Art on the Atlanta BeltLine Returns for 2017
Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017
Now in its eighth year, Art on the Atlanta BeltLine returns to bring a new art and cultural experience to miles of the Atlanta BeltLine corridor. The largest outdoor temporary public art project in the south, Art on the Atlanta BeltLine seeks to include visual, performing, and experiential art to turn the Atlanta BeltLine’s corridor into a linear gallery to discover in the heart of the city. The full list of artists participating in the 2017 exhibition is listed below.
The 2017 lineup will feature both exciting new talent and returning favorites. Tray Dahl and the Jugtime Ragband are returning, representing the veteran musicians of Art on the Atlanta BeltLine. From France, Moz Drums returns with their visual and audio spectacle of percussion and light. Muralist Chris Veal joins us for the first time, bringing his sharp wit and unique style to the Atlanta BeltLine corridor. Ray Katz, Richard Herzog, and Mary Ruden have each proposed monumental sculptures to add to the landscape of the Atlanta BeltLine trail.
“Art on the Atlanta BeltLine is growing, and nothing captures the spirit of culture and connectivity of the Atlanta BeltLine like the work of artists both local and from around the globe,” said Paul Morris, President and CEO of Atlanta BeltLine, Inc.
The exhibition kicks off with the annual Lantern Parade, created by and featuring Chantelle Rytter and the Krewe of the Grateful Gluttons. The Lantern Parade occurs the Saturday after Labor Day each year and will begin at 8:15 p.m. on September 9, 2017 at the Irwin Street entrance of the Eastside Trail.
“The City of Atlanta is proud to support Art on the Atlanta BeltLine in its eighth year,” said Camille Russell Love, Executive Director of the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs. “The linear exhibition represents the best of the city’s character and welcomes artistic talent from near and far.”
Art on the Atlanta BeltLine is presented by Ponce City Market. Additional Art on the Atlanta BeltLine sponsors include Platinum Sponsors Cox Enterprises and Mailchimp; Gold Sponsors Park Tavern, Sunbelt Rentals, AJC/Living Intown and Turner; Bronze Sponsor Kroger; and Patron Sponsors Inman Park Neighborhood Association and Flashpoint Artists Initiative.
Major support for this project is provided by the City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs. Funding for this program is provided by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners. The 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.
The Lantern Parade is presented by Cox Enterprises, Target and WellStar Atlanta Medical Center, with additional support provided by Ponce City Market.
Thousands of artists have submitted proposals to Art on the Atlanta BeltLine since the exhibition’s inception in 2010. The temporary exhibition is supplemented by the year-round collection, which features long-term installations on Atlanta BeltLine trails and parks. More large-scale installations are added to the collection each year.
Performing arts will take place on the following dates:
September 23 & 24
October 7 & 8