The miniature charm of Tiny Doors ATL

Founders Karen Anderson and Sarah Meng see the doors as bits of whimsy that will “interrupt” the lives of passersby
Tiny Doors ATL
Photograph by Andrea Fremiotti

Tiny Doors ATL is an installation art project throughout the city that consists of an ever-changing series of, well, tiny doors, flanked by miniature picket fences, bulletin boards, and other accessories. The project was cofounded by Karen Anderson in the summer of 2014, after she moved here from Michigan. She got the idea from a similar project in Ann Arbor, the college town just west of Detroit. Each doorway is decorated to fit inconspicuously into its surroundings and stands about six inches high. Anderson and cofounder Sarah Meng see the doors as bits of whimsy that will “interrupt” the lives of passersby. So far there are eight tiny doors in Atlanta, with plans for two more by the end of this year.

Where to find the doors
Paris on Ponce (shown)
Krog Street Tunnel Pocket Park
Historic Fourth Ward Skatepark
Inman Park Pet Works
Little Shop of Stories
PATH trail near the Carter Center
Charis Books & More
Criminal Records

This article originally appeared in our September 2015 issue under the headline “Making an Entrance.”

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