BeltLineIn an effort to raise awareness of the proposed BeltLine, artists throughout Atlanta will create 216 pieces of art for placement at BeltLine and public right-of-way crossings. This initiative is the second of its kind. Last June, artists created 108 original works for the BeltLine.

This Saturday, Feb. 20, at noon, artists will meet at the Eyedrum Art and Music Gallery, 290 MLK Dr., to make art signs—in any style that they want—that will indicate a BeltLine crossing of a public right-of-way. All materials and supplies are provided, but artists are invited to bring their own paints and brushes. Later in the week, WonderRoot artists and volunteers will work throughout the night placing the art at each of the 216 locations.

“With much attention brought to the BeltLine over the past year, WonderRoot seeks to further raise awareness of the current and future impact of the BeltLine,” said Chris Appleton, Executive Director of WonderRoot. “We will also spread over 200 public artworks to all corners of the city.”

WonderRoot is inviting members of the media to join them in documenting this award winning project for both the creation of the art on Saturday at the Eyedrum Art and Music Gallery and the placement of the art at the 216 locations.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.