Peanut butter and jelly. Bert and Ernie. Salt and pepper. Homer and Marge.
What do all these things have in common? They are all two great things that go great together. Just like our beloved new Atlanta BeltLine and art! If you’ve explored the Eastside Trail since it opened officially a few months back, you’ve no doubt noticed the interesting and interactive artworks presented along the path. Did you know those pieces were likely submitted as concepts by artists just like you? And good news for those who want to submit new works – the Atlanta BeltLine recently issued a request for proposal for Fall 2013 installations!
Known as Art on the Atlanta BeltLine, Atlanta’s largest temporary public art exhibition is now in its fourth year. The program is seeking outdoor works of art to appear along an eight-mile stretch of the BeltLine path which includes highly visible areas like Piedmont Park and Historic Fourth Ward Park access points as well as the future Ponce City Market and 755 North, the luxury apartment building under construction at North Avenue and Somerset.
Interested artists should consider the landscape and sustainability themes of the Atlanta BeltLine when preparing their proposals. Projects must be able to sustain life outdoors and can take the form of sculptures, murals, music, performance art, environmental works and more. You can view works that have been chosen in the past for inspiration. Some current pieces appear below.
The deadline to submit a proposal is April 10, 2013 and selected projects must be installed no later than August 31, 2013. If you want to learn more, the BeltLine team is hosting five information sessions. All of the information and application documentation is available online.
So all you creative Atlantans out there, get thinking! This is a great opportunity to contribute to the experience of the BeltLine, one of Atlanta’s largest and most impressive city enhancements to date.