined with Atlanta BeltLine projects and programming, and many BeltLine parks are designed with art in mind. At the clearing at the foot of Historic Fourth Ward Skatepark stands an iron column sculpture made by Phil Proctor. The column is made entirely of railroad artifacts.

Phil Proctor, Iron Column, IIDA Georgia, Art on the Atlanta BeltLine

“Iron Column,” a sculpture by Phil Proctor, calls to mind the former Union Station.

The fountain at Historic Fourth Ward Park is a function piece of art designed by Maria Artemis.

The fountain at Historic Fourth Ward Park designed by Maria Artemis.

The fountain at Historic Fourth Ward Park designed by Maria Artemis.

In 2017, artist David Garcia teamed up with Atlanta Public School students to paint a mural commissioned by the Coca-Cola Company at Arthur Langford, Jr. Skatepark.

David Garcia’s mural in Arthur Langford, Jr. Skatepark.

Many people are familiar with Art on the Atlanta BeltLinethe annual exhibition that brings sculptures, murals, performances, and events to the Atlanta BeltLine. Art and design, however, is considered even more broadly in the implementation of the transportation and redevelopment project. In March of this year, ABI released an Arts & Culture Strategic Implementation Plan meant to utilize the unique transformative potential of the Atlanta BeltLine to improve neighborhood connectivity and access to cultural amenities. Read the full plan here.

Artists interested in submitting to the open call for Enota Park should have their proposals ready by October 8, 2018. 

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