By Collin Kelley

Thieves jonesing for a yarn fix made off with The Knitterati’s Art on the BeltLine installation on the during Monday’s rainstorm. The collective of knitters spent more 400+ hours creating and installing the ambitious project, which covered the sides of the Fulton Terrace Bridge in Reynoldstown, and are now offering a reward for it’s return.

“If someone has information, we’re offering a scarf as a reward,” said Knitterati member Sandy Tyler.

Tyler reported the incident to the police, but said the theft was so thorough it’s like the installation was never there at all. “It was a very intricate piece, so it wasn’t so much vandalized as much as completely – and carefully – uninstalled,” she said.

Tyler said The 10-member collective loves being part of Art on the BeltLine.  “It’s an idea and space we really believe in and that’s why we love doing art for it,” she commented. “We’ll be back next year, even if we have to put an electrified fence around the next one.”

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.

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