Atlanta BeltLine Announces its 2024 Art on the Atlanta BeltLine Season

This House, This Home by Gabi Madrid for BeltLine Spaces Volume 5
This House, This Home by Gabi Madrid for BeltLine Spaces Volume 5

 This year marks Atlanta BeltLine’s 15th season of its juried public art exhibition, Art on the Atlanta BeltLine (AoAB), affirming the organization’s commitment to celebrating the voices, experiences and values of all Atlantans through the work of hundreds of visual artists, performers and musicians. 

AoAB, now recognized as one of the largest temporary public art exhibits and linear galleries in the United States, features more than 100 artists and 56 works of visual and performing arts. Legacy BeltLine events and projects, such as the Atlanta BeltLine Lantern Parade, BeltLine After Dark, BeltLine Beach Party and Mausiki Scales’ “No Tables, No Chairs,” will return alongside the debut of new projects, partnerships and artists. 


15 Years of Celebrating Atlanta’s Rich, Diverse Arts and Culture Scene

Since its launch, AoAB has become an integral part of Atlanta’s cultural landscape, significantly elevating the visibility, prominence and engagement of public art in the city. Through sculptures, murals, performances and collaborative works, the program has sought to enrich and reflect the diverse communities it serves. With inclusivity as its driving force, the program actively encourages historically excluded populations to participate, democratizing access to art and providing a platform for established and emerging artists. 

Last season’s highlights, for example, included partnerships with the National Black Arts Festival and the Asian American Advocacy Fund and initiatives like the Indigenous Walls Project. 

As AoAB continues to evolve, it leaves an enduring legacy of creativity, inclusion and cultural enrichment throughout the city. Some of the artists and organizations who have been presented through AoAB over the years include notables such as Charmaine Minniefield, Phil Proctor, Sachi Rome, Brandon Sadler, Soul Food Cypher, Fabian Williams, Addison Karl, Giwayen Mata, Maryam Moma, Ray Katz, Fahamu Pecou, Kebbi Williams, GloATL and Dad’s Garage.

In addition to this year being the 15th season for AoAB, it’s also unique in the number of women artists – more than 75% – who’ve been selected for this year’s exhibition.

“Art on the Atlanta BeltLine continues to epitomize the vision we’ve held dear for the BeltLine—a convergence of people, cultures, communities, and perspectives,” said Nonet Sykes, Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer at Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. “The Atlanta arts and culture community remains integral to breathing life into the BeltLine. The cultural tapestry woven along these paths serves as a dynamic showcase of our city’s diverse voices. As we celebrate the AoAB’s 15th anniversary, we’re thrilled to shine a spotlight on the immense talent and creativity of women artists who will be prominently featured in our exhibition.”


2024 Season Overview

Special Exhibitions: 

  • April 27: LagosAtlanta: Sister Cities RisingFifty years ago this year, the City of Atlanta and then-Atlanta Mayor Maynard Jackson proudly announced Lagos, Nigeria, as one of its first Sister Cities, brokering what would become a landmark connection of culture and commerce. Since February, Atlanta BeltLine has commemorated this decades-long cultural exchange with a 10-week artist residency and special exhibition, featuring two renowned, Lagos-based artists: Taiye Idahor and Kainebi Osahenye. The pieces will be publicly unveiled Saturday, April 27 and Saturday, May 4, respectively. 
  • April 28: Robert Barsky’s “The BeltLine Chronicles:” A 68-page poem honoring the living history of spaces along the Atlanta BeltLine. The piece will be performed in the company of a group of dancers from the Kennesaw State University Department of Dance, choreographed by Marsha Barsky.
  • May 11: Atlanta BeltLine Lantern Parade, one of the hallmark events of the BeltLine, will return for its 14th year, under the direction of its creator Chantelle Rytter and the Krewe of the Grateful Gluttons. For the third year in a row, the parade will march along the Westside Trail. 
  • May 25: BeltLine Beach Party, presented by Liquid Sky: A unique theatrical and cirque-style experience featuring aerial acrobatics, dance, and electrifying performances on sway poles. 
  • June 15: “No Tables, No Chairs” – For the 10th year, Mausiki Scales & the Common Ground Collective will present “No Tables, No Chairs” at Atlanta’s Westside Park, a “funk-filled journey through the pulsating rhythms of the African Diaspora.” 
  • August: ATL Park Jam – A celebration of hip hop and Atlanta’s unique contributions, returning for its second year.
  • September: BeltLine After Dark presents PhaeMonae’s “Amplified Bodies” – an evening performance featuring PhaeMonae and team who will create an artwork embodying the intersection of hip-hop’s emergence and the lifespan of the cicada through dance, sound, sculpture and fashion. 
  • October: Where the Weird Things Are. A “haunting” processional pop-up created and led by BeltLine Lantern Parade’s Chantelle Rytter and the Krewe of the Grateful Gluttons. Puppet monsters ramble down the Eastside Trail near Memorial Drive to the musical beats of the Black Sheep Ensemble, passing out special treats to those they encounter.
  • November: ATL JAMAs part of the final homestretch of the year, the BeltLine will bring back ATL JAM, which for the past two years has brought more than 40 style writers and graffiti artists together to pay tribute to the legacy of the art in Atlanta with live installations along the BeltLine. 


Season-Long Programs, Installations, Residencies and Murals: 

  • BeltLine Business Ventures: Artists Edition – A 9-week pilot program, presented in collaboration between the BeltLine Business Solutions Office and Atlanta-based TILA Studios, aims to equip creative professionals with the skills needed to land sculptural public art projects around the world and grow as entrepreneurs and artists. Twenty artists of varying backgrounds, experience levels, and mediums will be selected for the first cohort, which will launch early this summer.
  • A/V Radio – Beginning in April, Ree de la Vega’s independent, off-the-grid radio station will return and run through June before returning again in the fall. A/V Radio is located on the Eastside Trail of the BeltLine, underneath the Freedom Parkway Bridge, adjacent to the BeltLine MarketPlace.
  • Chiomma Hall’s “The Restful Kiddos” – Quarterly youth arts program designed to provide a safe and nurturing space where young Black individuals can develop essential skills for self-care in partnership with many Black arts professionals in Atlanta.
  • BeltLine Residency Program returns in April, featuring Artists-in-Residence Eugene V Byrd (Curator-in-Residence), Nadya Zeitlin and Dr. Shay Welch (Scholar-in-Residence).
  • BeltLine Walls Vol. 6 will feature muralists Aziza Andre’ and Charity Humidullah.
  • BeltLine Spaces Sculpture Series will feature artists such as Camisha Butler and Adana Tillman


In addition to this year’s artists, a number of previous installations, now a part of the BeltLine’s Continuing Collection, will remain on the trail as a part of AoAB’s current season.  

High-resolution images of Art on the Atlanta BeltLine can be downloaded here. For additional information on Art on the Atlanta BeltLine and its 2024 exhibition season, visit and follow on social media @atlantabeltline and with #beltlineart. 

The 2023-24 Art on the Atlanta BeltLine exhibition is sponsored by Delta Air Lines and Norfolk Southern at the Gold level; Jamestown – Ponce City Market and Northside Hospital at the Silver level; and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Kaiser Permanente at the Bronze level.

This program is supported in part 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. This project is 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

Major support for this project is provided by:
Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs and Moving Atlanta Forward logo Fulton County Arts Council logo Georgia Council for the Arts logo


About Atlanta BeltLine, Inc.: 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   

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 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. More information about Art on the Atlanta BeltLine is available at


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