Little Amal, on a 6,000-mile journey across the United States, made a memorable stop on the Atlanta BeltLine’s Eastside Trail. The Atlanta BeltLine, in collaboration with Chantelle Rytter and the Krewe of the Grateful Gluttons, Liquid Sky, and Mausiki Scales & the Common Ground Collective, hosted her on Sunday, October 8. This heartwarming event highlighted the transformative power of art and collaboration in advocating for human and refugee rights.
She strolled from Ponce City Market to Historic Fourth Ward Park, surrounded by 100 illuminated monarch butterfly puppets created by the Krewe and members of the community. Attendees were treated to live performances by Mausiki Scales & the Common Ground Collective and Liquid Sky, creating an enchanting atmosphere.
Little Amal’s journey celebrates the stories of refugees, immigrants, and displaced people and the communities that embrace them. Her 12-foot presence serves as a beacon of hope, transcending boundaries and connecting communities through art. Spectators had the unique opportunity to watch and even meet Little Amal, becoming a part of her remarkable journey.
Little Amal’s visit underscored the Atlanta BeltLine’s commitment to providing an inclusive and welcoming space for all. For those who missed this extraordinary event, relive the magic in the recap video below. We encourage you to stay tuned for more captivating moments on the Atlanta BeltLine, where art and community combine to create unforgettable experiences.