Art on the BeltLine 2013 kicked off officially on Saturday September 7 with the fourth annual Lantern Parade sponsored by the Krewe of the Grateful Glutton. This was a fun and inspiring event attended by an estimated 10,000 BeltLine enthusiasts – hopefully you had a chance to check it out. If you missed it, click here to view an album of images from the event.
By now, you’ve probably had an opportunity to walk or bike the Eastside Trail and enjoy some of the more than 70 temporary exhibits that have been set up along 8 miles of paved and interim trails of the BeltLine’s 22-mile loop. If not, we biked the section of the trail from the Irwin St. access point into Piedmont Park and took photos of many of the exhibits. We even took pictures of the display cards so you can see who the artist(s) is/are and read a little about their creations. Scroll down for a few highlights; click here to view an online album with all the photos.
In addition to the temporary art exhibits you can also enjoy live performances at various venues along the BeltLine each weekend. For more information about Art on the BeltLine including a schedule of live performances, click here.
‘Moving Elements’ by Ana Maria Paramo sits on the east side of the trail near the Kevin Rathbun Steak restaurant.
These hanging ‘sculptures’ are crafted from plastic barrier fencing. Chris Jones and Bud Shenefelt’s creation titled ‘Tissue: Permutations’ can be seen under the N. Highland Ave. overpass.
This is a straight-on view of William Massey’s ‘The Object of Ma(tt)n’. As you approach the exhibit from the south or north, it looks like nothing more than a pile of industrial junk (see online album for side views). Not so when you reach the standing frame. This exhibit is under the Freedom Pkwy. overpass.
Cecilia Lueza’s ‘Tower of Seasons’ was inspired by the four seasons of the year: Summer, Fall, Winter and Spring. This exhibit is on the east side of the trail just across from the skatepark.
David Lewis Bean’s ‘If You Build It, They Will Come’ is a fully functional bike rack with tubular bells hanging above it that plays Georgia On My Mind when struck. Very cool. This exhibit is on the east side of the trail near Two Urban Licks.
Terri Dilling’s ‘From Stardust to Us’ is a creative timeline that explores how life developed over time – from stardust to us. This exhibit sits just inside the Angier Springs access point.
‘A Million Flecks of Light’ from The Experience Collective adorns the fencing along the trail’s east side just south of the Ponce bridge (between Ford Factory Lofts and Ponce City Market).
Misao Cates’ ‘Forest of My Three Words’ is an interactive display in which visitors are challenged to express themselves by writing three words on a ribbon, then tying the ribbon to a post.