Atlanta’s Unique and Colorful Street Art
Over the past two decades one can notice the formerly run-down buildings around Atlanta have been marked by colorful works of art. This transformation has incorporated itself into Atlanta’s culture. Living Walls and Outer Space have expanded the mural scene, while Atlanta Beltline has become the canvas for painted walls and outdoor sculptures.
If you’re looking for street art, here are a few neighborhoods where you could snap striking photos.
EAST ATLANTA VILLAGE
East Atlanta Village is known for its live music, bars and street art. There are tons of commissioned pieces and unofficial pieces on Glenwood and Flat Shoals Road. You’ll find art by Shaun Thurston and Christopher Derek Bruno. Along the restaurant and beer bar Argosy, you’ll see a mural of a dragon and fox painted by Interesni Kazi. The works along Flat Shoals capture East Atlanta’s multifaceted personality.
Before the 1996 Summer Olympics, the area around the former Turner Field was established. New life was created once Living Walls painted the unforgettable large-scale murals. Start on Georgia Avenue to admire the colorful “Summerhill” mural.
OLD FORTH WARD
Old Forth Ward once was Atlanta’s most desirable neighborhoods and has regained that title. You can find unique art driving along Edgewood Avenue. You’ll find master pieces along the exterior of Sound Table to the ever-changing works in the Krog Street Tunnel. The local artist Greg Mike has a number of pieces along Ponce City Market. There’s always something new popping up along the BeltLine’s Eastside Trail. Along the trail you’ll find countless pieces such as rotating sculptures and murals.
Most people think of downtown as just tall buildings; however public art continues to pop up around the city. Near the Skyview Atlanta in Centennial Olympic Park you’ll find climbing on a jungle gym-type design by Ernest Zacharevic. The artist is well-known for his work in Malaysia.
These are just a few examples of Atlanta’s street art. Check out this website to take a self-guided tour of Atlanta’s street art.