Virtual performances will feature film screenings, artists’ talks, music, festival, and more
ATLANTA – Art on the Atlanta BeltLine presents, for the first time, BeltLine Live Stream, a collection of virtual works by artists from this year’s exhibition. The new exhibition component is in response to COVID-19 and is being held exclusively online out of respect for social distancing and gathering guidelines. The featured artists and events – Dr. Fahamu Pecou, Courtney Brooks, Mausiki Scales and the Common Ground Collective, Friends and Neighbors, and Sister Sai – will adapt works originally intended for a live audience on the Atlanta BeltLine.
Details on the artists and their virtual events, which will take place June 14th – 20th, can be found on the BeltLine Live Stream page on art.beltline.org. Performances will occur on a variety of platforms: Instagram Live, Zoom, Facebook Live, and streaming from the Atlanta BeltLine. Follow Art on the Atlanta BeltLine on Instagram (@atlantabeltlineart) and Facebook (@ArtontheAtlantaBeltLine) for updates.
Featured BeltLine Live Stream artists include:
- Fahamu Pecou, Artist-in-Residence, with “We Can’t Cop Cars Without Seeing Cop Cars.”
- Courtney Brooks, Curator-in-Residence, with “Journey of a Black Girl.”
- Mausiki Scales and the Common Ground Collective with “Nommo: The Power of Spoken Word – West Africa to the West End.”
- Friends and Neighbors x WERC Crew Virtual Day Fest with “Atlanta Stay Light.”
- Saira Raza with various artists with “Sister Sai Live from the BeltLine.”
Art on the Atlanta BeltLine is the largest temporary, outdoor public art exhibition in the south. The exhibition runs summer to summer and showcases the work of artists and art professionals, including murals, performances, sculptures, the residency program, and special projects. The public art residency program – the first of its kind in the City of Atlanta – debuted in 2019 with three positions designed to offer real-world exposure to the realm of public art and infrastructure: Artists-in-Residence, Curator-in-Residence, and Scholar-in-Residence.
Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI) runs the exhibition and associated arts and culture activities, which has brought visual and performing art to the Atlanta BeltLine’s parks and trails since 2010.
The Atlanta BeltLine seeks equity and inclusion across all programmatic elements, including Art on the Atlanta BeltLine. Art on the Atlanta BeltLine is committed to paying artists a living wage for their work and to providing arts and culture jobs in the local economy and beyond. Across all program elements, the success of the Atlanta Beltline depends on creating and preserving affordability; reducing residential, commercial and cultural displacement; reducing racial and economic disparities; promoting transit and connectivity; empowering BeltLine communities for the future; and ultimately improving the overall quality of life for all BeltLine residents.
Stay abreast of Art on the Atlanta BeltLine announcements and events at art.beltline.org, or follow us on social media:
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The 2019-2020 Art on the Atlanta BeltLine exhibition is presented by Northside Hospital, Georgia Natural Gas, and Ponce City Market. Additional sponsors include Park Tavern at the Gold level; Kroger at the Silver level; Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, MailChimp, WarnerMedia, and Uber 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.