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So So Def Walls Talk and Tour

November 3 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

For decades, the iconic So So Def billboard on Interstate 75/85 South was a symbol of Atlanta’s dominance in the music industry. To the Atlanta graffiti Writing community however, it was a beacon that guided artists to a place where the magic happened.

On Thursday, November 3, 2022, the Atlanta Beltline will celebrate the legacy of one of the very few remaining graffiti safe spaces in Atlanta. The Interstate 75/85 underpass, known affectionately in the graffiti Style Writing community as So So Def, will be the site of this celebration.

The event will include two scheduled tours led by Antar “Cole” Fierce, a retired graffiti writer and historian. Following the tours will be a panel discussion on the history of So So Def, Atlanta graffiti and the challenge of curating and preserving full scale graffiti.

 

When: Thursday, November 3, 11am to 4pm

Where:   (Parking available at Pittsburgh Yards, 352 University Ave SW)

Tour A: 11am – 12pm

History of Atlanta Graffiti and the So So Def overpass

Q&A Session

Photo Opportunities

 

Tour B: 1pm – 2pm

History of Atlanta Graffiti and the So So Def overpass

Q&A Session

Photo Opportunities

 

So So Def Wallls Panel Discussion – 2:30 – 4pm

The Legacy of So So Def and the challenges of curating a full-scale Graffiti space.

Panelists:

Save One: Atlanta native and one of the earliest artists to paint the So So Def wall in 1994.

Miranda Kyle: Program Manager and Curator of Art on the Atlanta BeltLine

Poest: Tenured artist at the So So Def wall and current manager/curator of art at the So So Def wall.

Details

Date:
November 3
Time:
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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