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How the Krog Street Tunnel became a launching pad for a generation of artists
For a graffiti writer, the tunnel—a mishmash of graffiti art, tags, murals, and festival flyers—was the perfect canvas because the bridge provided cover and its concrete pillars framed the artwork. It served as a platform for young artists to prove themselves.
Muralist Ashley Dopson unites communities one wall at a time
An autographed poster by painter Varnette Honeywood from the 1990 National Black Arts Festival hangs in muralist Ashley Dopson’s living room. Family visits to the festival inspired her own interest in art. “That era was a time when people were very aware of the legacy of Black art,” Dopson, 37, says. “For a little girl like me, I felt like I could do this and make a living at it.”
How Atlanta restaurateurs have championed the work of street artists
As stuffy white-tablecloth establishments were replaced with more casual, convivial, communal dining rooms, more and more restaurateurs began enlisting street artists to modernize their spaces.
WonderRoot’s Off the Wall mural project calls on local artists to put civil rights front and center
The brainchild of Atlanta arts organization WonderRoot and the Super Bowl LIII Host Committee, "Off the Wall" is a series of more than 30 murals from 11 artists that will be created across the city before Super Bowl LIII. The project is designed to honor the city's role in the Civil Rights Movement and address modern civil rights issues.
Atlanta artist Greg Mike wants you to “explore the creative unknown” with the OuterSpace Project
Sixteen artists from various backgrounds, styles, and cultures have converged in Atlanta this week for the fourth-annual OuterSpace Project, a public art series that aims to “explore the creative unknown” via public mural paintings, creative meet-ups, and the Big Bang Block Party grand finale, which takes place at Terminal West this Saturday.
How Atlanta artist Greg Mike came up with his most iconic character
If you've spent any time in Atlanta, you've probably seen a bright turquoise, often square creature with an ever-shifting amount of eyes and a massive set of pearly white teeth staring at you from murals and billboards across town. The character, known as Larry Loudmouf, is the brainchild of street artist Greg Mike, a Connecticut native who has been living in Atlanta for the past 14 years.
Paint the Town: St. Petersburg reinvents itself as a new creative capital
"Five years ago, none of this was here,” artist Derek Donnelly says as we wander through the brick-paved alleyway that runs behind the 600 block of Central Avenue in downtown St. Petersburg. He’s not referring to the buildings, some of which date to the early 1900s, but to the arresting murals splashed across their backsides.
Snap a selfie at these colorful Atlanta murals
Larry Loudmouf in Inman Park, Puddles on Edgewood Avenue, Hosea Williams at Studioplex, and more
A fluorescent Hosea Williams is the latest Atlanta mural from Fabian Williams
Visual artist Fabian Williams, who has been named one of Playboy’s 2017 “new creatives," completed his new mural on the parking deck at Studioplex today.
November 2015: Mural Maker
For the past four years, Peter Ferrari has made his living as a full-time artist, which is no mean feat when you consider that his canvas is often the side of a building—not exactly a transportable medium.
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