Art on the BeltLine is Back!

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Photo from last year’s Lantern Parade. Photo courtesy of Krewe of the Grateful Gluttons website.

Since much of it will take place only a stone’s throw from our neighborhood, we want to make sure VaHi residents have all the particulars about what has become – in only four short years – the city’s largest temporary art and live performance exhibit: Art on the BeltLine.

If you’ve walked the Eastside Trail lately, you’ve probably seen several exhibits being installed or already on display. You’ll see more artists’ creations going up in the coming days along eight of the BeltLine’s 22 miles. The exhibits will be concentrated primarily in the following areas:

  • West Side: From Gordon White Park north to Washington Park
  • West Side: From Allene Avenue to Lee Street
  • Eastside Trail: From Lake/Irwin north to the intersection of 10th Street and Monroe Drive then north to Montgomery Ferry Drive
  • Eastside Trail through Reynoldstown: From Wylie Street south to Memorial Drive

When the event hits its stride, you’ll be able to enjoy more than 70 visual and live performance exhibits from September through November. Here’s a link to an article and pictures of the most recent addition to the 2013 collection. This Corinthian column made from railroad ties and other artifacts collected from the BeltLine was installed in the past few days near the Historic Fourth Ward Skatepark and will be a permanent exhibit. The artist is Phil Proctor. Scroll down to see a few images of a very creative exhibit under the Freedom Pkwy. overpass that looks like a pile of industrial junk as you approach it from the south or north, but eventually reveals itself to be a very distinct image of a man’s face – fascinating!

Art on the BeltLine kicks off officially on Saturday September 7 at 8:30 PM when the 2013 Atlanta BeltLine Lantern Parade takes place. Sponsored by the Krewe of the Grateful Gluttons, this is the parade’s fourth year and big crowds are expected. The event is free and open to the public and everyone’s invited to get creative and come help hold up a light for the BeltLine. The parade starts at the Irwin Street access point and winds it’s way down the Eastside Trail, ending in the Piedmont Park Meadow next to Park Tavern. Click here for more information on the Lantern Parade.

Art on the BeltLine’s live performance start Sunday September 8 and continue each weekend through October 12-13. Performances are scheduled for several locations along the BeltLine including venues in Reynoldstown, Gordon White Park, Adair Park and – closest to VaHi – Historic Fourth Ward Park (September 28-29). Click here for more information on Art on the BeltLine’s live performances including a complete schedule of performances and list of artists.

Click here to visit the Art on the BeltLine web page. You can follow Art on the BeltLine on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ArtontheAtlantaBeltLine.

Enjoy Art on the BeltLine 2013!

Approach from the south - what's this pile of junk lying under the bridge??
Approach from the south – what’s this pile of junk lying under the bridge??
Same things from the north - who the heck dumped all this junk along the trail??
Same things from the north – who the heck dumped all this junk along the trail??
Get a little bit closer from either direction and...
Get a little bit closer from either direction and…
...you start to see that this might actually be intentional. It looks like...
…you start to see that this might actually be intentional. It looks like…
...a man's face! It is a man's face! Unbelievable and quite impressive!
…a man’s face! It is a man’s face! Unbelievable and quite impressive!

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