BeltLine Public Art Advisory Council Established

Council will meet quarterly to evaluate Atlanta BeltLine Public Art Projects & Programs

Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI) has selected participants for the newly-established BeltLine Public Art Advisory Council (BPAAC). The BPAAC will meet quarterly to review ABI’s public art projects and programs, including selected artists for the annual Art on the Atlanta BeltLine exhibition, external exhibition proposals, and creative partnerships. The council will also provide advice and recommendations to ABI’s Arts & Culture Department.

Applicants were selected based on arts and culture experience and background, and were required to live in a neighborhood adjacent to the Atlanta BeltLine. Selected participants serve a two-year term. The 2019-2020 BPAAC members are listed below:

  • Zahra Alabanza – Founder of Black Freedom Outfitters
  • Taylor Alxndr – Head Organizer at Southern Fried Queer Pride
  • Karen Anderson – Founding Director and Principal Artist of Tiny Doors ATL
  • Miya Bailey – Artist/Owner, Peters Street Station
  • Lauren Harris – arts management professional, curator, and program development manager
  • Savannah Homer – Economic Development Associate Coordinator, Metro Atlanta Chamber
  • Catherine Huff – Curator, High Museum of Art
  • Grace Kim – Vice Chair, Board of Directors at Eyedrum
  • Meena Krenek – Design Director, Gensler
  • Kyra Sampson – Educator at KIPP Ways
  • Karen Shacham – Chair of the Design and Media program at Atlanta Technical College
  • Vek Neal – Idea Shaper at Czarnowski
  • Lea Winfrey Young – Curator, Bill Traylor Family, Inc. and Artistry of Bill Traylor, LLC

To learn more about Art on the Atlanta BeltLine, visit art.beltline.org.

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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 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.

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 at the Gold Level; Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Kroger at the Silver Level; and Flashpoint Artists Initiative at the Patron Level.

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.

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