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November 5 @ 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until November 5, 2022
An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until November 6, 2022
ATL JAM is a style writing exhibition showcasing the evolution of Atlanta’s style writing culture. Featuring some of the founders of Atlanta’s graffiti scene, which dates back to the early 80’s when the hip hop movement came to Atlanta, ATL JAM will bring together roughly 40 style masters from the years 1984 to the mid 2000’s to paint walls at Lee + White. Free and open to the public, this event aims to show appreciation to the first generations of individuals who painted on public walls here in the city.
The line-up will include:
- The United Kings Crew. Established in Atlanta in 1982, The United Kings Crew was part of the first wave of the hip hop movement when it came to Atlanta in the early 1980s. Now in their late 50s, these men are still relevant and a huge part of the Atlanta style writing culture.
- Doctor Dax. Doctor Dax migrated from Miami to Atlanta when he was 9 years old in the 1980s and was immediately drawn to the names that were painted on the walls by The United Kings Crew. He has gone on to represent Atlanta in many fashions and is a known associate of Dungeon Family and Outkast. He started painting in the late 1980s and is still painting to this day.
- Save. Alongside Dax, Save became an important role during the second wave of Style writing culture here in Atlanta. He would ride MARTA and see the writings on the walls and would hop off to watch and study. He has been painting since 1990 and is an important pillar of the Atlanta style writing culture.
- Totem. Considered to be one of the most talented style writers of the present day, Totem was from the north side of Atlanta and used to come down to the city to express his name on the walls in the early 1990s. Now he does corporate jobs, painting private schools, working with the BeltLine, yet he still continues to push the limit, unlocking new techniques and styles through his creative journey while staying true to the fundamentals of letter structure. He is one of the biggest inspirations in style writing the city has to offer.
This event is presented by the Atlanta Style Writing Association, Atlanta BeltLine, Inc.’s Arts & Culture Department, and Lee + White.