Free community event includes Family Paint Day, freestyle performances, and theater
ATLANTA – BeltLine Walls is Art on the Atlanta BeltLine’s annual mural festival. Muralists from Atlanta and beyond will paint walls side-by-side alongside former railroad tracks on the Northeast (interim) Trail by Mason Fine Art. The 2019 BeltLine Walls Festival begins July 21st and culminates with a community opening and celebration on August 4th.
Events will feature a Family Paint Day, an interactive performance by Soul Food Cypher, and selections from “Hair!” by Serenbe Playhouse. Individuals, families, neighbors, and friends are encouraged to join us for all three free events!
Family Paint Day starting at 11 a.m.:
This Family Paint Day, titled “Colours: Interactive Mural Experience on the Atlanta BeltLine,” is facilitated by ARTlanta Gallery featuring Shambe Badila as lead artist. People of all ages, especially the nearest neighbors, are invited to join us in the creation of a mural along the Atlanta BeltLine.
Family Paint Day is a component of BeltLine Walls and typically coincides with either the mural festival or construction projects along the trails. The BeltLine is for everyone, and we want all of our communities to have a hand in beautifying our shared spaces. Family Paint Days are often facilitated by local artists or an art organization.
Soul Food Cypher at 1:30 p.m.:
Soul Food Cypher is a collective that utilizes the craft of freestyle lyricism to connect individuals to each other through their cypher events and audience participation.
Serenbe Playhouse at 2:30 p.m.:
For Serenbe Playhouse’s Tenth Anniversary Season, they have revived “Hair!” – the Tony-winning rock musical – in a brand new, larger than life production. The cast will give a highlight performance in honor of the 50th anniversary of Woodstock.
Artists’ Talk at 3:30 p.m.:
Artists will be discussing their BeltLine Walls murals.
About BeltLine Walls:
BeltLine Walls was born out of artists’ desire for comradery in their work and the proximity of muralists working on the same walls fosters creative energy and brings out the best in our artists and their projects. Welcoming the public to see artists at work allows for greater engagement among our communities.
BeltLine Walls, Vol. 2 muralists include:
- Maite Nazario
- Eugene V Byrd III
- Ndubisi Okoye
- George F. Baker III
- Danielle Brutto
- Mikhaela Cherry
- ARTlanta Gallery featuring Shambe Badila
Parking is extremely limited, so please plan to walk, bike, or use a ride-sharing service. View event on Facebook.
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Northside Hospital, Georgia Natural Gas, and Ponce City Market are presenting sponsors for the 2019 exhibition. Additional sponsors include Park Tavern at the Gold level; Kroger at the Silver level; Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, MailChimp, and WarnerMedia at the Bronze level; and Flashpoint Artists Initiative, Inman Park Neighborhood Association and Michael Ross | Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s 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 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.