The Arts Take Center Stage On the BeltLine

Public art — both visual and performance — has always been a fundamental component of the Atlanta BeltLine vision.

Year five of the biannual Art on the BeltLine kicks off with The Lantern Parade this September 6.

Over 240 proposals were vetted for artistic merit, concept originality, feasibility and community engagement with almost 100 visual and performance pieces selected.

In similar news, Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. has received a $100,000 National Endowment for the Arts Grant to build a fancy permanent stage where a temporary one now stands just north of H. Harper Station in the Reynoldstown neighborhood. The project will include landscaped exhibit space and an elevated park connection with ”some of the best views of the city.” Georgia Tech professor Tristan Al-Haddad and his students were key contributors to the winning proposal.

The Reynoldstown Stage will be nestled into an area with unique topographical features and a kind of shiny halo overhead that may have been intended as a metaphor for the kind of crowning achievement that the Atlanta BeltLine is becoming for the city.

Reynoldstown Stage Concept

“This project is a model that demonstrates how public spaces bring people together, strengthen communities, and reflect the personalities of our communities,” said Paul Morris, President and CEO of Atlanta BeltLine, Inc.

From September through November,  Art on the BeltLine sculpture, murals, theater, outdoor concerts, parades, and performance art will be targeted for the following areas along the Atlanta BeltLine:

  • On the northern Eastside interim hiking trail between Montgomery Ferry Road and Monroe Drive
  • On the Eastside Trail between Monroe Drive and Irwin Street
  • On the southern Eastside interim hiking trail between Wylie Street and Memorial Drive in Reynoldstown
  • On the Westside Trail between Washington Park and Allene Avenue in southwest Atlanta

Here is the roster of artists:

  • #weloveatl in association with the Inside Out Project
  • Allen Peterson
  • Ana Maria Paramo
  • Anonymous Da Band
  • Anthony Cerilli
  • Atlanta Collage Society
  • Atlanta Taiko Project
  • Bryan Alcorn
  • Candlestick Creative
  • Casey Lynch
  • Cash Barnes
  • Charlie Brouwer
  • Christopher Moulder
  • CORE Performance Company, Association Manifeste, Consul General of France and Rialto Center for the Arts
  • Corian Ellisor
  • Corrina Sephora
  • Crossover Movement Arts
  • Daniel Kim, Quy Le, Mary Briatta, and Steven Fendely
  • Danielle Nicole Brutto with Faun and a Pan Flute
  • David Holcomb
  • David Pudleiner, Patrick Chopson, Yinyuan Jia, and Tyler Moss
  • Don Lawler
  • Dorothy O’Connor and Craig Appel
  • Edeliegba
  • Erin Wicker
  • Esther de Monteflores
  • Ethan Conlon
  • Eyedrum Music & Art Gallery
  • Fabian Dominic Williams
  • Fly on a Wall Collective
  • Gateway Performance Productions
  • Geoffrey Smith
  • GO collaborative
  • HENSE
  • J. Arron Alderman
  • Jake Tompkins and Ben Hollerbach
  • James Pete Peterson and The Blues in the House Band
  • Jason Smith of Smithworks Iron & Design
  • Joy Peace, Thomas Bell, Skylar Holden, Yara Betancourt, Sara Gregory, Rose Shield, and Laura Breyley
  • Juliann Tompkins
  • Julie Ann McKevitt
  • Julio Ceballos and Christine Lu
  • Karl Kelm
  • Ken Walters
  • Kenneth Bridger
  • King Pig
  • Kollaboration Atlanta presents:  Kingsmen and Kavi Vu
  • Kyle Brooks
  • Lucas Bertoli
  • Marc Whitley, Virginia Bradbury, and Katie Quigley
  • Matt Haffner
  • Maurice Clifford, Lindsey Bolin, Alexandra Holtzer, Jeremy Nash, Arian Zarrabi
  • Mausiki Scales and the Common Ground Collective
  • Michael Stasny
  • Misao Cates and Isaac Ramsey
  • Molly Rose Freeman
  • Music in the Park ATL
  • Nathan Koskovich and Nghi Duong
  • Nathan Pierce
  • Carver Iron
  • Nick Kahler
  • olive47
  • Patrick Chopson, Yinyuan Jia, Tyler Moss and David Pudleiner
  • Phil Proctor
  • Ray Katz
  • Rose M. Barron and Margaret Hiden
  • Ruby Velle & The Soulphonics
  • Ryan Mathern
  • Salah Ananse
  • Santiago Paramo
  • Staibdance
  • Terry Hardy
  • Textile Tagger
  • The Experience Collective
  • The Ghosts Project
  • The Indie Craft Experience
  • The Knitterati & Dr. Alex Rodriguez
  • Thomas Prochnow
  • Toni Marie Yo
  • Atlanta Celebrates Photography  and United Photo Industries of NY
  • Wade Tilton [ W(,) ], S. Bedford, Molly Harvey
  • William D. Massey
  • Zoetic Dance Ensemble
About Burke Sisco

Burke Sisco is an Associate Broker of First United Realty with 20 years of experience in the Atlanta real estate market. He calls the surging infra-culture around the BeltLine both home and business territory and is the founder and managing editor of BeltLandia.com. He has helped a number of satisfied clients buy and sell property in BeltLandia. Those interested in living the BeltLandia Lifestyle can reach Burke at 404.421.9968 or by email at burke@burkesisco.com.

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